Bob Baker: The Wallace and Grommit co-writer from Bristol has died, aged 82

The father-of-eight also wrote scripts for Doctor Who
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Bob Baker

A children’s television screenwriter from Bristol who wrote scripts for Wallace and Gromit and Doctor Who has passed away aged 82.

The family of Bob Baker have announced today that the beloved screenwriter has passed away surrounded by loved ones at home.

Alongside his late writing partner, Dave Martin, Baker wrote scripts for many TV shows including Doctor Who, Into the Labyrinth and Bergerac in his five decade long career.

Bob Baker, far right, has died aged 82. Pictured with Steve Pegram, left and Nick Park with their British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) for ‘Best short animation’ for ‘ Wallace And Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf And Death’ Bob Baker, far right, has died aged 82. Pictured with Steve Pegram, left and Nick Park with their British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) for ‘Best short animation’ for ‘ Wallace And Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf And Death’
Bob Baker, far right, has died aged 82. Pictured with Steve Pegram, left and Nick Park with their British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) for ‘Best short animation’ for ‘ Wallace And Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf And Death’

From Bristol, the father-of-eight is most known for his work on the iconic animated series Wallace and Gromit, writing alongside their creator, Nick Park.

Baker’s autobiography, K9 Stole My Trousers, served as a tribute to some of the finest talents in British TV in the last fifty years featuring those he had worked with and others he considered himself lucky enough to know in his personal life as good friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife of thirty years, Marie, his sons, Martin and Andy, his daughters, Cathy, Laura, Sarah, Rachael, Joanna and Clare, and his grandchildren, Holly, Amy, Ivan, Archie, Freddie, Ellie-May and Bea.

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