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      Sidney Hayers

      Sidney Hayers

      Highest Rated: 80% Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)

      Lowest Rated: 80% Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)

      Birthday: Aug 24, 1921

      Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

      Scotsman Sidney Hayers was a film editor, producer, and director who is best known for his horror films. His film career began in the postwar era in England as a film editor. Among the films he worked on were the Nevil Shute adaptation "A Town Like Alice" in 1956 and the 1958 depiction of the Titanic disaster, "A Night to Remember." A year later he directed his first film, the low-budget drama "Rebound" and in 1960 made his first foray into television when he directed an episode of "The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre." His "Circus of Horrors" came out in 1960 as well, and the cult film may be his best known. He followed it up with the horror film "Burn, Witch, Burn!" and later in the decade helmed the thriller "The Trap," which starred Rita Tushingham and Oliver Reed. Other exploitation titles like "Inn of the Frightened People" and "Deadly Strangers" followed, but by the mid-'60s he was mostly working in television. Series he worked on in England included the action show "The Avengers" and the medieval adventure "Arthur of the Britons" in the early '70s. He had a longer stint on the family show "The Famous Five" and in the '80s worked on American network shows such as "The Greatest American Hero" and the action drama "Knight Rider," and returned to his B-movie roots in 1990 with the sci-fi show "They Came from Outer Space."

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror at Alcatraz Director - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conquest of the Earth Director - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Condominium Director - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Galactica Discovers Earth Director - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Away Director - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seekers Director - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What Changed Charley Farthing? (El tramposo)(The Bananas Boat)(The Swindler) Director - 1976
      No Score Yet 60% King Arthur: The Young Warlord Director - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis: Murder Director - 1975
      No Score Yet 57% Deadly Strangers Director - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bananas Boat Director - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All Cops Are Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All Coppers Are... Director - 1972
      No Score Yet 23% In the Devil's Garden Director - 1971
      No Score Yet 20% Inn of the Frightened People Director - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Firechasers Director - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Jerico Director - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Malpas Mystery Director - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Southern Star Director - 1969
      No Score Yet 79% The Trap Director - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finders Keepers Director - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is My Street Director - 1964
      No Score Yet 100% Payroll Director - 1963
      80% 65% Burn, Witch, Burn! Director - 1962
      No Score Yet 43% Circus of Horrors Director - 1960
      No Score Yet 77% A Town Like Alice Film Editing - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Nightshade Film Editing - 1953

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 67% The A-Team Director 1985-1986
      No Score Yet 80% Knight Rider Director 1982-1986
      No Score Yet 41% Airwolf Director 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Master Director 1984
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Director 1981-1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Director 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Director 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Director 1979
      No Score Yet 86% The Avengers Director 1965 1967