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

Tony Hancock: From Bournemouth To East Cheam

BBC Local Radio documentary. 1 episode in 2013. Features Steve Punt, Ken Robins, Stephen Petty, Marjorie Dawson, Bruce Barnes, George Fairweather, Alan Simpson and others.

Tony Hancock: From Bournemouth To East Cheam

Radio Solent documentary in which Steve Punt tells the story of the first true sitcom star, Tony Hancock, who grew up in Bournemouth

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

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

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