Hancock's Half Hour Page 5

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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Oldrocker

  • Saturday 23rd February 2013, 9:30pm [Edited]
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
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Ah, thanks for that.

Not one I've got in my Hancock books but I've just ordered it. £2.59 delivered in VGC !

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JohnnyD

  • Sunday 24th February 2013, 12:27pm
  • Bray, England
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Quote: Agnes Guano @ February 22 2013, 10:00 AM GMT


HATTIE: All I can see on the wallpaper are bunches of grapes.
TONY: Who's asking you? Of course you can see bunches of grapes, that's the pattern. You've got to use your imagination to see the little faces. (pause) What's the time?
BILL: The little hand's on...
TONY: Oh not you, somebody else.


OldRocker is correct (regarding the broadcast script). There is a long, laugh-less pause after Hattie's line above.

Tony then comes in with: 'What's the time?

Leaving the audience to make what they can of Hattie's line.

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Agnes Guano

  • Sunday 24th February 2013, 3:10pm
  • Tediumcester, England
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I've been inspired to stick the record on - yes Hattie's line is definitely edited! Hope the book arrives safely, even the Hancock scripts make me chuckle.

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Agnes Guano

  • Sunday 24th February 2013, 3:45pm
  • Tediumcester, England
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Oooh the bunch of grapes wallpaper gets a mention again in Hancock's School from March 1958.

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Tuumble

  • Sunday 24th February 2013, 5:45pm
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A few of the episodes were edited for record and tape certainly - it has caught me out on occasion to hear different versions with sections cut.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 24th February 2013, 5:46pm [Edited]
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If you're listening to modern R7/R4/E broadcasts, they're often cut further, by a good minute or two at times.

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Oldrocker

  • Wednesday 27th February 2013, 7:56pm
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Quote: Agnes Guano @ February 24 2013, 3:10 PM GMT

Hope the book arrives safely, even the Hancock scripts make me chuckle.


Arrived today ta ! Pretty good nick as well. Bargain !

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G180e

  • Wednesday 27th February 2013, 7:57pm [Edited]
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I really don't see what the fuss is all about. Hancock's Half Hour is completely past its sell by date, let's just leave it in the 60s. It wasn't even funny then.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Wednesday 27th February 2013, 7:59pm [Edited]
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Quote: G180e @ February 27 2013, 7:57 PM GMT

I really don't see what the fuss is all about. Hancock's Half Hour is completely past its sell by date, let's just leave it in the 60s. It wasn't even funny then.

:O :O

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Oldrocker

  • Wednesday 27th February 2013, 8:12pm [Edited]
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Quote: G180e @ February 27 2013, 7:57 PM GMT

I really don't see what the fuss is all about. Hancock's Half Hour is completely past its sell by date, let's just leave it in the 60s. It wasn't even funny then.


'Keep him talking . . I'll phone.'

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 27th February 2013, 8:56pm
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Quote: G180e @ February 27 2013, 7:57 PM GMT

I really don't see what the fuss is all about. Hancock's Half Hour is completely past its sell by date


Misguided, but opinion.

Quote: G180e @ February 27 2013, 7:57 PM GMT

let's just leave it in the 60s. It wasn't even funny then.


Astonishingly ignorant.

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Tuumble

  • Thursday 28th February 2013, 12:07am
  • Peterborough, England
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I've said it before but my boss once said he'd rather gouge his eyes out than watch Hancock's Half Hour. But as he thinks Big Bang Theory is top of the comedy pile his opinion should be treated with the utmost suspicion.

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Oldrocker

  • Thursday 28th February 2013, 12:27am
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He could listen to it.

SAAH for example.

Mind you, as you say . . . . . .

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Aaron

  • Thursday 28th February 2013, 2:08am
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Quote: Tuumble @ February 28 2013, 12:07 AM GMT

I've said it before but my boss once said he'd rather gouge his eyes out than watch Hancock's Half Hour. But as he thinks Big Bang Theory is top of the comedy pile his opinion should be treated with the utmost suspicion.


Of recent years/decades, it rather is.