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Vince Powell (I) (1928–2009)

Vince Powell was born on August 6, 1928 in Manchester, Lancashire, England as Vincent Joseph Smith. He is known for his work on Love Thy Neighbour (1972), The Wackers (1975) and Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1967). He died on July 13, 2009 in Surrey, England. See full bio »

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(age 80) in Surrey, England, UK

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Known For

(1972-1975)
The Wackers Writer
(1975)
(1970-1971)

Filmography

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  Never the Twain (TV Series) (writer - 25 episodes, 1987 - 1991) (written by - 6 episodes, 1983 - 1986)
- The First of the Queue (1991) ... (writer)
- Two Fools and Their Money (1991) ... (writer)
- There Goes the Bride (1991) ... (writer)
- Born Again (1991) ... (writer)
- The Best Laid Plans (1991) ... (writer)
 1986-1987 Slinger's Day (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- A Pane in the Neck (1987) ... (writer)
- Whose Baby? (1987) ... (writer)
- Lost and Found (1987) ... (writer)
- Black Letter Day (1986) ... (writer)
- A Right Royal Mix Up (1986) ... (writer)
 1987 Superfrank! (TV Movie)
 1985-1986 Mixed Doubles (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- If at First You Don't Succeed (1986) ... (writer)
- The Facts of Life (1986) ... (writer)
- TV or Not TV (1985) ... (writer)
- Semper Fidelis (1985) ... (writer)
 1986 What a Country (TV Series) (based on characters by - 1 episode)
- The First Class (1986) ... (based on characters by)
 1977-1986 Mind Your Language (TV Series) (writer - 42 episodes)
- End of Term (1986) ... (writer)
- Teacher's Pet (1986) ... (writer)
- The First Lady (1986) ... (writer)
- Everybody's Out (1986) ... (writer)
- Wedding Fever (1986) ... (writer)
 1984-1985 Bottle Boys (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- The Milk Cup Runneth Over (1985) ... (writer)
- I Love Paris (1985) ... (writer)
- High Noon (1985) ... (writer)
- If the Cap Fits (1985) ... (writer)
- Out of the Frying Pan (1985) ... (writer)
 1983 An Age Apart (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Home Is Where the Heart Is (1983) ... (writer)
- Out of the Frying Pan (1983) ... (writer)
- Don't Rock the Boat (1983) ... (writer)
- A Log Way from Home (1983) ... (writer)
  Young at Heart (TV Series) (script - 19 episodes, 1977 - 1982) (creator - 1 episode, 1977)
- On the Move (1982) ... (script)
- Food, Glorious Food (1982) ... (script)
- All Good Things Come to an End (1982) ... (script)
- Wish You Were Here (1982) ... (script)
- All's Well That Ends Well (1982) ... (script)
 1980-1982 Home Sweet Home (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Quiet Weekend (1982)
- On the Job (1981)
- Going Bush (1981)
- It Never Rains (1981)
 1982 Father Charlie (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The New Chaplain (1982)
 1981 Ik ben Joep Meloen (written by)
 1979-1981 Give Us a Clue (TV Series) (deviser - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 September 1981 (1981) ... (deviser)
- Episode #1.11 (1979) ... (deviser)
 1981 A Sharp Intake of Breath (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Rear Window (1981) ... (written by)
- The Weekend (1981) ... (written by)
- While the Cat's Away (1981) ... (written by)
- The Train Now Standing (1981) ... (written by)
- Match of the Day (1981) ... (written by)
  Love Thy Neighbour in Australia (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1979) (script - 1 episode, 1979)
- Howzat!! (1979) ... (written by)
- The British Disease (1979) ... (written by)
- Who's a Naughty Boy? (1979) ... (written by)
- A Rose by Any Other Name (1979) ... (written by)
- A Night to Remember (1979) ... (written by)
 1978 Carry on Emmannuelle (additional material - uncredited)
  Odd Man Out (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1977) (writer - 2 episodes, 1977)
- Ooh La La (1977)
- Clunk Click (1977)
- Shall We Dance? (1977)
- Sink or Swim (1977)
 1977 The Fosters (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Paradise Island (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Stranger in Paradise (1977) ... (writer)
  Spring & Autumn (TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes, 1972 - 1976) (written by - 9 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (series devised by - 3 episodes, 1974)
- Episode #4.7 (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.6 (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.5 (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.4 (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.3 (1976) ... (writer)
 1975 Rule Britannia! (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1975) ... (writer)
- The Lost Weekend (1975) ... (writer)
- All My Sins Remembered (1975) ... (writer)
- You Can't Take It with You (1975) ... (writer)
- Sauce for the Goose (1975) ... (writer)
 1975 My Son Reuben (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Better to Have Loved and Lost (1975) ... (by)
- Food, Glorious Food (1975) ... (by)
- The Promised Land (1975) ... (by)
- Just a Spot to Call My Own (1975) ... (by)
- A Matter of Dispute (1975) ... (by)
  Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series) (written by - 41 episodes, 1972 - 1975) (created by - 27 episodes, 1972 - 1974) (devised by - 18 episodes, 1974 - 1975)
- Manchester United (1975) ... (devised by)
- The Opinion Poll (1975) ... (devised by)
- The Protection of the Law (1975) ... (devised by)
- The Lady and the Tramp (1975) ... (devised by)
- Famous Crimes (1975) ... (devised by)
  The Wackers (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1975) (devised by - 2 episodes, 1975) (written by - 2 episodes, 1975)
- Nearly Gone But Not Forgotten (1975) ... (writer)
- No Rest for the Wicked (1975) ... (writer)
- The Root of All Evil (1975) ... (writer)
- Everybody's Doing It (1975) ... (writer)
- A Licence to Love (1975) ... (devised by) / (written by)
  Bless This House (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes, 1971 - 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1974)
- The First 25 Years Are the Worst (1974) ... (writer - uncredited)
- The Bells Are Ringing (1974) ... (written by)
- A Girl's Worst Friend Is Her Father (1973) ... (written by)
- Will the Real Sid Abbott Please Stand Up (1973) ... (written by)
- Entente Not So Cordiale (1973) ... (written by)
 1973 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Special) (writer: "Spring and Autumn")
 1973 Love Thy Neighbour (screenplay)
 1972 Cheap at Half the Price (TV Movie) (writer)
 1972 For the Love of Ada (screenplay)
 1972 Nearest and Dearest (television series created by)
 1972 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie) (writer - segment "Love Thy Neighbour")
  For the Love of Ada (TV Series) (written by - 26 episodes, 1970 - 1971) (written & created by - 1 episode, 1971)
- Special: Christmas with Ada (1971) ... (written & created by)
- The Christening (1971) ... (written by)
- Insomnia (1971) ... (written by)
- The Admirer (1971) ... (written by)
- Birth (1971) ... (written by)
  Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series) (writer - 28 episodes, 1967 - 1971) (written by - 1 episode, 1970)
- Mix Me a Marriage (1971) ... (writer)
- Daylight Robbery (1971) ... (writer)
- Weavers to Wearers (1971) ... (writer)
- No Smoke Without Fire (1971) ... (writer)
- Holiday with Kosher Strings (1971) ... (writer)
 1969-1970 Two in Clover (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (1970) ... (written by)
  Nearest and Dearest (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (writer - 3 episodes, 1968) (written by - 1 episode, 1968)
- Two Pennies to Rub Together (1969) ... (creator)
- The Power Behind the Throne (1969) ... (creator)
- What Seems to Be the Trouble? (1969) ... (creator)
- Now Is the Hour (1969) ... (creator)
- All You Wish Yourself (1969) ... (creator)
 1968-1969 Best of Enemies (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... (writer)
  George and the Dragon (TV Series) (writer - 20 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 6 episodes, 1966)
- Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing (1968) ... (writer)
- Floribunda Gabrielle (1968) ... (writer)
- Life Insurance (1968) ... (writer)
- Gabrielle's Birthday (1968) ... (writer)
- The Football Match (1968) ... (writer)
 1963-1967 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Spanner in the Works (1967) ... (writer)
- The Mascot (1964) ... (writer)
- Fools Rush in (1963) ... (writer)
  Coronation Street (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1961 - 1964) (written by - 6 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (stories - 6 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (writer - 3 episodes, 1962 - 1967)
- Episode #1.660 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.534 (1966) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.498 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.465 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.444 (1965) ... (written by)
 1966-1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series) (by - 5 episodes)
- The Deadly Bullet (1967) ... (by)
- The Survivors (1967) ... (by)
- Conspiracy of Death (1967) ... (by)
- The Village of Evil (1966) ... (by)
- Beauty Is an Ugly Word (1966) ... (by)
 1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1967 That's Show Business (TV Movie)
  Pardon the Expression (TV Series) (writer - 15 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (written by - 1 episode, 1966)
- Christmas Special (1966) ... (written by)
- Thunderfinger: Part 2 (1966) ... (writer)
- Thunderfinger: Part 1 (1966) ... (writer)
- Man's Best Friend (1966) ... (writer)
- Rustle of Spring (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 A Royal Gala (TV Special) (segment "writer")
 1960-1965 Here's Harry (TV Series) (writer - 51 episodes)
- The Best Man (1965) ... (writer)
- A Touch of the Sun (1964) ... (writer)
- The Suitor (1964) ... (writer)
- The Actor (1964) ... (writer)
- Harry's American Cousin (1964) ... (writer)
 1963-1964 Herrie om Harrie (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Hulp in de huishouding (1964) ... (writer)
- Het sportjasje (1964) ... (writer)
- De nachtwacht (1964) ... (writer)
- Het huwlijkscadeau (1964) ... (writer)
- Doe 't zelf (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 The Villains (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Girls (1964) ... (writer)
 1962 De rally (TV Movie)
 1962 The Saturday Show (TV Series) (special material by - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 October 1962 (1962) ... (special material by)
- Episode dated 29 September 1962 (1962) ... (special material by)
- Episode dated 28 July 1962 (1962) ... (special material by)
 1962 De laatste trein (TV Movie)
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Published his autobiography: "From Rags to Gags: The Memoirs of a Comedy Writer" (ISBN 1906358079).

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