Andrew Davies (writer)

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Andrew Davies (born 1936) is a British screenwriter. He is the creator of the television series Educating Marmalade and A Very Peculiar Practice, and is also well known for his adaptations of classic works of literature, including the famous television version of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.

The popularity of his adaptation of Michael Dobbs's political thriller House of Cards was a significant influence in Dobbs's decision to write two sequels (which he also adapted for television).

For many years Davies was a lecturer at the University of Warwick, an experience he drew upon in writing the campus based comedy series A Very Peculiar Practice.

He is also a prolific writer for children. His works in this field include the Guardian Award-winning Conrad's War; Alfonso Bonzo (book and television series); and the adventures of Marmalade Atkins (television series and numerous books).

Television series and serials

Television plays

  • Who's Going to Take Me On? (1967)
  • Is That Your Bod, Boy? (1970)
  • No Good Unless It Hurts (1973)
  • The Water Maiden (1974)
  • Grace (1975)
  • The Imp of the Perverse (1975)
  • The Signalman (1976)
  • A Martyr to the System (1976)
  • Eleanor Marx (1977)
  • Happy in War (1977)
  • Velvet Glove (1977)
  • Fearless Frank (1978)
  • Renoir My Father (1978)
  • Bavarian Night (1981)
  • Heartattack Hotel (1983)
  • Diana (1984)
  • Pythons on the Mountain (1985)
  • Inappropriate Behaviour (1987)
  • Lucky Sunil (1988)
  • Baby, I Love You (1988)
  • Filipina Dreamers (1991)
  • The Old Devils (1992)
  • Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1992)
  • A Very Polish Practice (1992)
  • Anna Lee (1993)
  • Harnessing Peacocks (1993)
  • A Few Short Journeys of the Heart (1994)
  • Othello (2001)
  • Boudicea (2003)
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