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Donald B. Wilson (1910–2002)

Donald B. Wilson was born on September 1, 1910 in Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland as Donald Boyd Wilson. He was a writer and producer, known for The Forsyte Saga (1967), Anna Karenina (1977) and Warning to Wantons (1949). He was married to Helena. He died on March 6, 2002 in Gloucestershire, England. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

(1967)
Anna Karenina Writer
(1977)
(1949)
(1969)

Filmography

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 1977 Anna Karenina (TV Mini-Series) (dramatised by - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1977) ... (dramatised by - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.9 (1977) ... (dramatised by - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... (dramatised by - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... (dramatised by - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (dramatised by - as Donald Wilson)
 1976 The Keeper (based on a story by - as Donald Wilson)
  Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (story supervisor - 1 episode, 1973)
- Compliments of the Season (1974) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
- A Point of Law (1973) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
- A Terribly Strange Bed (1973) ... (story supervisor - as Donald Wilson)
 1969 The First Churchills (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- Not Without Honour (1969) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Breaking the Circle (1969) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- A Famous Victory (1969) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Reconciliation (1969) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- The Queen Commands (1969) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series) (dramatisation - 11 episodes)
- Swan Song (1967) ... (dramatisation - as Donald Wilson)
- Portrait of Fleur (1967) ... (dramatisation - as Donald Wilson)
- Afternoon at Ascot (1967) ... (dramatisation - as Donald Wilson)
- Strike (1967) ... (dramatisation - as Donald Wilson)
- The Challenge (1967) ... (dramatisation - as Donald Wilson)
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lady in Waiting (1965) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
 1964 Witch Wood (TV Series) (dramatised by - 4 episodes)
- The Reckoning (1964) ... (dramatised by - as Donald Wilson)
- White Magic (1964) ... (dramatised by - as Donald Wilson)
- The Wood at Beltane (1964) ... (dramatised by - as Donald Wilson)
- The Call (1964) ... (dramatised by - as Donald Wilson)
 1964 Rupert of Hentzau (TV Series) (adaptation - 6 episodes)
- The Decision of Fate (1964) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
- A Perilous Reunion (1964) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
- The Wheel of Chance (1964) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
- Audience with the King (1964) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
- Return to Zenda (1964) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
 1964 De vlucht van de duif (TV Movie) (play - as Donald Wilson)
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Hornblower (1963) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
 1962 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- The Mulberry Accelerator (1962) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- All in the Family (1962) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Two Into One (1962) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- ... Now You Don't (1962) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Now You See Him... (1962) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Bitter Sex (1961) ... (story - as Donald Wilson)
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Intervener (1961) ... (as Donald Wilson)
 1960 No Wreath for the General (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
 1959 Two's Company (TV Movie) (short play: The Gentle Art - as Donald Wilson)
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (adapted for television by - 1 episode)
- Trespass (1958) ... (adapted for television by - as Donald Wilson)
 1957-1958 The Royalty (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1958) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #2.5 (1958) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #2.4 (1958) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #2.3 (1958) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #2.2 (1958) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
 1957 Flight of the Dove (TV Movie) (writer - as Donald Wilson)
 1957 Dead Easy (TV Movie) (writer - as Donald Wilson)
 1956 Over to William (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- William Meets a Professor (1956) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- The Begging Letter (1956) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Esmeralda Takes a Hand (1956) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Cats and White Elephants (1956) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- William and the Tramp (1956) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
 1954-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- Morning Star (1956) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
- Witch Wood (1954) ... (adaptation - as Donald Wilson)
 1956 Story Conference (TV Movie) (adapted for television by - as Donald Wilson)
 1955 The Mulberry Accelerator (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1955) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.5 (1955) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.4 (1955) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.3 (1955) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
- Episode #1.2 (1955) ... (writer - as Donald Wilson)
 1955 Three Cases of Murder (screen-play)
 1954 Out of Bounds (TV Movie) (writer - as Donald Wilson)
  The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1954) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Twelve Apostles (1954) ... (as Donald Wilson)
- The Seven Stars (1954) ... (as Donald Wilson)
- The Lilywhite Boys (1954) ... (as Donald Wilson)
- One Is One.... and All Alone (1954) ... (as Donald Wilson)
- The Rivals (1954) ... (as Donald Wilson)
 1953 Stand by to Shoot (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Double Take (1953) ... (as Donald Wilson)
- The Case Is Altered (1953) ... (as Donald Wilson)
- The Murderous Shaft (1953) ... (as Donald Wilson)
- Curiouser and Curiouser (1953) ... (as Donald Wilson)
- The Elephant's Child (1953) ... (as Donald Wilson)
 1949 Floodtide (screenplay)
 1949 Warning to Wantons (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Donald Wilson
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Trivia:

Served as the first Head of BBC Serials from 1963 - 1965. He resigned from the position so that he could concentrate all his efforts on the BBC's adaptation of The Forsyte Saga (1967), which is considered his greatest achievement.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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