Ray Galton left £2.2million | Scriptwriter's will revealed © BBC

Ray Galton left £2.2million

Scriptwriter's will revealed

It’s a long way from the rag and bone men he wrote about…

Steptoe & Son writer Ray Galton left more than £2million in his will, it has been revealed today.

Along with Alan Simpson – whom he famously met in a tuberculosis sanatorium – he also wrote  Hancock’s Half Hour, in its heyday one of the most popular programmes on the BBC.

According to probate records reported in the Daily Mail, he left £2.23million – much of it tied in his home, Ivy House in East Molesey Surrey, to be divided among his three children Andrew, Lisa and Sara.

He died in October aged 88, 23 years after his wife Tonia died of cancer.

Pictured: Galton, right, with Simpson

Published: 19 Sep 2019

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