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Barry Letts (1925–2009)


Barry Letts started his career as an actor. He began in repertory in York whilst also working for a local radio station in Leeds. After a chance meeting with BBC producer/director Rex Tucker, he started working with him first on radio and then on television. His first television appearance was in a 1950 production of "Gunpowder Guy," about Guy ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 84) in England, UK

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(1967-1981)
(1980)
(1986)

Filmography

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 1985 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (producer)
 1984 The Prisoner of Zenda (TV Mini Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (producer)
 1984 The Invisible Man (TV Mini Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Hunting of the Invisible Man (1984) ... (producer)
- Certain First Principles (1984) ... (producer)
- Dr. Kemp's Visitor (1984) ... (producer)
- Mr. Marvel's Visit to Iping (1984) ... (producer)
- The Unveiling of the Stranger (1984) ... (producer)
 1984 Goodbye Mr. Chips (TV Mini Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (producer)
 1983 Jane Eyre (TV Mini Series) (producer - 11 episodes)
- Reunion (1983) ... (producer)
- Family Found (1983) ... (producer)
- Beggarwoman to Teacher (1983) ... (producer)
- A Secret Is Revealed (1983) ... (producer)
- Proposal (1983) ... (producer)
 1983 Dombey & Son (TV Mini Series) (producer - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.9 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (producer)
 1982 Beau Geste (TV Mini Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (producer)
 1982 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Mini Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... (producer)
 1982 Stalky & Co. (TV Mini Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Last Term (1982) ... (producer)
- A Little Prep (1982) ... (producer)
- The Moral Reformers (1982) ... (producer)
- Slaves of the Lamp (1982) ... (producer)
- In Ambush (1982) ... (producer)
 1981 Great Expectations (TV Mini Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Episode Twelve (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode Eleven (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode Ten (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode Nine (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode Eight (1981) ... (producer)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (producer - 128 episodes, 1970 - 1975) (executive producer - 28 episodes, 1980 - 1981)
- Logopolis: Part Four (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Logopolis: Part Three (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Logopolis: Part Two (1981) ... (executive producer)
- Logopolis: Part One (1981) ... (executive producer)
- The Keeper of Traken: Part Four (1981) ... (executive producer)
 1981 Sense and Sensibility (TV Mini Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... (producer)
 1980-1981 The Talisman (TV Mini Series) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (producer)
 1980 Once Upon a Classic (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- A Tale of Two Cities (1980) ... (producer)
 1980 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Part 8 (1980) ... (producer)
- Part 7 (1980) ... (producer)
- Part 6 (1980) ... (producer)
- Part 5 (1980) ... (producer)
- Part 4 (1980) ... (producer)
 1980 The Swish of the Curtain (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (producer)
 1980 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Mini Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (producer)
 1979-1980 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini Series) (producer - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... (producer)
 1978-1979 The Mill on the Floss (TV Mini Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode Eight (1979) ... (producer)
- Episode Seven (1979) ... (producer)
- Episode Six (1979) ... (producer)
- Episode Five (1979) ... (producer)
- Episode Four (1979) ... (producer)
 1978 Pinocchio (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Part 4 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 3 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 2 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 1 (1978) ... (producer)
 1978 Sexton Blake and the Demon God (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Part 6 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 5 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 4 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 3 (1978) ... (producer)
- Part 2 (1978) ... (producer)
 1978 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (producer)
 1977 The Children of the New Forest (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Part 5 (1977) ... (producer)
- Part 4 (1977) ... (producer)
- Part 3 (1977) ... (producer)
- Part 2 (1977) ... (producer)
- Part 1 (1977) ... (producer)
 1977 Treasure Island (TV Mini Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (producer)
 1977 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (producer)
 1976 Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Mini Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (producer)
 1976 Katy (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (producer)
 1976 Lorna Doone (TV Mini Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (producer)
 1973 Moonbase 3 (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- View of a Dead Planet (1973) ... (producer)
- Castor and Pollux (1973) ... (producer)
- Outsiders (1973) ... (producer)
- Achilles Heel (1973) ... (producer)
- Behemoth (1973) ... (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who (1963) DVD "Day of the Daleks". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Guy Leopold | Barrie Letts
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

One of the first things I did when I took over as producer on 20 October 1969 was to ask Audience Research for a breakdown of the "Who" audience--and I discovered that 58% of it was over the age of 15; in other words, the majority of our viewers were adults. Yet that also meant that 42% were children of all ages, the children that the programme was aimed at from the start, and we certainly ... See more »

Trivia:

He served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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