WorldCat Identities

Simpson, Alan 1929-

Overview
Works: 176 works in 307 publications in 1 language and 2,465 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Miscellanea  Humorous stories  Interviews  Biography  Film adaptations 
Roles: Creator, 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 )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sanford and son ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 183 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 173 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 )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 141 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 best of Hancock by Ray Galton ( Book )
3 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 111 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 86 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 72 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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hancock the economy drive, the emigrant & two other TV episodes by Ray Galton ( )
3 editions published in 2005 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
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
Hancock's half hour ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 33 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 by Ray Galton ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 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
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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steptoe and son the very best episodes, Volume 1 by Ray Galton ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 29 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 29 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
The very best of Hancock ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 28 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
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
The best of Steptoe and son ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ray Galton's & Alan Simpson's Hancock by Ray Galton ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Blackboard Jungle sees Hancock playing a young English master, attempting to tame a class of unruly pupils. Can he win their respect - or will he be distracted by an attractive female teacher? In "The New Secretary", Hancock decides his life is in a mess, so Sid suggests he get a secretary to organise him: ideally a blonde, Anita Ekberg lookalike. But they are both very surprised by who turns up. As ever, the master of misery is supported by a star cast including Sid James, Bill Kerr,Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques. Also included is an exclusive bonus disc containing two programmes from the BBC archive: "In Conversation With...Galton and Simpson" from 2001, in which the writers talk about their creation, and "Six Characters in Search of an Answer: Tony Hancock" from 2003, which explores the character of Hancock in detail. Long absent from the BBC archives, these two classic Hancock's "Half Hour" radio episodes were recently rediscovered. Now digitally remastered, they are presented here for the very first time
 
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Alternative Names
Simpson, Alan Francis 1929-
Languages
English (78)
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