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David Nobbs (1935–2015)

David Nobbs was born on March 13, 1935 in Petts Wood, London, England as David Gordon Nobbs. He is known for his work on The Wedding Date (2005), It's Tommy Cooper (1969) and The Two Ronnies (1971). He was married to Susan Bray and Mary Jane Blatchford. He died on August 9, 2015 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Wedding Date Rolls Royce Driver
(2005)
(1969-1970)
(1971-1982)

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  Reggie Perrin (TV Series) (creator - 12 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (written by - 12 episodes, 2009 - 2010)
- Episode #2.6 (2010) ... (creator - uncredited) / (written by)
- Episode #2.5 (2010) ... (creator - uncredited) / (written by)
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... (creator - uncredited) / (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (2010) ... (creator - uncredited) / (written by)
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... (creator - uncredited) / (written by)
 2005 The Two Ronnies Sketchbook (TV Series)
 2001 Gentlemen's Relish (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1996 Cuts (TV Movie)
 1996 The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1996) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (1996) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... (written by)
 1994 Love on a Branch Line (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Ain't She Sweet (1994) ... (written by)
- I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (1994) ... (written by)
- I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (1994) ... (written by)
- Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1994) ... (written by)
 1993 Stalag Luft (TV Movie)
  The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Second from Last in the Sack Race" - 4 episodes, 1992) (script - 4 episodes, 1992)
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... (novel "Second from Last in the Sack Race") / (script)
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... (novel "Second from Last in the Sack Race") / (script)
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... (novel "Second from Last in the Sack Race") / (script)
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... (novel "Second from Last in the Sack Race") / (script)
 1991 Rich Tea and Sympathy (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Waiters & Whoopie Cushions (1991) ... (writer)
- Sinners & Sea Bass (1991) ... (writer)
- Vegetable Samosas & Virgins (1991) ... (writer)
- Socks & Self Denial (1991) ... (writer)
- Poppadoms & Peeping Toms (1991) ... (writer)
 1989 A Bit of a Do (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- The Civil Wedding (1989) ... (written by)
- The Funeral (1989) ... (written by)
- The Farewell Party (1989) ... (written by)
- The Grand Opening of Sillitoe's (1989) ... (written by)
  Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1982 - 1988) (creator - 1 episode, 1982)
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (writer)
 1987 The Les Dawson Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984-1986 Fairly Secret Army (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Treacherous Chaps, Causes (1986) ... (writer)
- You're Going to Be a Hero, Harry (1986) ... (writer)
- Ever Tried Making Love to a Marxist? (1986) ... (writer)
- One Mistake, Whole Caboosh Plughole (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 Bombardemagnus (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (screenplay)
 1984 The Hello Goodbye Man (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (writer)
 1983 Reggie (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes)
- Once a Father (1983) ... (creator)
- Reggie's Warning (1983) ... (creator)
- That's Life (1983) ... (creator)
- The Seduction of Reggie (1983) ... (creator)
  The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (written by - 29 episodes, 1973 - 1982) (writer - 15 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (additional material - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (special material - 1 episode, 1973)
- 1982 Christmas Special (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #9.6 (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #9.4 (1981) ... (written by)
- Episode #9.3 (1981) ... (written by)
- Episode #9.1 (1981) ... (written by)
  Secombe with Music (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1982) (special material - 1 episode, 1980)
- Episode dated 15 September 1982 (1982) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 17 December 1980 (1980) ... (special material)
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1980-1982 The Glamour Girls (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1982) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1982) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1982) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1982) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1982) ... (writer)
 1981 Plays for Pleasure (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Cupid's Darts (1981) ... (written by)
 1980 The Sun Trap (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)
  The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (TV Series) (by - 19 episodes, 1976 - 1979) (written by - 2 episodes, 1977)
- Episode #3.7 (1979) ... (by)
- Episode #3.6 (1979) ... (by)
- Timebomb (1979) ... (by)
- Communal Social Evenings (1978) ... (by)
- The Trickle of Visitors (1978) ... (by)
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Goosepimples (1978) ... (writer)
 1977 Dawson and Friends (TV Series)
 1976 The ITV Play (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Our Young Mr Wignall (1976) ... (script)
 1976 The Kenneth Williams Show (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1976) ... (script)
 1975 Christmas Box (TV Movie)
 1975 The Les Dawson Show (TV Special)
 1975 Electric Cinema (TV Movie)
 1974 Sounds Like Les Dawson (TV Special) (written by)
 1973 Hey Brian! (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Our Kid (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Turn of the Worm (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 An Evening with Francis Howerd (TV Series) (episode 2)
 1973 Whoops Baghdad! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Wazir Takes a Wife (1973) ... (written by)
 1971-1972 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (script: The Two Ronnies - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1972 (1972) ... (script: The Two Ronnies)
- Episode dated 25 December 1971 (1971) ... (script: The Two Ronnies)
 1972 Tarbuck's Luck (TV Series) (additional material - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1972) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... (additional material)
 1971 Keep It in the Family (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Dinner (1971) ... (writer)
- Happy Event (1971) ... (writer)
- The Suit (1971) ... (writer)
- Captain Angus (1971) ... (writer)
- Four Into Three Won't Go (1971) ... (writer)
 1971 Ronnie Corbett in Bed (TV Movie) (writer)
 1970 Shine a Light (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Two's a Crowd (1970) ... (writer)
- The Chips Are Down (1970) ... (writer)
- The Great Relief (1970) ... (writer)
- The Robinson Mutiny (1970) ... (writer)
- Red Letter Day (1970) ... (writer)
 1969-1970 It's Tommy Cooper (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes)
- Episode #1.11 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.9 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.8 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.7 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 Frost on Sunday (TV Series) (script - 9 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.11 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.9 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.8 (1970) ... (script)
 1969 Sez Les (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 Frost on Saturday (TV Series) (contributor - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.18 (1968) ... (contributor)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... (contributor)
 1968 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roy Hudd and Bill Haley & His Comets (1968) ... (writer)
 1966-1967 The Frost Report (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes)
- Showbusiness (1967) ... (writer)
- Youth (1967) ... (writer)
- Europe (1967) ... (writer)
- Crime (1967) ... (writer)
- Transport (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Signal Box of Grandpa Hudson (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series) (script - 4 episodes)
- Episode #4.4 (1965) ... (script)
- Episode #4.3 (1965) ... (script)
- Episode #4.2 (1965) ... (script)
- Episode #4.1 (1965) ... (script)
 1964 Lance at Large (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... (script)
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... (script)
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... (script)
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... (script)
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... (script)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
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Personal Quote:

[on his disastrous sitcom The Sun Trap (1980)] I could choose my subject and I knew it would be done, and I did choose my subject, which was British residents in Spain, and it was done, and I got the lowest recorded audience for any sitcom in the history of BBC One. See more »

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He was a Patron of the British Humanist Association and a believer in the ideals of secularism. See more »

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