Helen Cresswell

Helen Cresswell (11 July 1934 – 26 September 2005) was an English television scriptwriter and author of more than 100 children's books, best known for comedy and supernatural fiction. Her most popular book series, ''Lizzie Dripping'' and ''The Bagthorpe Saga'', were also the basis for television series.

Cresswell's TV work included adaptation of her own books for television movies and series: ''Lizzie Dripping'' (two series, 1973–75), ''Jumbo Spencer'' (1976), ''The Secret World of Polly Flint'' (1987), and ''Moondial'' (1988). Works by others that she adapted for TV include ''The Haunted School'', ''Five Children and It'' (1991), ''The Phoenix and the Carpet'' (1997), ''The Famous Five'' (1995–96), and ''The Demon Headmaster'' (1996–98). Provided by Wikipedia
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