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Ray Galton

Galton in 1964
Galton in 1964
BornRaymond Percy Galton
(1930-07-17)17 July 1930
Paddington, London, England
Died5 October 2018(2018-10-05) (aged 88)
Paddington, London, England
Notable worksHancock's Half Hour, Hancock (1954–1961)
Comedy Playhouse (1961–63, 1974)
Steptoe and Son (1962–74).
SpouseTonia Phillips (1956–95, her death)[1]

Raymond Percy Galton OBE (17 July 1930 – 5 October 2018) was an English radio and television scriptwriter, best known for the Galton and Simpson comedy writing partnership with Alan Simpson. Together they devised and wrote 1950s and 60s BBC sitcoms including Hancock's Half Hour (1954–1961), the first two series of Comedy Playhouse (1961–1963), and Steptoe and Son (1962–1974).

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Early life

Galton was born in Paddington, West London, and after leaving school he worked for the Transport and General Workers Union. He contracted tuberculosis aged 18 in 1948 and was admitted to Milford Sanatorium near Godalming in Surrey, where he met fellow patient Alan Simpson.[2][3][4]

Galton and Simpson

Later career

Alan Simpson retired from scriptwriting in 1978 to concentrate on his business interests. Galton then often worked with Johnny Speight on scripts, including Spooner's Patch (1979–1982) about a corrupt police station. He also wrote scripts for sitcoms produced in Germany and Scandinavia. He co-wrote the ITV series Room at the Bottom (1986–1988) about television executives. His last sitcom was Get Well Soon in 1997 which he co-created with John Antrobus and which was based on his own experiences in a sanatorium. In October 2005, Galton and Antrobus premiered their play Steptoe and Son in Murder at Oil Drum Lane at the Theatre Royal, York. The play was set in the present day and related the events that led to Harold killing his father, and their eventual meeting thirty years later (Albert appearing as a ghost).

Honours and awards

Galton won two BAFTA awards among many others such as a British Comedy Award. He accepted an OBE in 2000 and he and Simpson received a BAFTA Fellowship on 8 May 2016.[5]

Personal life and death

Galton married Tonia Phillips in 1956, and they had three children; she died from cancer in 1995.[1] He died on 5 October 2018. Galton's family said he died in his sleep at a family home after a long period suffering from dementia.[6]


  1. ^ a b Barker, Dennis (7 October 2018). "Ray Galton Obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  2. ^ "How We Met: Ray Galton & Alan Simpson". 4 January 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ "GALTON AND SIMPSON: GRUMPY OLD MEN?". 25 October 1996. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Ray Galton and Alan Simpson interview: There never was a Golden Age of TV". 5 May 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Ray Galton & Alan Simpson – BAFTA Fellowship in 2016". 5 May 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Groundbreaking sitcom writer Ray Galton dies". Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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