Director of the landmark BBC drama Pennies From Heaven as well as feature films like Venom and Blood on Satan's Claw.
He began his career directing plays for the series Thirty-Minute Theatre in the 1960s.
He was one of the founding members of the Director's Guild of Great Britain in 1983.
His children, Stephen and Daisy Haggard, both became actors.
He directed Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave in the 2006 miniseries The Shell Seekers.