Morris Barry

Last updated 09 January 2020

Morris Barry (1918-2000)
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Morris Barry

Born: Saturday 9th February 1918
Died: November 2000 (age: 82)


Morris Barry was born in Northampton and was a noticeable figure on the production side of the BBC in the 1960s and 1970s.

He made his name as a producer and director on such notable productions as AngelsCompact and Z-Cars; but his most impressive credit was perhaps as producer of the highly popular dramatisation of Poldark by Winston Graham.

Morris Barry had a strong connection with Doctor Who as well. He directed three stories during the Patrick Troughton years: The Moonbase(1966), The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) and The Dominators (1968).

He also appeared as an actor in the Doctor Who story The Creature from the Pit in 1979, playing the scientist Tollund. His other acting credits include episodes of Are You Being Served?Blake's 7The Day of the TriffidsTales of the UnexpectedAll Creatures Great and Small, and Hi-de-Hi!.

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