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Dennis Potter


Born
in Berry Hill, Gloucestershire, The United Kingdom
May 17, 1935

Died
June 07, 1994

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Dennis Christopher George Potter (17 May 1935 – 7 June 1994) was an English dramatist, best known for The Singing Detective (1986). His widely acclaimed television dramas mixed fantasy and reality, the personal and the social. He was particularly fond of using themes and images from popular culture. Such was his reputation that he convinced BBC 2 and Channel 4 to co-operate in screening his final two works, written in the months he was aware of his impending death.

Potter's career as a television playwright began with The Confidence Course, an exposé of the Dale Carnegie Institute that drew threats of litigation. Although Potter effectively disowned the play, it is notable for its use of non-naturalistic dramatic devices (in this case breaki
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Average rating: 3.73 · 1,478 ratings · 141 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Singing Detective

4.28 avg rating — 220 ratings — published 1986 — 10 editions
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Blue Remembered Hills

3.41 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1971 — 4 editions
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Ticket to Ride

3.42 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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Blackeyes

3.41 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 1987 — 8 editions
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Pennies from Heaven

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3.88 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Seeing the Blossom: Two Int...

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4.45 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1994
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Potter on Potter

4.22 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Brimstone and Treacle

3.69 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Karaoke & Cold Lazarus

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1996
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Hide and Seek

3.60 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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“I also believe in cigarettes, cholesterol, alcohol, carbon monoxide, masturbation, the Arts Council, nuclear weapons, the Daily Telegraph, and not properly labeling fatal poisons, but above all else, most of all, I believe in the one thing that can come out of people's mouths: vomit.”
Dennis Potter, The Singing Detective

“You just don't know writers. They'll use anything, anybody. They'll eat their young.”
Dennis Potter, The Singing Detective

“The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they've been in.”
Dennis Potter

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