Bob Block

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Bob Block
Born July 20, 1921(1921-07-20) [1]
Plymouth, England
Died April 17, 2011(2011-04-17) (aged 89)[1][2]
Nationality British
Occupation Comedy scriptwriter
Years active 1950–1986[3]
Known for Life with the Lyons, Rentaghost

Bob Block (20 July 1921 – 17 April 2011) was a British radio, television and film comedy scriptwriter.


His earliest work was for radio, best known for co-writing the domestic sitcom Life with the Lyons for Ben Lyon, as well as working with Arthur Askey and Frankie Howerd.[3]

Block was best known for writing television comedy series for children, including Pardon My Genie (1972–73), Robert's Robots (1974–75), Galloping Galaxies (1985) and the BBC's long-running Rentaghost (1976–84).

Notable credits[edit]



Music hall[edit]

  • Kindly Leave the Stage (1968)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bob Block, comedy scriptwriter". Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Radio 4 and 4 Extra Blog: Bob Block: Life with the Lyons on 4 Extra". Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Bob Block Writing C.V.". Retrieved 2011-05-04.