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
- BBC Local Radio
- Steve Punt, Ken Robins, Stephen Petty, Marjorie Dawson, Bruce Barnes, George Fairweather, Alan Simpson, Ray Galton and others
- Richard Latto
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 company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Monday 27th May 2013 on BBC Local Radio at 12pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour