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John Kane was born David John Kane in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. He studied drama in Glasgow but left before graduating as he had won a place in the then new Actors Studio of the Royal Shakespeare Company. After seven years with the company we left to write two series one for BBC 1 and the second for BBC 2 both starring the comic actor Terry Scott. ... See full bio »

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4 Idle Hands Writer
(1976)
(1984-1985)
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(1985-1988)

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 2000 Best Actress (TV Movie) (novel)
 1999 The Murder in China Basin (original story)
 1997 Magic Adventures of Mumfie (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Bird House (1997)
 1995 Daisies in December (TV Movie)
  All in Good Faith (TV Series) (8 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (writer - 10 episodes, 1985 - 1988)
- False Profits (1988) ... (writer)
- Behold a Pale Rider (1988) ... (writer)
- The Spirit Is Willing (1988) ... (writer)
- The Prodigal Son (1988) ... (writer)
- And He Fell Among Thieves (1988) ... (writer)
  Never the Twain (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1983 - 1986) (writer - 5 episodes, 1987 - 1988)
- The Second Time Around (1988) ... (writer)
- The Wagers of Sin (1988) ... (writer)
- Affairs of the Heart (1987) ... (writer)
- The Battle of Deveraux Dale (1987) ... (writer)
- Going to Pot (1987) ... (writer)
 1979-1987 Terry and June (TV Series) (written by - 41 episodes)
- The Family Way (1987) ... (written by)
- Of Human Bondage (1987) ... (written by)
- Bats in the Belfry (1987) ... (written by)
- The Eye of the Householder (1987) ... (written by)
- They Also Serve (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) (dramatised by - 1 episode)
- The Six Napoleons (1986) ... (dramatised by)
  Me and My Girl (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (developer - 7 episodes, 1984 - 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Faraway Places (1985) ... (written by)
- Nothing Like a Quiet Sunday (1985) ... (written by)
- Picture of Harmony (1985) ... (written by)
- A Woman of Taste (1985) ... (written by)
- On Approval (1985) ... (written by)
 1980-1982 Dick Turpin (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Secret Folk (1982) ... (writer)
- The Elixir of Life (1980) ... (writer)
- Deadlier Than the Male (1980) ... (writer)
 1981 Smuggler (TV Mini Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- An Eye for an Eye (1981) ... (written by)
- The Missing Princess (1981) ... (written by)
- In at the Death (1981) ... (written by)
- The Respectable Traitor: Part Two (1981) ... (written by)
- The Respectable Traitor: Part One (1981) ... (written by)
 1978 Cloppa Castle (TV Series) (1978-1979)
 1978 Happy Ever After (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Business and Pleasure (1978) ... (writer)
- The Hut Sut Song (1978) ... (writer)
 1976-1978 The Feathered Serpent (TV Series) (by - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1978) ... (by)
- Episode #2.5 (1978) ... (by)
- Episode #2.4 (1978) ... (by)
- Episode #2.3 (1978) ... (by)
- Episode #2.2 (1978) ... (by)
 1977 Marti (TV Series) (sketch - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (sketch)
 1974-1976 A Little Bit of Wisdom (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Firebug (1976) ... (writer)
- To Catch a Thief (1976) ... (writer)
- Double Trouble (1976) ... (writer)
- The Magic Monkey of Kubla Khan (1974) ... (writer)
 1976 4 Idle Hands (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Taking the Plunge (1976) ... (written by)
- A Clean Sweep (1976) ... (written by)
- Reds Under the Bed (1976) ... (written by)
- Do Unto Others (1976) ... (written by)
- Out of the Frying Pan (1976) ... (written by)
 1973-1974 The Kids from 47A (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- The Night of the Boggart (1974) ... (writer)
- The Surprise Package (1974) ... (writer)
- Big Brother (1974) ... (writer)
- The Big Break Up (1974) ... (writer)
- Binny's Novel (1973) ... (writer)
 1974 Funny Ha-Ha (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Me 'n' Meep (1974) ... (writer)
 1972-1974 Scott on... (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Courage (1974) ... (writer)
- The Permissive Society (1972) ... (writer)
- Culture (1972) ... (writer)
- Language (1972) ... (writer)
- The Sex War (1972) ... (writer)
 1973-1974 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Goodbye Beauty (1974) ... (writer)
- Battle of Wills (1973) ... (writer)
- The Witch (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Son of the Bride (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Best Man Always Wins, Sometimes (1973) ... (writer)
- Blue Movies Always Make Me Cry (1973) ... (writer)
- Anything But the Truth (1973) ... (writer)
- Of Unsound Mind (1973) ... (writer)
- A Hostile Engagement (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Vamp (1972) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Billy Rose Theatre in New York City with Alan Howard, Sara Kestelman, Ben Kingsley, David Waller, Patrick Stewart, and Frances De La Tour in the cast. Peter Brook was director. See more »

Children:

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Parents:

Simon Kane | Susy Kane
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