Ray Galton.

Ray Galton

  1. 30th December via Beyond The Joke: Those we have lost in comedy, 2018

Ray Galton OBE was an English writer, best known for his work with Alan Simpson and often cited with creating the modern British sitcom, with Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe And Son their most notable works together. Meeting Simpson aged 18 at a tuberculosis sanatorium in Surrey, the Londoner also enjoyed an extensive career with other writers, including Johnny Speight and John Antrobus.

Title
Ray Galton OBE
Full name
Raymond Percy Galton
Member of
Galton & Simpson
Member of
Galton and Simpson
Gender
Male
Nationality
England
Born
Thursday 17th July 1930
Died
Friday 5th October 2018 (aged 88)

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
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 Get Well Soon
  1. E4 - Sons, Mothers, Lovers And Others
Distinguished Gentleman
1997 Get Well Soon Writer
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
1988 Room At The Bottom - Series 2 Writer
1986 Room At The Bottom - Series 1 Writer
1982 Spooner's Patch - Series 3 Writer
1980 Spooner's Patch - Series 2 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 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
Barracker
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 Writer
1957 Early To Braden - Series 1 Writer
1957 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 2 Writer
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1
  1. E5 - The Radio Show
Lance-Corporal
1956 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 1 Writer
1955 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 3
  1. E10 - The Trial Of Father Christmas
Actor
1955 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 3 Writer
1955 The Frankie Howerd Show - Series 3 Writer
1955 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 2 Writer
1955 The Frankie Howerd Show - Series 2 Writer
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:
Ray Galton on IMDb

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