Dennis Potter

Playwright, TV Writer

1935 – 1994

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Who was Dennis Potter?

Dennis Christopher George Potter was an English television dramatist, screenwriter and journalist.

Beginning with contributions to BBC television's The Wednesday Play anthology series from 1965, he peaked with The Singing Detective, a BBC TV serial for which he is best remembered. This work and many of his other widely acclaimed television dramas mixed fantasy and reality, the personal and the social and often used themes and images from popular culture. A sufferer from psoriatic arthropathy for most of his adult life, Potter made regular public pronouncements on issues dear to him.

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Born
May 17, 1935
Berry Hill
Also known as
  • Dennis Christopher George Potter
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Nationality
  • England
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Education
  • New College, Oxford
  • St. Clement Danes School
Died
Jun 7, 1994
Ross-on-Wye

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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