WorldCat Identities

Simpson, Alan 1929-

Overview
Works: 204 works in 395 publications in 1 language and 2,683 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Television series  Miscellanea  Radio programs  Interviews  Biography  Radio comedies  Television soundtracks 
Roles: Creator, Author, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6003.E417, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Simpson
Sanford and son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 222 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 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanford and son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 199 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 170 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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steptoe and son by Ray Galton( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete plays by Brendan Behan( Book )

29 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Irish author and playwright Brendan Behan
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 held by 67 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 53 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
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 50 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 34 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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steptoe and son : the very best episodes, Volume 1 by Ray Galton( Recording )

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

9 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 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
Hancock's half hour( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 30 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
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

Steptoe & son : the seven steptoerai by Ray Galton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hilarious episodes from those golden early days of Steptoe and Son, classic rag and bone comedy
The best of Steptoe and son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alan Simpson British screenwriter

Alan Simpson britisk manusforfatter

Alan Simpson Brits scenarioschrijver

Simpson, Alan Francis 1929-

Languages
English (116)

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Steptoe and sonThe complete playsHancock's half hourGalton 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 seriesSteptoe and son : the very best episodes, Volume 1Hancock's half hour : series 1 : November 1954-February 1955Ray Galton & Alan Simpson's Hancock ; The blood donor ; The radio ham & two other TV episodes