Steptoe TV writer dies
Steptoe and Son co-creator Ray Galton has died aged 88.
The scriptwriter who was behind popular sitcoms including Hancocks Half Hour, passed away on Friday night after a “long and heartbreaking battle with dementia”.
Manager Tessa Le Bars, who worked with the writer for 50 years, said Mr Galton and his co-writer Alan Simpson were the “fathers of British sitcom”.
She added: “They will endure, inspire and bring laughter to the nation for ever more.”
Scriptwriter Ray Galton