Bob Baker (scriptwriter)  

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Robert John Baker (26 July 1939 – November 2021) was a British television and film writer. He was best known for working on the original run of Doctor Who, and for being a co-writer of the Wallace and Gromit films The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death (in which character Baker Bob is named after him).


Writing credits


Production Notes Broadcaster
Doctor Who 38 episodes (1971–1979):
"The Claws of Axos" (1971)
"The Mutants" (1972)
"The Three Doctors" (1972–1973)
"The Sontaran Experiment" (1975)
"The Hand of Fear" (1976)
"The Invisible Enemy" (1977)
"Underworld" (1978)
"The Armageddon Factor" (1979)
"Nightmare of Eden" (1979)
Thick as Thieves Television film (1971) ITV
Pretenders "The Last Battle" (1972)
"Prizemen" (1972)
Arthur of the Britons "People of the Plough" (1973) ITV
Late Night Drama "Item" (1974) ITV
Z-Cars "Quiet as the Grave" (1974)
"House to House" (1974)
Hunter's Walk "Villain" (1974)
"Kicking & Screaming" (1976)
Public Eye "Lifer" (1975) ITV
Sky 7 episodes (co-written with Dave Martin, 1975) ITV
Machinegunner Television film (1976) ITV
King of the Castle 7 episodes (co-written with Dave Martin, 1977) ITV
Follow Me Television miniseries (1977) ITV
Cottage to Let "The Last Day" (1977) ITV
Scorpion Tales "Killing" (1978) ITV
Target "Big Elephant" (1977)
"Hunting Parties" (1977)
"Carve Up" (1977)
"Rogue's Gallery" (1978)
Murder at the Wedding Television miniseries (1979) ITV
Shoestring "Knock for Knock" (1979) BBC1
ITV Playhouse "Rat Trap" (1979) ITV
Into the Labyrinth 15 episodes (1981–1982) ITV
Jangles "Getting It Together" (1982) ITV
Bergerac "Unlucky Dip" (1981)
"The Moonlight Girls" (1983)
Function Room Television miniseries (script editor, 1985) ITV
Call Me Mister "The Creative Accountant" (1986) BBC1
Succubus Television film (1987) ITV
The Jazz Detective Television film (1992) ITV
Kipper "The Umbrella" (1997) ITV
The Mysti Show "Episode #1.12" (2004) BBC One
K-9 "Mind Snap" (co written with Paul Tams, 2010)
"Angel of the North" (2010)
Channel Five
Network Ten
Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention 6 episodes (2010) BBC One

Short films

Year Title Notes
1993 The Wrong Trousers Co-written with Nick Park
1995 A Close Shave Co-written with Nick Park
2008 A Matter of Loaf and Death Co-written with Nick Park

Feature films

Year Title Notes
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Co-written with Steve Box, Nick Park and Mark Burton


Year Title Notes
2013 K9 Stole My Trousers! Autobiography
2015 The Essential Book of K9 Co-written with Paul M. Tams

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