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Barry Took (1928–2002)

Barry Took was born on June 19, 1928 in Muswell Hill, North London, England. He was a writer and actor, known for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967), The Val Doonican Music Show (1976) and Every Home Should Have One (1970). He died on March 31, 2002 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 73) in London, England, UK

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 1979-1980 The Val Doonican Music Show (TV Series) (special material - 17 episodes)
- Episode #4.8 (1980) ... (special material)
- Episode #4.7 (1980) ... (special material)
- Episode #4.6 (1980) ... (special material)
- Episode #4.5 (1980) ... (special material)
- Episode #4.4 (1980) ... (special material)
 1979 The Basil Brush Show (TV Series) (script - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 10 November 1979 (1979) ... (script)
- Episode dated 3 November 1979 (1979) ... (script)
 1976-1978 One-Upmanship (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- Up Country (1978) ... (writer)
- Getting Acrossmanship (1976) ... (writer)
- Up Up and Awaymanship (1976) ... (writer)
- Housemanship (1976) ... (writer)
- Who Was that Ladymanship? (1976) ... (writer)
 1977 A Roof Over My Head (TV Series) (adaptation - 8 episodes)
- Home and Dried (1977) ... (adaptation)
- Another Fine Mess (1977) ... (adaptation)
- Not Cricket (1977) ... (adaptation)
- Learn to Dread One Day at a Time (1977) ... (adaptation)
- The Sitting Tenant (1977) ... (adaptation)
 1976 N.U.T.S. (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (creator)
 1975 The Punch Review (TV Series)
 1975 On the Move (TV Series)
 1974 Badger's Set (TV Movie)
  Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1965 - 1974) (script - 1 episode, 1963)
- Howerd's History of England (1974) ... (writer)
- Tooth and Claw (1969) ... (writer)
- Stiff Upper Lip (1968) ... (writer)
- Memoirs of a Chaise Longue (1965) ... (writer)
 1974 History of England (TV Movie)
 1974 Marty Back Together Again (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 It's Lulu (TV Series) (ballet - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (1973) ... (ballet)
 1973 Is This a Record? (Short)
 1972 Grubstreet (TV Series) (deviser)
 1972 Scoop (TV Series) (adaptation - 7 episodes)
- A Surfeit of Boots (1972) ... (adaptation)
- The Ubiquitous Mr. Baldwin (1972) ... (adaptation)
- The Scoop (1972) ... (adaptation)
- Stones £20 (1972) ... (adaptation)
- The War Torn Ishmaelia (1972) ... (adaptation)
 1970 Marty Amok (TV Movie)
 1969-1970 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series) (writer - 16 episodes)
- Episode #3.26 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.25 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.24 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.23 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.22 (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... (writer)
  Marty (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode dated 17 March 1969 (1969) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.6 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1968) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 Broaden Your Mind (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1968 The Harry Secombe Show (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 Horne A'Plenty (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 Stiff Upper Lip (TV Movie)
 1965-1966 Barney Is My Darling (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Prodigal Son (1966) ... (writer)
- My Son! My Son! (1966) ... (writer)
- Weddings, Funerals and Christenings (1966) ... (writer)
- The Twenty Six Year Itch (1965) ... (writer)
- The 2000 Pounds a Year Man (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 The New London Palladium Show (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... (script)
 1965 The Walrus and the Carpenter (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Secret Life of Gascoigne Quilt (1965) ... (writer)
- The Quarrel (1965) ... (writer)
- Luther and the Golden Fleece (1965) ... (writer)
- Luther Flannery Revisited (1965) ... (writer)
- The Coffin They Carry You Off In (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 Scott On... (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Birds (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Foreign Affairs (TV Series)
 1963 Comedy Four (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Home from Home (1963)
- Scoop (1963)
- Fit for Heroes (1963)
- Tea at the Ritz (1963)
  Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series) (1 episode, 1962) (writer - 46 episodes, 1960 - 1963)
- The Pillar Box (1963) ... (creator)
- The Toerag (1962) ... (creator)
- Lover's Knot (1962) ... (creator)
- Rear Window (1962) ... (creator)
 1961 Colonel Trumper's Private War (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Behind Enemy Lines (1961) ... (writer)
- Factory Saboteurs (1961) ... (writer)
- A Phoney Marks Time (1961) ... (writer)
- The Spy School (1961) ... (writer)
- Operation Lubenski (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Ladies and Gentle-Men (TV Movie)
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Emergency Hut 29 (1960) ... (writer)
- The Feud (1960) ... (writer)
- Bull by the Horn (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.5 (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 Jack Hylton's Monday Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 April 1958 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 10 February 1958 (1958) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in Myer and Grahame's revue, "For Adults Only", at the Fortune Theatre in London, England with Miriam Karlin, Hugh Paddick, Ron Moody, Patricia Lancaster and Richard Waring in the cast. See more »
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Trivia:

One of his first jobs was as a comic in Holmfirth in West Yorkshire. He suggested the town as the setting for Last of the Summer Wine (1973) to the show's first series producer James Gilbert prior to production. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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