ACTION TV ONLINE ARTICLES
ARTICLES INDEX
DICK SHARPLES
TV WRITING CREDITS
To tie in with our interview with the scriptwriter Dick Sharples back in issue 9 of the magazine MIKE RICHARDSON has been busy compiling this extensive overview of credits for the small screen amassed by Dick over the years. As it wasn't finished in time for issue 9 we thought we'd not let all the work go to waste and post it here. If anyone can identify further credits or spot any errors then let us know. Thanks to Dick Sharples, Simon Coward and Andrew Screen for additional input.

STEVE HUNTER: TROUBLE MERCHANT
An ATV production
Created & written by Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Dates:
1955 - VARIOUS EPISODES

JOAN AND LESLIE (Season 1)
An ATV production
Created by Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
1955

JOAN AND LESLIE (Season 2)
An ATV production
By Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Dates:
1956 - VARIOUS EPISODES

THE RANDALL TOUCH
An ATV production
By Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Dates: ATV Midlands
The Yank From Fleet Street
20.06.58 Episode 1
27.06.58 Episode 2
30.06.58 Episode 3
No Green Bottles
07.07.58 Episode 1
14.07.58 Episode 2
21.07.58 Episode 3
28.07.58 Episode 4

FREE AND EASY
An Associated Rediffusion production
Created & written by Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Dates: Associated Rediffusion
07.07.58
14.07.58

ALL ABOARD
An ABC Television production
Created & written by Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Dates: ATV Midlands
24.01.59 SS Adriana Prepares To Sail
31.10.59 One Day Out
07.02.59 The Missing Plane
14.02.59 Approaching Home Port
Written by Dick Sharples, Gerald Kelsey & Allan Prior
21.02.59 Dangerous Contraband
28.02.59 Who Is The Dope Smuggler?
07.03.59 False Move
14.03.59 Approaching New York
21.03.59 Back To England
28.03.59 The Pilot Boat Has Left
Written by Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
04.04.59 Alice Sheldon's Behaviour
11.04.59 The Bar Takings
18.04.59 Alice And Ian Become Closer
25.04.59 Approaching Liverpool

THE LOVE OF MIKE
A Gordon Harboard production for Associated Redifussion
By Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Date: ABC
16.07.60 The Failure
Date: ATV Midlands
10.10.60 The Gypsy's Warning

DEADLINE MIDNIGHT (Season 1)
An ATV production
By Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Dates:
25.07.60 Episode 7
22.08.60 Episode 11

NO HIDING PLACE (Season 2)
An Associated Rediffusion production
By Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Date: Granada
25.08.60 The Missing Moorhen

THREE LIVE WIRES
An Associated Rediffusion production
By Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Date: ATV Midlands
12.05.61 The Dissapearance
21.07.61 The Trap

GHOST SQUAD (Season 1)
A Rank production for ITC
By Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Dates: Granada
28.10.61 Assassin
11.11.61 Million Dollar Ramsome

THE SAINT (Season 1)
A New World production for ITC
By Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Dates: ATV Midlands
11.10.62 The Latin Touch
18.10.62 The Careful Terrorist
20.12.62 The Charitable Countess

GHOST SQUAD (Season 2)
An ATV production
By Dick Sharples & Gerald Kelsey
Date: Granada
14.01.63 Princess

DETECTIVE (Season 1)
A BBC production
Date: BBC1
27.04.64 Sir Henry Merrivale: The Judas Widow
(Based on a story by John Dixon Carr)

DIXON OF DOCK GREEN (Season 11)
A BBC production
Date: BBC1
07.11.64 Jigsaw

THE SULLAVAN BROTHERS (Season 1)
An ATV production
Dates: ATV Midlands
07.11.64 Ward Of Court
06.02.65 Passage Of Arms

COMPACT
A BBC production
Dates: BBC1
09.03.65 Blow Hot, Blow Cold
12.03.65 Change Of Heart
06.04.65 The Last Act
21.05.65 High Court, Low Court
29.06.65 The Off-White Elephant
02.07.65 Winners And Losers

DOCTOR FINLAY'S CASEBOOK (Season 3)
A BBC production
Dates: BBC1
02.05.65 The Spinster

DOCTOR FINLAY'S CASEBOOK (Season 4)
A BBC production
Dates: BBC1
23.01.66 Hear No Evil
13.03.66 Better Safe Than Sorry
15.05.66 The Univited Guest

UNITED!
A BBC production
Created by Dick Sharples & Max Marquis
Original story by Dick Sharples & Max Marquis
Dates: BBC1
11.04.66 Episode 55
13.04.66 Episode 56
By Dick Sharples from an original story by Brian Hayles
06.07.66 Episode 79
07.07.66 Episode 80

ADAM ADAMANT LIVES! (Season 1)
A BBC production
Date: BBC1
29.09.66 Ticket To Terror

ADAM ADAMANT LIVES! (Season 2)
A BBC production
Date: BBC1
18.02.67 Death Begins At Seventy

DOCTOR FINLAY'S CASEBOOK (Season 5)
A BBC production
Dates: BBC1
02.04.67 A Penny Saved

Z CARS (Season 6)
A BBC production
Dates: BBC1
01.05.67 The Nesbitts Are Back part 1
02.05.67 The Nesbitts Are Back part 2
18.09.67 A Little Bit Of Respect part 1
19.09.67 A Little Bit Of Respect part 2
10.06.68 Who Was That Lady? part 1
11.06.68 Who Was That Lady? part 2

THE REVENUE MEN (Season 2)
A BBC production
Date: BBC1
01.09.67 The Waiting Game

DOCTOR FINLAY'S CASEBOOK (Season 6)
A BBC production
Dates: BBC1
16.10.67 Come Back, Little Willie
03.03.68 For Richer, For Poorer

THE REVENUE MEN (Season 3)
A BBC production
Date: BBC1
31.05.68 The Gentle Bootleggers

THE EXPERT (Season 1)
A BBC production
Date: BBC2
20.09.68 Full Choke

DOCTOR FINLAY'S CASEBOOK (Season 7)
A BBC production
Dates: BBC1
17.08.69 The Evangelist
24.08.69 The Cheap Departed

IN LOVING MEMORY (Pilot)
A Thames Television production
Created by Dick Sharples
Date: Thames
04.11.69

OWEN M.D. (Season 1)
A BBC production
Dates: BBC1
10.11.71 Where There's Smoke... part 1
11.11.71 Where There's Smoke... part 2
09.02.72 It Never Rains part 1
10.02.72 It Never Rains part 2

GENERAL HOSPITAL (Season 1)
An ATV production
Created by Dick Sharples & Max Marquis
This season of General Hospital does not have on screen episode titles, nor are there any in TV listings magazines. The title given reflects what happened in the episode and have been invented and inspired by the research of Simon Coward.
Dates: ATV
23.11.72 "Mrs Hartley's Baby Arrives Prematurely"
24.11.72 "Peggy Finch Receives An Unexpected Invitation"
01.02.73 "Nurse Price Applies For A New Job"
02.02.73 "Doctor Armstrong Investigates A Mysterious Intruder"
01.03.73 "Can A Young Doctor Cure Alderman Potter?"
02.03.73 "Doctor Morley's Hospital Magazine Is Published"
28.06.73 "Parker Brown Realises Why He Thinks He Has Seen Gray Before"
29.06.73 "Nurse Shaw Learns The Truth About Doctor Morley"
02.08.73 "Doctor Baxter's Choice, His Career Or The Life Of A Patient?"
03.08.73 "Katy Shaw Worries She Will Be Arrested For Receiving Stolen Property"
20.09.73 "Doctor Rogers Is Attacked By A Violent Patient"
21.09.73 "Nurse Holland Makes An Astonishing Prediction"
04.10.73 "The Medical Officer Advises The Closure Of An Infected Ward"
05.10.73 "Parker Brown Denies That He Visited A Local Cinema"
22.11.73 "Capper's Plan Backfires"
23.11.73 "Sturmy Is Confined To Bed"
20.12.73 "Baxter's Personal Problems Increase"
21.12.73 "Doctor Mackenzie Has A Warning For A Patient's Family"
11.07.74 "Samual Pike's Operation Goes Wrong"
12.07.74 "The Chief Pharmacist's Report"
06.02.75 "Penrose Makes An Announcement"
07.02.75 "Doctor Bywaters Reveals A Disturbing Secret"
13.02.75 "Mrs Ellis Goes Into Labour Trapped In A Lift"
27.03.75 "A Brain Specialist Examines Joe Simpson"
28.03.75 "Joe Simpson Sacks His Manager"
01.05.75 "Armstrong Is Approached To Open An Hospital Radio Station"
02.05.75 "Parker Brown Agrees To Broadcast On The Radio Station"

A LITTLE BIT OF WISDOM (Season 1)
An ATV production
Script Editor - 7 episodes
Dates: Granada 09.04.74 - 21.05.74
30.04.74 I Gotta Hearse
21.05.74 The Angels Want Me For A Sunbeam

A LITTLE BIT OF WISDOM (Season 2)
An ATV production
Script Editor - 6 episodes
Dates: Granada 10.01.75 - 14.02.75

GENERAL HOSPITAL (Season 2)
An ATV production
Created by Dick Sharples & Max Marquis
Script Editor - 13 episodes
Dates: ATV 18.07.75 - 10.10.75
19.09.75 Armstrong's Day

GENERAL HOSPITAL (Season 3)
An ATV production
Created by Dick Sharples & Max Marquis
Script Editor - 20 episodes
Dates: ATV 04.06.76 - 15.10.76
24.09.76 Night Duty

GENERAL HOSPITAL (Season 4)
An ATV production
Created by Dick Sharples & Max Marquis
27.05.77 Who's Been Sitting In My Chair?

GENERAL HOSPITAL (Season 5)
An ATV production
Created by Dick Sharples & Max Marquis
03.02.78 A Matter Of Policy
17.02.78 The Hunter

GENERAL HOSPITAL (Season 6)
An ATV production
Created by Dick Sharples & Max Marquis
24.11.78 Square One
29.12.78 Long Weekend

IN LOVING MEMORY (Season 1)
A Yorkshire Television production
Created by Dick Sharples
Dates: Yorkshire
21.05.79 -NO EPISODE TITLE IN TV TIMES-
28.05.79 The Legacy
04.06.79 Gone Dancing
11.06.79 The Rivals
18.06.79 Pork
25.06.79 Come Back Little Malcolm
02.07.79 Onions

WHY CAN'T I GO HOME?
An ATV production
Dates: Yorkshire
The Story Of A Children's Ward
02.07.79 Episode 3
09.07.79 Episode 4
06.08.79 Episode 8
13.08.79 Episode 9

WHERE THERE'S BRASS (Pilot for THICKER THAN WATER)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Date: Yorkshire
16.03.80

THE NESBITTS ARE COMING
Created & song lyrics by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Dates: Yorkshire
17.04.80 Another Town, Another Place
24.04.80 It's All A Game
01.05.80 The Big Job
08.05.80 Race Day
15.05.80
22.05.80
*TV Times for these dates are missing at Bradford reference library

IN LOVING MEMORY (Season 2)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Dates: Yorkshire
27.10.80 -NO EPISODE TITLES IN TV TIMES (YORKSHIRE) FOR THE WHOLE SEASON-
03.11.80
10.11.80
17.11.80
24.11.80
01.12.80
08.12.80

THICKER THAN WATER
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Dates: Yorkshire
7 eps 28.04.81 - 09.06.81
28.04.81 Yes Sir, That's My Baby
05.05.81 By A Waterfall
19.05.81 A New Kind Of Love
26.05.81 She's Funny That Way
02.06.81 I've Found a Baby
09.06.81 Paddlin' Madelin' Home

IN LOVING MEMORY (Season 3)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Dates: Yorkshire
12.10.82 The Actress And The Undertaker
19.10.82 Wedding Bells
26.10.82 Bowls
02.11.82 Memories Are Made Of This
09.11.82 Gone But Not Forgotten
16.11.82 To Billy A Son
23.11.82 The Last Post

IN LOVING MEMORY (Christmas Special)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Date: Yorshire
24.12.82 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'

HALLELUJAH! (Season 1)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Dates: Yorkshire
29.04.83 -NO EPISODE TITLES IN TV TIMES (YORKSHIRE) FOR THE WHOLE SEASON-
06.05.83
13.05.83
20.05.83
27.05.83
03.06.83
10.06.83

IN LOVING MEMORY (Season 4)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Dates: Yorkshire
7 eps 28.11.83 - 06.02.84
28.11.83 Flying Undertaker
05.12.83 Trouble At Mill
12.12.83 Blood Will Out
19.12.83 Criminal Records
23.01.84 Cuckoo In The Nest
30.01.84 Cash And Carry
06.02.84 'Do You Take This Woman?'

HALLELUJAH! (Season 2)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire television production
Dates: Yorkshire
02.11.84 Marching Orders
09.11.84 Just A Song At Twilight
16.11.84 Holy Deadlock
23.11.84 The Snake Pit
30.11.84 The Snake Pit 2
07.12.84 Rock Bottom
14.12.84 It Happened One Night
21.12.84 A Goose For Mrs Scratchit

FARRINGTON OF THE F.O. (Season 1)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Dates: Yorkshire
12.02.86
19.02.86
26.02.86
05.03.86
13.03.86
20.03.86
27.03.86
No copies of TV Times (Yorkshire) for these weeks in Bradford Library, no titles on listings in TV Times (Granada) Manchester Library.

IN LOVING MEMORY (Season 5)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Dates: Yorkshire
13.02.86 And Auntie Came Too
20.02.86 Three's A Crowd
27.02.86 They Shoot Undertakers, Don't They?
05.03.86 The Second Time Around
13.03.86 King Of The Mountains
20.03.86 The Undertakers' Apprentice
27.03.86 'Up In The World'

FARRINGTON (Season 2)
Created by Dick Sharples
A Yorkshire Television production
Series title shortened
Dates: Granada
03.06.87 That Old Black Magic
10.06.87 In Room 504
17.06.87 Too Darned Hot
24.06.87 We're Having A Heatwave
01.07.87 Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?
08.07.87 Sons And Lovers
15.07.87 Everytime We Say Goodbye

THE BILL
A Thames Television production
Date: ITV Network
11.09.90 Body Language


Writing Credits
Film & Television: Around 800 drama and comedy productions including:
BBC
The Doctors (BBC),
This Man Craig (BBC Scot),
Potter's Picture Palace (BBC North) 80s
Better Late (Revue - BBC),

A Home of Your Own*(ATV), Armchair Detective (Carlton), Up in the World (J.A.Rank), Breakdown (AR), Parkin's Patch (YTV), A Twist in the Tale (Telefilm - Cloud 9 Prods).

*DS-created.

Films
The Golden Rabbit* (Argos Films), George & Mildred (the movie - ITC)

Foreign TV
Fraulein Ohne Schatten* (Studio Hamburg), R.I.P.*(BRT Belgium), Diplomaten Kubt Man Nicht (German TV Cologne),

ITV
Tell It To The Marines - Dick wrote on this (I suspect with Kelsey) between 23.09.59 - 13.04.60
Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width - Dick wrote 2 episodes during the run between 25.11.67 - 14.09.71