Ted Willis

Writer
Cited in "The Guiness Book of World Records" as the world's most prolific TV writer, Willis created 41 TV serials, wrote 37 stage plays, penned scripts for 39 feature films, churned out radio scripts and generated a ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1917

Filmography

Writer (4)

The Adventures of Black Beauty 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Writer

Woman in a Dressing Gown 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Holiday Camp (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Show)

Book as Source Material

Biography

Cited in "The Guiness Book of World Records" as the world's most prolific TV writer, Willis created 41 TV serials, wrote 37 stage plays, penned scripts for 39 feature films, churned out radio scripts and generated a dozen novels. He was also one of the pioneers of British "kitchen sink" drama in the late 1950s, producing gritty, realistic stories set in a working-class milieu.

Relationships

Audrey Willis

Wife
survived him

Milestones

1963

Given the title Lord Willis

1955

Wrote the longrunning TV series, "Dixon of Dock Green", featuring a plodding police officer

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