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Galton & Simpson's Half Hour

BBC Radio 2 sitcom. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Frank Skinner, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Rik Mayall, June Whitfield and Paul Merton.

Galton & Simpson's Half Hour

A series of half-hour comedies from the writing partnership of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Starring
Frank Skinner, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Rik Mayall, June Whitfield and Paul Merton
Writers
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Producer
Carol Smith

The legendary writing partnership of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson began in 1949, when the pair met whilst undergoing treatment for TB at Milford Sanitorium. By 1951, they were writing professionally for the BBC and they have since written over 600 scripts and won numerous awards for their work on radio, TV and film, including Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe And Son.

BBC Radio 2 marks the 60th anniversary of their writing partnership with a series of half-hour comedies, starring Frank Skinner, Mitchell & Webb, Rik Mayall, June Whitfield and Paul Merton. The four episodes were originally written for television by Ray and Alan and especially adapted by them for this Radio 2 series.

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