Alan Simpson.

Alan Simpson

Best known for co-creating and writing comedies Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe And Son, Alan Simpson is celebrated for near-inventing - with co-writer Ray Galton - the British sitcom. Born in Brixton, he developed tuberculosis in 1947 - at the age of 17 - and spent more than a year recovering in a Surrey hospital, where he met and began writing with fellow patient Galton.

Title
Alan Simpson OBE
Member of
Galton & Simpson
Member of
Galton and Simpson
Gender
Male
Nationality
England
Born
Wednesday 27th November 1929
Died
Wednesday 8th February 2017 (aged 87)

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2018 The Day Off In Development Writer
2018 Looking For Oil Drum Lane Self (Archive Material)
2018 The Missing Hancocks - Series 4 Writer
2017 The Missing Hancocks - Series 3 Writer
2016 Lost Sitcoms Writer
2014 The Missing Hancocks - Series 1 Writer
2014 Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began Self
2013 My Hero: Ben Miller On Tony Hancock Self
2013 Tony Hancock: From Bournemouth To East Cheam Self
2013 The Many Faces Of... - Series 3
  1. E3 - The Many Faces Of Sid James
Self
2013 Frankie Howerd: The Lost Tapes Self
2012 Steptoe And Son...And Sons Self
2012 John Howard Davies: A Life In Comedy Self
2010 The Unforgettable... - Series 4
  1. E8 - Spike Milligan
Self
2009 Very Nearly An Armful - The Galton & Simpson Story Self
2009 Galton & Simpson's Half Hour Writer
2007 Make 'Em Laugh, Make 'Em Laugh
  1. E1 - The Family, Love 'Em And Hate 'Em
Self
2007 Laughed Off The Page - Series 1
  1. E3 - Galton & Simpson
Self
2006 The Ultimate Sitcom Self
2005 The Unknown Hancock Self
2004 Britain's Best Sitcom
  1. E1 - The Launch
Guest
2002 Reputations: Frankie Howerd Self
2000 The Unforgettable... - Series 2
  1. E5 - Frankie Howerd
  2. E3 - Sid James
Self
1999 Laughter In The House: The Story Of British Sitcom
  1. E1 - The Early Days
Self
1997 Paul Merton In Galton & Simpson's... - Series 2 Writer
1996 Paul Merton In Galton & Simpson's... - Series 1 Writer
1990 Frankie Howerd On Campus Writer
1977 Big Deal At York City Writer
1977 Big Deal At York City Associate Producer
1977 I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds Writer
1977 I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds Associate Producer
1977 Variations On A Theme Writer
1977 Variations On A Theme Associate Producer
1977 Naught For Thy Comfort Writer
1977 Naught For Thy Comfort Associate Producer
1977 Cheers Writer
1977 Cheers Associate Producer
1977 Swap You One Of These For One Of Those Writer
1977 Swap You One Of These For One Of Those Associate Producer
1977 Car Along The Pass Writer
1977 Car Along The Pass Associate Producer
1976 Steptoe And Son - Series 6 Writer
1975 Frankie Howerd's Tittertime Writer
1975 Dawsons Weekly Writer
1974 Holiday With Strings Writer
1974 You'll Never Walk Alone Writer
1974 Steptoe And Son - Series 8 Writer
1974 The Last Man On Earth Writer
1974 Steptoe And Son - Series 5 Writer
1973 Bunclarke-With-An-E Cancelled Writer
1973 Casanova '73 Writer
1972 Steptoe And Son - Series 7 Writer
1972 Clochemerle Writer (Adapted By)
1972 Steptoe And Son - Series 4 Writer
1971 Up The Chastity Belt Writer
1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Writer
1971 Frankie Howerd's Hour Writer
1971 Frankie Howerd: The Laughing Stock Of Television Writer
1971 Steptoe And Son - Series 3 Writer
1970 Steptoe And Son - Series 6 Writer
1970 Steptoe And Son - Series 5 Writer
1970 Loot Writer (Adapted By)
1969 The Galton & Simpson Comedy Writer
1967 Steptoe And Son - Series 2 Writer
1966 Hancock At The Royal Festival Hall Writer (Additional Material)
1966 Steptoe And Son - Series 1 Writer
1966 Frankie Howerd - Series 2 Writer
1965 Steptoe And Son - Series 4 Writer
1964 Frankie Howerd - Series 1 Writer
1964 A Last Word On The Election Writer
1964 Milligan's Wake - Series 1 Writer
1964 Steptoe And Son - Series 3 Writer
1964 The Bargee Writer
1963 Have You Read This Notice? Writer
1963 Steptoe And Son - Series 2 Writer
1962 Steptoe And Son - Series 1 Writer
1962 The Channel Swimmer Writer
1962 Sealed With A Loving Kiss Writer
1962 Visiting Day Writer
1962 Sykes And A... - Series 5
  1. E1 - A Gamble
Actor
1962 The Status Symbol Writer
1962 The Telephone Call Writer
1962 The Reunion Writer
1961 The Private Lives Of Edward Whiteley Writer
1961 Lunch In The Park Writer
1961 Clicquot Et Fils Writer
1960 Citizen James - Series 1 Writer
1960 Ladies And Gentle-Men Writer
1958 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 4
  1. E5 - The Flight Of The Red Shadow
Warder
1958 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 4
  1. E5 - The Flight Of The Red Shadow
Barracker
1958 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 4
  1. E9 - The Beauty Contest
Dance Hall Attendant
1958 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 4
  1. E10 - The Wrong Man
  2. E8 - Matrimony - Almost
Actor
1958 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 4 Writer
1958 Early To Braden - Series 2 Writer
1957 Hancock's Forty-Three Minutes Writer
1957 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 3
  1. E3 - The Amusement Arcade
Teddy Boy
1957 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 3 Writer
1957 Early To Braden - Series 1 Writer
1957 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 2
  1. E2 - Lady Chatterley's Revenge
1st Man
1957 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 2
  1. E1 - The Alpine Holiday
Ensemble Actor
1957 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 2 Writer
Closing Night Actor
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E5 - The Radio Show
Corporal
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E4 - The Bequest
Ensemble Actor
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E3 - The Dancer
Floor Manager
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1 Writer
1955 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 3 Ensemble Actor
1955 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 3 Writer
1955 The Frankie Howerd Show - Series 3 Writer
1955 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 2 Ensemble Actor
1955 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 2 Writer
1955 The Frankie Howerd Show - Series 2 Writer
1955 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E13 - A House On The Cliff
Foreman
1955 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E11 - A Trip To France
Customs Officer
1954 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1 Ensemble Actor
1954 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1 Writer
1953 The Frankie Howerd Show - Series 1 Writer

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Alan Simpson on IMDb

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