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Ray Galton, OBE (born 1930) and Alan Simpson, OBE (born 1929) are British scriptwriters best known for writing Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son in the 1950s and 1960s.

They met in 1948 at a Tuberculosis sanatorium in London, and were awarded OBEs in the 2000 Honours list for their contribution to British television.



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