Tony Hancock: From Bournemouth To East Cheam. Steve Punt. Copyright: BBC
Tony Hancock: From Bournemouth To East Cheam

Tony Hancock: From Bournemouth To East Cheam

  • Radio documentary
  • BBC Local Radio
  • 2013
  • 1 episode

Radio Solent documentary in which Steve Punt tells the story of the first true sitcom star, Tony Hancock, who grew up in Bournemouth. Features Steve Punt, Ken Robins, Stephen Petty, Marjorie Dawson, Bruce Barnes and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2013
Channels
BBC Local Radio
Episodes
1
Features
Steve Punt, Ken Robins, Stephen Petty, Marjorie Dawson, Bruce Barnes, George Fairweather, Alan Simpson, Ray Galton and more
Producer
Richard Latto
Companies

Comedy writer and satirist Steve Punt tells BBC Radio Solent the story of Tony Hancock.

Birmingham-born, Hancock moved with his family to Bournemouth at a young age, where his father worked as a comedian and owned the Railway Hotel.

He would go on to become the biggest name in British comedy, entertaining millions first in Educating Archie and then in his own genre-defining sitcom, Hancock's Half Hour, on both radio and television.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 27th May 2013 at 12pm on BBC Local Radio
Episode length
1 hour

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