John Howard Davies (1939–2011)


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John Howard Davies was born on March 9, 1939 in Paddington, London, England. He was a producer and director, known for Oliver Twist (1948), Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) and Fawlty Towers (1975). He was married to Linda Patricia, Dale Mackenzie Tillotson and Leonie Taylor. He died on August 22, 2011 in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Oliver Twist Oliver Twist
(1948)
Fawlty Towers Producer
(1975)
Mr. Bean Producer
(1990-1995)

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 1994 Law and Disorder (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Safe as Houses (1994) ... (producer)
- The Cannibal (1994) ... (producer)
- A Slip of the Pen (1994) ... (producer)
- A Night to Remember (1994) ... (producer)
- One for the Album (1994) ... (producer)
 1992 After Henry (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Other Married Man (1992) ... (executive producer)
- The Married Man (1992) ... (executive producer)
- Yes and No (1992) ... (executive producer)
- A Fully Extended Family (1992) ... (executive producer)
- Poor Relations (1992) ... (executive producer)
 1991-1992 Hope It Rains (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Old Actors (1992) ... (producer)
- Television (1992) ... (producer)
- Music (1992) ... (producer)
- Seaside Photos (1992) ... (producer)
- The Summer Show (1992) ... (producer)
 1990-1992 No Job for a Lady (TV Series) (producer - 18 episodes)
- Lobby Terms (1992) ... (producer)
- What Care? What Compensation? (1992) ... (producer)
- I'd Like to See You Do It (1992) ... (producer)
- Sugar & Spice (1992) ... (producer)
- A Bed for the Night (1992) ... (producer)
  Mr. Bean (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes, 1990) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1991)
- Mr. Bean Goes to Town (1991) ... (executive producer)
- The Curse of Mr. Bean (1990) ... (producer)
- The Return of Mr. Bean (1990) ... (producer)
- Mr. Bean (1990) ... (producer)
 1991 A Slight Hitch (TV Short) (producer)
 1989 Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (TV Special) (producer: original series)
 1989 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Tales of The Unexpected (1989) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Holding Out for a Hero (1989) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 1989 The Labours of Erica (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Bottoming Out (1989) ... (producer)
 1988 Andy Capp (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Anniversary Waltz (1988) ... (producer)
- Economy Drive (1988) ... (producer)
- Love Me or Leave Me (1988) ... (producer)
- Flo's New Frock (1988) ... (producer)
- The Sporting Life (1988) ... (producer)
 1986-1987 Executive Stress (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1987) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.5 (1987) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.4 (1987) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.3 (1987) ... (producer)
- Episode #2.2 (1987) ... (producer)
 1985-1987 All in Good Faith (TV Series) (producer - 12 episodes)
- Like Father Like Son (1987) ... (producer)
- The Patience of Job (1987) ... (producer)
- Babes and Sucklings (1987) ... (producer)
- I Dreamt I Dwelt in Parish Halls (1987) ... (producer)
- Manna from Heaven (1987) ... (producer)
 1986 We'll Think of Something (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- It Comes to Us All (1986) ... (producer)
- Gone But Not Forgotten (1986) ... (producer)
- Business Wallah (1986) ... (producer)
- What's in a Gnome (1986) ... (producer)
- You Know Who Your Friends Are (1986) ... (producer)
 1983 A Married Man (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... (producer)
 1975-1978 Good Neighbors (TV Series) (producer - 30 episodes)
- When I'm 65. (1978) ... (producer)
- Silly, But It's Fun.... (1977) ... (producer)
- Anniversary (1977) ... (producer)
- Sweet and Sour Charity (1977) ... (producer)
- Suit Yourself (1977) ... (producer)
 1977 The Other One (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (producer)
 1976 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Hippopotamus (1976) ... (producer)
 1975 Fawlty Towers (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Germans (1975) ... (producer)
- Gourmet Night (1975) ... (producer)
- The Hotel Inspectors (1975) ... (producer)
- The Wedding Party (1975) ... (producer)
- The Builders (1975) ... (producer)
 1974 No Strings (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Look Before You Eat (1974) ... (producer)
- The Morning After the Party Before (1974) ... (producer)
- Is There a Patient in the House? (1974) ... (producer)
- Say It with a Flower (1974) ... (producer)
- Grow and Let Grow (1974) ... (producer)
 1969-1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- A Girl's Best Friend (1974) ... (producer)
- The Rescue (1973) ... (producer)
- It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling (1971) ... (producer)
- As Good Cooks Go (1969) ... (producer)
 1973 Whoops Baghdad! (TV Series) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Ali and the Thieves (1973) ... (producer)
- A Cargo of Crumpet (1973) ... (producer)
- The Wizard Prang (1973) ... (producer)
- Genie of the Bottle (1973) ... (producer)
- The Wazir Takes a Wife (1973) ... (producer)
 1970-1972 The Goodies (TV Series) (producer - 21 episodes)
- Special: Kitten Kong - Montreux '72 (1972) ... (producer)
- The Baddies (1972) ... (producer)
- Charity Bounce (1972) ... (producer)
- Sex and Violence (1971) ... (producer)
- Women's Lib (1971) ... (producer)
 1972 Steptoe and Son (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Desperate Hours (1972) ... (producer)
- Loathe Story (1972) ... (producer)
- Live Now, P.A.Y.E. Later (1972) ... (producer)
- Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning (1972) ... (producer)
- A Star Is Born (1972) ... (producer)
 1968-1971 Misleading Cases (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Regina Versus Sagittarius (1971) ... (producer)
- How Free Is a Freeman? (1971) ... (producer)
- A Tiger in Your Bank (1971) ... (producer)
- The Sitting Bird (1971) ... (producer)
- What Is a Snail? (1971) ... (producer)
 1971 It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1971) ... (producer)
 1970 Oh in Colour (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... (producer)
 1969-1970 All Gas and Gaiters (TV Series) (producer - 14 episodes)
- The Bishop Takes Up Business (1970) ... (producer)
- When in Rome (1970) ... (producer)
- The Bishop Buys a Mug (1970) ... (producer)
- The Bishop Beats the System (1970) ... (producer)
- The Bishop Loves His Neighbour (1970) ... (producer)
 1969-1970 As Good Cooks Go (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Frying Squad (1970) ... (producer)
- A Good Pull Up for Bentleys (1969) ... (producer)
 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Owl-Stretching Time (1969) ... (producer)
- Sex and Violence (1969) ... (producer)
- Whither Canada? (1969) ... (producer)
 1969 The Very Merry Widow and How (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- How About the Patter of Tiny Feet? (1969) ... (producer)
- How Are You Feeling? (1969) ... (producer)
- How Far Can You Go? (1969) ... (producer)
 1968 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (1968) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.12 (1968) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.11 (1968) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.10 (1968) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.9 (1968) ... (producer)
 1967 The Very Merry Widow (TV Series) (producer)
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My initial reaction to this remake was the same as quite a lot of people: why? I don't like remakes of programmes anyway. It's unimaginative. It's much better to start afresh with a blank sheet of paper. I think Martin Clunes is wonderful and he may save the day, but I'm pessimistic. I probably won't watch it. Comedy is like wine - it improves with age. And Leonard Rossiter was Reggie Perrin. He ... See more »

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