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Christopher Barry

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Christopher Barry
Christopher Barry 2
Birth date: 20 September 1925
Death date: 7 February 2014
In the DWU
Main jobs: Director
Stories: see credits section
Main time period active: 1963-1966, 1971-1972, 1975-1976, 1979, 1995
Career highlights
Notable non-DWU work: The Man in the White Suite, The Love Lottery, The Ship that Died of Shame, Jane Eyre, Compact, Smugglers Bay, Z-Cars, Paul Temple, Moonbase 3, Poldark, Angles, Nicholas Nickleby, All Creatures Great and Small, The Tripods
IMDb profile

Christopher Barry directed several Doctor Who serials, beginning with several episodes of the very first Dalek story. His other television credits included Compact, Smuggler's Bay, Paul Temple, Z-Cars, Poldark, The Onedin Line, All Creatures Great and Small, Juliet Bravo, Dramarama and other science fiction series, including Out of the Unknown, Moonbase 3 and The Tripods.

He was one of only three people to direct Doctor Who serials featuring William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker; the other two were Douglas Camfield and Lennie Mayne.

He played the First ''Morbius'' Doctor in TV: The Brain of Morbius meaning he played the earliest known incarnation of the Doctor, predating 'the original' by several incarnations.

Barry spent his retirement living in Oxfordshire and died on 7 February 2014 following an escalator fall at a shopping centre in Banbury.[1]

Credits Edit

Doctor Who stories directed Edit

Doctor Who-related works directed Edit

Bibliography Edit

  • The End (published in Drabble Who)

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Footnotes Edit

  1. Hayley Dixon and agencies (15 February 2014). Doctor Who director dies after escalator fall. The Telegraph. Retrieved on 16 February 2014.

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