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David Benedictus, 1938-


The Fourth of June (London: Blond, 1962; New York: Dutton, 1962)

You're a Big Boy Now: A Novel (London: Blond, 1963; New York: Dutton, 1964)

This Animal Is Mischievous (London: Blond, 1965; New York: New American Library, 1966)

Hump; or, Bone by Bone Alive ( London: Blond, 1967)

The Guru and the Golf Club (London: Blond, 1969)

A World of Windows: A Novel (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971)

Junk! How and Where to Buy Beautiful Things for Next to Nothing ( London: Macmillan, 1976)

The Rabbi's Wife (London: Blond & Briggs, 1976; New York: Evans, 1976)

A Twentieth-Century Man (London: Blond & Briggs, 1978)

The Antique Collector's Guide (London: Macmillan, 1980)

Lloyd George (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1981)

Whose Life Is It Anyway? (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1981)

Who Killed the Prince Consort? (London: Macmillan, 1982)

Local Hero, based on a screenplay by Bill Forsyth (London: Severn House, 1983)

The Essential Guide to London : The Best of Everything and Some of the Worst. ( London : Sphere, 1984; republished as The Absolutely Essential Guide to London . London: Sphere, 1986)

Floating Down to Camelot (London: Macdonald, 1985)

Streets of London : A Guide to Five Streets Featured in the Thames Television Series, with photographs by Cressida Pemberton-Pigott. (London: Thames Methuen, 1985)

Little Sir Nicholas, based on a novel by C. A. Jones. (London: BBC Books, 1990)

Odyssey of a Scientist: An Autobiography, by Hans Kalmus, edited by Benedictus. (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1991)

Sunny Intervals and Showers: Our Changing Weather ( London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992)

The Stamp Collector (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994)


Raven in Nightmare Abbey (Bristol)

Orsino in Twelfth Night (German tour)

Sir Harry Oates in A Serpent in Eden (Channel 4)

Hodges (Channel 4)

Betjemania (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury)

Corporate Videos

Dropping Names (one man show) The Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Flete

Numerous voice overs, including poetry reading for Something Understood

Hermann Goering (Wall to Wall)




Bristol Old Vic School

Oxford School of Drama

Putney High School

RADIO, TELEVISION & THEATRE (writer, director or both)

The House Of Caradus (Granada TV)

Gordon Of Khartoum , Little Sir Nicholas (BBC)

En Passant (Radio 3)

Fortune and The Fishmonger (Radio 4)

You Say Potato (Radio 4) and much else for radio

Moonstrike (BBC 1)

Catch As Catch Can (BBC1)

Ape and Essence (BBC 1)

Dracula (Windsor)

Angels and Geese (Traverse)

Betjemania (various)

What A Way To Run A Revolution (Cockpit, Builth Wells, Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh, Young Vic, and Channel 4)

Dylan Thomas By Himself and His Friends (Bristol)

Tom Paine (Bristol)

Dromedary (Newcastle)

As You Like It (Royal Holloway College)

The Winter's Tale (Dartington)

Grant's Movie (Open Space)

Icarus's Mother (Open Space) and much else for theatre

Commissioning Editor Drama Series Channel 4 (1984-86)

Readings Editor BBC Radio (1989-1995)

Director of over 400 hours of radio broadcasts, including The Bible, Berkoff's
Macbeth, and Arcadia (with the original National theatre cast)

Assistant Director Royal Shakespeare Company