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

The Undiscovered Tony Hancock

  • TV documentary
  • Sky Arts
  • 2018
  • 1 episode

Victor Lewis-Smith looks at the life and work of Tony Hancock. Also features Beryl Vertue and Liz Fraser.

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

Key details

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
Producers
Catherine Royle, Bill Hobbins and Victor Lewis-Smith
Company

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.

Additional details

Part of

The Undiscovered...

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 20th December 2018 at 10pm on Sky Arts
Episode length
1 hour
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 3rd September 2023 at 2:00pm on Sky Arts
  • Tuesday 22nd August 2023 at 10:15pm on Sky Arts
  • Tuesday 24th January 2023 at 9:30pm on Sky Arts

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