The Galton & Simpson Comedy. Copyright: London Weekend Television / ITV
The Galton & Simpson Comedy

The Galton & Simpson Comedy

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1969
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Series of one-off comedy plays written by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson, with A-list casts. Also features Leslie Phillips, Jennie Linden, Jan Holden, Bob Monkhouse, Patricia Hayes and more.

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Series 1, Episode 2 - Friends In High Places

A 58-year old wishes to be young again - and his wish is granted!

Further details

The Galton & Simpson Comedy. Image shows from L to R: Joyce Gosling (Patricia Hayes), George Gosling (Bob Monkhouse). Copyright: London Weekend Television

Three bored angels decide to grant 58-year old George Gosling his wish; reducing his age by some 30 years! Waking up with the looks of his late 20s once more, George sets about leaving his crotchety wife - it would look very strange to the neighbours, after all - and enrolling in education to fulfil the life he wishes he could have lead.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th April 1969
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Bob Monkhouse George Gosling
Patricia Hayes Joyce Gosling
Guest cast
Sally Geeson Sandra Gosling
Christopher Timothy Tony Gosling
Frank Williams 1st Angel
Arthur English 2nd Angel
Richard O'Sullivan 3rd Angel
Fred McNaughton George's Friend
Writing team
Ray Galton Writer
Alan Simpson Writer
Production team
David Askey Director
David Askey Producer
Barbara Bates Production Designer

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