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Alan J. W. Bell (born 14 November 1937[1]) is a British television producer and director. He has produced and/or directed many BBC series since the early 1970s, most notably Last of the Summer Wine,[2] Ripping Yarns and the TV adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.[3] He was also assigned to re-edit and improve Ronnie Barker's short 1982 film, By the Sea. Other comedy shows include There's a Lot of it About, The Hello Goodbye Man, The Clairvoyant, Wyatt's Watchdogs, Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy and Split Ends.

Alan J. W. Bell
Born
Alan J. W. Bell

(1937-11-14) 14 November 1937 (age 81)
OccupationProducer
Director
Years active1973–2010
Notable work
Last of the Summer Wine
Ripping Yarns

He was born in Battersea, London.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alan J.W. Bell".
  2. ^ "Summer Wine to continue, says BBC". BBC News. 18 December 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Last of Summer Wine Happiest with the director's cut". Huddersfield Examiner. 24 October 2001. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 10 January 2011.

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