Daily Archives: 06/10/2018

Galton and Simpson

It is very sad to see that Ray Galton, the other half of the scriptwriting team of Galton and Simpson, has died at a good old age.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45772088

G&S were famous for Hancock, Steptoe and Son and other things. I didn’t like Steptoe by the end – it had got rather crude and unfunny. Hancock, however, especially on radio, had set new levels, especially by the end. I know Sunday Afternoon At Home (radio) and The Blood Donor (tv) are well remembered, but some of the others are just as funny (eg The Bowmans on radio, or Twelve Angry Men on tv) are woth watching. And while some are dated, many are not.