• Born date: 1934-07-11
  • Born in: Nottinghamshire
  • Death date: 2005-09-26
  • Death in: Nottinghamshire
Helen Cresswell

Helen Cresswell (11 July 1934 – 26 September 2005) was an English television scriptwriter and author of more than 100 children's books, best known for comedy and supernatural fiction. Her most popular book series, Lizzie Dripping and The Bagthorpe Saga, were also the bases for television series. Cresswell's TV work included adaptation of her own books for television movies and series: Lizzie Dripping (two series 1973–1975), The Secret World of Polly Flint (1987), and Moondial (1988).