Brian Trueman

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Brian Trueman
Born (1932-05-16) 16 May 1932 (age 83)
Manchester, England, UK
Occupation Writer

Brian Trueman (born 16 May 1932) is an English writer and broadcaster known mainly for his work with the animation studio Cosgrove Hall. He wrote and/or narrated children's cartoon series, mostly during the 1970s and 1980s.


His cartoons were originally shown on ITV, in its CITV programming slot. However, Brian also briefly presented the BBC's children's film quiz Screen Test, taking over from original host Michael Rodd between 1979 and 1983.[1] Prior to taking up a writing career Brian worked for many years on local programming in the North West,[2] from It's Trueman to Granada Reports.[3] He also had a stint hosting Granada's film review show, Cinema, taking over from Michael Parkinson.

In 1951, in his youth, he appeared on stage for the Urmston Amateur Operatic Society (now the Urmston Musical Theatre) in a production of Merrie England, playing the role of Big Ben.



  1. ^ Mark J. Docherty; Alistair D. McGown (26 April 2003). The Hill and Beyond: Children's Television Drama - An Encyclopedia. British Film Institute. ISBN 978-0-85170-878-2. 
  2. ^ David Nolan (2 August 2010). Tony Wilson - You're Entitled to an Opinion But. . .: The High times and many lives of the man behind Factory Records and The Hacienda. John Blake Publishing, Limited. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-1-84358-222-9. 
  3. ^ John Finch; Michael Cox; Marjorie Giles (8 November 2003). Granada Television--The First Generation. Manchester University Press. pp. 3–. ISBN 978-0-7190-6515-6. 
  4. ^ Chris Perry (10 November 2014). The Kaleidoscope British Christmas Television Guide 1937-2013. pp. 148–. ISBN 978-1-900203-60-9. 

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