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Hancock's Half Hour

Hancock's Half Hour

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1956 - 1961
  • 63 episodes (7 series)

Tony Hancock stars in Galton & Simpson's comic masterpiece, with his delusions of grandeur and acquaintances at the root of his every downfall. Also features Sid James, Kenneth Williams, James Bulloch, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi and more.

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Galton & Simpson - Our favourite Hancock: Part 2

A look at the episode "Twelve Angry Men".

British Classic Comedy, 17th November 2014

Galton & Simpson - Our favourite Hancock: Part 1

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first broadcast of Hancock's Half Hour on BBC Radio, comedy scriptwriting legends Ray Galton and Alan Simpson are presenting a very special series of posts, in which they share their personal favourite episodes from their work on TV and Radio with Tony Hancock.

British Classic Comedy, 10th November 2014

Tony Hancock, profiled

Continuing our 60th anniversary celebrations of Hancock's Half Hour, this week we look at some of those involved in Britain's first sitcom. Regarded by many as perhaps the greatest post war comedian of his generation, here we take a look at the life and career of Tony Hancock.

British Classic Comedy, 4th November 2014

The painful break-up of Sid James and Tony Hancock

Taken from Sid James: A Biography, this extract looks at how Hancock's jealously and paranoia ended one of TVs most beloved, and hilarious, double acts...

Robert Ross, Sabotage Times, 22nd May 2012

Tony Hancock: The tragic downfall of a genuine one-off

Celebrated writers, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, talk to Suite 101 about the late actor and discuss why their 10-year association with him came to an end.

Adrian Peel, Suite 101, 15th October 2011

Hancock's Half Hour: Galton & Simpson reflect

Suite 101 gets the lowdown on the situation comedy that started it all from Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the men responsible for it.

Adrian Peel, Suite 101, 10th October 2011

Ray Galton: 'I punched a writer in the face'

Veteran comedy writer Ray Galton has revealed that he punched a writer in the face for suggesting that he took pleasure in Tony Hancock's decline.

Chortle, 11th November 2010

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