WorldCat Identities

Simpson, Alan 1929-

Overview
Works: 114 works in 300 publications in 1 language and 3,194 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Miscellanea  Television series  Radio programs  Interviews  Biography  Radio comedies  Crime films  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Creator, Author of introduction, Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6003.E417, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alan Simpson
 
Most widely held works by Alan Simpson
The complete plays by Brendan Behan( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Irish author and playwright Brendan Behan
Hancock's half hour by Ray Galton( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanford and son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to TV's most famous junk shop for an outrageously funny fourth season
Sanford and son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 186 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 )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 173 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 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steptoe and son by Ray Galton( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and held by 126 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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the long 'lost' Hancock TV Episodes recently discovered by the Hancock Appreciation Society. First broadcast in 1959 as part of Tony Hancock's 4th BBC TV Series, the master recording tapes were subsequently wiped. Fortunately fans made their own off air copies by a variety of methods including hot wiring their TV sets to reel to reel recorders
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 47 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 the economy drive, the emigrant & two other TV episodes by Ray Galton( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 37 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 instalments 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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hancock's half hour( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Hancock's premature death in 1968 at the age of forty-four deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country. It makes his eighty hours of material originally broadcast by the BBC on radio and television between 1954 and 1961 seem all the more priceless and rare. With his impeccable timing and brilliantly subtle shifts in intonation, he could create sound picture that bore the unmistakable hallmark of a genius. Supported by Galton and Simpson's marvellous scripts and by Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and the rest of the studio cast, the work of Tony Hancock lives on
Hancock's half hour the 'lost' episodes by Ray Galton( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long absent from the BBC archives, the classic Hancock's half hour radio episodes 'The new secretary' (original version) and 'The blackboard jungle' were recently rediscovered as 'off-air' recordings. They have now been digitally remastered, and are presented here for the very first time, along with two bonus archive features: "In conversation with ... Galton & Simpson', in which the writers talk about Hancock and their other comedy hits, and 'Six characters in search of an answer' which looks at the character of Hancock in detail
Steptoe and son the very best episodes, Volume 1 by Ray Galton( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 30 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
Loot by Joe Orton( Visual )

10 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 )

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

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 complete plays
Alternative Names
Simpson, Alan Francis 1929-

Languages
English (122)

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The masters of sitcom : from Hancock to SteptoeSteptoe 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 seriesHancock's half hour the 'lost' episodesSteptoe and son the very best episodes, Volume 1Ray Galton & Alan Simpson's Hancock The blood donor ; The radio ham & two other TV episodes