Barry Evans and Adoption

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Barry Evans in the 1967 British film Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush


Evans was left at a Barnardos home when he was two months old and nothing is known of his family

He went into show business at 17 and became famous as Dr. Michael Upton in the British television series Doctor in the House, Doctor at Large and also in Mind Your Language, as well as several feature films.

In the 1980s he abandoned show business and retired into obscurity. In early 1997 his body was found in suspicious circumstances in his cottage in Leicestershire.


Barker, Dennis. "Forever Young," The Guardian [London], 13 February 1997 Swift, Greg. "Mystery as Police Find TV Doctor Barry Dead," Daily Mail [London], 12 February 1997, p. 5