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Ian Messiter (1920–1999)

Ian Messiter was born on April 2, 1920 in Dudley, England. He is known for his work on Mister Drake's Duck (1951), Just a Minute (1994) and Just a Minute (2012). He was married to Enid Messiter. He died on November 22, 1999 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 79) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Mister Drake's Duck
(1951)
Just a Minute
Just a Minute Writer
(1994-1999)
Just a Minute
Just a Minute Writer
(2012)
Celebrity Squares
(1975)

Filmography

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 2012 Just a Minute (TV Series) (format created by - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2012) ... (format created by)
- Episode #1.9 (2012) ... (format created by)
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... (format created by)
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... (format created by)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (format created by)
 1994-1999 Just a Minute (TV Series) (creator - 48 episodes)
- Episode #4.20 (1999) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.19 (1999) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.18 (1999) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.17 (1999) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.16 (1999) ... (creator)
 1984 Bob's Full House (TV Series) (questions compiled by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (questions compiled by)
 1976 Just a Minute (TV Movie) (creator)
 1975 Celebrity Squares (TV Series) (deviser)
 1969 Just a Minute (TV Movie) (creator)
 1968 The Nixon Line (TV Series) (researcher - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.19 (1968) ... (researcher)
- Episode #1.16 (1968) ... (researcher)
 1955 The Case of Mr. Pelham (TV Movie) (idea by)
 1951 Mister Drake's Duck (radio play)
 1948 The Case of Mr. Pelham (TV Movie) (from an idea by - as Ian C. Messiter)
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 1982-1983 Family Fortunes (TV Series) (program associate - 27 episodes)
- Famous Family Fortunes (1983) ... (program associate)
- Episode #5.1 (1983) ... (program associate)
- Episode #4.26 (1983) ... (program associate)
- Episode #4.24 (1983) ... (program associate)
- Episode #4.23 (1983) ... (program associate)
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 1980 The Adventure Game (TV Series)
The Rangdo of Arg
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... The Rangdo of Arg
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... The Rangdo of Arg
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... The Rangdo of Arg
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... The Rangdo of Arg
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... The Rangdo of Arg
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 1969 Just a Minute (TV Movie) (producer)
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 2002 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- It's Time for 'Just a Minute' (2002) ... Himself (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Ian Messiter was best known in the UK for his pioneering work in BBC radio, particularly for devising the entertaining game "Just a Minute", which began in 1968 and featured such comic talents as Kenneth Williams (Carry On films, et al), Derek Nimmo (TV - All Gas and Gaiters, etc), Clement Freud MP and Peter Jones (TV - The Rag... See more »

Alternate Names:

Ian C. Messiter
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Father of oboist Malcolm Messiter, and a daughter. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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