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Anthony Read (II) (1935–2015)

Born in the Staffordshire mining village of Cheslyn Hay in Staffordshire on April 21st 1935 Anthony Read studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama and following National Service he worked in Fleet Street. During the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s he was in great demand as a television writer and script editor, working on many popular series... See full bio »

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(age 80) in UK

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Mogul Writer
(1965-1972)
(1977-1980)
(1979)

Filmography

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  Revelations: The Initial Journey (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- The Good Samaritan (2003) ... (screenplay)
- False Witness (2002) ... (writer)
 1999 A Twist in the Tale (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Magician (1999) ... (writer)
 1998 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baby Love (1998) ... (writer)
  The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (TV Series) (1 episode, 1998) (screenplay - 5 episodes, 1998)
- The Treasure Hunt: Part 3 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- The Treasure Hunt: Part 2 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- The Treasure Hunt: Part 1 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- Princess from the Sea: Part 2 (1998) ... (screenplay)
 1995 The Chief (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.3 (1995) ... (writer)
 1986 Chocky's Challenge (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (writer)
  One by One (TV Series) (1 episode, 1985) (writer - 14 episodes, 1984 - 1985)
- Thank You, Mr. D.H. Lawrence (1985) ... (writer)
- A Killer Called Cuddles (1985) ... (writer)
- Parting of the Ways (1985) ... (writer)
- Blood, Toil, Tears and Spit (1985) ... (writer)
 1985 Chocky's Children (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (writer)
 1984 Chocky (TV Series) (dramatisation - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (dramatisation)
 1981 Sapphire & Steel (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Assignment Five: Part 6 (1981) ... (writer)
- Assignment Five: Part 5 (1981) ... (writer)
- Assignment Five: Part 4 (1981) ... (writer - uncredited)
- Assignment Five: Part 3 (1981) ... (writer - uncredited)
- Assignment Five: Part 2 (1981) ... (writer)
 1981 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Minotaur (1981) ... (writer)
- Robin (1981) ... (writer)
  The Professionals (TV Series) (by - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (story - 1 episode, 1980) (written by - 1 episode, 1978)
- Fugitive (1980) ... (story)
- Hunter/Hunted (1978) ... (written by)
- Long Shot (1978) ... (by)
- Private Madness, Public Danger (1977) ... (by)
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Witching Time (1980) ... (screenplay)
 1978-1980 Doctor Who (TV Series) (by - 10 episodes)
- The Horns of Nimon: Part Four (1980) ... (by)
- The Horns of Nimon: Part Three (1980) ... (by)
- The Horns of Nimon: Part Two (1979) ... (by)
- The Horns of Nimon: Part One (1979) ... (by)
- The Invasion of Time: Part Six (1978) ... (by - as David Agnew)
 1979 The Omega Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Out of Body, Out of Mind (1979) ... (writer)
- Powers of Darkness (1979) ... (writer)
 1978 The Standard (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- New Standards (1978) ... (writer)
- Golden Boy (1978) ... (writer)
 1976-1977 Z Cars (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Skeletons (1977) ... (writer)
- Error of Judgement (1977) ... (writer)
- Rage (1977) ... (writer)
- Nightwatch (1976) ... (writer)
- Say Goodbye to the Horses (1976) ... (writer)
 1977 Cicero: The Queen's Drum Horse (TV Movie) (writer)
 1977 Centre Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kipper (1977) ... (writer)
 1975 Quiller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Night of the Father (1975) ... (writer)
 1975 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Diane (1975) ... (screenplay - as David Agnew)
 1975 Crown Court (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Also Ran: Part 1 (1975) ... (writer)
- The Personator: Part 1 (1975) ... (writer)
 1974-1975 The Black Arrow (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Winner Takes All (1975) ... (writer)
- Captured (1975) ... (writer)
- The Adventure of the Holy Finger (1974) ... (writer)
- The Stake (1974) ... (writer)
- Trapped (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 Sutherland's Law (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Partnership (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.56 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.55 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.28 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.27 (1974) ... (writer)
 1966-1971 Mogul (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- In the Shade of the Old Oak Tree (1971) ... (writer)
- A Pig in a Pipe (1970) ... (writer)
- It's a Very Bad Day for Travelling (1969) ... (writer)
- Twenty Years Is No Time at All (1969) ... (writer)
- Never the Twain (1968) ... (writer)
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hell's Angel (1971) ... (as David Agnew)
 1967 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Die Liga der Rothaarigen (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 This Man Craig (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Tinks (1967) ... (writer)
 1965 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) (dramatised by - 1 episode)
- The Red-Headed League (1965) ... (dramatised by)
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Beyond the Pale (1964) ... (writer)
- Private Learoyd's Story (1964) ... (writer)
- On the City Wall (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Detective (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Man Who Murdered in Public (1964) ... (adaptation)
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Author of The Devil's Disciples: The Lives and Times of Hitler's Inner Circle. See more »

Alternate Names:

David Agnew
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Personal Quote:

Douglas's (Douglas Adams) enormous talent was immediately apparent to me as soon as I saw his first scripts for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981), which is what led me to commission him. It was not always easy to see what would work on screen, but I knew there was enough there, if I could shape it correctly. He had that amazing imagination, firing off in all directions, some of which ... See more »

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Studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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