William Douglas Home

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William Douglas Home (3 June 1912 – 28 September 1992) was a British dramatist and politician.wikipedia
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Alec Douglas-Home

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His eldest brother was Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister from 1963 to 1964.
Among the couple's younger children was the playwright William Douglas-Home.

1942 Windsor by-election

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At the Glasgow Cathcart by-election in April 1942, he won 21% of the votes, and at Windsor in June 1942, he won 42%.
However, many by-elections were contested by independent or minor party candidates, and in Windsor William Douglas-Home, the younger brother of the future Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home, stood as an "Independent Progressive" candidate, opposing Winston Churchill's war aim of an unconditional surrender by Germany.

Rachel Douglas-Home, 27th Baroness Dacre

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On 26 July 1951, he married the equally aristocratic the Hon. Rachel Brand (who later inherited the barony of Dacre), the daughter of Thomas Brand, 4th Viscount Hampden and 26th Baron Dacre, and Leila Emily Seely.
She married on 26 July 1951 The Hon William Douglas-Home, 3rd son of the 13th Earl of Home, and a younger brother of the 14th Earl of Home, better known as Sir Alec Douglas-Home, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Charles Douglas-Home, 13th Earl of Home

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Douglas-Home (he later dropped the hyphen from his surname) was the third son of Charles Douglas-Home, 13th Earl of Home, and Lady Lilian Lambton, daughter of the 4th Earl of Durham.

1943 St Albans by-election

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He had intended to contest the St Albans by-election in October 1943, but communications difficulties with the Army Council prevented him from receiving the necessary permission soon enough to meet the deadline for nominations.
However, the dramatist William Douglas-Home, who was then an officer of the Royal Armoured Corps and an opponent of the policy of requiring the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, announced that he would stand as an independent candidate.

The Reluctant Debutante (play)

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However, his play The Reluctant Debutante (1955) has been adapted twice into film.
The Reluctant Debutante is a 1955 play by the British playwright William Douglas-Home.

Now Barabbas (play)

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"In the space of a month or two after his release he wrote two plays which were successful in London in 1947. The first, Now Barabbas, was based on his experience in gaol and in the latter some of the characters were drawn from his family."
Now Barabbas is a play by the British writer William Douglas-Home.

What a Girl Wants (film)

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The second was released in 2003, under the title What a Girl Wants, starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, and Kelly Preston.
Based on the 1955 play The Reluctant Debutante by William Douglas-Home, it is the second adaptation for the screen of this work.

The Reluctant Debutante (film)

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The first film, called The Reluctant Debutante, released in 1958, featured Rex Harrison and Sandra Dee, with a screenplay by the playwright himself.
The Reluctant Debutante is a 1958 American Metrocolor comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman from a screenplay by Julius J. Epstein and William Douglas-Home based on Douglas-Home's play of the same name.

Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

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Despite his opposition to the policy of requiring the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany he was conscripted into the Army in July 1940 and joined the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment).

Lloyd George Knew My Father (play)

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Lloyd George Knew My Father is a 1972 play by the British playwright William Douglas-Home.

Caro William

Caro William is a play by William Douglas-Home which premiered at the Embassy Theatre (London) in 1952.

Follow That Horse!

Follow That Horse! is a 1960 British comedy film directed by Alan Bromly from a screenplay by William Douglas-Home.

The Chiltern Hundreds (play)

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The Chiltern Hundreds is a 1947 English-language stage comedy by William Douglas-Home.

D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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As part of the 1975 centennial season of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Douglas-Home wrote a curtain raiser called Dramatic Licence, in which Richard D'Oyly Carte, W. S. Gilbert, and Arthur Sullivan plan the birth of Trial by Jury in 1875.
Before the first of the four performances of Trial, a specially written curtain raiser by William Douglas-Home, called Dramatic Licence, was played by Peter Pratt as Richard D'Oyly Carte, Kenneth Sandford as Gilbert and John Ayldon as Sullivan, in which Gilbert, Sullivan and Carte plan the birth of Trial in 1875; afterwards, the prime minister, Harold Wilson, and Bridget D'Oyly Carte each gave a short speech.

Trial by Jury

As part of the 1975 centennial season of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Douglas-Home wrote a curtain raiser called Dramatic Licence, in which Richard D'Oyly Carte, W. S. Gilbert, and Arthur Sullivan plan the birth of Trial by Jury in 1875.
Before the first of the four performances of Trial, a specially written curtain raiser by William Douglas-Home, called Dramatic Licence, was played by Peter Pratt as Carte, Kenneth Sandford as Gilbert and John Ayldon as Sullivan, in which Gilbert, Sullivan and Carte plan the birth of Trial in 1875.

John Ayldon

Peter Pratt played Carte, Kenneth Sandford played Gilbert, and John Ayldon played Sullivan.
As part of the 1975 centennial season, before the first of the four performances of Trial by Jury, a specially-written curtain raiser by William Douglas-Home, called Dramatic Licence, was played by Peter Pratt as Richard D'Oyly Carte, Kenneth Sandford as Gilbert and Ayldon as Sullivan, in which Gilbert, Sullivan and Carte plan the premiere of Trial in 1875.

Peter Pratt

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Peter Pratt played Carte, Kenneth Sandford played Gilbert, and John Ayldon played Sullivan.
As part of the 1975 centennial season, before the first of the four performances of Trial by Jury, a specially-written curtain raiser by William Douglas-Home, called Dramatic Licence, was played by Pratt as Richard D'Oyly Carte, Kenneth Sandford as Gilbert and John Ayldon as Sullivan, in which Gilbert, Sullivan and Carte plan the birth of Trial in 1875.

Kenneth Sandford

Peter Pratt played Carte, Kenneth Sandford played Gilbert, and John Ayldon played Sullivan.
In addition, during that season, Trial by Jury was preceded by an original short play, Dramatic Licence by William Douglas-Home, in which Gilbert, Sullivan and Richard D'Oyly Carte plan the birth of Trial in 1875.

Playwright

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William Douglas Home (3 June 1912 – 28 September 1992) was a British dramatist and politician.

Frederick Lambton, 4th Earl of Durham

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Douglas-Home (he later dropped the hyphen from his surname) was the third son of Charles Douglas-Home, 13th Earl of Home, and Lady Lilian Lambton, daughter of the 4th Earl of Durham.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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His eldest brother was Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister from 1963 to 1964.

Eton College

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He was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford, where he read History.

New College, Oxford

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He was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford, where he read History.

Baron Dacre

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On 26 July 1951, he married the equally aristocratic the Hon. Rachel Brand (who later inherited the barony of Dacre), the daughter of Thomas Brand, 4th Viscount Hampden and 26th Baron Dacre, and Leila Emily Seely.