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 today at 12:30pm.

Hancock's Half Hour - Series Five

Hancock's Half Hour - Series Five

The complete fifth series of the legendary BBC Radio comedy series starring Tony Hancock.

This volume contains all 20 episodes from the fifth radio series, collected together for the first time. In these hilarious Half Hours, Hancock has a makeover; turns his home into a private school; stands in the East Cheam by-election; presents three short plays from the East Cheam Repertory Company; takes in a wrestling match with Miss Pugh and gets more than he bargains for when he wins a TV quiz show.

The episodes are: The New Radio Series; The Scandal Magazine; The Male Suffragettes; The Insurance Policy; The Publicity Photograph; The Unexploded Bomb; Hancock's School; Around The World In Eighty Days; The Americans Hit Town; The Election Candidate; Hancock's Car; The East Cheam Drama Festival; The Foreign Legion; Sunday Afternoon At Home; The Grappling Game; The Junk Man; Hancock's War; The Prize Money; The Threatening Letters and The Sleepless Night.

This new set includes improved audio quality and extended edits for five episodes, plus a previously unreleased 'mini-episode' recorded to coincide with the 1958 Commonwealth Games.

First released: Thursday 3rd March 2016

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