Eric Chappell

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Eric Chappell
Born Eric Chappell
Grantham, Lincolnshire,
Occupation Scriptwriter
Nationality British
Period 1973-1996
Genre Television
Notable works The Squirrels (1974-1977)
Rising Damp (1974-1978)
Only When I Laugh (1979-1982)
Misfits (1981)
The Bounder (1982-1983)
Duty Free (1984-1986)
Home to Roost (1985-1990)
Singles (1984-1991)
Natural Causes (1988)
Haggard (1990-1992)
Fiddlers Three (1991)

Eric Chappell (born 1933, Grantham, Lincolnshire) is an English comedy writer who wrote and co-wrote a number of the UK's biggest sitcom hits during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. His successes include The Squirrels, Rising Damp, Only When I Laugh, The Bounder, Duty Free, Singles, Haggard and Home to Roost.[1]

He also wrote the stage plays The Banana Box (later turned into the sitcom Rising Damp), Only When I Laugh (based on the earlier sitcom), Natural Causes, Theft and Dead Reckoning.

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  1. ^ Born: Grantham, Lincs. "Eric Chappell | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 2014-03-25.