The Undiscovered Tony Hancock. Tony Hancock. Copyright: Getty Images.

The Undiscovered Tony Hancock

Sky Arts documentary about Tony Hancock. 1 episode in 2018. Features Beryl Vertue, Liz Fraser, Tony Hancock and Victor Lewis-Smith.

The Undiscovered Tony Hancock. Tony Hancock. Copyright: Getty Images.

The Undiscovered Tony Hancock

Victor Lewis-Smith looks at the life and work of Tony Hancock

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2018
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Features
Beryl Vertue, Liz Fraser, Tony Hancock and Victor Lewis-Smith
Writers
Victor Lewis-Smith and Paul Sparks
Producer
Catherine Royle

The life and career of Tony Hancock comes under the microscope in this revealing film produced by critic and filmmaker Victor Lewis-Smith.

The programme features interviews with friends and family members and previously unseen diary entries, letters and photographs that shed new light on the celebrated work and sometimes troubled lives of this comedy great.

The programme looks beyond Hancock's Half Hour to reveal a man who had his inner demons and was taken from us too soon.

Production Details

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Laugh track
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 20th December 2018 on Sky Arts at 10pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Friday 13th December 2019 at 1:00am