Hancock's Half Hour Quiz

Hancock's Half Hour launched on TV on 6th July 1956. BCG message board regular and Tony Hancock fan Hercules Grytpype Thynne has written this great quiz to celebrate the legendary show (and the 1961 series, titled Hancock).

1. Thinking about the earlier series, what sort of hat was Hancock known to wear?

2. In The Blood Donor, Tony has a rare blood group - what is it?

3. In The Blood Donor, which pop singer did Hancock say "That'll slow him down a bit", if he got the blood of the rather large lady?

The Blood Donor. Image shows from L to R: Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock (Tony Hancock), Donor (Frank Thornton), Nurse (June Whitfield). Copyright: BBC

4. In The Reunion Party, which actor from Dad's Army played Ginger Johnson?

5. When Hancock left Railway Cuttings behind (along with Sid!) for the series Hancock, where was his bedsit in London?

Hancock's Half Hour. Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock (Tony Hancock)

6. In The Bowmans, a spoof of the radio serial The Archers, what was Hancock's character called?

7. In How to Win Money and Influence People, which went out live, who was the comic actor playing a postman emptying a postbox that Hancock was using, who fluffs his lines at which both of them just manage to stifle a fit of the giggles?

8. In The Radio Ham, when Hancock concludes the chess game with his contact in Belgrade, for the bottle of Slivovitz he'd sent him, what did Hancock say he'd sent to him as a reciprocal drink gift?

Hancock's Half Hour. Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock (Tony Hancock)

9. In The Missing Page, who was the author of Lady Don't Fall Backwards?

10. In The Bedsitter, what book did Tony struggle to read, having to refer to a dictionary virtually with every word he read, and then disgruntled, gave up?

Hancock's Half Hour. Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock (Tony Hancock)
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