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Alan J W Bell

Producer, Director
14 November 1937 to 19 October 2023

A British producer and director, who was a three-time BAFTA nominee, twice for his work on Last of the Summer Wine (1981-2010) and once for Lost for Words (1999), the latter also winning him an Emmy. Other notable work included Crackerjack! (1978), Call My Bluff (1977-1982), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1981) and Wyatt’s Watchdogs (1988).

Read Alan J W Bell's Guardian obituary

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