Christopher Barry, a television director known for his work on BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who has died.

Barry made his directing debut in the 1950s and throughout his long career worked on shows such as Angels, Z Cars, All Creatures Great and Small, and The Tripods.

However, he is best known for his work on Doctor Who where he directed stories for the doctors portrayed by William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.

Most notably he directed 1963’s ‘The Dead Planet’ in which the doctor’s most formidable enemies the Daleks made their first appearance.

Barry passed away earlier today following a fall at the age of 88.

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