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Robert BakerBorn: Wed 26th July 1939 (age: 73)
Bob Baker (born in Bristol, England ) is a British television and film writer. His most famous contributions have been as the author of four scripts for the Wallace and Gromitfilms The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death (in which a character is named after him).
Baker is also known for numerous scripts for Doctor Who between 1971 and 1979. For all but the last of these, Baker collaborated with Dave Martin. Together, they were nicknamed "The Bristol Boys" by the Doctor Who production teams with whom they worked.
Baker and Martin's most notable contributions to the Doctor Who mythos were probably the robot computer K-9 (created for The Invisible Enemy) and the renegade Time Lord Omega (created for The Three Doctors, Doctor Who's 10th anniversary story).
Together with Martin, they also created fantasy television serials for children including the 1975 Sky.
Baker's other contributions to British television include scripts for episodes of Shoestring and Bergerac. On 16 March 2006, it was reported in the free newspaper Metro that he was working on a new animated series featuring K-9, K-9.
Laurie Booth working with Baker have recently created a website. www.bobbaker.tv
As of 2010, Baker's now the only surviving scriptwriter from the Third Doctor era.
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