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Alan Sillitoe (1928–2010)

Alan Sillitoe was born on March 4, 1928 in Nottingham, England. He was a writer, known for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner. He was married to Ruth Fainlight. He died on April 25, 2010 in Charing Cross, London, England. See full bio »

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 1977 Premiere (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Pit Strike (1977) ... (novel)
 1968 Counterpoint (novel "The General")
 1962 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (screenplay) / (short story)
 1960 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (adapted from his novel by) / (screenplay by)
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 2007 Burn Hollywood Burn (TV Series documentary)
- Rachel Roberts (2007) ... Self
 2007 British Film Forever (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2005 Timeshift (TV Series documentary)
Self - Novellist
 2004 X-Rated (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Films That Shocked Britain (2004) ... Self
 2002 Cast & Crew (TV Series documentary)
 1993 Hollywood U.K. (TV Series documentary)
Self - Contributor
- A Very British Picture (1993) ... Self - Contributor
- Northern Lights (1993) ... Self - Contributor
 1975 Read All About It (TV Series)
- Episode #2.8 (1975) ... Self
 1973 2nd House (TV Series)
- An Anthology for November (1973) ... Self
 1961 CBS Reports (TV Series documentary)

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Story: Alligator Playground (1997) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

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As a guest on BBC's "Desert Island Discs", he said he would choose to take along an Edith Piaf record, a copy of the RAF navigation manual, and a communications receiver (for receiving only). See more »

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