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Helen Cresswell (1934–2005)

Helen Cresswell was born on June 11, 1934 in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. She was a writer, known for The Demon Headmaster (1996), The Famous Five (1995) and The Phoenix and the Carpet (1997). She was married to Brian Rowe. She died on September 26, 2005 in Eakring, Nottinghamshire. See full bio »

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(1996-1998)
(1995-1997)
(1981)

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 2000 Little Grey Rabbit (TV Series) (teleplay)
  The Demon Headmaster (TV Series) (screenplay - 13 episodes, 1996 - 1998) (adapted for television by - 6 episodes, 1996)
- Episode #3.6 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #3.5 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #3.4 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #3.3 (1998) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #3.2 (1998) ... (screenplay)
  The Phoenix and the Carpet (TV Mini-Series) (series written by - 6 episodes, 1997) (teleplay - 6 episodes, 1997)
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (series written by) / (teleplay)
  The Famous Five (TV Series) (screenplay - 7 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (writer - 2 episodes, 1997)
- Five Are Together Again (1997) ... (writer)
- Five Go Off in a Caravan (1997) ... (writer)
- Five Go to Mystery Moor (1996) ... (screenplay)
- Five Run Away Together (1996) ... (screenplay)
- Five Go to Smuggler's Top: Part 2 (1995) ... (screenplay)
 1993 The Return of the Psammead (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Episode Six (1993) ... (by)
- Episode Five (1993) ... (by)
- Episode Four (1993) ... (by)
- Episode Three (1993) ... (by)
- Episode Two (1993) ... (by)
 1991 Five Children and It (TV Series) (dramatised by - 6 episodes)
- Episode Six (1991) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode Five (1991) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode Four (1991) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode Three (1991) ... (dramatised by)
- Episode Two (1991) ... (dramatised by)
  Moondial (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes, 1988) (written by - 3 episodes, 1988)
- Episode #1.6 (1988)
- Episode #1.5 (1988)
- Episode #1.4 (1988)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (written by)
 1987 The Secret World of Polly Flint (TV Series) (dramatisation - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (dramatisation)
 1981 The Bagthorpe Saga (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Absolute Zero - Part 3 (1981) ... (novel)
- Absolute Zero - Part 2 (1981) ... (novel)
- Absolute Zero - Part 1 (1981) ... (novel)
- Ordinary Jack - Part 3 (1981) ... (novel)
- Ordinary Jack - Part 2 (1981) ... (novel)
  Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 20 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (novel - 1 episode, 1977)
- The Day Posy Bates Made History (1977) ... (novel)
- The Wilkses: Part 3 - Oliver (1970) ... (book)
 1976 Jumbo Spencer (TV Series) (novel/adaptation - 5 episodes)
- In the Bag (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
- On the Map (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
- Kidnapped! (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
- Jumbo and the Police (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
- The Jumbo Spencer Reform Club (1976) ... (novel/adaptation)
 1973-1975 Lizzie Dripping (TV Series) (novel - 9 episodes)
- Lizzie Dripping Says Good-bye (1975) ... (novel)
- Lizzie Dripping by the Sea (1975) ... (novel)
- Lizzie Dripping Tries a Spell (1975) ... (novel)
- Lizzie Dripping and a Wish (1975) ... (novel)
  Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1974) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Dick Whittington (1974)
- Lizzie Dripping and the Orphans (1972) ... (writer)
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 1975 The Book Programme (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Episode #3.12 (1975) ... Herself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The author of over 100 books including: "Sonya-by-the-Shore" (1960), "The Piemakers" (1967), "The Night-Watchmen" (1969), "The Bongleweed" (1973), "Lizzie Dripping" (1973), "The Winter of the Birds" (1975), "Ordinary Jack" (1977) and "Bagthorpes Battered" (2001).
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

In the 1970s Helen Cresswell toured round schools in the Nottinghamshire area to encourage children to enjoy reading books and to spur on any writing creativity.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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