<p>Barry Leopold Letts (26 March 1925 – 9 October 2009) was a British actor, television director, writer and producer best known for his work on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and for producing the BBC's Sunday Classic drama serials in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was associated with Doctor Who for many years, with active involvement in the television programme from 1967 to 1981, and later contributions to its spin-offs in other media. His sons Dominic and Crispin Letts are both successful actors. Barry Letts was born in Leicester, England.
Letts was an assistant stage manager at the Theatre Royal in his teens and took up the job full time after leaving school. His initial work was as a repertory actor, following his service as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He later played one of the leading characters in the Terence Fisher directed film, To the Public Danger, a heartfelt plea against dangerous driving. He also appeared in the highly regarded Ealing Studios production, Scott of the Antarctic, in a supporting role.
From 1950 he appeared in various television productions including The Avengers and a live drama, Gunpowder Guy</p>