WorldCat Identities

Galton, Ray

Overview
Works: 312 works in 571 publications in 2 languages and 2,978 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Television series  Miscellanea  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Radio programs  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Creator, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR6057.A4, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ray Galton
Sanford and son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 229 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 )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steptoe and son by Ray Galton( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Hancock by Ray Galton( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The best of Steptoe and son by Ray Galton( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hancock's half hour by Tony Hancock( Recording )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galton and Simpson have chosen another selection of favourite episodes from the classic radio series. The conjurer sees Hancock taking up magic, and hired by Sid to put on a show at Dartmoor Prison. Little does he know that it's only a front for an escape plan. In Cyrano de Hancock, Sid is besotted with Miss Pugh, and asks for Hancock's help in expressing his love, while The diary finds Hancock looking back at 1956, and falling into a reverie where he imagines himself as a surgeon, a lion tamer and a test pilot. Finally, in The impersonator, Hancock hears an actor in a cornflake commercial imitating his voice, and promptly takes the impersonator to court. Once again, the master of misery is supported by a star cast including Sid James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, and four sparkling scripts by the masters of mirth, Galton and Simpson
Steptoe and son : the cinema collection by Ray Galton( Visual )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. In Steptoe and son, Harold marries a nightclub stripper and Albert tries to wreck the couple's relationship. In Steptoe and son ride again, Harold invests his father's life savings in a greyhound who is almost blind and can't see the hare
Hancock's half hour : series 1 : November 1954-February 1955 by Ray Galton( Recording )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 52 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 45 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 : the 'lost' radio episodes by Tony Hancock( Recording )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Hancock stars in two long-lost episodes from the classic BBC Radio series. Broadcast live, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over fifty years - Container
Steptoe and son : the very best episodes, Volume 1 by Ray Galton( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 34 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
The lost Hancock scripts : 10 scripts from the classic radio and TV series by Ray Galton( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 100 episodes of Hancock's Half Hour were produced and broadcast, first on BBC radio in 1954 and then on TV in 1956. Receiving critical acclaim at the time, and making a star of the cantankerous Tony Hancock and roguish Sid James, Hancock's Half Hour made history as the grumpy grandfather of British sitcom. Galton and Simpson, who also wrote the internationally successful Steptoe and Son, became writing legends. Thanks to them, we are able to enjoy these lost scripts from the early series. Stories range from observational comedy to the surreal and include Father Christmas being put on trial (part of a Christmas special), and Tony and Sid entering the 'Mr East Cheam' beauty competition. Not only are the scripts transcribed in their entirety, but we also show where some amendments were made, and the text is peppered with photos of the cast and background information. A great gift for Hancock fans young and old, as well as followers of comedy classics
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 33 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
Hancock's half hour( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 32 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
Loot by National Arts Centre( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 28 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
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 )

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

Hancock's Half Hour. the very best episodes. by Ray Galton( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masters of sitcom : from Hancock to Steptoe by Ray Galton( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology, written with unprecedented access to 600 classic Galton and Simpson scripts and with the collaboration of the scriptwriters themselves, collects together their funniest scenes and sketches, including exclusive, never-before-published extracts and long-lost scripts
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Galton and Simpson : the men who invented sitcom : from Hancock to Steptoe and beyond
Alternative Names
Galton, Raymond Percy

Galton, Raymond Percy 1930-

Ray Galton British screenwriter

Ray Galton britisk manusforfatter

Ray Galton Brits scenarioschrijver

Ray Galton guionista britànic

Ray Galton guionista británico

Ray Galton scénariste britannique

Languages
English (125)

French (5)

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