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Bob Larbey (1934–2014)

Bob Larbey was born on June 24, 1934 in Lambeth, London, England as Robert Edward John Larbey. He was a writer, known for As Time Goes By (1992), Please Sir! (1968) and Age-Old Friends (1989). He was married to Patricia (Trish) Marshall. He died on March 31, 2014. See full bio »

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(age 79)

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Filmography

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 1992-2005 As Time Goes By (TV Series) (by - 67 episodes)
- Reunion Special: Part 2 (2005) ... (by)
- Reunion Special: Part 1 (2005) ... (by)
- You Must Remember This.... (2002) ... (by)
- What Now? (2002) ... (by)
- The Wedding (2002) ... (by)
  Ain't Misbehavin' (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1997) (deviser - 1 episode, 1997)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (deviser)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (writer)
 1995-1996 My Good Friend (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1996) ... (writer)
 1995 Down to Earth (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... (written by)
  Mulberry (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1992 - 1993) (by - 6 episodes, 1993)
- An Unexpected Visit (1993) ... (by)
- A Musical Evening (1993) ... (written by)
- A Mysterious Guest (1993) ... (by)
- The Art Class (1993) ... (by)
- The Matchmaker (1993) ... (by)
 1990-1992 On the Up (TV Series) (written by - 19 episodes)
- Divorce (1992) ... (written by)
- Stephanie (1992) ... (written by)
- Parental Choice (1992) ... (written by)
- Temporary Secretary (1992) ... (written by)
- The Fishing Trip (1992) ... (written by)
 1991-1992 Hope It Rains (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1992) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1992) ... (writer)
 1991 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series) (adaptation - 4 episodes)
- When the Green Woods Laugh: Part 2 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- When the Green Woods Laugh: Part 1 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- The Darling Buds of May: Part 2 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- The Darling Buds of May: Part 1 (1991) ... (adaptation)
 1986-1991 Brush Strokes (TV Series) (by - 40 episodes)
- Episode #5.8 (1991) ... (by)
- Episode #5.7 (1991) ... (by)
- Episode #5.6 (1991) ... (by)
- Episode #5.5 (1991) ... (by)
- Episode #5.4 (1991) ... (by)
  Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series) (by - 26 episodes, 1984 - 1989) (written by - 1 episode, 1984)
- Moving On (1989) ... (by)
- Half an Office (1987) ... (by)
- Jumping to Conclusions (1987) ... (by)
- The Footpath (1987) ... (by)
- Neighbourhood Watch (1987) ... (by)
 1989 Age-Old Friends (TV Movie) (play "A Month Of Sundays") / (screenplay)
 1988 Double First (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (writer)
 1983-1984 Now and Then (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (1984) ... (written by)
  A Fine Romance (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes, 1981 - 1984) (written by - 1 episode, 1981) (by - 1 episode, 1981)
- Happy Ever After? (1984) ... (writer)
- A Romantic Meal (1984) ... (writer)
- A Weekend Away (1984) ... (writer)
- Mike's New Girlfriend (1984) ... (writer)
- Business Problems (1983) ... (writer)
 1983 All for Love (TV Series) (dramatisation - 1 episode)
- Mrs. Silly (1983) ... (dramatisation)
 1983 A Fine Romance (TV Movie)
 1982 Don't Rock the Boat (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- One Big Happy Family (1982) ... (writer)
- A Woman's Place (1982) ... (writer)
- Code of the Hoxtons (1982) ... (writer)
- Combat Fatigue (1982) ... (writer)
- The Main Event (1982) ... (writer)
 1980 Just Liz (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (writer)
 1977-1979 The Other One (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1979) ... (writer)
 1979 Feet First (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... (writer)
 1978 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts (1978) ... (writer)
 1975-1978 Good Neighbors (TV Series) (by - 30 episodes)
- When I'm 65. (1978) ... (by)
- Silly, But It's Fun.... (1977) ... (by)
- Anniversary (1977) ... (by)
- Sweet and Sour Charity (1977) ... (by)
- Suit Yourself (1977) ... (by)
 1975-1978 Get Some In! (TV Series) (writer - 34 episodes)
- Operation Greenfly (1978) ... (writer)
- Labrador (1978) ... (writer)
- Crisis (1978) ... (writer)
- The Morgue (1978) ... (writer)
- Death (1978) ... (writer)
 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series)
 1974 Football Crazy (TV Short)
 1974 Funny Ha-Ha (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Football Crazy (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Bowler (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Without Let or Hindrance (1973) ... (writer)
- Bowler's Analysis (1973) ... (writer)
- The Family Tree (1973) ... (writer)
- R.I.P. (1973) ... (writer)
- Sweet and Sour Charity (1973) ... (writer)
 1971-1973 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series) (writer - 33 episodes)
- Full Circle (1973) ... (writer)
- The Ant and the Grasshopper (1973) ... (writer)
- After the Ball (1973) ... (writer)
- Making Whoopee (1973) ... (writer)
- Alone at Last (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie) (writer - segment "The Fenn Street Gang")
 1972 Cosmo and Thingy (TV Movie)
 1968-1972 Please Sir! (TV Series) (writer - 44 episodes)
- The Fixer (1972) ... (writer)
- Cup Fever (1972) ... (writer)
- The Ugly Duckling (1972) ... (writer)
- Nemesis for Norman (1971) ... (writer)
- United We Sit (1971) ... (writer)
 1971 Please Sir! (original story & screenplay)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (screenplay - segment "Avarice")
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Who Sleeps on the Right? (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 Frost on Sunday (TV Series) (script - 7 episodes)
- Episode #2.9 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.8 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.7 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... (script)
 1969 Arthur! Arthur! (additional material)
 1966 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Room at the Bottom (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Room at the Bottom (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.0 (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Spare a Copper (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His stage play, A Month of Sundays, won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Comedy in 1987. Larbey himself adapted the play for a Canadian-produced film version in 1989, starring Hume Cronyn
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on choosing Surbiton as the setting for Good Neighbors (1975)] To be honest, we were just looking for something that sounded like suburbia in big capital letters. We just picked it at random.

Trivia:

He met co-writer John Esmonde when they attended school in Clapham. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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