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Bell, Alan J. W.

Overview
Works: 79 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 3,224 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Parody films  History  Instructional television programs  Television programs  Television series  Christmas television programs  Comedy films  Interviews 
Roles: Director, Author, Production personnel, Producer, Performer, fmd, Other
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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
The complete ripping yarns by Michael Palin( visu )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Contains nine half-hour comedies that spoof the stirring adventure stories written to stiffen the characters of Edwardian British boys
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The world's longest-running sitcom returns with more antics from everyone's favorite geriatrics! After seeing Seymour off, Compo and Clegg intend to take over his position as headmaster. Foggy returns from Bridlington, but Compo and Clegg keep missing him. Once Foggy finally reunites with Compo and Clegg, though, he loses them while out on a walk, leading him to come up with an idea to create portable radios
Lost for words by Alan J. W Bell( visu )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 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 81 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 )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Hoping to keep his comrades as young and spritely as ever, Foggy sets up a training course to get Compo and Clegg in shape, but, as usual, safety isn't his first concern. When the trio gets a grill from Auntie Wainwrights, they have a barbecue like never before. Foggy, ever the inspired inventor, comes up with the idea to create bicycle safety underwear and, later in the season, a three man windsurfing sailboard. Finally, in the Christmas special, the trio plans to host a visitor from outer space, or maybe just a neighboring town
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The world's longest-running sitcom returns with two seasons of hijinks from everyone's favorite geriatrics! The lure of Georgian silver prompts the boys to scour the canal in a homemade glass-bottomed boat, and chaos ensues when Compo smuggles a dog into the hospital to cheer up an old friend. At Seymour's urging, Compo and Clegg try their hand at skiing on trays, and a Welsh ferret in Compo's care has an eventful day out
Last of the summer wine by Peter Sallis( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 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
Roy Clarke's last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Some of the best of the long-running BBC television show from series 14, all written by Roy Clarke, directed by Alan J.W. Bell, and starring are Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, and Brian Wilde as three older gentlemen who frequently find themselves in absurd situations
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
In the Christmas special, the trio organizes a piano recital for Billy; but when he takes the stage, he faints from fright! Luckily, Compo has an idea up his sleeve. After seeing a pothole that reminds him of trenches, Foggy relives his World War II memories. When the trio inherits a van, they're surprised to find it also comes with someone's wife in the back! Foggy picks up hypnotherapy, but ends up hypnotizing himself into believing he's an aristocrat
Getting Sam home : a feature length film special ( visu )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 29 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
Roy Clarke's last of the summer wine ( visu )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 25 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 best of Spike Milligan by Spike Milligan( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A complilation of the best television sketches from manic, inspired mind of an indisputable comic genius
Roy Clarke's last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The BBC's longest running comedy series. Holmfirth, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is home to our three favourite overgrown schoolboys - Compo, Foggy and Clegg. Life here for most people drifts along at a gentle pace, but never for our inimitable trio - there's always a drama waiting to become a crisis. But that's hardly surprising, when you consider all the dangers involved in attempting to find out the size of Nora Batty's feet, trying to make money selling junk food to the inhabitants of the local health farm, and taking charge of Ivy's cafe for the afternoon. Oh yes, there's trouble around every corner in this beautiful, sleepy town
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"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 Batty's 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!"--Publisher description
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"In the world's longest running sitcom, the senior delinquents of the Yorkshire Dales continue to resist growing wiser with age. Who else-when caught playing 'Statues' in a field-would claim to be fertility figures blessing the harvest? Who else would surrender to Norah's charms at the taste of her fruitcake? And where else would a pickle-factory worker sail a swan boat in order to be taken seriously? Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Brian Murphy and Keith Clifford star as Clegg, Truly, Alvin and Billy in ten wonderfully silly episodes, plus the 2005 Christmas Special, Merry Entwistle and Jackson Day."--Contaienr
 
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Alternative Names
Bell, Alan James William 1937-
Languages
English (43)
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