Ed Bye

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Ed Bye
Born Edward Richard Morrison Bye
1955 (age 59–60)
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Education Mount House School
Occupation Television and film director
Television and film producer
Spouse(s) Ruby Wax
Children 3

Edward Richard Morrison Bye (born 1955, Hammersmith, London)[1] is a British film and TV producer and director. He is best known for his work with Grant Naylor, Harry Enfield and Jasper Carrott, and has worked with many of British TV's best known comedians and comedy actors. In June 2007 he took on the role of director for the long-planned, but still awaited, film Carry On London, replacing Peter Richardson.

Ed Bye attended Mount House School, Tavistock, Devon, in the late 1960s, where he was known as an excellent swimmer. He is married to Ruby Wax and has three children.

Bye's sister, Julia Canning, was killed on 6 May 2009 when one of her dogs pulled her onto the track of the London to Penzance railway line and she was struck by a high-speed train.[2]

In 2011 he co-founded the production company Tall TV with Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson.[3]




  • Celeb (2002) - TV series
  • Can't Smeg, Won't Smeg (1998) - TV special
  • Red Dwarf: A-Z (1998) - TV special
  • Red Dwarf (1997-1999 series VII-VIII) - TV series
  • How To Be A Little Sod (1995) - TV series (Executive Producer)
  • Red Dwarf: Smeg Outs (1995) - video
  • Carrott U Like (1994) - TV comedy
  • The Detectives (1993-1997) - TV series
  • The 10%ers (1993) - TV series
  • Bottom (1991-1992) - TV series
  • The Full Wax (1991-1993) - TV series
  • Canned Carrott (1990-1992) - TV series
  • Craig Goes Mad in Melbourne (1988) - TV series
  • Spider Plant Man. Comic relief special with Tony Robinson, Jim Broadbent and Rowan Atkinson. SPFX by the Farm, Andy Hay and Steve Deakin-Davies.


  • Lenny Henry in Pieces (2001 special; 2002) - TV special and series (Writer)
  • Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives (1996) - TV series (Script Supervisor)
  • The Young Ones (1982-1984) - TV series (Production Manager)


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