RIP Alan Simpson


Steve Sunshine

  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 12:57pm
  • Dagenham, England
  • 14,540 posts

Of Galton & Simpson fame



  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 1:01pm
  • Japan
  • 818 posts

Very sad news. Galton and Simpson will obviously go down as one of the great writing partnerships.

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  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 1:05pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,571 posts

Comedy-wise, this puts a lot of other RIP's in the shade.
His output pretty well defines UK sitcom.

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  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 3:34pm
  • Nottingham, England
  • 1,654 posts

Loved Hancock and Steptoe.


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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 3:45pm
  • England
  • 16,533 posts

Oh God no!! I was only watching him on my HHH box set at the weekend.

Oh, that has really upset me. Teary

Yes, RIP Mr. Simpson and please give my regards to Tony when you see him, and Harry & Wilfrid too.


Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 5:30pm [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,343 posts

Stone me. Sadness at Oil Drum Lane and Railway Cuttings.



  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 5:58pm
  • England
  • 6,571 posts

Sad news RIP, a great loss to the comedy world.


Billy Bunter

  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 6:06pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,126 posts

I was given a print of a still from "The Blood Donor", signed by both Alan Simpson & Ray Galton, for my retirement gift 18 months ago. Added poignancy now. RIP.


wigwam willy

  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 8:49pm
  • 304 posts

RIP Alan.
You and Ray have made me laugh so much over the years.Thankyou so much.

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  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 11:17pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,783 posts

One of the greats. RIP.



  • Thursday 9th February 2017, 4:41pm [Edited]
  • SUFFOLK, England
  • 102 posts

That's another great writer from the past gone. Really enjoyed all the work that came out from his writing partnership with Ray Galton. It's uncanny to think that this week The Galton & Simpson comedy 1 off sitcom series has been released on DVD.


Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 9th February 2017, 4:45pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,343 posts
Quote: marac @ 9th February 2017, 4:41 PM

That's another great writer from the past gone.

Remind me, are Shakespeare and Magna Carta gone?