WorldCat Identities

Simpson, Alan 1929-

Overview
Works: 195 works in 363 publications in 1 language and 2,807 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Miscellanea  Juvenile works  Interviews  Biography  Film adaptations 
Roles: Creator, Director, Scenarist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1992.77.H3, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Simpson
Hancock's half hour by Ray Galton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sanford and son ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 171 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 164 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 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson are two of the most influential and celebrated television scriptwriters of our time. This book gives a tribute to their career in comedy, written in collaboration with Galton and Simpson themselves and with access to their personal archive of scripts
The Last polar bears ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the whimsical animated tale of a sea-going Grandfather who writes letters to his grandchild describing his comical, heart-warming journey to the North Pole in search of the last polar bears
The best of Hancock by Ray Galton ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steptoe and son by Ray Galton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hancock's half hour the 'lost' radio episodes by Ray Galton ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 76 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
The best of Steptoe and Son by Ray Galton ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hancock's half hour by Tony Hancock ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galton and Simpson have chosen another selection of favourite episodes from the classic radio series. Supported by 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 in this special collection
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 36 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 by Tony Hancock ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "The last of the McHancocks", Hancock has been left a Scottish castle, but finds he has to contend with Bonnie Prince Sidney and Seamus McNasty. "The East Cheam Drama Festival" sees Hancock trying to organise a major literary event; while "Visiting day" finds our hero in hospital. Finally, "The threatening letters" has Hancock receiving some most uncomplimentary missives through the post
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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hancock's half hour ( Visual )
3 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
Steptoe and son the very best episodes, Volume 1 by Ray Galton ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 32 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
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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The very best of Hancock ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 30 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
Loot ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 30 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
 
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Alternative Names
Simpson, Alan Francis, 1929-
Languages
English (102)
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