Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have long been regarded as Britain's most successful comedy writing partnership, having created and written the long-running series 'Hancock's Half Hour' and 'Steptoe and Son'. Turning their hand to one-off stories, 'The Galton and Simpson Playhouse' consisted of seven individual comedy plays, with the stand-alone format allowing for a wide variety of characters and story-lines. The high calibre of the scripts attracted the cream of comedy actors from 1970's television, including Arthur Lowe, Leonard Rossiter, Richard Briers, John Bird, Frances de la Tour, Patricia Hayes and Warren Mitchell.
1. Car Along the Pass Henry Duckworth is living proof that the English take their holidays very seriously indeed.
2. Swap You One of These for One of Those Henry Fairlane's invite to a colleague's party has one big condition...
3. Cheers Peter and Charles'long friendship is jolted by Peter's marriage plans.
4. Naught for Thy Comfort An airline steward whose wife has left him finds no comfort in friends.
5. Variations on a Theme The eternal triangle can have more than one outcome...
6. I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds A film and TV know-all goes to absurd lengths to prove his knowledge.
7. Big Deal at York City A man attracts attention travelling home from a day at York races.