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Tony Hancock (BBC/ITV)((1954-68)    Steptoe and Son (BBC)(1962-65)(1970-74)
Dad's Army (BBC)(1968-77) starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier & Clive Dunn
Last of the Summer Wine (BBC)(1973-present) - Peter Sallis, Bill Owen, Brian Wilde, Michael Aldridge, Frank Thornton

Galton And Simpson Reminiscences Part 1 /    Galton And Simpson Reminiscences Part 2
'Hancock and Son' 1/4 - Radio tribute to the work of Ray Galton & Alan Simpson
'Hancock and Son' 2/4 - Galton & Simpson - Hancock's Half Hour
'Hancock and Son' 3/4 - Galton & Simpson - Steptoe and  Son
'Hancock and Son' 4/4 - Galton & Simpson - Steptoe and Son.

 World Of Tony Hancock -  Innit Marvelous?    -  NEW CHANNEL
Tony Hancock
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
Radio Times
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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H-H-HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR
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The only happiness I could achieve is to perfect the talent I have, however small
it may be...if the time came when I found out that I had come to the end of what
I could develop out of my own ability, I wouldn't want to do it anymore.

In his heyday, he was one of the few things that could clear the pubs and shops
(and the BBC still have the complaint letters from the owners to prove it!),
as no-one wanted to miss the goings on at 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam.
Antony Aloysius St John Hancock was pompous, petty, argumentative, and loved by
a nation, and he was supported by the rogue Sid James, his secretary Miss Pugh,
played by Hattie Jacques, and the almost as well known snide, Kenneth Williams
(Stop Messing About). Bill Kerr, (previously of Wogga Wogga) made up the crew
and between them they brought laughter to the nation, firstly on radio and then
latterly on television. With scripts written by Galan and Simpson, who later
went on to write Steptoe and Son, it is no wonder that the popularity is still
as strong today as it ever was, and a recent poll in the Radio Times pronounced
it as the most popular radio comedy series, no mean feat when you think of some
of the other shows that have hit the airwaves and are detailed on this site!

Now it could not be easier to own all the surviving radio shows as the BBC have
released the second of six boxed sets of CDs. Each box covers all that is
left of one series, and so far there are a total of 15 shows, each lovingly
restored by Ted Kendall, for meagre sums (the prices vary from store to store,
so shop around for the best deal!). But, I hear you cry, why should I bother
getting these if I have the cassettes. Well, it is a point that I thought of,
but then when I heard the quality of the CDs I knew instantly why, and, being
an archivist, it was nice to have the shows in order and neatly packaged. There
is a booklet accompanying each box, giving details of the all the shows in that
series, including those missing from the set, peppered with newspaper cuttings
and photos, and nicely topped off with words from the authors. I am just hoping
that several other series will get the same treatment!

Hancock's Half Hour (BBC Radio)   Series 1

The First Night Party (BBC Radio) 2.11.54
The Diamond Ring (BBC Radio) 9.11.54 Lost
The Idol (BBC Radio) 16.11.54
The Boxing Champion (BBC Radio) 23.11.54
The Hancock Festival (BBC Radio) 30.11.54 Lost
The New Car (BBC Radio) 7.12.54
The Department Store Santa (BBC Radio) 14.12.54 Lost
Christmas At Aldershot (BBC Radio) 21.12.54 Lost
The Christmas Eve Party (BBC Radio) 28.12.54 Lost
Cinderella Hancock (BBC Radio) 4.1.55
A Trip To France (BBC Radio) 11.1.55
The Monte Carlo Rally (BBC Radio) 18.1.55
A House On The Cliff (BBC Radio) 25.1.55
The Sheikh (BBC Radio) 1.2.55
The Marriage Bureau (BBC Radio) 8.2.55 Lost
The End Of The Series (BBC Radio) 15.2.55

Hancock's Half Hour (BBC Radio)   Series 2

A Holiday In France (BBC Radio) 17.04.55 Lost
The Crown Jewels (BBC Radio) 26.04.55 Lost
The Racehorse (BBC Radio) 03.05.55 Lost
A Visit To Swansea (BBC Radio) 10.05.55 Lost
The Holiday Camp (BBC Radio) 17.05.55
The Chief That Died Of Shame (BBC Radio) 24.05.55
Prime Minister Hancock (BBC Radio) 31.05.55 Lost
The Rail Strike (BBC Radio) 07.06.55
The Television Set (BBC Radio) 14.06.55
The Three Sons (BBC Radio)21.06.55 Lost
The Marrow Contest (BBC Radio) 28.06.55
The Matador (BBC Radio) 04.07.55 Lost

Hancock's Half Hour (BBC Radio)   Series 3

The Pet Dog (BBC Radio) 19.10.55
The Jewel Robbery (BBC Radio) 26.10.55
The Bequest (BBC Radio) 02.11.55
The New Neighbour (BBC Radio) 09.11.55 Lost
The Winter Holiday (BBC Radio) 16.11.55 Lost
The Blackboard Jungle (BBC Radio) 23.11.55 Lost
The Red Planet (BBC Radio) 30.11.55 Lost
The Diet (BBC Radio) 07.12.55 Lost
A Visit To Russia (BBC Radio) 14.12.55 Lost
The Trial Of Father Christmas (BBC Radio) 21.12.55 Lost
Cinderella Hancock (BBC Radio) 28.12.55 Lost
The New Year Resolutions (BBC Radio) 04.01.56 Lost
Hancock's Hair (BBC Radio) 11.01.56
The Student Prince (BBC Radio)18.01.56
The Breakfast Cereal (BBC Radio) 25.01.56 Lost
How Hancock Won The War (BBC Radio) 01.02.56 Lost
The Newspaper 08.02.56 (BBC Radio) Lost
The Greyhound Track (BBC Radio) 15.02.56
The Conjurer (BBC Radio) 22.02.56
The Test Match (BBC Radio) 29.02.56

Hancock's Half Hour (BBC Radio)   Series 4

Back From Holiday (BBC Radio) 14.10.56
The Bolshoi Ballet (BBC Radio) 21.10.56
Sid James's Dad (BBC Radio) 28.10.56 Lost
The Income Tax Demand (BBC Radio) 04.11.56
The New Secretary (BBC Radio) 11.11.56 Lost
Michelangelo 'Ancock (BBC Radio) 18.11.56
Anna And The King Of Siam (BBC Radio) 25.11.56
Cyrano De Hancock (BBC Radio) 2.12.56
The Stolen Petrol (BBC Radio) 9.12.56 Lost
The Expresso Bar (BBC Radio) 16.12.56
Hancock's Happy Christmas (BBC Radio) 23.12.56
The Diary (BBC Radio) 30.12.56
The 13th Of The Series (BBC Radio) 6.01.57
Almost A Gentleman (BBC Radio) 13.01.57
The Old School Re-union (BBC Radio) 20.01.57
The Wild Man Of The Woods (BBC Radio) 27.01.57
Agricultural 'Ancock (BBC Radio) 3.02.57
Hancock In The Police (BBC Radio) 10.02.57
The Emigrant (BBC Radio) 17.02.57
The Last Of The McHancocks (BBC Radio) 24.02.57

Hancock's Half Hour (BBC Radio)   Series 5

The New Radio Series (BBC Radio) 21.01.58
The Scandal Magazine (BBC Radio) 28.01.58
The Male Suffragettes (BBC Radio) 04.02.58
The Insurance Policy (BBC Radio) 11.02.58
The Publicity Photograph (BBC Radio) 18.02.58
The Unexploded Bomb (BBC Radio) 25.02.58
Hancock's School (BBC Radio) 04.03.58
Around The World In Eighty Days (BBC Radio) 11.03.58
The Americans Hit Town (BBC Radio) 18.03.58
The Election Candidate (BBC Radio) 25.03.58
Hancock's Car (BBC Radio) 01.04.58
The East Cheam Drama Festival (BBC Radio) 08.04.58
The Foreign Legion (BBC Radio) 15.04.58
Sunday Afternoon At Home (BBC Radio) 22.04.58
The Grappling Game (BBC Radio) 29.04.58
The Junk Man (BBC Radio) 06.05.58
Hancock's War (BBC Radio) 13.05.58
The Prize Money (BBC Radio) 20.05.58
The Threatening Letters (BBC Radio) 27.05.58
The Sleepless Night (BBC Radio) 03.06.58
Bill And Father Christmas (BBC Radio) 25.12.58 Xmas Special

Hancock's Half Hour (BBC Radio)   Series 6

The Smugglers (BBC Radio) 29.09.59
The Childhood Sweetheart (BBC Radio) 06.10.59
The Last Bus Home (BBC Radio) 13.10.59
The Picnic (BBC Radio) 20.10.59
The Gourmet (BBC Radio) 27.10.59
The Elopement (BBC Radio) 03.11.59
Fred's Pie Stall (BBC Radio) 10.11.59
The Waxwork (BBC Radio) 17.11.59
Sid's Mystery Tours (BBC Radio) 24.11.59
The Fete (BBC Radio) 01.12.59
The Poetry Society (BBC Radio) 08.12.59
Hancock In Hospital (BBC Radio) 15.12.59
The Christmas Club (BBC Radio) 22.12.59
The Impersonator (BBC Radio) 29.12.59

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JACK HYLTON PRESENTS: THE TONY HANCOCK SHOW
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Associated-Rediffusion Production for ITV

Season 1, Episode 1: Episode #1.1
27 April 1956
Dick Emery

Season 1, Episode 2: Episode #1.2
[--] JACK HYLTON PRESENTS: THE TONY HANCOCK SHOW: 04May56 A-R Fri 8:30-9:00pm (A-R/Granada/ATV)
4 May 1956
Dick Emery

Season 1, Episode 3: Episode #1.3
11 May 1956


Season 1, Episode 4: Episode #1.4
18 May 1956
Eric Sykes

Season 1, Episode 5: Episode #1.5
25 May 1956
Sam Kydd

Season 1, Episode 6: Episode #1.6
[--] JACK HYLTON PRESENTS: THE TONY HANCOCK SHOW: 01Jun56 A-R Fri 8:30-9:00pm (A-R/Granada)(NOT ATV)
1 June 1956
Hattie Jacques

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THE TONY HANCOCK SHOW: ANCOCK'S APPENINGS
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ATV ( to be verified) (Fridays 8:30pm)

[--] THE TONY HANCOCK SHOW: ANCOCK'S APPENINGS: 16Nov56 ITV Fri 8:30-9:00pm


Season 2, Episode 2: Episode #2.2
30 November 1956
Hattie Jacques

Season 2, Episode 3: Episode #2.3
14 December 1956
Bill Fraser

Season 2, Episode 5: Episode #2.5
11 January 1957
Terence Alexander , Sam Kydd


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BBC Television 1956-1961,
76 episodes  ( 56 x 30-minute, 19 x 25-minute, 1 x 43-minute episodes)
Producer: Duncan Wood
Created and Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Starring:
Tony Hancock (Anthony Aloysius Hancock)
Sid James (Sidney)

With: Irene Handl, Warren Mitchell, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Hugh
Lloyd, Arthur Mullard, John Le Mesurier, Mario Fabrizi, Johnny Vyvyan, Frank
Thornton, Patricia Hayes, June Whitfield, Patrick Cargill, Pat Coombs,
Terence Alexander, Dick Emery, John Vere, Alec Bregonzi, James Bulloch

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Hancock's Half Hour: Season 1 BBC-TV (6 Jul 56 - 14 Sep 56)
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1.1 The First TV Show (20-Jul-56)
1.2 The Artist (27-Jul-56)
1.3 The Dancer (10-Aug-56)
1.4 The Bequest (24-Aug-56)
1.5 The Radio Show (7-Sep-56)
1.6 The Chef That Died Of Shame (21-Sep-56)

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Hancock's Half Hour: Season 2 BBC-TV (1 Apr 57 - 10 Jun 57)
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2.1 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE ALPINE HOLIDAY
(1-Apr-57)

Hancock's Half Hour: The Alpine Holiday Part 1

 2.2 Lady Chatterley's Revenge (15-Apr-57)

2.3 The Russian Prince (29-Apr-57)
2.4 The New Neighbour (13-May-57) BBC Mon 8:00pm
2.5 The Pianist (27-May-57) BBC Mon 8:00pm
2.6 The Auction (10-Jun-57) BBC Mon 8:00pm


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Hancock's Half Hour: Season 3 BBC-TV (30 Sep 57 - 23 Dec 57)
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3.1 The Continental Holiday (30-Sep-57)
3.2 The Great Detective (7-Oct-57)
3.3 The Amusement Arcade (14-Oct-57)
3.4 A Holiday In Scotland (21-Oct-57)


3.5  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: AIR STEWARD HANCOCK, THE LAST OF MANY
28-Oct-57 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Last Air Steward Hancock Part 1

 3.6 The Regimental Reunion (4-Nov-57)
Hancock is excited about meeting up with his old pals from the army, but
learns that the parting years have changed them.

3.7 The Adopted Family (11-Nov-57)
3.8 The Elocution Teacher (25-Nov-57)

3.9 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE LAWYER :
(The Crown Vs James, S. Hancock, QC, Defending)
2-Dec-57 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Lawyer The Crown Vs Sid James Part 1


In this episode Hancock plays a barrister, although typically not a very good one.
The episode opens with a lorry driver on trial for bigamy- eight times. Hancock QC
makes a magnificent prosecuting speech and gets him sent down for six years. The
only problem is he was meant to be defending him. By his standards though this is a
relative success in his last case he turned up at the wrong court and made an
impassioned plea for a life sentence for a man caught passing betting slips in
Hyde Park. So naturally Sid, accused of a smash and grab raid is none to pleased
when he gets Hancock as his lawyer

3.10 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: HOW TO WIN MONEY AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE
9-Dec-57 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: How To Win Money And Influence People Part 1

 


3.11  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THERE'S AN AIRFIELD AT THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN
16-Dec-57 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: There's An Airfield At The Bottom Of My Garden Part 1

 


3.12  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: HANCOCK'S FORTY-THREE MINUTES
23-Dec-57 BBC-tv
 

Hancock's Forty Three Minutes Part 1

 
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Hancock's Half Hour: Season 4 BBC-TV (26 Dec 58 - 27 Mar 59)
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[--] Christmas Night with the Stars (25 Dec 58): sketch

4.1 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: ERICSON THE VIKING
26-Dec-58 BBC-tv

  Hancock's Half Hour - Ericson The Viking 1/5 (1958)

 4.2 Hancock's Half Hour: UNDERPAID! OR GRANDAD'S SOS
2-Jan-59 BBC-tv
Hancocks hears an SOS on the radio asking him to contact his millionaire grandfather,
who is ill in Australia. Assuming he is about to be left a fortune he is somewhat
dissapointed to learn the figure is closer to 3 pounds 10 shillings.

4.3 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE SET THAT FAILED
9-Jan-59 BBC-tv
Hancock's Half Hour: The Set That Failed Part 1

 
4.4 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE NEW NOSE
16-Jan-59 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The New Nose Part 1

 with John Le Mesurier as the surgeon. Arthur Mullard and Liz Fraser.

Synopsis:
After a girl laughs at Hancock's nose a neurotic obsession sets in - the hideous hooter
syndrome. He comes to the conclusion that he can't face life anymore, unless something
drastic is done, plastic surgery to be precise...


4.5 The Flight Of The Red Shadow (23-Jan-59)
4.6 The Horror Serial (30-Jan-59)
4.7 The Italian Maid (6-Feb-59)
4.8 Matrimony - Almost (13-Feb-59)
4.9 The Beauty Contest (20-Feb-59)
4.10 The Wrong Man (6-Mar-59)


4.11  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE OAK TREE
13-Mar-59 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Oak Tree Part 1

4.12 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE KNIGHTHOOD
20-Mar-59 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Knighthood Part 1

 Synopsis:
Hancock's delusions of grandeur have finally gone to his head as he forces Sid to
act as his butler. He is also disgruntled that he hasn't received a Knighthood. After
Sid persuades him television comics never get Knighted he tries to bluff his way
into the old Vic ("tell old Vic is here...") Regaling everyone with his version of
Hamlet (he plays it like Robert Newton as long john silver) he is told to join a repertory
company to gain experience. Amazingly he does but he plays every part with
crutch and parrot (what light through yonder window breaks- ha har!...)

4.13 The Servants (27-Mar-59)

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06Jun59 BBC Sun 7:35pm repeat of "Hancock's Half Hour"
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Hancock's Half Hour: Season 5 BBC-TV (25 Sep 59 - 27 Nov 59)
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5.1 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE ECONOMY DRIVE
(25-Sep-59)(BBC-tv)

Tony Hancock, The Economy Drive, Part1

 with Patricia Hayes, Liz Fraser

Synopsis:
The boys return from holiday to find they've left all the appliances on for 3 months, there's
crates of milk on the doorstep, piles a newspapers on the mat and a load of rock hard
farmhouse loaves round the back. Its time to economise, but things don't go as planned...


5.2  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE TWO MURDERERS
2-Oct-59 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Two Murderers Part 1

 with Patricia Hayes, Hugh Lloyd, Arthur Mullard

Synopsis:
The miserly Hancock refuses to give Sid a loan to turn "Mabel's Fish and Chip Parlour" into
"El Fish and Chippo". But would Sid stop at nothing to get his grubby hands on a chippy?


5.3  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: LORD BYRON LIVED HERE
9-Oct-59 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: Lord Byron Lived Here Part 1

 

with Hugh Lloyd, John Le Mesurier.
A discovery of national importance is made beneath the peeling wallpaper at 23 Railway
Cuttings, previously undiscovered Byron 'odes'. Spotting a business opportunity Hancock
opens his house as a stately home. There's a small fortune to be made from rich American
tourists hoping to snap up the great poet's actual typewriter and shaving mug.


5.4 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: TWELVE ANGRY MEN
(16-Oct-59) (BBC-tv)

Hancock's Half Hour: Twelve Angry Men Part 1

 with Hugh Lloyd, Mario Fabrizi

Synopsis:
Justice takes a back seat when Sid discovers that jury members who cannot reach agreement
get paid 30 bob a day during their deliberations. Hancock is the eloquent foreman, haranguing
the good men and true with tear-jerking protestations of the accused's innocence.


5.5 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE TRAIN JOURNEY
(23-Oct-59) BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Train Journey Part 1

 Synopsis:
Sid has got Hancock a booking to play Henry V ... in Giggleswick. Travelling by train, their
fellow passengers do not welcome their attempts to jolly things along with a game of "I Spy"
and a "bit-of-a-sing-a-long".

5.6 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE CRUISE
30-Oct-59 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Cruise Part 1

 
5.7 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE BIG NIGHT
6-Nov-59 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Big Night Part 1

 with Patricia Hayes, Sam Kydd, Hugh Lloyd, Michael Balfour.

Synopsis:
Despite the malevolent presence of Mrs. Cravatte at the breakfast table, Hancock and Sid
are in high spirits. For this is the weekend and Saturday-night fever is in the air. The East
Cheam birds had better watch out, but Hancock's glad rags prove to be sadly inadequate.


5.8 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE TYCOON
13-Nov-59 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Tycoon Part 1


5.9 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: SPANISH INTERLUDE
20-Nov-59 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: Spanish Interlude Part 1

 
5.10 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: FOOTBALL POOLS
27-Nov-59  BBC-tv
Hancock's Half Hour: Football Pools Part 1

 
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Hancock's Half Hour: Season 6 BBC-TV (4 Mar 60 - 6 May 60)
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6.1 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE COLD
4-Mar-60 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Cold Part 1

with John Le Mesurier as the doctor, Patricia Hayes as Mrs. Cravatte, Hugh Lloyd

Synopsis:
Hancock coughs and splutters his way through the sixth cold of the winter - presiding
over a veritable chemist's shop of pills and potions. But none of the medications - not even
Mrs. Cravatte's less-orthodox curatives - seem to do the trick. Perhaps it's time for Sid's
more robust remedies.


6.2 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE MISSING PAGE
(11-Mar-60)(BBC-tv)

Hancock's Half Hour: The Missing Page Part 1

 with Hugh Lloyd.
Synopsis:
The detective story 'Lady Don't Fall Backwards' holds Hancock in its cheap thrall. At whom
will Johnny Oxford point the accusing finger? But the last page is missing (perhaps
someone lit a fag with it muses Sid). So the intrepid pair embark on a hunt for the killer's
identity.

6.3 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE EMIGRANT
18-Mar-60 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Emigrant Part 1

 Hancock, disillusioned with his life in East Cheam, determines to seek his fortune in the
Colonies: Australia, for example, where the cattle walk about with 'dirty great diamonds
sticking out of their hooves'. Unfortunately, thanks to Sid's help Hancock finds himself in
somewhat colder climes.

6.4  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE REUNION PARTY
25-Mar-60 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Reunion Party Part 1

with Hugh Lloyd, Cardew Robinson, Clive Dunn.

Synopsis:
Hancock cleans out the local off-licence and decorates 23 Railway Cuttings with wartime
memorabilia. There's a rip-roaring night in prospect, for 'Kippers' Hancock has arranged
a reunion booze-up for his old army pals. Right tearaways they were, he tells Sid. But 15
years is a long time...
 

6.5 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: SID IN LOVE
1-Apr-60 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: Sid In Love Part 1

 Synopsis:
Sid's off his food. Even a chip sandwich can't make "tall, dark and handsome of Cheam"
forget his hopeless love for the girl on the 93 bus. Is Sid wise to trust Hancock to cure his
lovesickness or is trouble just around the corner?.

6.6  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE BABY-SITTERS
8-Apr-60 BBC-tv

Hancock's Half Hour: The Babysitters Part 1


6.7  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE LADIES' MAN
(15-Apr-60) (BBC-tv)

Hancock's Half Hour: The Ladies Man Part 1

 with Arthur Mullard, Liz Fraser

Synopsis:
"You've had a dance, a fish supper and a ride home. What more do you want?" With chat
up lines like that, it's more than time Hancock booked into the Mayfair Charm School for Lonely
Men. Hancock's success rate with the opposite sex has reached baffling new depths, so
it's 100 guineas slapped on the counter and waltzing lessons with Arthur Mullard. Marvellous
fantasy sequences show the 'new' man in stylish action with the ladies.


6.8  [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(22-Apr-60) (BBC-tv)

Hancock's Half Hour: The Photographer Part 1

 Synopsis:
Having spent an arm and a leg on the latest photographic equipment, Hancock is now in
search of a lucrative scoop to help with the repayments. But what? He's damned if he's going
to "stand in Cheam High Street waiting for a Zeppelin to go by."

6.9 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE EAST CHEAM CENTENARY
(29-Apr-60) (BBC-tv)

Hancock's Half Hour: The East Cheam Centenary Part 1

 


6.10 [--] Hancock's Half Hour: THE POISON PEN LETTERS
(6-May-60)(BBC-tv)

Hancock's Half Hour: The Poison Pen Letters Part 1

 with Patricia Hayes.

Synopsis:
Hancock is receiving regular hate mail and complains to the local police. Oddly enough, the
poisonous missives have all been posted in the letter-box right outside his front door at 23
Railway Cuttings. Whose is the twisted mind behind this well informed vitriol? Binoculars
raised, Hancock, Sid and the local constabulary mount an overnight watch on the postbox.

"Face to Face" interview with John Freeman   (BBC - June 1960)

Face To Face Tony Hancock Part 1 (Interview with John Freeman) (BBC - June 1960)

Face To Face Tony Hancock Part 2  (Interview with John Freeman) (BBC - June 1960)

Face To Face Tony Hancock Part 3  (Interview with John Freeman) (BBC - June 1960)

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"The Rebel" (1960 UK Film) (Associated-British) - starring Tony Hancock, George Sanders
Written  by Ray Galton & Alan Simpson  & Directed by Robert Day (105min)

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The Rebel Part 1 (1960 UK Film)

 
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BBC Television

Season: 7 (new -title) 'Hancock'  BBCtv Fridays 8:00pm (26 May 61 - 30 Jun 61,  25-minute episodes)

7.1 [--] Hancock: THE BEDSITTER (26 May 61)(BBCtv Fri)

Tony Hancock 'The Bedsit' (1)

 Solo performance by Tony Hancock.

Synopsis:
Our hero has moved out of Railway Cuttings, and is at his masterly best, brilliantly
conveying the boredom of a bedsitter-land Sunday afternoon. Repeatedly, he picks up and
sets down 'improving' books, he paces to and fro, he fails to watch television. It's a futile
and endless day - until the phone rings and Svengali swings into action.


7.2 [--] Hancock: THE BOWMANS (2 June 61)(BBCtv Fri)

Tony Hancock 'The Bowmans' (1)

with Patrick Cargill. Hugh Lloyd.

Synopsis:
An everyday story of Old Joshua Merryweather, unceremoniously sacked from the cast
of this Archers spoof. It looks like a lean spell in the pilchard ads, until the protest letters
start flooding in. So the appalling Joshua's undreamed of popularity sees him hastily written
back into the scripts. And Hancock returns to the studio bent on revenge...



7.3 [--] Hancock: THE RADIO HAM ( 9 June 1961)(BBCtv Fri)

Hancock: The Radio Ham Part 1

 Synopsis:
'Mayday! Mayday!' There's good news and bad news for a motor yacht that's been holed
beneath the waterline, and is sinking off the coast of Sierra Leone. The good news for the
stricken vessel is that its desperate messages have been picked up by a keen radio ham in
England. The bad news is that it's the lad himself at the receiving end.

7.4 [--] Hancock: THE LIFT (16 June 1961) (BBCtv Fri)

Hancock: The Lift Part 1

with Hugh Lloyd, John Le Mesurier and Jack Watling.

Synopsis:
'Eight persons is eight persons - you'll have to get out' insists the attendant as Hancock
barges into the crowded lift at the BBC. But Hancock won't budge and neither will the lift.
A captive audience has to endure a succession of wartime stories, tasteless wisecracks
and banal party games.

7.5 [--] Hancock: THE BLOOD DONOR (23 June 1961) (BBCtv Fri)

Hancock: The Blood Donor Part 1

 with June Whitfield, Frank Thornton and Patrick Cargill.

Synopsis:
Probably The most famous and oft quoted of all Hancock episodes, 'A pint, why that's very
nearly an armful!' protests our public-spirited hero when he decides 'to give so that others
may live' And, as with any regular bank, Hancock discovers that a deposit can be all-too-quickly
followed by a sudden withdrawal.


7.6 [--] Hancock: THE SUCCESSION - SON AND HEIR (30 June 1961) (BBCtv Fri) (final episode for BBC)

Hancock: Succession Son And Heir Part 1

 [--] Tony Hancock: 20Aug61 BBC Sun 7:30 (repeat)
[--] Tony Hancock: 27Aug61 BBC Sun 7:30 (repeat)
[--] Tony Hancock: 03Sep61 BBC Sun 7:30 (repeat)
[--] Tony Hancock: 10Sep61 BBC Sun 7:30 (repeat)
[--] Tony Hancock: 17Sep61 BBC Sun 7:30 (repeat)
[--] Tony Hancock: 23Sep61 BBC Sun 7:30 (repeat)
 

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"The Punch and Judy Man" (1963 UK Film) (Associated-British) - starring Tony Hancock, Sylvia Syms
Written  by Philip Oakes  & Directed by Jeremy Summers (96min)

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The Punch And Judy Man Part 1 (1963 UK Film)

 
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ATV 1963
Produced by Tony Hancock
ATV series written by Godfrey Harrison, Terry Nation, Richard Harris,
Dennis Spooner
ATV Director: Alan Tarrant
'Hancock' (3 Jan 63 - 28 Mar 63, 25-minute episodes) ATV

Hancock (ATV) Pt1

Hancock (ATV) Pt2

Hancock (ATV) Pt3


1.1 [--] Hancock:  THE ASSISTANT
3 January 1963  ATV
Patrick Cargill ... Mr. Stone
Kenneth Griffith ... Owen Bowen

1.2 [--] Hancock:  THE EYE-WITNESS
10-Jan-1963 ATV

1.3 [--] Hancock: SHOOTING STAR
17 January 1963 ATV
Denholm Elliott ... Peter Dartford
Frances Rowe ... Diana Pride
Hilda Barry ... The Old Lady
Sally Anne Shaw ... Lucille Frame
Robin Hunter ... Billy Watts

1.4 [--] Hancock: THE GIRL
24-Jan-1963 ATV

1.5 [--] Hancock:  THE MAN ON THE CORNER
31 January 1963 ATV
Wilfrid Lawson ... Paper Man

1.6 [--] Hancock:  THE MEMORY TEST
7 February 1963 ATV
Wilfrid Lawson ... Paper Man

1.7  Hancock: THE EARLY CALL
14 Feb 1963 ATV

1.8 Hancock: THE CRAFSTMEN
21 February 1963 ATV
Brian Wilde ... Stan Lovegrove

1.9 Hancock: THE NIGHT OUT
28 February 1963 ATV
Derek Nimmo ... Gavin

1.10 Hancock: THE POLITICIAN
7 March 1963 ATV
Ronnie Brody ... Postman
John Le Mesurier ... Ambrose Butterfield

1.11 Hancock: THE REPORTER
14-Mar-63 ATV

1.12 Hancock: THE WRITER
21 March 1963 ATV
Francis Matthews ... Elmo Dent

1.13 [--] Hancock: THE ESCORT (final episode)
28-Mar-63 ATV Friday 8:30-9:00pm

 

"Late Night Line-Up" Interview  (BBC2  Oct 1965)

Tony Hancock Rare Interview Part One (BBC2 Late-Night Line-Up - Oct 1965)

Tony Hancock Rare Interview Part Two  (BBC2 Late-Night Line-Up - Oct 1965)


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THE BLACKPOOL SHOW - ABC Summer 1966  Host  Tony Hancock
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ABC Weekend Television for the ITV Network (Sundays)

(Summer Replacement for ATV's "Sunday Night at the London Palladium")

Tony Hancock...The Blackpool Show, 1966

[--] The Blackpool Show: Season 1, Episode 1: Episode #1.1
19 June 1966 ABC Sun
Ray Alan .... Himself
Deryck Guyler .... Himself
Mike Hope .... Himself (as Hope and Keen)
Albie Keen .... Himself (as Hope and Keen)
Matt Monro .... Himself
Marian Montgomery .... Herself

[--] The Blackpool Show: Season 1, Episode 2: Episode #1.2
26 June 1966 ABC Sun
Arthur Askey .... Himself
The Dallas Boys .... Themselves
Kathy Kirby .... Herself

[--] The Blackpool Show: Season 1, Episode 3: Episode #1.3
3 July 1966 ABC Sun
The Bachelors .... Themselves
Barbara Law .... Herself
Allan Sherman .... Himself

[--] The Blackpool Show: Season 1, Episode 4: Episode #1.4
10 July 1966 ABC Sun
Terry Hall .... Himself
Frankie Howerd
The Kaye Sisters .... Themselves

[--] The Blackpool Show: Season 1, Episode 5: Episode #1.5
17 July 1966 ABC Sun
Roy Castle
Elaine Taylor .... Herself
Arthur Worsley .... Himself

[--] The Blackpool Show: Season 1, Episode 6: Episode #1.6
24 July 1966 ABC Sun
Dave Allen
Jimmy Clitheroe .... Himself
The Seekers .... Themselves

[--] The Blackpool Show: Season 1, Episode 7: Episode #1.7
31 July 1966 ABC Sun
Jeannie Carson .... Herself
Freddie Davies .... Himself
Bob Monkhouse

[--] The Blackpool Show: Season 1, Episode 8: Episode #1.8
7 August 1966 ABC Sun
Bruce Forsyth
Peter Goodwright .... Himself
Anita Harris .... Herself

 

Tony Hancock Live at The Royal Festival Hall   (22-Sept-1966)

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ABC Weekend Television for ITV
Produced by: Mark Stuart
Written by: John Muir, Eric Green
6 episodes x 30 min  1967
Starring:
Tony Hancock as Tony
June Whitfield as Esmeralda
Joe Ritchie as Toulouse

Summary
Following his poorly received ATV series, Hancock, Tony Hancock's personal and professional
life continued its steady decline.
Four years passed before he made another television series. In this, his final British
TV series, he played the manager of a London night club called Hancock's.
The programme was an odd mixture of sitcom and variety show which failed to catch on
with viewers. ABC Television subsequently decided against making a second series.

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Hancock's (ABC) (16 Jun 67 - 18 Jul 67) (30min)
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1.1 Hancock's: 16Jun67 A-R Fri 9:40pm / 22Jun67 ATV Midlands Thur 8:25pm
Guest Vicki Carr

1.2 Hancock's: 23Jun67 A-R Fri 9:40pm
With: June Whitfield, Joe Richie, Kenneth J. Warren

1.3 Hancock's: 30Jun67
1.4 Hancock's: 04Jul67
1.4 Hancock's: 11Jul67

1.6 Hancock's: 18 July 1967 ABC
Totti Truman Taylor
 

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### THE TONY HANCOCK SHOW #####
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In 1968, Tony Hancock went to Australia to make a 13-part programme called The Tony
Hancock Show. Only three episodes were made.
 

Tony Hancock, The Final Series, Australia 1968,Opening Scene

Tony Hancock, The Final Series, Australia 1968,Scene In Flat

Cadbury Nut Milk chocolate: Tony Hancock - Australian TV commercial

Tony Hancock committed suicide on 25th June, 1968.

The Death of Tony Hancock

 

"The Unknown Hancock" (BBC Documentary)(2005)(90 min)

The Unknown Tony Hancock (Part 1)

The Unknown Tony Hancock (Part 2)

The Unknown Tony Hancock (Part 3)

The Unknown Tony Hancock (Part 6)

The Unknown Tony Hancock (Part 7)

The Unknown Tony Hancock (Part 8)

The Unknown Tony Hancock (Part 9)

The Unknown Tony Hancock (Part 10) (final part)

 
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