James Gilbert (producer)

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James Gilbert
Cecil James Gilbert

(1923-05-05)5 May 1923
Died7 July 2016(2016-07-07) (aged 93)
OccupationTV Producer/Director
Years active1959–2003
TelevisionThe Two Ronnies
Last of the Summer Wine
Open All Hours

Cecil James Gilbert (5 May 1923 – 7 July 2016) was a Scottish television producer and director. He was the BBC's Head of Comedy from 1973–77.[1] He was probably best known for his work on The Two Ronnies, Last of the Summer Wine and Open All Hours.

In 2003, Gilbert appeared on the documentary special 30 Years of Last of the Summer Wine to discuss his role in helping to create the series.[2]

Gilbert died on 7 July 2016 in Scotland, aged 93.

References[change | change source]

  1. Thursday; July 07; Pm, 2016-07:32 (7 July 2016). "Producer behind The Two Ronnies and BBC comedy classics dies". www.irishexaminer.com.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)[permanent dead link]
  2. "How Holmfirth became the location for Last of the Summer Wine". 27 September 2010. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.