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Hancock's Half Hour. Image shows from L to R: Sidney Balmoral James (Sid James), Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock (Tony Hancock). Copyright: BBC.

Hancock's Half Hour

Tony Hancock stars in Galton & Simpson's comic masterpiece, with his delusions of grandeur and acquaintances at the root of his every downfall

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john tregorran

  • Monday 2nd September 2019, 10:10pm [Edited]
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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Trying to remember Kenneth's Diaries, which I read many years ago. I'm sure he wrote of Harry's stint in glowing terms implying that he was more professional, etc..... Of course he might have been miffed about Tony's absence.

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Billy Bunter

  • Monday 2nd September 2019, 10:42pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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On Sunday 17 April 1955 he wrote:

"He played Tony's lines without any attempt to impersonate, just taking them as he came to them like a thoroughbred horse taking jumps - confidently & with style. He kept the pace of the show bubbling with laughs and the success of the show was largely due to him."

Then, on Tuesday 2 September 1975 he wrote:

"Lunch with George. Harry Secombe came over to the table and was v kind to me... ... he is a dear man - I've liked Harry without reservation since I worked with him at the Camden when he took over from Hancock and was so brilliant! Goodness, what a lift he gave to that series! And how much better he was than the absentee."

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 12:34am
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 2nd September 2019, 10:42 PM

...............since I worked with him at the Camden when he took over from Hancock and was so brilliant! Goodness, what a lift he gave to that series! And how much better he was than the absentee."

Oh dear! Angy

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john tregorran

  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 6:50am [Edited]
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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Thanks for that Billy. A postal order is on its way.

Off-topic post by Billy Bunter on Wed 4th Sep 2019, 10:16
Quote: john tregorran @ 3rd September 2019, 6:50 AM

Thanks for that Billy. A postal order is on its way.

It always is.

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Baz Wits

  • Saturday 7th September 2019, 6:14pm [Edited]
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I am seeking any info about the episode where Bill Kerr keeps asking "When are we going out?"

On one reply TH complains about driving to the South Coast, stuck in traffic within a £1000 box of luxury....

Has anyone got any ideas please?

Baz

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 7th September 2019, 11:54pm
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Nothing immediately springs to mind, and am not sure what the "within a £1000 box of luxury...." is/means? Box of what? Have you any further thoughts/ideas?

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john tregorran

  • Sunday 8th September 2019, 4:55am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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That's a tough one.
I can hear him saying it and "I'm bored"
Tony replying "you've got your ball, haven't you?"
But of course I'm probably wrong and I can't recall the episode title anyway.
No help at all then.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Sunday 8th September 2019, 8:42am
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Quote: Baz Wits @ 7th September 2019, 6:14 PM

I am seeking any info about the episode where Bill Kerr keeps asking "When are we going out?"

On one reply TH complains about driving to the South Coast, stuck in traffic within a £1000 box of luxury....

Has anyone got any ideas please?

Baz

Erm, just a wild guess but would it be a car of somesort? Huh

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 8th September 2019, 9:07am
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Doh! Annoyed Yes, that suddenly occurred to me too at 3 o'clock this morning when my sleeping brain was clearly still working on it. Dunno WHY I didn't see what it was before. Of course the "box" being a car, but £1000? Was that ironic? And as far as I can remember he only had the pile of junk stuck outside No. 23 as in "Hancock's Car"

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Baz Wits

  • Monday 9th September 2019, 8:54am [Edited]
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 7th September 2019, 11:54 PM

Nothing immediately springs to mind, and am not sure what the "within a £1000 box of luxury...." is/means? Box of what? Have you any further thoughts/ideas?

He was referring to the cars stuck in traffic jams on the road to South coast. I remember it was so today in his description. Bit like plastic use reference in "Fred's Pie Stall" from the 50s which has now come to pass.

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john tregorran

  • Monday 9th September 2019, 9:13pm [Edited]
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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My grandfather lived to 94 and never saw a plastic bag in his life.

Something like that.

I don't remember him venturing far from East Cheam very often.
He went on holiday with Bill but that was on a bike, I think.

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Billy Bunter

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019, 8:09pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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There are several episodes that involve cars, including "The New Car", "The Monte Carlo Rally", "Back from Holiday", "Hancock's Car" (although it doesn't move in this one) & "The Picnic". I played them all this afternoon and, while it made for an enjoyable two and a half hours,, there is no dialogue of the sort suggested.

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john tregorran

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019, 8:52pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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Gosh,the sacrifices some people make in the name of research.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019, 11:44pm
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Yes, "The New Car" was on today on Radio 4+. The OP's request has certainly got me stumped.