Patricia Hooker

Patricia Hooker (17 February 1933 – 2001) was an Australian writer who worked extensively in England. She wrote for TV, radio and the stage.[1]

She wrote The Golden Road, the first play on British television that was both written by a woman and about a lesbian relationship.[2][3]

Biography

She grew up in the town of Port Lincoln and trained as a stenographer.[4][5] She began writing in her spare time and her work began appearing in amateur theatres and on tv.

She worked as a secretary at the Stevedoring Commission in Sydney and also as a court reporter.[6]

She moved to London in 1964 and worked as a court reporter as well as writing for TV and radio.

Select credits

  • A Bird in a Gilded Cage (1957) – TV play
  • The Little Woman (1961) – TV play
  • Twilight of a Hero (1962) – radio play
  • Concord of Sweet Sounds (1963) – TV play[7]
  • A Season in Hell (1964) – TV play – later adapted for radio
  • The Winged Chariot (1967) - radio play
  • The Lotus Eaters (1968) – play
  • Counterstrike (1969) – TV series
  • Kate (1971-73) - TV series
  • Harriets Back in Town (1972-73) - TV series
  • Harriet's Back in Town (1973) – TV series
  • Armchair Theatre - "The Golden Road" (1973) - TV play
  • Crown Court (1973) - TV series
  • The Beauty of the World (1973) - radio play
  • Simon Fenton's Story (1973) - TV play
  • Six Days of Justice (1973–75) – TV series
  • The Carnforth Practice (1974) – TV series
  • Rooms (1975) – TV series
  • Angels (1976) – TV series
  • The Gentle Touch (1980) – "Chance", "Rogue"
  • Plays for Pleasure – "The Concubine" (1981) – Tv episode
  • Survival (1989) - radio play
  • Right Ho Jeeves (1989) - radio play
  • Seven Against Reeves (1989) - radio play

References

  1. "Worth Reporting". The Australian Women's Weekly. 28, (20). Australia, Australia. 19 October 1960. p. 22. Retrieved 18 February 2019 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. "Edinburgh orders an Australian play". Sydney Morning Herald. 3 December 1967. p. 55.
  3. billysmart (September 26, 2013). "'Armchair Theatre: The Golden Road' (1973): Representing lesbianism in the 1970s". Spaces of Television.
  4. "Port Lincoln Girl, 19 In Miss S.A. Quest". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 15 November 1951. p. 3. Retrieved 5 June 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  5. "KITCHEN EVENING TENDERED MISS PATRICIA HOOKER". Port Lincoln Times. SA. 14 January 1954. p. 1. Retrieved 5 June 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  6. "Leisure TV Drama Music Art Books Radio The Arts". The Canberra Times. 40, (11, 370). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 21 January 1966. p. 15. Retrieved 18 February 2019 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. "Sydney Writer's". The Canberra Times. 18 December 1963. p. 45. Retrieved 5 June 2015 via National Library of Australia.
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