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Barry Cryer

Barry Cryer was born on March 23, 1935 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Barry Charles Cryer. He is known for his work on It's Tommy Cooper (1969), The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971) and Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). He has been married to Theresa Margaret 'Terry' Donovan since 1962. They have four children. See full bio »

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(1969-1970)
Monty Python's Flying Circus Algy Braithwaite
(1969)
(1986)

Filmography

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 2005 The Two Ronnies Sketchbook (TV Series)
 2003 More Great Comedy Moments (Video) (written by: "The Kenny Everett Television Show")
 2001 Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty (TV Special) (Eastenders segment)
 2000 The Magic of Tommy Cooper (TV Movie) (additional material)
 1998 The Thoughts of Chairman Alf (TV Series) (additional material - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1998) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (additional material)
 1995 The Best of Rory Bremner (Video)
 1993 Rory Bremner, Who Else? (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (additional material)
 1990 Frankie Howerd on Campus (TV Special documentary)
 1989 Sketch Pad (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (written by)
 1988 Bruce and Ronnie (TV Movie)
  The Russ Abbot Show (TV Series) (22 episodes, 1986 - 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1987)
- Episode #3.8 (1988)
- Episode #3.7 (1988)
- Episode #3.6 (1988)
- Episode #3.5 (1988)
- Episode #3.4 (1988)
 1988 The Rory Bremner Show (TV Series) (writer)
 1988 TV Weekly (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1988)
- Episode #2.6 (1988)
- Episode #2.5 (1988)
- Episode #2.3 (1988)
 1981-1988 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series) (writer - 44 episodes)
- Episode #5.6 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.5 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.4 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.3 (1987) ... (writer)
- Episode #5.1 (1987) ... (writer)
 1987 The Les Dawson Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1987 The Ronnie Corbett Show (TV Series)
 1987 Carrott Confidential (TV Series)
 1986 Cinderella: The Shoe Must Go On (TV Movie) (writer)
 1986 Langley Bottom (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Play for Today (1986) ... (writer)
- Safari Supper (1986) ... (writer)
- American as Apple Pie (1986) ... (writer)
- Marriage Misguidance (1986) ... (writer)
- We've Started So We'll Finish (1986) ... (writer)
  The Little and Large Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 1986) (writer - 2 episodes, 1986)
- Episode #6.5 (1986) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.4 (1986) ... (writer)
- Episode #6.1 (1986)
 1986 Now, Something Else (TV Series)
 1986 The Laughter Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.5 (1986) ... (written by)
  Locker vom Hocker (TV Series) (co-writer - 1 episode, 1986) (written by - 1 episode, 1984)
- Episode #1.16 (1986) ... (co-writer)
- Episode #1.12 (1984) ... (written by - as Barry Creyer)
 1985 Assaulted Nuts (TV Series)
 1984 Bring Me Sunshine (TV Special) (script)
 1984 Bloodbath at the House of Death (written by)
 1972-1983 The Good Old Days (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Goodbye to 'The Good Old Days' (1983) ... (writer)
- Episode #20.1 (1972) ... (writer: pantomime script)
 1983 Forsyth's Follies (TV Movie) (script)
  The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (written by - 7 episodes, 1975 - 1982) (additional material - 3 episodes, 1972 - 1973)
- 1982 Christmas Special (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #9.8 (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #9.5 (1982) ... (written by)
- Episode #6.7 (1978) ... (written by)
- Episode #5.5 (1976) ... (written by)
  Secombe with Music (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1982) (special material - 1 episode, 1980)
- Episode dated 15 September 1982 (1982) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 17 December 1980 (1980) ... (special material)
 1981 Nice to See You! (TV Movie) (written by)
 1978-1981 The Kenny Everett Video Cassette (TV Series) (written by - 35 episodes)
- Episode #4.6 (1981) ... (written by)
- Episode #4.5 (1981) ... (written by)
- Episode #4.4 (1981) ... (written by)
- Episode #4.3 (1981) ... (written by)
- Episode #4.2 (1981) ... (written by)
  The Dick Emery Show (TV Series) (sketches - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (additional material - 1 episode, 1981) (sketches written by - 1 episode, 1977) (script - 1 episode, 1964)
- Episode #19.5 (1981) ... (additional material)
- Episode #18.1 (1980) ... (sketches)
- Episode #17.4 (1979) ... (sketches)
- Episode #16.1 (1977) ... (sketches written by)
- Episode #3.2 (1964) ... (script)
 1980 Kremmen: The Movie (Video short) (screenplay)
 1980 The Jim Davidson Show (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1980) ... (script)
- Episode #2.5 (1980) ... (script)
- Episode #2.4 (1980) ... (script)
- Episode #2.3 (1980) ... (script)
- Episode #2.2 (1980) ... (script)
 1979 Lennie and Jerry (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (1979) ... (writer)
 1979 Star Turn (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
 1979 The Ronnie Corbett Special (TV Series) (additional material - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (additional material)
 1978 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Eric & Ernie's Xmas Show 1978 (1978) ... (written by)
- The First Thames Special (1978) ... (written by)
 1978 Bernie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... (writer)
 1978 Have a Happy Birthday (TV Movie)
 1977 Have a Harry Christmas (TV Movie)
 1977 Dawson and Friends (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (writer)
 1977 The Royal Windsor Big Top Show (TV Special) (writer)
 1976 Tommy Cooper's Guest Night (TV Movie)
 1976 Christmas Box (TV Movie) (writer)
  The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1976) (opening wig sketch - 1 episode, 1973)
- 1976 Christmas Show (1976) ... (written by)
- Episode #7.10 (1973) ... (opening wig sketch - written by)
- 1972 Christmas Show (1972) ... (written by)
 1976 What's on Next? (TV Series)
 1976 Bring on the Girls (TV Movie) (script)
 1976 Hello Cheeky (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Quarter Final: Second Leg (1976) ... (writer)
- Episode 124 (1976) ... (writer)
- Round 6 of Hello Cheeky (1976) ... (writer)
 1975 Christmas Box (TV Movie)
 1975 Tittertime (TV Movie)
 1975 The Les Dawson Show (TV Special)
 1975 Frankie and Bruce (TV Movie documentary)
 1975 Electric Cinema (TV Movie)
 1975 Carry on Laughing! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Orgy and Bess (1975) ... (writer)
 1974 Sounds Like Les Dawson (TV Special) (written by)
 1974 Francis Howerd in Concert (TV Movie)
 1974 The Prince of Denmark (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1974)
- Episode #1.5 (1974)
- Episode #1.4 (1974)
- Episode #1.3 (1974)
- Episode #1.2 (1974)
 1974 Marty Back Together Again (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Sez Les (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- That's Christmas Sez Les! (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.7 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #7.1 (1973) ... (writer)
 1972-1973 Who Do You Do (TV Series) (special material - 18 episodes)
- Episode #3.13 (1973) ... (special material)
- Episode #3.12 (1973) ... (special material)
- Episode #3.11 (1973) ... (special material)
- Episode #3.10 (1973) ... (special material)
- Episode #3.9 (1973) ... (special material)
 1971-1973 Now Look Here (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1973) ... (writer)
 1971-1972 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (script: The Two Ronnies - 2 episodes)
- Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 (1972) ... (script: The Two Ronnies)
- Episode dated 25 December 1971 (1971) ... (script: The Two Ronnies)
 1972 Saturday Variety (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Episode dated 22 July 1972 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 15 July 1972 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 8 July 1972 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 1 July 1972 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 24 June 1972 (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (written by - segments "Gluttony", "Wrath")
 1971 The Royal Variety Performance 1971 (TV Special) (additional material)
 1971 The Des O'Connor Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 Ronnie Corbett in Bed (TV Movie) (from an idea by) / (writer)
 1971 The Ronnie Barker Yearbook (TV Special) (writer)
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
 1967-1971 The Stanley Baxter Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #4.2 (1971) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.2 (1968) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1967) ... (writer)
 1970 Petula (TV Special)
 1967-1970 No, That's Me Over Here! (TV Series) (writer - 25 episodes)
- Wedding (1970) ... (writer)
- Politics (1970) ... (writer)
- Religion (1970) ... (writer)
- Money (1970) ... (writer)
- Brothers in Law (1970) ... (writer)
 1969-1970 It's Tommy Cooper (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes)
- Episode #1.11 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.9 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.8 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.7 (1970) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 Frost on Sunday (TV Series) (script - 9 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.11 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.9 (1970) ... (script)
- Episode #2.8 (1970) ... (script)
 1970 The Max Bygraves Hour (TV Special)
 1969 Doctor in the House (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Pass or Fail (1969) ... (written by)
- Getting the Bird (1969) ... (written by)
- The War of the Mascots (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 Join Jim Dale (TV Series) (script - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (script)
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... (script)
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... (script)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... (script)
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (script)
 1969 This Is Tom Jones (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 Max (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 9 April 1969 (1969) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 Life with Cooper (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Tommy Buys a Bed (1969)
 1968 Saturday Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 A Night Out with Danny La Rue (TV Movie)
 1968 Broaden Your Mind (TV Series) (additional material - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... (additional material)
  Showtime (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (writer - 4 episodes, 1968)
- Guest Host: FRANK FONTAINE (1968) ... (writer)
- Guest Host: GEORGE GOBEL (1968) ... (writer)
- Guest Host: EDDIE ARNOLD (1968) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 23 June 1968 (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 Horne A'Plenty (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 After Ten Fellas: Ten! (TV Special)
  Twice a Fortnight (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode, 1968) (script - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Best of Twice a Fortnight (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1967) ... (script)
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 A Degree of Frost (TV Special) (special material by)
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Show Show Additional Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Has made 21 appearances on Radio 4 panel game "Just a Minute" mostly in the 70s and 80s. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Barry Creyer | Barry Cryer O.B.E. | Barry Cryer OBE
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

He [John Cleese] was great with the characters and the lines but needed Connie [Connie Booth] for the construction - she had a feeling for the plot and the arc. John has said that the pressure of working on the show ended the couple's ten-year marriage. Would they have gone on to produce a third series if they had stayed together? Would it have been as funny? Certainly the fact that they didn't ... See more »

Trivia:

Hatch End, Middlesex, England See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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