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Bob Larbey (1934–2014)

Bob Larbey was born on June 24, 1934 in Lambeth, London, England as Robert Edward John Larbey. He was a writer, known for Please Sir! (1968), The Fenn Street Gang (1971) and Now and Then (1983). He was married to Patricia (Trish) Marshall. He died on March 31, 2014 in London. See full bio »

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(age 79) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Please Sir! Writer
(1968-1972)
(1971-1973)
Now and Then Writer
(1983-1984)
(1984-1989)

Filmography

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 2018 Schon wieder Sonntag (TV Movie) (play "A Month of Sundays")
 1992-2005 As Time Goes By (TV Series) (by - 67 episodes)
- Reunion Special: Part 2 (2005) ... (by)
- Reunion Special: Part 1 (2005) ... (by)
- You Must Remember This.... (2002) ... (by)
- What Now? (2002) ... (by)
- The Wedding (2002) ... (by)
 2003 More Great Comedy Moments (Video) (written by: "Ever Decreasing Circles")
  Ain't Misbehavin' (TV Mini Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1997) (deviser - 1 episode, 1997)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (deviser)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... (writer)
 1995-1996 My Good Friend (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1996) ... (writer)
 1995 Down to Earth (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... (written by)
  Mulberry (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1992 - 1993) (by - 6 episodes, 1993)
- An Unexpected Visit (1993) ... (by)
- A Musical Evening (1993) ... (written by)
- A Mysterious Guest (1993) ... (by)
- The Art Class (1993) ... (by)
- The Matchmaker (1993) ... (by)
 1990-1992 On the Up (TV Series) (written by - 19 episodes)
- Divorce (1992) ... (written by)
- Stephanie (1992) ... (written by)
- Parental Choice (1992) ... (written by)
- Temporary Secretary (1992) ... (written by)
- The Fishing Trip (1992) ... (written by)
 1991-1992 Hope It Rains (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- Old Actors (1992) ... (written by)
- Television (1992) ... (written by)
- Music (1992) ... (written by)
- Seaside Photos (1992) ... (written by)
- The Summer Show (1992) ... (written by)
 1991 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series) (adaptation - 4 episodes)
- When the Green Woods Laugh: Part 2 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- When the Green Woods Laugh: Part 1 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- The Darling Buds of May: Part 2 (1991) ... (adaptation)
- The Darling Buds of May: Part 1 (1991) ... (adaptation)
 1986-1991 Brush Strokes (TV Series) (by - 40 episodes)
- Falling Apart (1991) ... (by)
- Episode #6.7 (1991) ... (by)
- Breakdown of Society (1991) ... (by)
- Episode #6.5 (1991) ... (by)
- Episode #6.4 (1991) ... (by)
 1990 Single Voices (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ginger (1990)
  Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series) (by - 26 episodes, 1984 - 1989) (written by - 1 episode, 1984)
- Moving On (1989) ... (by)
- Half an Office (1987) ... (by)
- Jumping to Conclusions (1987) ... (by)
- The Footpath (1987) ... (by)
- Neighbourhood Watch (1987) ... (by)
 1989 Age-Old Friends (TV Movie) (play "A Month Of Sundays") / (teleplay)
  Double First (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1988) (by - 1 episode, 1988)
- Episode #1.7 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (writer)
  Now and Then (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (creator - 7 episodes, 1983)
- Episode #2.6 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (1984) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (1984) ... (written by)
 1981-1984 A Fine Romance (TV Series) (by - 26 episodes)
- Happy Ever After? (1984) ... (by)
- A Romantic Meal (1984) ... (by)
- Problems (1984) ... (by)
- A Weekend Away (1984) ... (by)
- Mike's New Girlfriend (1984) ... (by)
 1983 All for Love (TV Series) (dramatisation - 1 episode)
- Mrs. Silly (1983) ... (dramatisation)
 1982-1983 Don't Rock the Boat (TV Series) (written by - 12 episodes)
- Top of the Bill (1983) ... (written by)
- A Matter of Principle (1983) ... (written by)
- The Flesh Is Weak (1983) ... (written by)
- Papering Over the Cracks (1983) ... (written by)
- A Judgement of Solomon (1983) ... (written by)
 1983 A Fine Romance (TV Movie)
 1980 Just Liz (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (writer)
 1977-1979 The Other One (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1979) ... (writer)
  Feet First (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... (writer)
 1978 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts (1978) ... (writer)
 1975-1978 The Good Life (TV Series) (by - 30 episodes)
- When I'm 65. (1978) ... (by)
- Silly, But It's Fun.... (1977) ... (by)
- Anniversary (1977) ... (by)
- Sweet and Sour Charity (1977) ... (by)
- Suit Yourself (1977) ... (by)
 1975-1978 Get Some In! (TV Series) (by - 34 episodes)
- Operation Greenfly (1978) ... (by)
- Labrador (1978) ... (by)
- Crisis (1978) ... (by)
- The Morgue (1978) ... (by)
- Death (1978) ... (by)
 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Miss/Celluloid Dreams/Mea Culpa (1977) ... (writer: Mea Culpa)
 1974 Football Crazy (TV Movie)
 1974 Funny Ha-Ha (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Football Crazy (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Bowler (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Without Let or Hindrance (1973) ... (writer)
- Bowler's Analysis (1973) ... (writer)
- The Family Tree (1973) ... (writer)
- R.I.P. (1973) ... (writer)
- Sweet and Sour Charity (1973) ... (writer)
  The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series) (created by - 33 episodes, 1971 - 1973) (written by - 32 episodes, 1971 - 1973) (series created by - 14 episodes, 1971 - 1973) (by - 1 episode, 1972)
- Full Circle (1973) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Abbott of Arabia (1973) ... (series created by)
- The Ant and the Grasshopper (1973) ... (creator) / (written by)
- After the Ball (1973) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Making Whoppee (1973) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1972 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie) (writer - segment "The Fenn Street Gang")
 1972 Cosmo and Thingy (TV Movie)
 1968-1972 Please Sir! (TV Series) (writer - 44 episodes)
- The Fixer (1972) ... (writer)
- Cup Fever (1972) ... (writer)
- The Ugly Ducklings (1972) ... (writer)
- Nemesis for Norman (1971) ... (writer)
- United We Sit (1971) ... (writer)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (written by - segment "Avarice")
 1971 Please Sir! (original story & screenplay)
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Who Sleeps on the Right? (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 Frost on Sunday (TV Series) (script - 7 episodes)
- Episode #2.9 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.8 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.7 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... (script)
 1969 Arthur? Arthur! (additional material)
 1965-1967 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series) (script - 4 episodes)
- Episode #7.3 (1967) ... (script)
- Episode #5.6 (1966) ... (script)
- Episode #5.5 (1966) ... (script)
- Episode #4.5 (1965) ... (script)
 1967 Room at the Bottom (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 Disney Wonderland (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1966)
 1966 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Room at the Bottom (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Spare a Copper (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His stage play, A Month of Sundays, won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Comedy in 1987. Larbey himself adapted the play for a Canadian-produced film version in 1989, starring Hume Cronyn

Publicity Listings:

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Spouse:

Patricia (Trish) Marshall  (her death)  (1 child)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on choosing Surbiton as the setting for The Good Life (1975)] To be honest, we were just looking for something that sounded like suburbia in big capital letters. We just picked it at random.

Trivia:

After leaving school, he got a job in an insurance office, then did National Service with the Army, stationed in Germany with the Education Corps. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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