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Ken Catran

Writer

Ken Catran got busy in the late 1970s as the writer of a raft of kidult TV successes involving aliens, horses and skateboards. His work includes Children of the Dog Star, horse tale Star Rider, and a classic adaptation of Maurice Gee sci-fi novel Under the Mountain. In 1986 Catran won a GOFTA Award for his work on legal drama Hanlon. Today Catran is better known as a prolific and award-winning novelist.

There was really nothing else I wanted to do. I've always been writing. Ken Catran in Sunday magazine, 12 August 1990, page 13

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Book to Box Office

2006, Subject - Television

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Alex

1993, Writer - Film

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Deepwater Haven

1993, Writer - Television

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Shortland Street

1992, Writer - Television

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Star Runner - First Episode

1990, Writer, Creator - Television

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Star Runner

1990, Writer, Creator - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1992, Writer - Television

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The Boy from Andromeda - The Guardian

1990, Writer - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - The Old World

1990, Writer - Television

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Space Knights

1989, Writer - Television

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Hotshotz

1989, Writer - Television

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Night of the Red Hunter - Telefeature

1989, Creator, Writer - Television

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Steel Riders

1988, Writer - Television

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Steel Riders - Bloodstones (First Episode)

1987, Writer - Television

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Steel Riders

1987, Writer - Television

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Open House

1986 - 1987, Writer - Television

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Hanlon - In Defence of Minnie Dean

1985, Writer - Television

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Hanlon

1985, Writer - Television

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Children of the Dog Star

1984, Creator, Writer - Television

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Children of the Dog Star - Power Stop

1984, Creator, Writer - Television

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Country GP

1984 - 1985, Writer - Television

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It's Lizzie to those Close

1983, Script Editor - Television

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Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below (Episode Four)

1981, Writer - Television

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Under the Mountain

1981, Writer - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Writer - Television

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Radio Waves

1978, Writer - Television

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Close to Home - First Episode

1975, Writer - Television

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A Going Concern

1975 - 1976, Writer - Television

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Close to Home

1976 - 1982, Writer - Television