Ray Galton

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Paul Merton: the comedian’s grandfather James Power was a British soldier turned revolutionary. Photograph: Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty

PAUL MERTON ON HIS IRISH REVOLUTIONARY GRANDFATHER, 30 YEARS OF HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, AND HIS NEW BOOK OF 80 FUNNY STORIES, SKETCHES AND SCRIPTS(...)

Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett in ‘Steptoe and Son’: sitcoms no longer capture and dictate the zeitgeist

One half of a legendary cultural partnership died earlier this week. Alan Simpson and Ray Galton met as tuberculosis patients in the late 1940s. It’s (...)

Mark Rylance with his award for Best Actor at the Baftas in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

BBC Two’s period drama Wolf Hall was one of the big winners at this year’s British Academy Television Awards. The popular series, directed by Peter(...)