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Galton and Simpson Radio Playhouse

Radio 4
late 1998/early 1999 (four programmes)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the start of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson’s remarkable and prolific writing partnership, the duo — both still very much alive — dusted off and reworked four favourite scripts originally written for television.  Of particular interest was The Offer, a programme which in its original form developed into the highly popular Steptoe and Son TV series: the new version was relocated to the north of England and starred Freddie Jones and John Thomson as the bickering father and son.

© JB Sumner 1999.  Created 9/2/99