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Johnnie Mortimer (1931–1992)

Johnnie Mortimer's name was not widely known but he was the author of many of television's best known and most fondly remembered comedies. Television critics seldom gave him the credit his talents deserved but his success was unique. With his partner and longtime friend Brian Cooke he wrote series after series which invariably made the Top 10 in ... See full bio »

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(age 61) in England, UK

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(1981-1991)
(1976-1979)
(1973-1976)
Robin's Nest Writer
(1977-1981)

Filmography

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 2011 De Komedie Compagnie (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2004 Dziupla Cezara (TV Mini-Series) (original - 13 episodes)
- Big Hopes (2004) ... (original)
- Immoral Offer (2004) ... (original)
- Shallow Grave (2004) ... (original)
- Swindle (2004) ... (original)
- As long as you need me (2004) ... (original)
 2000 The Magic of Tommy Cooper (TV Movie) (additional material)
 1997 Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Komedia sytuacyjna (1997) ... (play)
  Never the Twain (TV Series) (devised by - 30 episodes, 1983 - 1991) (written by - 12 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (writer - 6 episodes, 1988) (creator - 1 episode, 1981)
- The First of the Queue (1991) ... (devised by)
- Two Fools and Their Money (1991) ... (devised by)
- There Goes the Bride (1991) ... (devised by)
- Born Again (1991) ... (devised by)
- The Best Laid Plans (1991) ... (devised by)
  Mixed Doubles (TV Series) (creator - 20 episodes, 1985 - 1986) (writer - 14 episodes, 1985 - 1986)
- And Baby Makes Five (1986) ... (creator) / (writer)
- If at First You Don't Succeed (1986) ... (creator)
- Old Scores (1986) ... (creator)
- The Facts of Life (1986) ... (creator)
- All Work and No Play (1986) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1984-1985 Three's a Crowd (TV Series) (based on "Robin's Nest" created by - 22 episodes)
- A Star Is Born (1985) ... (based on "Robin's Nest" created by)
- Jack Gets Trashed (1985) ... (based on "Robin's Nest" created by)
- King for a Day (1985) ... (based on "Robin's Nest" created by)
- The New Mr. Bradford (1985) ... (based on "Robin's Nest" created by)
- Deeds of Trust (1985) ... (based on "Robin's Nest" created by)
 1976-1984 Three's Company (TV Series) (based on "Man About the House" created by - 174 episodes)
- Friends and Lovers: Part 2 (1984) ... (based on "Man About the House" created by)
- Friends and Lovers: Part 1 (1984) ... (based on "Man About the House" created by - as Johnny Mortimer)
- Cupid Works Overtime (1984) ... (based on "Man About the House" created by - as Johnny Mortimer)
- The Heiress (1984) ... (based on "Man About the House" created by - as Johnny Mortimer)
- Forget Me Not (1984) ... (based on "Man About the House" created by - as Johnny Mortimer)
  Let There Be Love (TV Series) (creator - 12 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (writer - 7 episodes, 1982 - 1983)
- Love Me, Love My Dog (1983) ... (creator)
- Spilling the Beans (1983) ... (creator)
- If the Nightie Fits (1983) ... (creator)
- Love in Bloom (1983) ... (creator)
- Fool's Mate (1983) ... (creator)
 1982-1983 Tom, Dick and Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- Get Out and Get Under (1983) ... (writer)
- None Shall Sleep (1983) ... (writer)
- From Here to Maternity (1983) ... (writer)
- Country Life (1983) ... (writer)
- Baby Blues (1983) ... (writer)
  Robin's Nest (TV Series) (devised by - 34 episodes, 1978 - 1981) (written by - 14 episodes, 1977 - 1980) (creator - 1 episode, 1980)
- The Headhunters of S.W.6 (1981) ... (devised by)
- Wish You Weren't Here (1981) ... (devised by)
- Anniversary Waltz (1981) ... (devised by)
- When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1981) ... (devised by)
- No Smoke Without Fire (1981) ... (devised by)
 1981 The Incredible Mr Tanner (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The House Hunters (1981) ... (writer)
- The Wallet (1981) ... (writer)
- The Better Half (1981) ... (writer)
- The Magic Lantern (1981) ... (writer)
- The Good Samaritan (1981) ... (writer)
 1981 The Jim Davidson Show (TV Series) (script - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (1981) ... (script)
- Episode #3.5 (1981) ... (script)
 1980 George and Mildred (characters)
  The Ropers (TV Series) (based on "George & Mildred" created by - 28 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (written by - 6 episodes, 1979)
- Mother's Wake (1980) ... (based on "George & Mildred" created by)
- Four Letter Word (1980) ... (based on "George & Mildred" created by)
- The Rummage Sale (1980) ... (based on "George & Mildred" created by)
- Old Flames (1980) ... (based on "George & Mildred" created by)
- Men About the House (1980) ... (based on "George & Mildred" created by)
 1978-1980 Bernie (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes)
- Episode #2.1 (1980) ... (writer)
- The Best of Bernie (1978) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (1978) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1978) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1978) ... (writer)
  George & Mildred (TV Series) (written by - 30 episodes, 1976 - 1979) (deviser - 26 episodes, 1976 - 1979) (devised & written by - 7 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (by - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (devised by - 5 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- The Twenty Six Year Itch (1979) ... (deviser - uncredited) / (written by)
- I Gotta Horse (1979) ... (deviser - uncredited) / (written by)
- Fishy Business (1979) ... (deviser - uncredited) / (written by)
- A Military Pickle (1979) ... (deviser - uncredited) / (written by)
- A Driving Ambition (1979) ... (deviser - uncredited) / (written by)
 1978 Father, Dear Father in Australia (TV Series) (creator - 14 episodes)
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (1978) ... (creator)
- Thruppling Thursday (1978) ... (creator)
- The Wisdom of Patrick (1978) ... (creator)
- The Lost Sheep (1978) ... (creator)
- Straight from the Horse's Mouth (1978) ... (creator)
  Man About the House (TV Series) (written by - 37 episodes, 1973 - 1976) (series created by - 2 episodes, 1975)
- Another Bride, Another Groom (1976) ... (written by)
- Fire Down Below (1976) ... (written by)
- Mum Always Liked You Best (1976) ... (written by)
- The Sunshine Boys (1976) ... (written by)
- The Generation Game (1976) ... (written by)
 1975 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Local By-Election (1975) ... (writer)
 1975 ...And Mother Makes Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Art for Art's Sake (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 Man About the House (written by)
  The Tommy Cooper Hour (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (written by - 1 episode, 1973)
- 24 April 1974 (1974) ... (writer)
- 2 January 1974 (1974) ... (writer)
- Tommy Cooper's Christmas (1973) ... (written by)
- 31 October 1973 (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Special) (writer: "Man About the House")
 1973 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.5 (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 No Sex Please - We're British (screenplay)
 1973 Father Dear Father (screenplay)
  Father, Dear Father (TV Series) (written by - 36 episodes, 1968 - 1973) (writer - 9 episodes, 1971 - 1973)
- In All Directions (1973) ... (written by)
- Pop Around the Clock (1973) ... (written by)
- The Right Hand Man (1973) ... (writer)
- It's in the Book (1973) ... (writer)
- Home and Away (1973) ... (written by)
 1972 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie) (writer - segment "Father, Dear Father")
 1972 Alcock and Gander (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Artistic Books, Soho, Ltd (1972) ... (writer)
- The Strip Club (1972) ... (writer)
- Pontoon (1972) ... (writer)
- Soho Is Too Small (1972) ... (writer)
- Husband in a Hurry (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 The Edward Woodward Hour (TV Series) (Writer: "Father Dear Father" sketch - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 August 1971 (1971) ... (Writer: "Father Dear Father" sketch)
 1971 Kindly Leave the Kerb (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Better Half (1971)
- The Wallet (1971)
- The Collection (1971)
 1971 Marty Abroad (TV Short) (writer)
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Only Three Can Play (1970) ... (writer)
 1969-1970 Cribbins (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 Marty Amok (TV Movie) (writer)
 1968-1969 Life with Cooper (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Hobby (1968)
- Call-to-arms (1968)
  Horne A'Plenty (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (script - 1 episode, 1968)
- Episode #2.6 (1969)
- Christmas Horne A'Plenty (1968) ... (script)
- Episode #2.4 (1968)
- Episode #2.3 (1968)
- Episode #2.2 (1968)
 1968 The Ronnie Barker Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Incredible Mister Tanner (1968) ... (writer)
- The Fastest Gun in Finchley (1968) ... (writer)
 1967 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hughie (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 Foreign Affairs (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- The Exterminator (1966) ... (written by)
- One of Our Islands Is Missing (1966) ... (written by)
- Learning to Compromise (1966) ... (written by)
- The Leak (1966) ... (written by)
- Can We Have Our Ball Back? (1966) ... (written by)
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