Hancock. Tony Hancock (Alfred Molina)
Hancock

Hancock (1991)

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 1991
  • 1 episode (1 series)

Comedy drama about the latter years of comedy legend Tony Hancock, focusing on his career decline and suicide. Also features Alfred Molina, Frances Barber, Mel Martin, Malcolm Sinclair, Jim Carter and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1991
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
1
Stars
Alfred Molina, Frances Barber, Mel Martin, Malcolm Sinclair, Jim Carter, Clive Russell, Paul Brooke, Nick Burnell and more
Writers
William Humble and Asmaa Pirzada
Directors
Tony Smith and Paul Judges
Producers
Paul Marcus, Richard Broke and Peter Kondal
Companies

Drama detailing the last eight years of comedy actor Tony Hancock's life, encompassing the airing of the most famous of his Hancock's Half Hour episodes, The Blood Donor, and leading to his untimely death in June 1968.

It is argued that his refusal to accept the limitations of his own genius destroyed his two marriages and led to the 44-year-old's suicide in a Sydney flat.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Screen One: Hancock
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music by Tony Britten.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 1st September 1991 at 9:25pm on BBC One
Episode length
120 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Thursday 11th March 2021 at 9:00pm on BBC4

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