Alick Rowe
Alick Rowe
Born 1939
Died 30 October 2009
Occupation Writer
Nationality British

Alick Rowe was a British writer who adapted The Tripods novels of John Cristopher for the TV Series.


Alick Rowe was born in Hereford, where he spent the first 16 years of his life living in a pub. After being educated at Hereford Cathedral School, where he was Head Boy, he matriculated to and graduated from St Catharine's College, Cambridge, returning to Hereford Cathedral school as a drama and English teacher. He began writing radio plays in his spare time, and was eventually hired full-time by the BBC. His productions for them included Crisp and Even Brightly and Operation Lightning Pegasus.

Outside of radio he wrote several books and television productions, winning a BAFTA in 1993. In 1999 he was jailed for child indecency, moving to Thailand on his release. He died in Chiang Mai of a suspected heart attack on 30 October 2009.

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