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Bell, Alan J. W.

Overview
Works: 87 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 3,181 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Television comedies  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Science fiction television programs  Television adaptations  Television series  History  Parody films 
Roles: Director, Production personnel, Author, Producer, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 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
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( visu )
29 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and German and held by 790 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
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Three elderly delinquents are outstanding examples of the positive benefits of being out of work: they are free to wander and talk together for the first time since their school days, drifting among the gainfully employed world of a small Yorkshire town
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy ( visu )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 192 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
The complete ripping yarns ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 183 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 : Vintage 1995 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 177 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
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 98 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
The Beiderbecke connection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 96 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
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 79 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 2013 in English and held by 78 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
Roy Clarke's last of the summer wine ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The year is 1985. Among many other things, Compo, Clegg, and Foggy attempt to settle a question involving Nora Batty's feet, an old mattress dumped in the countryside prompts Foggy to institute the Dewhirst Campaign for a Cleaner Countryside, and with the assistance of Compo and Clegg, Foggy sets out to show Digby's donkey who's the boss
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 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
Lost for words ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 76 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 )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Compo is just as smitten with Nora as ever, so when Smiler becomes her lodger, Compo is left depressed. The trio tracks down one of Compo's old friends from school, hoping to cash in on an old debt. Foggy also has his inventor's cap back on this season. He creates a chair lift to get up the hills and a pole vault to help Compo hang a washing line for Nora, but as usual, his brilliant ideas lead to a few mishaps along the way. Finally, in the Christmas special, Foggy starts a new business venture
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 72 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 isn₂t his first concern. When the trio gets a grill from Auntie Wainwrights, they have a barbecue like never before. Foggy, comes up with the idea to create bicycle safety underwear and, later a three man windsurfing sailboard. Finally, in the Christmas special, the trio plan to host a visitor from outer space or maybe just a neighboring town
Last of the summer wine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Join the trio for another season of hilarious adventures
The Beiderbecke connection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The sequel to "The Beiderbecke Affair" finds high school teachers Trevor and Jill with a baby and a very odd friend of a friend staying at their house
Last of the summer wine by Peter Sallis( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 60 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 )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 48 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 45 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
Last of the summer wine : from the director's chair by Alan J. W Bell( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 6 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 (63)
German (2)
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