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Barney Colehan

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Barney Colehan (19 January 1914 – 21 September 1991) was an English radio and television producer, best known for producing and directing The Good Old Days throughout its 30-year transmission on BBC Television. Early life Colehan was born Bernard Colehan in 1914 in Calverley, Pudsey, West Riding of Yorkshire. His father worked in a textile mill and his mother was a charwoman. He had a younger brother Edward Joseph Colehan, who was a qualified Pharmacist, and manager of the retail dispensary and chemist's shop for Chas F Thackray Ltd, Great George Street, Leeds He was educated at St Bede's Grammar School. He left school when he was 16 and began working in a pharmacy. He also began pursuing his interest in theatre, acting and directing with a local amateur operatic society, of which he became a president in the 1930s. In 1939, at the outbreak of the Second World War, he joined the army
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