Ray Butt, television director and producer best known for producing the show Only Fools and Horses, died on 12 July 2013 at the age of 78.
Ray Butt was born on 25 June 1935 in London. He served in the Royal Air Force. He began his career in television as a production assistant on Porridge. In the late Seventies he directed episodes of The Liver Birds, One-Upmanship, Are You Being Served, Mr. Big, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Citizen Smith, and Q5. His first producer credit was on Happily Ever After in 1974. In the late Seventies he also produced Citizen Smith.
In the Eighties he served as a producer on Citizen Smith, Seconds Out, Just Good Friends, Dear John, Only Fools and Horses, and Young, Gifted, and Broke. He directed episodes of Just Good Friends, Dear John, Only Fools and Horses, and Sob Sisters.