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Bell, Alan J. W.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 174 publications in 2 languages and 3,148 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Television series  Science fiction television programs  Television adaptations  Parody films  History 
Roles: Director, Production personnel, Author, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN1992.77, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Alan J. W Bell
Publications by Alan J. W Bell
Most widely held works by Alan J. W Bell
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
49 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 libraries worldwide
The world's longest-running sitcom returns to the picturesque village of Holmfirth in the glorious Yorkshire Dales, marking its 40th anniversary. Our ageing delinquents once again wend their merry way through all kinds of antics, filling their time with half-baked schemes and gallivanting through the village like naughty schoolboys
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( visu )
46 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and German and held by 993 libraries worldwide
This compilation contains all six episodes of the BBC's adaptation of a sci-fi fantasy about an unassuming Englishman and his outwardly average neighbor who is actually an alien from the vicinity of Betelgeuse. "Comic and cosmic" adventures of Arthur Dent, an unassuming Englishman, and his neighbor, who is actually an alien from Betelgeuse, as they are transported on an odyssey that takes them across the farthest reaches of time, through hyperspace, as they search for the meaning of life
The complete ripping yarns ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Contains nine half-hour comedies that spoof the stirring adventure stories written to stiffen the characters of Edwardian British boys
The Beiderbecke connection ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
The sequel to 'The Beiderbecke Affair' finds Trevor and Jill with a baby and a very odd friend of a friend staying at their house
Lost for words by Alan Bell( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
After the death of his mother, Deric reflects on her quirky ways. Even after suffering a series of strokes and becoming literally lost for words, she remained her bold and unique self until the very end. The lives she touched left a lasting impression on many, but none as much as Deric
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
"In the world's longest-running sitcom, Britain's oldest (if not wisest) adolescents uncork a barrelful of laughs and make a toast ... to life! It's Christmas Day, and the usual festivities are underway. For Foggy, Compo and Clegg, the holiday is no exception for wild adventures, gross misunderstandings, and as always, good old-fashioned fun. Whether Compo decides it's time to buy a skateboard, or Foggy deciding to start Christmas shopping early in the heat of summer, these four special adventures capture some of the best of what makes Last of the Summer Wine the longest-running sitcom on Earth!"--Container
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Believing the only place Santa should be seen is from below, Seymour hatches a plan to dress Compo up as Father Christmas and launch him onto a roof. The trio tries to help a tramp reunite with his childhood donkey, but the boys are foiled when they discover the donkey is scheduled to compete in the final event at the annual party at Dream Acres. Seymour, Foggy and Compo dress up as Santa for charity
The best of Spike Milligan by Spike Milligan( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 40 libraries worldwide
A complilation of the best television sketches from manic, inspired mind of an indisputable comic genius
Ripping yarns by Michael Palin( visu )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Monty Python's Michael Palin and Terry Jones are the crazed minds behind these dryly daffy sendups of schoolboys' adventure tales
Getting Sam home a feature length film special ( visu )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Compo, Clegg and Foggy find themselves caught in a tricky situation. In answer to their friend Sam's one last request, they reluctantly sneak him out of his invalid bed for a final frolic
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
All 17 episodes from Series 15 and 16 of Roy Clarke's popular comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales plus two Christmas Specials. Here we are again in the beautiful Yorkshire village of Holmfirth, where its time to catch up with our three mischievous, merry men. With Clegg drinking far too much homebrew for his own good, some are indeed more merry than others. Foggy, on the other hand, isn't full of beer, but brilliant new ideas, such as amazing new bicycle safety-underwear, and a rather treacherous three-man sail-board. Neither is life without incident for Compo, as he discovers Nora Battys penchant for a man in riding-gear, he launches himself as a one-man band, and test drives the most unlikely mode of transport a giant wheel. Only in Holmfirth!
The hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( visu )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Arthur Dent has just been told that Earth will be demolished in 12 minutes to make way for a new hyper -space bypass. Armed with his dressing gown and towel, carrying the mysterious and indispensable Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, he must venture forth for the first time in his life
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly
Roy Clarke's last of the summer wine ( visu )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The comic capers of Compo, Blamire and Clegg ensure that there is never a dull moment. Embarking on their second childhood, they fill their time with cycling, canoeing or whatever daft idea comes into their heads
The complete ripping yarns ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Contains three half-hour comedies that spoof the stirring adventure stories written to stiffen the characters of Edwardian British boys
The complete ripping yarns ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Contains six half-hour comedies that spoof the stirring adventure stories written to stiffen the characters of Edwardian British boys
Spike one man and his ideas by Spike Milligan( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Spike Milligan takes a tongue-in-cheek look back at some of his hilarious television appearances and sketches
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The world's longest-running sitcom returns to the picturesque village of Holmfirth in the glorious Yorkshire Dales, marking its 40th anniversary. Our ageing delinquents once again wend their merry way through all kinds of antics, filling their time with half-baked schemes and gallivanting through the village like naughty schoolboys
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The comic capers of Compo, Foggy and Clegg who live in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales village of Holmfirth. Embarking on their second childhood, the three get up to all softs of mischief
Last of the summer wine : from the director's chair by Alan J. W Bell( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The genuine and only INSIDE STORY of Last of the Summer Wine! Roy Clarke'sáLast of the Summer Wineáwas the longest running TV comedy series in the world, largely due to the passion, dedication and creativity of its producer/director - ALAN J W BELL. It has been broadcast in the United States on PBS for years and has become one of PBS' most successful British programs. In this book, Alan takes us on the set and into the studio to get up close and personal with the series and its actors. You will laugh out loud, cry in places and also guffaw as your jaw drops at reading these astonishing anecdot
 
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Alternative Names
Bell, Alan James William 1937-
Languages
English (140)
German (6)
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