History Creator / BenElton

8th May '16 4:23:00 AM Morgenthaler
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!!As well as his clever use of tropes in the TV series ''Series/BlackAdder'' and ''TheThinBlueLine'', they can also be found in his novels:

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!!As well as his clever use of tropes in the TV series ''Series/BlackAdder'' and ''TheThinBlueLine'', ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'', they can also be found in his novels:
13th Nov '15 9:12:27 AM FF32
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Ben Elton is an English writer, director and comedian who co-wrote ''BlackAdder'' (from its second season onward) with Richard Curtis. He also co-wrote ''TheYoungOnes'' with Creator/RikMayall and Lise Meyer, and was solo writer on ''Filthy, Rich and Catflap'' and the now largely-forgotten sketch show ''{{Series/Alfresco}}''.

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Ben Elton is an English writer, director and comedian who co-wrote ''BlackAdder'' ''Series/BlackAdder'' (from its second season onward) with Richard Curtis. He also co-wrote ''TheYoungOnes'' with Creator/RikMayall and Lise Meyer, and was solo writer on ''Filthy, Rich and Catflap'' and the now largely-forgotten sketch show ''{{Series/Alfresco}}''.



!!As well as his clever use of tropes in the TV series ''BlackAdder'' and ''TheThinBlueLine'', they can also be found in his novels:

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!!As well as his clever use of tropes in the TV series ''BlackAdder'' ''Series/BlackAdder'' and ''TheThinBlueLine'', they can also be found in his novels:
21st Jan '15 7:12:15 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The plot of ''Past Mortem'' heavily revolves around the social media site Friends Reunited, which was once the most popular social networking site in Britain, but which later became one of the many such sites that Facebook left behind in the dust. Ironically, Facebook first went online the year the novel was published.
8th Nov '14 11:57:35 PM catch_the_sun
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* ''Time and Time Again'' (2014)
28th Oct '14 4:21:07 PM LongLiveHumour
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He also had a short-lived comedy show in 1998 on TheBBC. The [[http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/identzone/bbc1/benelton.html opening]] of each show spoofed BBC 1's hot air balloon ident of the time.

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He also had a short-lived comedy show in 1998 on TheBBC.Creator/TheBBC. The [[http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/identzone/bbc1/benelton.html opening]] of each show spoofed BBC 1's hot air balloon ident of the time.
20th Aug '14 4:09:57 AM JillBug
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* HisNameIs - Happens in ''PastMortem''. Christine Copperfield left a message on Newson's answerphone just before her death, but was interrupted by the arrival of her killer at the door, and hung up so she could talk to them. Her message indicates that the killer is someone she knows; she just never got to say ''who''.
24th Jan '14 12:51:39 PM LongLiveHumour
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* DuringTheWar - ''The First Casualty'' is set during WorldWarOne.

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* DuringTheWar - ''The First Casualty'' is set during WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.
7th Jun '13 12:15:38 PM LaptopGuy
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In America, he's probably best known for one line from his 2009 novel ''Meltdown.'' "'No!' Jimmy protested." The reason the quote became [[MemeticMutation so popular]] is because Music/OneDirection's Louis Tomlinson read it out of a book on one of the band's web diaries, and it has become a popular joke with Directioners ever since.

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In America, he's probably best known for one line from his 2009 novel ''Meltdown.'' "'No!' Jimmy protested." The reason the quote became [[MemeticMutation so popular]] is because Music/OneDirection's Louis Tomlinson read it out of a copy of the book on one of the band's web diaries, and it has become a popular joke with Directioners ever since.
6th Jun '13 12:10:38 AM LaptopGuy
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In America, he's probably best known for one line from his 2009 novel ''Meltdown.'' "'No!' Jimmy protested." The reason the quote became [[MemeticMutation so popular]] is because Music/OneDirection's Louis Tomlinson read it out of a book on one of the band's web diaries, and it has become a popular joke with Directioners ever since.
6th Jun '13 12:05:19 AM LaptopGuy
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* ''Meltdown'' (2009)

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* ''Meltdown'' (2009)(2009) - Probably his best known novel in America due to Music/OneDirection.
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