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

BBC Light Programme sitcom about a pompous fool. 107 episodes (6 series), 1954 - 1959. Stars Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sid James, Moira Lister and others.

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

Hancock's Half Hour - The 'Lost' Episodes - The New Secretary And The Blackboard Jungle

Hancock's Half Hour - The 'Lost' Episodes - The New Secretary And The Blackboard Jungle

This title presents two rediscovered episodes of the classic radio series:

Series 3 Episode 6 - The Blackboard Jungle
Series 4 Episode 5 - The New Secretary

The Blackboard Jungle sees Hancock playing a young English master, attempting to tame a class of unruly pupils. Can he win their respect - or will he be distracted by an attractive female teacher?

In The New Secretary, Hancock decides his life is in a mess, so Sid suggests he get a secretary to organise him: ideally a blonde, Anita Ekberg lookalike. But they are both very surprised by who turns up.

The master of misery is supported by a star cast including Sid James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Also included is a bonus disc containing: In Conversation With... Galton And Simpson from 2001, and Six Characters In Search Of An Answer: Tony Hancock from 2003, which explores the character of Hancock in detail.

First released: Monday 7th August 2006

  • Released: Thursday 10th August 2006
  • Distributor: BBC Worldwide
  • Minutes: 115

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