Gareth Gwenlan

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Gareth Gwenlan
Born (1937-04-26)26 April 1937
Brecon, Wales
Died 8 May 2016(2016-05-08) (aged 79)
Herefordshire, England
Nationality Welsh
Alma mater King's College London
Occupation Television producer, director
Years active 1975–2016
Known for Only Fools and Horses
The Green Green Grass
Rock & Chips
Spouse(s) Valerie Bonner (1962-?;divorced)
Sarah Fanghanel (1986-?;divorced)
Gail Evans (m. 2000; his death 2016)
Children 2
Awards OBE

Gareth Gwenlan OBE (26 April 1937 – 8 May 2016)[1] was a Welsh television producer and director, best known for his work on shows such as The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, To the Manor Born, Only Fools and Horses, and High Hopes. In 1983 he was appointed Head of Comedy for BBC Wales, a position he held until 1990.

Gwenlan was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Gwenlan read English at King's College London.[3] He was married three times and had two children.[4] He died on 9 May 2016 in Herefordshire, England, aged 79.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Only Fools and Horses producer Gareth Gwenlan dies". BBC News. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60534. p. 11. 15 June 2013.
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  4. ^ "Gareth Gwenlan, BBC head of comedy – obituary". Daily Telegraph. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 

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