Agent: Edward Hughes
Alan Bell is an award-winning director and producer with over thirty years’ experience who has worked with some of the biggest comedic names in the UK.
Alan won a BAFTA for Ripping Yarns in 1979 before producing and directing the TV adaptation of Douglas Adams’ seminal The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, winning 3 BAFTAs and an RTS award.
Alan worked with Spike Milligan on There’s A Lot Of It About, Lynn Redgrave on The Fainthearted Feminist, and Roy Kinnear on The Clairvoyant.
Alan’s single film for Yorkshire Television/Bard Productions, Lost For Words starred Pete Postlethwaite and Dame Thora Hird and won, among others, an International Emmy for Television Drama.
Alan also directed and produced over 140 episodes of Last Of The Summer Wine.
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE – BBC
Producer/Director of over 140 episodes of this very popular comedy series
1981 & 1984: BAFTA Nomination. 1981: Winner of Radio Industries: Best Comedy
HE CAN’T STOP THERE – BBC Wales
Peter Tinniswood-written situation comedy pilot starring
Robert Pugh and Sue Johnston
LOST FOR WORDS – Bard Productions/Yorkshire Television
Single film starring Pete Postlethwaite and Dame Thora Hird
Winner: International Emmy for Television Drama
Winner: Best Television Film at Reims Film & Television Festival
Winner: Mental Health Media Award
UNCLE OF THE BRIDE – BBC
CUT AND RUN – Zenith North/Carlton
Pilot for a new situation comedy.
SPLIT ENDS – Granada
Anita Dobson situation comedy series
BIG DAY AT DREAM ACRES – BBC
THE CLAIRVOYANT – BBC
Roy Kinnear comedy series
THE FAINTHEARTED FEMINIST – BBC
Director/ Producer. Comedy series starring Lynn Redgrave
Winner of US Cable Award: Best comedy series
GETTING SAM HOME – BBC
THERE’S A LOT OF IT ABOUT – BBC
Spike Milligan comedy series
THE HITCH-HIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY – BBC
Writer: Douglas Adams
Winner of the 1980 Royal Television Society Award:
Most Original Programme and 3 BAFTA Awards
BBC “Golden Golden” and “Winfrey’s Last Case”. Winner of 1979 BAFTA Award: Best Light Entertainment Programme