Hancock's Helpers

BBC Radio 4 documentary. 1 episode in 2004. Features Russell Davies.

Hancock's Helpers

Documentary to mark 50 years of Hancock's Half Hour on the radio, exploring the cast of the shows and Tony's relationships with them

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2004
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Russell Davies
Producer
Libby Cross

Fifty years ago, the first episode of Hancock was broadcast on radio. Few realised then that the adventures of Tony Hancock and his chums would become such a massive, lasting success. Russell Davies explores the on- and off-air relationships between Tony and his "helpers", Kenneth Williams, Bill Kerr, Sid James and Hattie Jacques among them.

With archive and new interviews, and clips from the shows.

Production Details

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 2nd November 2004 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 25th June 2012 at 2:30am on Radio 4 Extra