Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s RIP Alan Simpson Life Story Interview….
We were sad to hear today of the death of comedy writer Alan Simpson.
Simpson was one half of the acclaimed screenwriting duo Galton and Simpson, who also wrote Hancock’s Half Hour, has died after a long battle with lung disease.
Celebrity Radio were honoured to meet Galton & Simpson for an exclusive life story interview in 2008 at the BBC.
Hear how after contracting TB and ending up in hospital, resulted in one of the most brilliant comedy partnerships in history…..
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with Galton & Simpson with Alex via YouTube:
Alan Simpson, was best known for writing TV hits including Hancock’s Half Hour and Steptoe and Son, has died at the age of 87 after a battle with lung disease.
His manager Tessa Le Bars confirmed: “Having had the privilege of working with Alan and Ray for over 50 years, the last 40 as agent, business manager and friend, and latterly as Alan’s companion and carer, I am deeply saddened to lose Alan after a brave battle with lung disease.”
Simpson was known for his writing partnership with Ray Galton.
Galton and Simpson met at Milford Sanatorium when they were both diagnosed with tuberculosis as teenagers.
Galton and his family paid tribute in a statement, saying: “There are no words to express our sense of loss and sadness at the passing of Alan Simpson, Ray’s partner and family friend over the last 70 years.
Uploaded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 8th Feb 2017.