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Brian Finch (I) (1936–2007)

Brian Finch was one of Britain's leading TV scriptwriters and notably wrote over 150 episodes of the soap Coronation Street. In 1999 he won critical acclaim for his dramatisation of Michelle Magorian's Goodnight Mister Tom, the wartime story of a crusty widower and a boy evacuee, starring John Thaw. Wigan born Finch was the son of a miner. He was ... See full bio »

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(age 70) in UK

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(1978-1989)
Fallen Hero Writer
(1978-1979)
(1970-1989)
Juliet Bravo Writer
(1980-1982)

Filmography

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 1992-2006 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 35 episodes)
- Dead Men Do Tell Tales (2006) ... (writer)
- Judgement Day (2006) ... (writer)
- Mastermind (2005) ... (writer)
- Rustlers and Hustlers (2005) ... (writer)
- Say It with Flowers (2004) ... (writer)
 2006 The Shell Seekers (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (screenplay)
 2005/I Heidi (screenplay)
 2005 Captain Scarlet (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Circles of Doom (2005) ... (written by)
 2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 2001 Back Home (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (TV Series) (screenplay - 2 episodes)
- Dust to Dust (2000) ... (screenplay)
- Rockets of the Dead (2000) ... (screenplay)
 1998 Mein Freund, der Bulle (TV Movie)
 1998 Bernard's Watch (TV Series) (script - 4 episodes)
- Space Time (1998) ... (script)
- Old Time (1998) ... (script)
- Gnome Time (1998) ... (script)
- Show Time (1998) ... (script)
 1998 Goodnight, Mister Tom (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1997-1998 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Family Values (1998) ... (writer)
- Childsplay (1998) ... (writer)
- Daughter of the Regiment (1997) ... (writer)
 1997 Wavelength (TV Series)
 1995 Ärztin in angst (TV Movie)
 1995 Schrecklicher Verdacht (TV Movie)
 1993-1994 Hurricanes (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Boot of All Evil (1994)
- Bloodmatch (1993)
 1993 Chris Cross (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Creeper (1993) ... (written by)
 1992 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Freddie Mills (1992) ... (writer)
- Louise Masset (1992) ... (writer)
 1992 El C.I.D. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Who Needs Enemies? (1992) ... (written by)
 1991 Trainer (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Fight Night (1991)
  The Bill (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (written by - 1 episode, 1989)
- Samaritan (1991) ... (writer)
- Robbo (1990) ... (writer)
- Exit Lines (1989) ... (written by)
 1990 Making News (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Line of Fire (1990) ... (writer)
 1984-1990 Bergerac (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Roots of Evil (1990) ... (by)
- Trenchard's Last Case (1989) ... (by)
- Whatever Lola Wants (1988) ... (by)
- Root and Branch (1987) ... (by)
- What Dreams May Come? (1985) ... (by)
  All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series) (adaptation - 12 episodes, 1978 - 1980) (by - 4 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (written by - 1 episode, 1983)
- Blood and Water (1989) ... (by)
- Here and There (1989) ... (by)
- The Female of the Species (1988) ... (by)
- The Salt of the Earth (1988) ... (by)
- 1983 Special (1983) ... (written by)
  Flying Lady (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (script - 1 episode, 1989)
- The Match (1989) ... (writer)
- Second Innings (1989) ... (writer)
- Ivor (1989) ... (writer)
- An Arm and a Leg (1989) ... (writer)
- Second Honeymoon (1989) ... (script)
 1970-1989 Coronation Street (TV Series) (written by - 55 episodes)
- Episode #1.2901 (1989) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2900 (1989) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2892 (1988) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2884 (1988) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2878 (1988) ... (written by)
 1987 Dramarama (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- Peter (1987) ... (by)
 1986 Good as Gold (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1985 Murphy's Mob (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.10 (1985) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.9 (1985) ... (writer)
 1983 The Fourth Arm (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (writer)
 1982 Saturday Night Thriller (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1980-1982 Juliet Bravo (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Amateur Night (1982) ... (written by)
- Arlene (1981) ... (written by)
- Trouble at T'Mill (1980) ... (written by)
 1980 The Gentle Touch (TV Series) (by - 2 episodes)
- Recoil (1980) ... (by)
- Killers (1980) ... (by)
  Fallen Hero (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (by - 4 episodes, 1978)
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1978) ... (by)
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... (by)
  Park Ranger (TV Series) (1 episode, 1979) (writer - 2 episodes, 1979)
- Contest (1979)
- Fugitive (1979) ... (writer)
- New Boy (1979) ... (writer)
 1978-1979 Strangers (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Clever Dick (1979) ... (written by)
- Accidental Death (1978) ... (written by)
 1978 Parables (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Gentle Rain (1978) ... (writer)
 1976-1978 Potter's Picture Palace (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- The Girl Friend (1978) ... (writer)
- One of Our Spaceships Is Missing (1978) ... (writer)
- Gold Fever (1978) ... (writer)
- King Kong Phooey (1976) ... (writer)
- Gums (1976) ... (writer)
 1976-1977 The Squirrels (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Men of Straw (1977) ... (writer)
- The Game's the Thing (1977) ... (writer)
- The Cruise (1976) ... (writer)
 1976 The Brothers (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes)
- The Golden Road (1976) ... (written by)
- Windmills (1976) ... (written by)
- Celebration (1976) ... (written by)
- Ripples (1976) ... (written by)
- Manoeuvres (1976) ... (written by)
 1976 Hunter's Walk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Say Nothing (1976) ... (writer)
 1973-1975 Public Eye (TV Series) (by - 3 episodes)
- The Fatted Calf (1975) ... (by)
- The Fall Guy (1975) ... (by)
- Home and Away (1973) ... (by)
 1975 The Life of Riley (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Visitors (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 The Chinese Puzzle (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Show Down (1974) ... (writer)
- Dead or Alive (1974) ... (writer)
- Prisoners (1974) ... (writer)
- Camera Trick (1974) ... (writer)
- The Bullet (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Harriet's Back in Town (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.84 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.83 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.74 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.73 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.66 (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 The Tomorrow People (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- The Vanishing Earth: Part 4 (1973) ... (writer)
- The Vanishing Earth: Part 3 (1973) ... (writer)
- The Vanishing Earth: Part 2 (1973) ... (writer)
- The Vanishing Earth: Part 1 (1973) ... (writer)
- The Medusa Strain: Part 4 (1973) ... (writer)
 1971-1973 Owen, M.D. (TV Series) (script - 11 episodes)
- Long Voyage Home (1973) ... (script)
- The Love Game (1973) ... (script)
- September Song! (1973) ... (script)
- Father of the Man (1973) ... (script)
- Water Under the Bridge (1973) ... (script)
 1971-1972 Kate (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- The Woman Behind the Man (1972) ... (writer)
- A Step in the Right Direction (1972) ... (writer)
- A Very Long Spoon (1972) ... (writer)
- A Good Meddle (1971) ... (writer)
- A Child Is a Gift (1971) ... (writer)
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- An Arrow for Little Audrey (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Service to Shipping (Documentary short)
 1970-1971 Score with the Scaffold (TV Series) (script - 17 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1971) ... (script)
- Episode #2.5 (1971) ... (script)
- Episode #2.4 (1971) ... (script)
- Episode #2.3 (1971) ... (script)
- Episode #2.2 (1971) ... (script)
 1968 Z Cars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Battleground: Part 2 (1968) ... (writer)
- The Battleground: Part 1 (1968) ... (writer)
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rodney, Our Intrepid Hero (1966) ... (writer)
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Father of Paul Finch.

Star Sign:

Leo

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