The flair of Ray Galton, who died last week, lives on in a series of tragicomic characters.Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Observer, 7th October 2018
If you fancy yourself as a wordsmith on stage or screen, my advice is to write as little dialogue as possible.John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 15th July 2017
The problem, however, is bigger than just one show. For the abject and high-profile failure of The Nightly Show raises a disturbing question. What has happened to British comedy? The sheer unfunniness of much of it is beyond depressing.Christopher Hart, Daily Mail, 18th March 2017
The general trend over the last thirty years, however, has undoubtedly been towards single camera comedy which, I worry, is slowly killing off the studio sitcom.James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 9th February 2017
Alan Simpson, of writing duo Galton and Simpson, has died at the age of 87.
Comedian Paul Merton became friends with the pair after working with them. He explained to Radio 4's PM how they worked "writing everything together face to face". He added not only "did they make each other laugh, but they had the eye to know what would make the audience laugh as well".BBC News, 8th February 2017