G. F. Newman

Television Producer, TV Writer

1946 –


Who is G. F. Newman?

Gordon Frank Newman is an English television producer and writer. He is known for his two series Law and Order and The Nation's Health, each based on his books.

Newman has very strong and sometimes controversial views on a variety of subjects, and these are reflected in his choice of subjects for writing. He has little faith in conventional medicine, believing that alternative therapy is far more effective. He claims that doctors are not interested in prevention, and are too close to the interests of the major pharmaceutical companies in just releasing ever more powerful drugs. He does acknowledge the benefits of nursing though. In The Nation's Health, a newly-qualified doctor goes to work at an NHS hospital; with her training taking her through the hospital's various departments, her idealistic aspirations come under threat.

He is also not impressed by the police service. He joked that he would rather see community members wearing pink uniforms working to prevent disturbances in their own areas.

He is also a very devout vegan, and when producing or directing television programmes insists that no meat at all is consumed on the sets. He says he has no problem with the act of eating flesh in itself, but it is the attitude that because one species is stronger or more sophisticated than another it has the right to kill it which he is strongly against. Therefore if an animal died of natural causes and someone wanted to eat it he would have no problem with that.

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May 22, 1946
Also known as
  • Gordon Frank Newman
  • Gordon F. Newman
  • United Kingdom

on July 23, 2013


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