Bob spills beans on showbiz life

Wallace & Gromitt Writer
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A writer best known for his work on the BAFTA and Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit films was in Sheffield to sign copies of his new autobiography.

After years in the entertainment business – writing for Doctor Who, Bergerac and Shoestring – Bob Baker has penned his own life story, entitled ‘K9 Stole My Trousers’.

The 73-year-old relives his adventures on a wine-tasting tour of France, mad sea voyages with legendary chef Keith Floyd and playing jazz with John Fortune – as well as his experiences working with everyone from Sir Laurence Olivier to Leonard Rossiter and Toyah Wilcox.

“The book is a tribute to some of the finest talents in TV in the last 50 years – people I consider myself lucky to know,” he revealed.

Bob was at Galaxy Four – a cult TV, comics and gifts store – on Glossop Road where he met with fans of his work.

“I really enjoyed meeting and chatting with the people of Sheffield, it seems like a lovely place,” he said.

Bob said his book follows his life from 1969 to the present day.

He added: “It took me nine months to write and I really enjoyed the process of reliving such wonderful times.”