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Humphrey Carpenter (1946–2005)

Humphrey Carpenter was born on April 29, 1946 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter. He was a writer and director, known for Jackanory (1965), Mr. Majeika (1988) and Close Up (1998). He was married to Mari Christina Prichard. He died on January 4, 2005 in Oxford. See full bio »

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Known For

Jackanory Writer
Mr. Majeika Writer
Close Up Miscellaneous Crew
An Awfully Big Adventure Himself - Tolkien's Biographer


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 1988-1990 Mr. Majeika (TV Series) (books - 20 episodes)
- Bye Bye Barty, Barty Bye Bye (1990) ... (books)
- Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1990) ... (books)
- I've Grown Accustomed to His Face (1990) ... (books)
- Someday My Doodles Will Come (1990) ... (books)
- Catch a Falling Ball (1990) ... (books)
  Jackanory (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1970) (adaptation - 5 episodes, 1969)
- Stories about Railways: Night Train (1970) ... (written by)
- Stories about Railways: Under the Ground (1970) ... (written by)
- Stories about Railways: Faster and Faster (1970) ... (written by)
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 1989 Mr. Majeika (TV Series)
Jolly Jasper
- Ghostclusters (1989) ... Jolly Jasper
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 1998 Close Up (TV Series documentary) (consultant - 1 episode)
- Dennis Potter: Under the Skin (1998) ... (consultant)
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 2002 J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth (Video documentary short)
Himself - Author
 1998 An Awfully Big Adventure (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Tolkien's Biographer
- J.R.R. Tolkien (1998) ... Himself - Tolkien's Biographer
 1992 Tolkien Remembered (TV Short documentary)
Himself - Biographer
 1983-1985 Book Four (TV Series)
Himself - Interviewee / Himself
- Episode #4.3 (1985) ... Himself
- Episode #3.3 (1984) ... Himself - Interviewee
- Episode #2.1 (1983) ... Himself - Interviewee

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Other Works:

(book) 'Oxford Companion To Childrens Literature'. (author) See more »

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Personal Quote:

Sleep is my only recreation.


Carpenter was a keen musician, who founded the jazz band Vile Bodies, which is still resident at the Ritz Hotel in London. He played the tuba and sousaphone, the double bass, bass saxophone and keyboard. See more »

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