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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 »

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(age 84) in England, UK

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Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Producer
(1967-1981)
A Tale of Two Cities
(1980)
Lorna Doone
Lorna Doone Producer
(1976)

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 - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.8 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.7 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (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 - 3 episodes)
- Episode Eight (1979) ... (producer)
- Episode Six (1979) ... (producer)
- Episode One (1978) ... (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 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:

(1990s) Wrote two BBC Radio plays based upon Doctor Who (1963): "The Paradise of Death" (1993) and "The Ghosts of N-Space" (1996), both of which Letts also adapted into novels. Both the radio plays starred Jon Pertwee as the Doctor. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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:

Jon Pertwee considered him to be not only an excellent producer and director but also one of the best writers of Doctor Who (1963) and suggested Letts to write the radio spin-offs "The Paradise of Death" (1993) and "The Ghosts of N-Space" (1996), which Pertwee starred in. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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