Eric Chappell

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Eric Chappell
Born Eric Chappell
Grantham, Lincolnshire,
Occupation Scriptwriter
Nationality British
Period 1973–
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, 1980s, and 1990s. His successes include The Squirrels, Rising Damp, Only When I Laugh, The Bounder, Duty Free, Singles, Haggard, Home to Roost and Fiddlers Three.[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.