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Galton & Simpson's Half Hour

Galton & Simpson's Half Hour

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 2009
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

A series of half-hour comedies from the writing partnership of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Stars Frank Skinner, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Rik Mayall, June Whitfield and Paul Merton

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds

Rik Mayall and June Whitfield star in this episode which revolves around a bitter, two-hour dispute over the identity of a bit-part player in The Great Escape.


This episode is based on a comedy drama that was first broadcast on Yorkshire Television in 1977 and starred Leonard Rossiter and Pat Hayes. This new radio adaptation is introduced by Paul Merton.

Broadcast details

Saturday 21st March 2009
BBC Radio 2
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 25th December 2009 10:00pm Radio 2

Cast & crew

Rik Mayall James Knife
June Whitfield Gran
Paul Merton Narrator
Guest cast
Angus Galton Child
Georgia Galton Child
Ewan Bailey Actor
Richard Hugh Actor
Eliza Sadivie Actor
Writing team
Ray Galton Writer
Alan Simpson Writer
Production team
Carol Smith Producer
Tessa Le Bars Executive Producer
Trevor McCallum Executive Producer

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