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John Wyndham (I) (1903–1969)

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born in 1903. After trying many jobs including farming and law, he started writing short stories for publication in 1925. He did well in America in the 1930s, writing under various pen names and graduated to churning out the staple written diet of every red blooded American male - the detective story. He... See full bio »

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(age 65) in London, England, UK

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 2009 The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series) (book - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (2009) ... (book)
- Part 1 (2009) ... (book)
 2006 Random Quest (TV Movie) (short story: "Random Quest")
 1995 Village of the Damned (book "The Midwich Cuckoos")
 1986 Chocky's Challenge (TV Series) (characters - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (characters)
 1985 Chocky's Children (TV Series) (characters - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (characters)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (characters)
  Chocky (TV Series) (novel - 4 episodes, 1984) (creator - 2 episodes, 1984)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (novel)
 1981 The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... (by)
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... (by)
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... (by)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... (by)
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... (by)
 1978 Ördögi szerencse (TV Movie)
 1971 Quest for Love (short story: "Random Quest")
  Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1969) (stories "Time to Rest", "No Place on Earth" - 1 episode, 1965)
- Random Quest (1969) ... (story)
- No Place Like Earth (1965) ... (stories "Time to Rest", "No Place on Earth")
 1967 Ways with Words (TV Series) (story)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Consider Her Ways (1964) ... (story)
 1964 Children of the Damned (novel "The Midwich Cuckoos")
 1963 Invasion of the Triffids (novel "Day of the Triffids")
 1962 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Dumb Martian (1962) ... (short story)
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Dumb Martian (1962) ... (story)
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Maria (1961) ... (story)
 1961 Storyboard (TV Series) (short story: "A Long Spoon" - 1 episode)
- The Long Spoon (1961) ... (short story: "A Long Spoon")
 1960 Village of the Damned (novel "The Midwich Cuckoos")
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Short story: "Random Quest" (filmed as Quest for Love (1971), Random Quest (2006)) See more »

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Alternate Names:

John Benyon | Lucas Benyon | John Beynon | Johnson Harris | John Harris | Lucas Parkes
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His book The Day of the Triffids may have been an influence on 28 Days Later: Bill Masen/Jim waking up in hospital; characters say "I love you very much"; both film and the book describe how each mutual disaster has spread to Paris and New York; sending out a signal to fellow survivors, etc. See more »

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