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Gareth Gwenlan (1937–2016)

A British television comedy legend, who will forever be remembered for directing and producing series such as The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976), Butterflies (1978) and Only Fools and Horses.... (1981), Gareth Gwenlan was born in Brecon on April 26 1937. His father died when he was two and he was brought up by his grandparents and widowed... See full bio »

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Known For

Only Fools and Horses....
(1988-2003)
To the Manor Born
(1979-2007)
Waiting for God
Waiting for God Producer
(1990-1994)

Filmography

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 2014 Only Fools and Horses: Beckham in Peckham (TV Short) (executive producer)
 2013 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- A Tsar Is Born (2013) ... (producer)
- Scot Free (2013) ... (producer)
- A Diplomatic Dilemma (2013) ... (producer)
- Gentlemen's Agreement (2013) ... (producer)
- The Poisoned Chalice (2013) ... (producer)
 2010-2011 Rock & Chips (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- The Frog and the Pussycat (2011) ... (producer)
- Five Gold Rings (2010) ... (producer)
- Pilot (2010) ... (producer)
  The Green Green Grass (TV Series) (producer - 23 episodes, 2005 - 2009) (series producer - 7 episodes, 2006) (co-producer - 1 episode, 2007)
- For Richer for Poorer (2009) ... (producer)
- One Man's Junk (2009) ... (producer)
- I Done It My Way (2009) ... (producer)
- The Departed (2009) ... (producer)
- Your Cheating Art (2009) ... (producer)
 2002-2008 High Hopes (TV Series) (producer - 36 episodes)
- Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (2008) ... (producer)
- Internal Affairs (2008) ... (producer)
- A Passage to India (2008) ... (producer)
- Nine to Five (2008) ... (producer)
- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (2008) ... (producer)
 1979-2007 To the Manor Born (TV Series) (producer - 22 episodes)
- Episode #4.0 (2007) ... (producer)
- Back to the Manor (1981) ... (producer)
- Connections in High Places (1981) ... (producer)
- Cosmetics (1981) ... (producer)
- Birds Vs. Bees (1981) ... (producer)
 2005 Cynthia (TV Series) (co-producer)
 2004-2005 Tea and Biscuits with Maggie Pritchard (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Chicken Tonight (2005) ... (producer)
- Wheely Bins (2005) ... (producer)
- UFO's (2005) ... (producer)
- The Day Centre (2005) ... (producer)
- Billy's Anniversary (2005) ... (producer)
 1988-2003 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (producer - 25 episodes)
- Sleepless in Peckham...! (2003) ... (producer)
- Strangers on the Shore...! (2002) ... (producer)
- If They Could See Us Now.....! (2001) ... (producer)
- Time on Our Hands (1996) ... (producer)
- Modern Men (1996) ... (producer)
 1998-2000 Heartburn Hotel (TV Series) (producer - 12 episodes)
- Therapy (2000) ... (producer)
- Kin (2000) ... (producer)
- Hero (2000) ... (producer)
- Siege (2000) ... (producer)
- Vows (2000) ... (producer)
 1998-1999 Roger Roger (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Too Much Wine, Too Many Stars (1999) ... (producer)
- Ask the 1975 Millwall Defence (1999) ... (producer)
- Sometimes It's Hard to Be a Man (1999) ... (producer)
 1996 The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1996) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1996) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... (producer)
 1996 Roger Roger (TV Movie) (producer)
 1995 Next of Kin (TV Series) (producer)
 1990-1994 Waiting for God (TV Series) (producer - 47 episodes)
- A Double Wedding? (1994) ... (producer)
- Bungee Jumping (1994) ... (producer)
- Harvey the Priest (1994) ... (producer)
- Trouble with Men (1994) ... (producer)
- Diana's Diet (1994) ... (producer)
 1994 Honey for Tea (TV Series) (producer)
 1990 On the Up (TV Series) (producer)
 1988 Double First (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1988) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (producer)
 1988 First of the Summer Wine (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1988) ... (producer)
 1985 The Mistress (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (producer)
 1983 Sweet Sixteen (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... (producer)
 1983 Pinkerton's Progress (TV Series) (producer)
 1981-1982 Solo (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.6 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.5 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.4 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.3 (1982) ... (producer)
 1982 Goodbye, Mr. Kent (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (producer)
 1980-1981 Sink or Swim (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- The Interviewer (1981) ... (producer)
- The Boat (1981) ... (producer)
- The Car (1981) ... (producer)
- The Turkey (1981) ... (producer)
- Croydon (1980) ... (producer)
 1980 The Sun Trap (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (producer)
 1978-1979 Butterflies (TV Series) (producer - 14 episodes)
- Christmas with the Parkinsons (1979) ... (producer)
- Lunch with Leonard (1979) ... (producer)
- An Attractive Visitor (1979) ... (producer)
- Keeping Fit (1979) ... (producer)
- A Dog's Life (1979) ... (producer)
 1976-1979 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (TV Series) (producer - 20 episodes)
- Episode #3.7 (1979) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.6 (1979) ... (producer)
- Timebomb (1979) ... (producer)
- Communal Social Evenings (1978) ... (producer)
- The Trickle of Visitors (1978) ... (producer)
 1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo (1978) ... (producer)
- Big Business (1978) ... (producer)
- The Editor Regrets (1978) ... (producer)
- The Luck of the Stiffhams (1978) ... (producer)
- Tangled Hearts (1978) ... (producer)
 1976-1977 Just a Nimmo (TV Series) (producer - 18 episodes)
- Episode #3.10 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.9 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.8 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.7 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.6 (1977) ... (producer)
 1975 The Punch Review (TV Series) (producer)
 1975 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Going, Going, Gone... Free? (1975) ... (producer)
- Only on Sunday (1975) ... (producer)
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Personal Quote:

[his reply when asked to extend episodes of Only Fools and Horses from 30 to 50 minutes] Well, a situation comedy is only thirty minutes. It won't sustain more than that, really.

Trivia:

Gwenlan and John Sullivan approached David Jason in 2011 with Del Boy coming back at 65 and what had become of everyone from Only Fools and Horses.... (1981). Jason was up for it, because anything was possible in Sullivan's hands. But two weeks later, Gwenlan phoned Jason saying Sullivan was in intensive care with viral pneumonia. He seemed on the mend, and got to leave hospital and go home at ... See more »

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