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John Pennant Roberts (better known as Pennant Roberts; 15 December 1940 – 22 June 2010[1]) was a British director and producer noted for his work on British television.

Pennant Roberts
John Pennant Roberts

(1940-12-15)15 December 1940
Died22 June 2010(2010-06-22) (aged 69)
Cardiff, Wales
OccupationTelevision director and producer
Years active1962–2010

Roberts was born at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset to Welsh parents. He worked on the following BBC programmes: Softly, Softly, Doomwatch,[2] The Onedin Line, Sutherland's Law, Survivors, Angels, Blake's 7,[2] Doctor Who,[2] Juliet Bravo, Tenko[2] and Howards' Way.[2] A fluent speaker of Welsh, he was also active in the Welsh television industry.[3] He moved to Cardiff in 1994.[4]

Roberts was active within the Association of Directors and Producers and chair of the body for many years.[3]


  1. ^ ", Pennant Roberts 1940 -2010".
  2. ^ a b c d e "Pennant Roberts - Obituaries". The Stage. 23 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b Piers Haggard Obituary: Pennant Roberts, The Guardian, 6 August 2010
  4. ^ Haggard, Piers (6 August 2010). "Pennant Roberts obituary". The Guardian.

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