Tom Sharpe (born 30 March 1928) is an English satirical author, born in London and educated at Lancing College and at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Lancing College is a co-educational English Independent school, founded in 1848 by Rev Pembroke College is a college of the University of Cambridge, home to over six hundred students and fellows, and is the third oldest of the colleges After National Service he moved to South Africa in 1951, doing social work and teaching in Natal, until deported in 1961. "National Service" redirects here For national service in other countries see National service. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January KwaZulu-Natal (kwɑːˌzuːluː nəˈtɑːl often referred to as " KZN " is a province of South Africa. Deportation, not to be confused with Extradition, generally means the expulsion of someone from a place or Country. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
His work in South Africa inspired the novels Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story From 1963 until 1972 he was a History lecturer at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, which inspired his "Wilt" series Wilt, The Wilt Alternative, Wilt on High and Wilt in Nowhere. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Anglia Ruskin University, formerly Anglia Polytechnic, is a University in England, with campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford. Wilt is a Comedic novel by the author Tom Sharpe, first published by Secker and Warburg in 1976
His novels feature bitter and outrageous satire of the apartheid regime (Riotous Assembly and its sequel Indecent Exposure), dumbed-down education (the Wilt series), English class snobbery (Ancestral Vices, Porterhouse Blue, Grantchester Grind), the literary world (The Great Pursuit), political extremists of all stripes, political correctness, bureaucracy and stupidity in general. Porterhouse Blue is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, first published in 1974. Grantchester Grind is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, a British novelist born in 1928 who was educated at Lancing College and then at Pembroke Political correctness (adjectivally politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term applied to Language, ideas policies or behavior Bureaucracy is the structure and set of regulations in place to control activity usually in large organizations and government Characters may indulge in bizarre sexual practices, and coarser characters use very graphic and/or profane language in dialogue. Sharpe often parodies the language and style of specific authors commonly associated with the social group held up for ridicule. Sharpe's bestselling books have been translated into many languages.
Blott on the Landscape was adapted as a 6-part BBC television series in 1985, starring Geraldine James, George Cole, and David Suchet as Blott. Blott on the Landscape is a novel written in 1975 by Tom Sharpe. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Geraldine James OBE (born 6 July, 1950) is an award-winning English actress. George Edward Cole OBE (born April 22, 1925 in Tooting, London, England) is an English Actor. David Suchet (pronunced "soo-shay" /ˈsuːʃeɪ/ OBE (born 2 May 1946 is an English Actor, known for his work on British The script was by Malcolm Bradbury and the director was Roger Bamford. Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE ( September 7, 1932, Sheffield, England &ndash November 27, 2000) was a
Bradbury also adapted Porterhouse Blue in four episodes in 1987, this time for Channel 4, starring David Jason, Ian Richardson and John Sessions, directed by Robert Knights. Porterhouse Blue is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, first published in 1974. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began Sir David John White OBE, known by his Stage name David Jason (born 2 February 1940 is an English Actor, known Ian William Richardson CBE ( 7 April 1934 &ndash 9 February 2007) was a Scottish Actor best known for playing John Sessions (born 11 January 1953) is a Scottish Actor and Comedian. Robert Knights is a British film and television director perhaps best known for his film The Dawning, about the Irish War of Independence and
A film of Wilt was made in 1989, scripted by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick and starring Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones with Alison Steadman and Diana Quick. Wilt is a movie adaptation by LWT of the Tom Sharpe novel of the same name, released in 1989 Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) For the other writer with the same name see Andrew Marshall (journalist. David Peter Renwick (born 4 September 1951 in Luton, Bedfordshire) is an English Television writer best known for creation Mel Smith (born in Chiswick, London on 3 December, 1952) is an English Comedian, Actor, Film director Griffith Rhys Jones (born 6th November or 16th November (depending on source speakers agent (6th or BBC (16th 1953 in Cardiff, Wales Alison Steadman OBE (born on August 26 1946) is anaward-winning English stage film TV and radio actress. Diana Quick (born 23 November 1946) is an English actress. She grew up in Kent, the third of a dentist's four children The director was Michael Tuchner. Michael Tuchner (born 1934 is a British Actor. He starred in the BAFTA TV Award winning Television play ''Bar Mitzvah Boy''