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 4, Episode 9 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra tomorrow at 8am.

Hancock's Half Hour - Series Three

Hancock's Half Hour - Series Three

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 10 episodes represents the complete surviving archive from the third radio series, along with PDF booklets featuring episode guides, series notes, cast biographies and specially written introductions by Galton and Simpson. Also included are two radio documentaries about Tony Hancock: Stone Me, What A Life! and The Complete And Utter History Of Hancock.

The episodes included are: The Pet Dog; The Jewel Robbery; The Bequest; The Blackboard Jungle; The Diet; Hancock's Heir; The Student Prince; The Greyhound Track; The Conjurer and The Test Match.

First released: Thursday 16th April 2015

  • Distributor: BBC
  • Discs: 6
  • Catalogue: 9781785290503

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