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Hancock's Half Hour
Radio sitcom from the 1950s, including extras and documentaries

Hancock's Half Hour was a BBC radio comedy, and later television comedy series, broadcast from 1954 to 1961 and written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. The series starred Tony Hancock, with Sidney James; the radio version also co-starred, at various times, Moira Lister, Andrée Melly, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams. The final television series, renamed simply Hancock, starred Hancock alone.

Comedian Tony Hancock starred in the show, playing an exaggerated and much poorer version of his own character and lifestyle, Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock, a down-at-heel comedian living at the dilapidated 23 Railway Cuttings in East Cheam.

The series was influential in the development of the situation comedy, with its move away from radio variety towards a focus on character development.

The radio version was produced by Dennis Main Wilson for most of its run. After Main Wilson departed for his television career, his role was taken by Tom Ronald. The television series was produced by Duncan Wood. The distinctive tuba-based theme tune was composed by Angela Morley, then known by her original name, Wally Stott.

(description from Wikipedia)

  1. 1954-11-02 First Night Party (7Mb)
  2. 1954-11-16 The Idol (6.5Mb)
  3. 1954-11-23 The Boxing Champion (6.6Mb)
  4. 1954-12-07 The New Car (6.4Mb)
  5. 1955-01-11 A Trip To France (6Mb)
  6. 1955-01-25 A House On The Cliff (6.4Mb)
  7. 1955-02-01 The Sheikh (6.6Mb)
  8. 1955-02-15 The Last In The Series (6.9Mb)
  9. 1955-05-17 The Holiday Camp (6.2Mb)
  10. 1955-05-23 The Chef That Died Of Shame (6.5Mb)
  11. 1955-06-07 The Rail Strike (6.6Mb)
  12. 1955-06-14 The Television Set (7.1Mb)
  13. 1955-06-28 The Marrow Contest (6.8Mb)
  14. 1955-10-19 The Pet Dog (6.7Mb)
  15. 1955-10-26 The Jewel Robbery (6.5Mb)
  16. 1955-11-02 The Bequest (6.6Mb)
  17. 1955-11-16 The Winter Holiday (6.2Mb)
  18. 1955-11-23 The Blackboard Jungle (6.6Mb)
  19. 1955-12-07 The Diet (6.4Mb)
  20. 1955-xx-xx The Inheritance (7.1Mb)
  21. 1956-01-11 Hancock's Hair (6.4Mb)
  22. 1956-01-18 Student Prince (6.5Mb)
  23. 1956-02-01 How Hancock Won The War (6.7Mb)
  24. 1956-02-15 The Greyhound Track (6.2Mb)
  25. 1956-02-22 The Conjurer (6.7Mb)
  26. 1956-02-29 The Test Match (6.9Mb)
  27. 1956-10-14 Back From Holiday (7.5Mb)
  28. 1956-10-21 The Bolshoi Ballet (6.5Mb)
  29. 1956-11-04 The Income Tax Demand (6.4Mb)
  30. 1956-11-11 The New Secretary (6.7Mb)
  31. 1956-11-18 Michelangelo Hancock (5.9Mb)
  32. 1956-11-25 Anna And The King Of Siam (6.5Mb)
  33. 1956-12-02 Cyrano De Hancock (7Mb)
  34. 1956-12-16 The Expresso Bar (6.5Mb)
  35. 1956-12-23 Hancock's Happy Christmas (7.1Mb)
  36. 1956-12-30 The Diary (6.5Mb)
  37. 1956-xx-xx Hancock's Wedding (7Mb)
  38. 1957-01-06 The 13th Of The Series (6.6Mb)
  39. 1957-01-13 Almost A Gentleman (6.4Mb)
  40. 1957-01-20 The Old School Reunion (6.1Mb)
  41. 1957-01-27 The Wild Man Of The Woods (6.9Mb)
  42. 1957-02-03 Agricultural Hancock (6.1Mb)
  43. 1957-02-10 Hancock In The Police (5.8Mb)
  44. 1957-02-24 Last Of The Mchancocks (7Mb)
  45. 1958-01-21 The New Radio Series (6.8Mb)
  46. 1958-01-28 The Scandal Magazine (6.1Mb)
  47. 1958-02-04 The Male Suffragettes (7Mb)
  48. 1958-02-11 The Insurance Policy (6.2Mb)
  49. 1958-02-18 The Publicity Photograph (6.5Mb)
  50. 1958-02-25 The Unexploded Bomb (6.2Mb)
  51. 1958-03-04 Hancock's School (5.9Mb)
  52. 1958-03-11 Around The World In 80 Days (7.1Mb)
  53. 1958-03-18 The Americans Hit Town (6.6Mb)
  54. 1958-03-25 The Election Candidate (6.4Mb)
  55. 1958-04-01 Hancock's Car (6.1Mb)
  56. 1958-04-08 The East Cheam Drama Festival (6.6Mb)
  57. 1958-04-15 The Foreign Legion (5.9Mb)
  58. 1958-04-22 Sunday Afternoon At Home (6.8Mb)
  59. 1958-04-29 The Grappling Game (6.6Mb)
  60. 1958-05-06 The Junk Man (6.7Mb)
  61. 1958-05-13 Hancock's War (6.4Mb)
  62. 1958-05-20 The Prize Money (6.5Mb)
  63. 1958-05-25 The Threatening Letters (7.3Mb)
  64. 1958-06-03 The Sleepless Night (6.4Mb)
  65. 1958-12-25 Bill And Father Christmas (6.9Mb)
  66. 1958-xx-xx The Wrestling Match (7.1Mb)
  67. 1959-01-04 The 13th Of The Month (6.8Mb)
  68. 1959-01-25 The Election Candidate (6.6Mb)
  69. 1959-09-29 The Smugglers (7.3Mb)
  70. 1959-10-06 Childhood Sweetheart (7Mb)
  71. 1959-10-13 The Last Bus Home (6.5Mb)
  72. 1959-10-20 The Picnic (6.8Mb)
  73. 1959-10-27 The Gourmet (6Mb)
  74. 1959-11-03 The Elopement (6.2Mb)
  75. 1959-11-10 Freds Pie Stall (6.4Mb)
  76. 1959-11-17 The Waxwork (6.5Mb)
  77. 1959-11-24 Sids Mystery Tours (6.2Mb)
  78. 1959-12-01 The Fete (6.8Mb)
  79. 1959-12-08 The Poetry Society (6.2Mb)
  80. 1959-12-15 Hancock In Hospital (6.2Mb)
  81. 1959-12-22 Christmas Club (6.4Mb)
  82. 1959-12-29 The Impersonator (7.4Mb)
  83. 1961-06-09 The Radio Ham (6.4Mb)
  84. 1961-06-23 The Blood Donor (6.5Mb)
  85. 19xx-xx-xx Hancock's Diary (6.8Mb)
  86. 19xx-xx-xx The Christmas Club (6.7Mb)
  87. The Missing Page (7Mb)
  88. 19xx-xx-xx The Emmigrant (7Mb)
  89. The Lift (7.1Mb)
  90. The Economy Drive (TV version) (5.1Mb)
  91. The Test Pilot (1.9Mb)
  92. The Two Murderers (incomplete) (12.1Mb)
  93. The Train Journey (13.3Mb)
  94. The Oak Tree (6.6Mb)
  95. The Flight Of The Red Shadow (10.5Mb)
  96. The Continental Holiday (12.7Mb)
  97. Shooting Star (TV version) (5.4Mb)
  98. Bedsitter (5Mb)
  99. Hancock In Australia (6.3Mb)
  100. The Reunion Party (7.4Mb)
  101. 066 (4.1Mb)
  102. 082 (13.6Mb)
  103. 083 (13.9Mb)
  104. 084 (13.6Mb)
  105. 085 (13Mb)
  106. 090 (12.5Mb)
  107. 091 (13.5Mb)
  108. 093 (13.4Mb)
  109. 094 (14.2Mb)
  110. 095 (13.7Mb)
  111. 096 (16.7Mb)
  112. 097 (21.8Mb)
  113. 098 (25Mb)
  114. 099 (12.6Mb)
  115. 100 (12.5Mb)
  116. 101 (4.3Mb)
  117. In Memoriam - 1968-07 (5.9Mb)
  118. Hancock documentary (11.6Mb)
  119. From Bournemouth To East Cheam documentary (33.7Mb)
  120. Happy Birthday Hancock documentary (16.6Mb)
  121. Hancock's Ashes (0Mb)

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