ray galton co writer of ''steptoe and son'' dies at 88

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ray galton co writer of ''steptoe and son'' dies at 88

Post by yartims » October 10, 2018, 5:14 pm

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 71856.html

Ray Galton, the co-creator of Steptoe and Son, has died aged 88.

Alongside Alan Simpson, the duo created several popular British comedy series, including Hancock’s Half Hour. Born in London on 17 July 1930, Galton first met Simpson when they were both recuperating from tuberculosis at Milford Sanatorium in Surrey.

They found their first success on the radio in 1954, with Hancock’s Half Hour, with a series featuring their work running on television between 1956 and 1961.
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Steptoe and Son grew out of one of the half-hour plays they wrote for their BBC series Comedy Playhouse, focusing on a father and son living in a squalid house in West London.

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Re: ray galton co writer of ''steptoe and son'' dies at 88

Post by AlexO » October 10, 2018, 8:49 pm

Grew up on these shows . Loved it , before PC took over the world. Comedy the forgotten art.

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Re: ray galton co writer of ''steptoe and son'' dies at 88

Post by yartims » October 10, 2018, 8:51 pm

the BBC wouldnt show many of them now as too racist and un PC .they show some that are innocent

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Re: ray galton co writer of ''steptoe and son'' dies at 88

Post by Faraday » October 11, 2018, 5:42 am

Loved 'Steptoe'.... grew up on it, same as Alex.

I can still hear - in my head, Albert shouting out: "Harold!"

Are there any decent ie genuinely funny comedians anymore?

Mind you, Tamada's question to Giggle the other day, asking if he was an "incel" had me larfin' for ages ...
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