Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

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Tony Hancock ...
 Anthony Aloysius Hancock / ... (57 episodes, 1956-1960)
Sidney James ...
 Sidney Balmoral James / ... (56 episodes, 1956-1960)
Johnny Vyvyan ...
 2nd Soldier / ... (25 episodes, 1957-1960)
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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6 July 1956 (UK)  »

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(56 episodes plus 1 short special)

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1.33 : 1
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Many of the early episodes of this series (jncluding the entire first series) no longer exist and are presumed lost. Please check your attic. See more »

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Tony Hancock: What about Magna Carta? Did she die in vain?
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Remade as Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (1996) See more »

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Worthwhile Half Hour
12 November 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The programs may appear extremely dated now but the influence of Hancock on British comedy is still considerable. As is so common in good comedy his character is a self deluding loser who places himself far higher up the social ladder than anyone else ever will (Steptoe, Rigsby, Fawlty, Blackadder and Partridge to name a few would later carry on this tradition)

So don't let the grainy pictures put you off, and there are plenty of the excellent radio shows availble, it's been nearly half a century, but they're definately still a worthwhile half hour.


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