Christopher Barry

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Not to be confused with Chris Barrie or Marion Christopher Barry.
Christopher Barry
Born Christopher Chisholm Barry
(1925-09-20)20 September 1925
East Greenwich, London, England, UK
Died 7 February 2014(2014-02-07) (aged 88)
Horton Hospital, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Residence Hook Horton, Oxfordshire[1]
Occupation Television director
Years active 1949–2000
Television Doctor Who

Christopher Chisholm Barry (20 September 1925 – 7 February 2014) was a British television director best known for his work on the science-fiction series Doctor Who.

Life and career[edit]

Barry's work on Doctor Who covered the longest span of any director during the original run of the series, having overseen episodes from 1963 until 1979.

Among Barry's other television credits were episodes of Compact (1962), Paul Temple (1970-71), Z-Cars (1971-78), Poldark (1975), The Onedin Line (1977), All Creatures Great and Small (1978-80), Juliet Bravo (1980) and Dramarama (1983). His other science-fiction credits were for Out of the Unknown (1969), Moonbase 3 (1973) and The Tripods (1984). He appeared in a feature covering his life's work on the DVD release of the Doctor Who serial The Creature from the Pit, released in May 2010.

Barry lived in Oxfordshire in his retirement. He died following an escalator fall in a shopping centre in Banbury on 7 February 2014. An inquest into his death is due to be held on 5 June 2014.[1]

Doctor Who credits[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "Doctor Who director dies after escalator fall". The Daily Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). 15 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.