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 2, Episode 8 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra tomorrow at 8am.

Hancock's Half Hour - Complete Series One & Two

Hancock's Half Hour - Complete Series One & Two

Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC radio comedy series.

Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of "the lad 'imself".

Aided and abetted by Sid James, Andrée Melly, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness.

This collection of 15 episodes represents the surviving archive from the first two radio series.

The episodes included are:

Series 1 Episode 1 - The First-Night Party
Series 1 Episode 3 - The Idol
Series 1 Episode 4 - The Boxing Champion
Series 1 Episode 6 - The New Car
Series 1 Episode 10 - Cinderella Hancock
Series 1 Episode 11 - A Trip To France
Series 1 Episode 12 - The Monte Carlo Rally
Series 1 Episode 13 - A House On The Cliff
Series 1 Episode 14 - The Sheikh
Series 1 Episode 16 - The End Of The Series
Series 2 Episode 5 - The Holiday Camp
Series 2 Episode 6 - The Chef That Died Of Shame
Series 2 Episode 8 - The Rail Strike
Series 2 Episode 9 - The Television Set
Series 2 Episode 11 - The Marrow Contest

First released: Thursday 18th September 2014

  • Distributor: BBC
  • Discs: 8
  • Catalogue: 9781471368004

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