Humphrey Joh BARCLAY

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1941-03-24
Education Harrow (head of sch), Trinity Coll Cambridge (BA)
Publications N/A
Recreations watercolour painting, theatre, travelling
Clubs N/A
Style Humphrey Barclay, Esq
Career TV prodr; dir Cambridge Circus (Cambridge Footlights Revue starring >qv1qv2<3452>qv3<, >ir<, Graham Chapman, >qv1qv2<30032>qv3<, >ir<, and Bill Oddie) West End, NZ and Broadway 1963; joined BBC Radio 1963 (prodr first 50 episodes I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again), Rediffusion TV 1967-68 (invented Do Not Adjust Your Set (winner Prix Jeunesse 1968) starring >qv1qv2<28889>qv3<, >qv1qv2<14491>qv3<, >qv1qv2<13611>qv3< and >qv1qv2<11055>qv3<, >ir<), LWT 1968-83 (head of comedy 1977-83), jtly estab ind prodn co Humphrey Barclay Prodns 1983, controller of comedy LWT 1996-99, head of comedy devpt Granada Media Int 1999-2000, devpt exec (comedy) Celador Prodns 2002-; assoc Limehouse Prodns 1983, sometime script ed Video Arts; progs produced for LWT incl: We Have Ways of Making You Laugh, The Complete and Utter History of Britain, No! No! No!, Doctor in the House, Hark at Barker (pairing Ronnie Barker, Esq, OBE and >qv1qv2<18570>qv3<, >ir<), Six Dates with Barker, No - Honestly, Yes - Honestly, Pig in the Middle, The Pink Medicine Show, Two's Company, A Fine Romance, Bless Me Father, Now and Then, Agony (starring >qv1qv2<15709>qv3<, >ir<, Best Situation Comedy Banff TV Festival), The Strange Case of the End of the World as We Know It, Metal Mickey, End of Part One (nominated Int Emmy Award), Whoops Apocalypse (Most Original Prog Award RTS), Maggie and Her, The Glums, Stanley Baxter's Christmas Box, Holding the Fort, The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs, Luck Feller, Mixed Blessings, Canned Laughter, Peter Cook and Co (Gold medal NY Film and TV Festival), No Problem!, Hale and Pace, Faith in the Future, Saturday Live, Blind Men, The People vs Jerry Sadowitz, Duck Patrol, Can We Still Be Friends?, Bostock's Cup, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Spaced; progs produced for Humphrey Barclay Prodns: Party at the Palace, Relative Strangers (nominated Int Emmy Award, Silver Medal NY Film and TV Festival), Hot Metal, Thompson, Behaving Badly, Look Back in Anger, Surgical Spirit, Up The Garden Path, Conjugal Rites, What You Looking At?, Desmond's (Team Award and Silver Medal RTS, Br Comedy Best Sitcom Award), That's Love; progs produced for Limehouse Prodns: Short Vehicle, Up For Grabs, Celebration, Dream Stuffing; developed for Granada Media Int: Living Off Larry, Whetfish, Sit Down Shut Up; juror: BAFTA, Montreux Int Festival, RTS, Race in the Media Awards, Olivier Awards; ran comedy writing workshops in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Accra; adopted in the Ghanaian Royal family of Asona 2000, given the name Kwadwo Ameyaw Gyearbuor Yiadom I and appointed Nkosuohene (devpt chief) Kwahu Tafo 2001, fndr and chair Friends of Tafo 2002-; Freeman City of London, Liveryman Worshipful Co of Fishmongers
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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