WorldCat Identities

Simpson, Alan 1929-

Overview
Works: 181 works in 381 publications in 1 language and 2,643 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Television series  Miscellanea  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Comedy films 
Roles: Creator, Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6057.A4, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Simpson
Sanford and son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to TV's most famous junk shop for an outrageously funny fourth season
Hancock's half hour by Ray Galton( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanford and son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

24 episodes from the sixth season of Sanford and son
The masters of sitcom : from Hancock to Steptoe by Ray Galton( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray Galton and Alan Simpson are two of the most influential and celebrated television scriptwriters of our time. Praised for inventing the sitcom, their own seminal creations are still standing the test of time with modern audiences - Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son are two of the most successful sitcoms ever made. This book is a charming tribute to their career in comedy, written in collaboration with Galton and Simpson themselves and with exclusive access to their personal archive of scripts. Readers will discover the fascinating story of their progress from variety shows to television, and how they came to create characters and programmes that have captured the nation's heart for generations. Their insightful comments on their own writing, along with their first-class understanding of the television writers' craft, make this anthology unique, informative and incredibly entertaining."--Publisher's description
The best of Hancock by Ray Galton( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steptoe and son by Ray Galton( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the popular television and radio series about Albert and Harold, the father and son, rag-and-bone men
When did you last see your trousers? : a farce by Ray Galton( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steptoe and son : the cinema collection by BBC Enterprises( Visual )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hilarious episodes from those golden early days of Steptoe and Son, classic rag and bone comedy
The best of Steptoe and Son by Ray Galton( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hancock's half hour : series 1 : November 1954-February 1955 by Ray Galton( Recording )

18 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sketches from the BBC comedy programme. In "Sleepless night", Hancock has a busy day ahead, so he turns in early, only to find a sound snooze is not to be. In "Fred's pie stall", he desperately tries to save the pride and joy of East Cheam pie gourmets, threatened with official closure
Galton and Simpson : the men who invented sitcom : from Hancock to Steptoe and beyond by Christopher Stevens( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray Galton and Alan Simpson are two of the most influential and celebrated television scriptwriters of our time. Praised for inventing the sitcom, their own seminal creations are still standing the test of time with modern audiences - Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son are two of the most successful sitcoms ever made. This book is a charming tribute to their career in comedy, written in collaboration with Galton and Simpson themselves and with exclusive access to their personal archive of scripts. Readers will discover the fascinating story of their progress from variety shows to television, and how they came to create characters and programmes that have captured the nation's heart for generations. Their insightful comments on their own writing, along with their first-class understanding of the television writers' craft, make this anthology unique, informative and incredibly entertaining."--Publisher's description
Hancock's half hour( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1956 the massively popular radio show Hancock's half hour transferred to the new BBC television service. Tony Hancock continued his role as East Cheam's antagonistic, socially-aspirational misanthrope
Hancock the economy drive, the emigrant & two other TV episodes by Ray Galton( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are a further four original television soundtracks from the BBC's Hancock series. Once again Tony Hancock stars as the loveable curmudgeon, in four installments written by the character's creators, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
The lost Hancock scripts : 10 scripts from the classic radio and TV series by Ray Galton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steptoe and son the very best episodes, Volume 1 by Ray Galton( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett amongst the dirt and detritus of Oil Drum Lane in these very best episodes from a truly classic series
Ray Galton & Alan Simpson's Hancock The blood donor ; The radio ham & two other TV episodes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reunion, Impasse [and] The telephone call by Ray Galton( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Steptoe and son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loot by National Arts Centre( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a bank heist, the Inspector is called upon to investigate the suspects: a gold-digging nurse, a widower, and a dead body. When the criminals are discovered, a chase ensues, and an arrest is made
The very best of Hancock by Tony Hancock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bed sitter - Tony Hancock at his masterly best, brilliantly conveying the boredom of a bedsitter-land Sunday afternoon; The Bowmans - An everyday story of Old Joshua Merryweather, unceremoniously sacked from the cast of the Archers spoof; The radio ham -"Mayday! Mayday! A motor yacht is holed beneath the waterline off the coast of Sierra Leone; The lift -"Eight persons is eight persons - you'll have to get out"; and The blood donor - Perhaps the best-loved of all Hancock episodes
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The masters of sitcom : from Hancock to SteptoeGalton and Simpson : the men who invented sitcom : from Hancock to Steptoe and beyond
Alternative Names
Alan Simpson British screenwriter

Alan Simpson britisk manusforfatter

Alan Simpson Brits scenarioschrijver

Simpson, Alan Francis 1929-

Languages
English (138)

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Steptoe and sonHancock's half hour : series 1 : November 1954-February 1955Galton and Simpson : the men who invented sitcom : from Hancock to Steptoe and beyondHancock the economy drive, the emigrant & two other TV episodesThe lost Hancock scripts : 10 scripts from the classic radio and TV seriesSteptoe and son the very best episodes, Volume 1Ray Galton & Alan Simpson's Hancock The blood donor ; The radio ham & two other TV episodes