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Barry Letts (1925–2009)


Barry Letts started his career as an actor. He began in repertory in York whilst also working for a local radio station in Leeds. After a chance meeting with BBC producer/director Rex Tucker, he started working with him first on radio and then on television. His first television appearance was in a 1950 production of "Gunpowder Guy," about Guy ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 84) in England, UK

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Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Producer
(1967-1981)
Brookside
Brookside Director
(1982)
EastEnders
EastEnders Director
(1990-1992)
The Newcomers
The Newcomers Director
(1966-1969)

Filmography

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 1985 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (producer)
 1984 The Prisoner of Zenda (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (producer)
 1984 The Invisible Man (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Hunting of the Invisible Man (1984) ... (producer)
- Certain First Principles (1984) ... (producer)
- Dr. Kemp's Visitor (1984) ... (producer)
- Mr. Marvel's Visit to Iping (1984) ... (producer)
- The Unveiling of the Stranger (1984) ... (producer)
 1984 Goodbye Mr. Chips (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (producer)
 1983 Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 11 episodes)
- Reunion (1983) ... (producer)
- Family Found (1983) ... (producer)
- Beggarwoman to Teacher (1983) ... (producer)
- A Secret Is Revealed (1983) ... (producer)
- Proposal (1983) ... (producer)
 1983 Dombey & Son (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.9 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (producer)
 1982 Beau Geste (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (producer)
 1982 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... (producer)
 1982 Stalky & Co. (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Last Term (1982) ... (producer)
- A Little Prep (1982) ... (producer)
- The Moral Reformers (1982) ... (producer)
- Slaves of the Lamp (1982) ... (producer)
- In Ambush (1982) ... (producer)
 1981 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Episode Twelve (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode Eleven (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode Ten (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode Nine (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode Eight (1981) ... (producer)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (producer - 128 episodes, 1970 - 1975) (executive producer - 28 episodes, 1980 - 1981)
- Logopolis: Part Four (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Logopolis: Part Three (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Logopolis: Part Two (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Logopolis: Part One (1981) ... (executive producer)
- The Keeper of Traken: Part Four (1981) ... (executive producer)
 1981 Sense and Sensibility (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... (producer)
 1980-1981 The Talisman (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (producer)
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Part 8 (1980) ... (producer)
- Part 7 (1980) ... (producer)
- Part 6 (1980) ... (producer)
- Part 5 (1980) ... (producer)
- Part 4 (1980) ... (producer)
 1980 The Swish of the Curtain (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (producer)
 1980 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (producer)
 1979-1980 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (producer)
 1980 Once Upon a Classic (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- A Tale of Two Cities (1980) ... (producer)
 1978-1979 The Mill on the Floss (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode Eight (1979) ... (producer)
- Episode Six (1979) ... (producer)
- Episode One (1978) ... (producer)
 1978 Pinocchio (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Part 4 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 3 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 2 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 1 (1978) ... (producer)
 1978 Sexton Blake and the Demon God (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Part 6 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 5 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 4 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 3 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 2 (1978) ... (producer)
 1978 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (producer)
 1977 The Children of the New Forest (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Part 5 (1977) ... (producer)
- Part 4 (1977) ... (producer)
- Part 3 (1977) ... (producer)
- Part 2 (1977) ... (producer)
- Part 1 (1977) ... (producer)
 1977 Treasure Island (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (producer)
 1977 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (producer)
 1976 Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (producer)
 1976 Katy (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (producer)
 1976 Lorna Doone (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (producer)
 1973 Moonbase 3 (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- View of a Dead Planet (1973) ... (producer)
- Castor and Pollux (1973) ... (producer)
- Outsiders (1973) ... (producer)
- Achilles Heel (1973) ... (producer)
- Behemoth (1973) ... (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who (1963) DVD "The Time Warrior". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Guy Leopold | Barrie Letts
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

What Terrance Dicks, my script editor, and I established (and what was picked up and developed by Philip Hinchcliffe with [Robert Holmes]) was an approach based on some definite principles deriving from the best of the past. We took the programme seriously. This is not to say that we didn't have fun making it, or that the writing had the po-faced grimness--or dullness--of some of the more dreary ... See more »

Trivia:

He died five weeks after providing the DVD commentary for Doctor Who: The Time Monster: Episode One (1972). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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