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Simon Raven (1927–2001)


One of the most brilliant novelists of his generation, Simon Raven was also one of Britain's foremost television scriptwriters. His magisterial 'Alms For Oblivion' sequence of novels concerned the foibles and moral hubris of the upper and upper-middle classes in the post war years and were deserved classics which acquired him an international ... See full bio »

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(age 73) in London, England, UK

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The Pallisers Writer
(1974)
The Brothers Writer
(1976)

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 1992 The Blackheath Poisonings (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... (screenplay)
 1981 The Search for Alexander the Great (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Lord of Asia (1981)
- The Last March (1981)
- The Young Lion (1981)
 1980 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- In Love and War (1980) ... (writer)
- Monsieur Le Duc (1980) ... (writer)
- Foreigners Are Fiends (1980) ... (writer)
- Heir Apparent (1980) ... (writer)
- The Merry Widower (1980) ... (writer)
 1978 Edward & Mrs. Simpson (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- The Abdication (1978) ... (writer)
- Proposals (1978) ... (writer)
- The Decision (1978) ... (writer)
- The Divorce (1978) ... (writer)
- The New King (1978) ... (writer)
 1978 Sexton Blake and the Demon God (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Part 6 (1978) ... (writer)
- Part 5 (1978) ... (writer)
- Part 4 (1978) ... (writer)
- Part 3 (1978) ... (writer)
- Part 2 (1978) ... (writer)
 1976 The Brothers (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- When Will You Pay Me? (1976) ... (written by)
- Oranges and Lemons (1976) ... (written by)
- Red Sky in the Morning (1976) ... (written by)
- Red Sky at Night (1976) ... (written by)
 1974-1975 An Unofficial Rose (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series) (written for television by - 26 episodes)
- Part Twenty-six (1974) ... (written for television by)
- Part Twenty-five (1974) ... (written for television by)
- Part Twenty-four (1974) ... (written for television by)
- Part Twenty-three (1974) ... (written for television by)
- Part Twenty-two (1974) ... (written for television by)
 1973 2nd House (TV Series) (adaptation: Clay - 1 episode)
- An Anthology for November (1973) ... (adaptation: Clay)
 1973 Centre Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Places Where They Sing (1973) ... (writer)
 1971 Unman, Wittering and Zigo (screenplay)
 1971 Incense for the Damned (novel "Doctors Wear Scarlet")
 1969-1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series) (dramatisation - 2 episodes)
- The Human Element (1970) ... (dramatisation)
- The Creative Impulse (1969) ... (dramatisation)
 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (additional dialogue)
 1969 The Way We Live Now (TV Series) (adaptation - 5 episodes)
- Close of Play (1969) ... (adaptation)
- Melmotte Contra Mundrum (1969) ... (adaptation)
- Melmotte's Glory (1969) ... (adaptation)
- Nothing Venture (1969) ... (adaptation)
- The Great Heiress (1969) ... (adaptation)
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Outstation (1968) ... (adaptation)
 1968 Point Counter Point (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- The Kingdom of Heaven (1968) ... (writer)
- Death of a Freeman (1968) ... (writer)
- A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go (1968) ... (writer)
- Flesh of My Flesh (1968) ... (writer)
- Golden Lads and Girls (1968) ... (writer)
 1965-1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- A Pyre for Private James (1966) ... (writer)
- A Soirée at Blossom's Hotel (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gaming Book (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 First Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Scapegoat (1964) ... (writer)
 1961 Royal Foundation (TV Movie) (television play)
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Trivia:

His death following a stroke at age 73 was described in his "Guardian" obituary as "proof that the Devil looks after his own", his obituary-writer (Michael Barber) claiming that he should, by rights, have "died of drink at 30, or else shame at 50". See more »

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