Bob Baker

Last updated 05 November 2021

Bob Baker (1939-2021)
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Robert Baker

Born: Wednesday 26th July 1939
Died: Friday 5th November 2021 (age: 82)


Bob Baker is a British television and film writer. His most famous contributions have been as the author of four scripts for the Wallace and Gromit films The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death.

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. 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.