British writer, screenwriter and director Dennis Potter. Potter's television creations, such as "Pennies From Heaven" and "The Singing Detective," have been some of the most innovative ones ever presented on British or American TV. Potter's now made his film directorial debut, with the new movie "Secret Friends."
Writer Dennis Potter. He wrote "Pennies from Heaven," and "The Singing Detective," both on PBS, originally from the BBC. He also wrote the screenplay for the American film adaptation of "Pennies from Heaven," which starred Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters. A retrospective of his work is showing in New York. (REBROADCAST. Originally aired 1/14/92).