Anthony Clive "Tony" Barwick (10th July, 1934 - 18th August 1993) was a British television writer who worked as the head writer for many of Gerry Anderson's Super-marionation programmes, continuing so to work for Anderson's live-action and "super-macromation" programmes in his later years.
Barwick's professional involvement with Anderson began in the 1960s, presumably on Thunderbirds. His contributions to Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons began with "Winged Assassin," the immediate follow-up to "The Mysterons," the programme's premiere instalment. After this, he wrote most of the instalments and served as script editor for the entire programme.
He later wrote instalments for more of Anderson's programmes including those of Joe 90, The Secret Service, UFO, Terrahawks, and Dick Spanner, P.I..
After the Anderson programmes, Tony continued to work on other projects as a scriptwriter until he died of cancer at the age of 59.
- Barwick is known for setting the events of his written instalments on the date of his own birthday, 10th July, in every programme with Captain Scarlet being one of them. One such time was when Colonel White mentioned in "Flight to Atlantica" that that particular day was when the Spectrum Organisation first came into development.
- Barwick wrote 18 of the OCS instalments, including jointly writing one of them with Shane Rimmer.
- Barwick used various pun-oriented pen names when he wrote most of the instalments for Terrahawks, the one experiment with super-macromation, or motorised glove puppets, that Gerry Anderson ever made.
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