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

Hancock's Half Hour

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Light Programme
  • 1954 - 1959
  • 107 episodes (6 series)

Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock is a loser whose plans and aspirations are continually ruined by bad luck, Sidney Balmoral James or, more often than not, by his own pomposity and ambition. Stars Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sid James, Moira Lister, Kenneth Williams and more.

  • Series 6, Episode 8 repeated Wednesday at 8am on Radio 4 Extra

Key cast & crew credits

Tony Hancock Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
Bill Kerr Bill Kerr
Sid James Sidney James
Moira Lister Moira Lister (Series 1)
Kenneth Williams Various
Andrée Melly Andrée Melly (Series 2-3)
Hattie Jacques Griselda Pugh (Series 4-5)
Alan Simpson Ensemble Actor (Series 1-3)
Writing team
Ray Galton Writer
Alan Simpson Writer
Production team
Dennis Main Wilson Producer (Series 1-4)
Tom Ronald Producer (Series 5-6)
Pat Dixon Producer (Series 5)
Angela Morley (as Wally Stott) Composer

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