Alan Gibson (April 28, 1938, London, Ontario, Canada – July 5, 1987, London, UK) was a Canadian director active in British film and television. He was particularly notable in his early years for his work in horror. The films he directed include Journey to Midnight (1968), Crescendo (1970), Dracula A.D. 1972, The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1974), Checkered Flag or Crash (1977), Witness for the Prosecution (1982) and A Woman Called Golda (1982) starring Ingrid Bergman. His television work includes Eh Joe (1965), The Capone Investment (1974), Churchill and the Generals (1979) and The Charmer (1987). Alan Gibson came up with the idea for The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980), a Play for Today he co-wrote with Jeremy Paul and directed. As a child he had overheard his family discussing a recent UFO report and thought to himself: "Since there had been sightings of flying saucers recorded throughout history, it occurred to me that they were man-made machines, time machines from the future". The two men collaborated again on its sequel Another Flip for Dominick (1982). "The Flipside of Dominick" Hide attained viewing figures of 5.3 million and a reaction index of 75 – compared to an average Play for Today score of 59. The Radio Times letter editor claimed that "No other single new BBC TV play in 1980 attracted so much correspondence" – highlighting the public's affection for the show.
Alan Gibson was born in Canada and moved to the UK to train at the Bristol Old Vic. After working as an actor in the theatre, he started directing when BBC2 was launched. He worked on film and TV for the rest of his career. He lived in London with his wife Kate (d. 1997) and their daughters Sarah-Kate and Jessica and died of cancer in 1987 at the age of 49, just a few months before his last work The Charmer was broadcast. His brother is the Canadian writer Graeme Gibson.
Películas y Series de TV
El día de Martin
Martin Steckert, harto de estar durante años en prisión, sueña con volver a experimentar la sensación de libertad que sentía en su infancia. Lejos de la celda de Steckert, en un pueblo de Ontario, un ...
Another Flip for Dominick
Now a respected teacher of temporal observers, Dominick has not visited the past for several years. He is content with his lot, resigned to the idea that he will never again see Jane, the lover he lef...
A Woman Called Golda
The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Witness for the Prosecution
Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Le...
3 Películas · 1 Serie de TV
The Two Faces of Evil
A family on holiday stop to pick up a mysterious hitch-hiker. Originally an episode of British horror anthology TV series, Hammer House of Horror, that later received a feature release in the United S...
The Silent Scream
When Chuck Spillers is released from prison, he tells his wife Annie that he had been visited by an old man, Martin Blueck, along his sentence for robbing a safe, and Blueck had given some money for h...
Hammer House of Horror
Serie de antología, en la que cada episodio autónomo presentaba un tipo diferente de horror. Estos variaban de brujas, hombres lobo, fantasmas, adoración del diablo y vudú, pero también incluían temas...
The Flipside of Dominick Hide
Dominick Hide, a time traveller from the year 2130, is studying the London transport system of 1980. Time travellers are supposed to be observers, and are strictly forbidden to land their flying sauce...
1 Serie de TV
Tales of the Unexpected
Tales of the Unspected es una serie de televisión británica que se difundió entre 1979 y 1988. Cada episodio contaba una historia, a menudo con siniestros y cómicos tonos, con un final inesperado. Los...
Checkered Flag or Crash
Hard-charging race car driver "Walkaway" Madden (Baker), nicknamed that because of his history of walking away from car crashes, just wants to win the big Manilla 1000 off-road race. Photojournalist C...
Murder In Mind
Mystery author's wife confesses to murder.
Los ritos satánicos de Drácula
La policía y las fuerzas de seguridad británicas llaman al profesor Van Helsing para ayudarles a investigar el ritual satánico que ha estado ocurriendo en una gran casa de campo, a la que ha asistido ...
Situado en Londres a principios de la década de 1970, supuestamente para las emociones de los adolescentes, Johnny organiza una ceremonia de magia negra en un cementerio desolado. La culminación del r...
Unnaturally close, jet-setting twins become enmeshed in the Swinging London scene, where their relationship is strained after they befriend a predatory hustler and his girlfriend.
Una joven estudiante norteamericana llega a Francia para escribir una tesis sobre un famoso compositor ya fallecido. Tras conseguir alojamiento junto a la familia del músico en la casa donde éste viví...
1 Serie de TV
Journey to the Unknown
A British television anthology series. The series has a fantasy, science fiction and supernatural theme, very similar to the American television series The Twilight Zone, and deals with normal people...
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