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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.

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  1. hancocks half hour 1954-11-02 first night party (7Mb)
  2. hancocks half hour 1954-11-16 the idol (6.5Mb)
  3. hancocks half hour 1954-11-23 the boxing champion (6.6Mb)
  4. hancocks half hour 1954-12-07 the new car (6.4Mb)
  5. hancocks half hour 1955-01-11 a trip to france (6Mb)
  6. hancocks half hour 1955-01-25 a house on the cliff (6.4Mb)
  7. hancocks half hour 1955-01-25 a house on the cliff (6.4Mb)
  8. hancocks half hour 1955-02-01 the sheikh (6.6Mb)
  9. hancocks half hour 1955-02-15 the last in the series (6.9Mb)
  10. hancocks half hour 1955-05-17 the holiday camp (6.2Mb)
  11. hancocks half hour 1955-05-23 the chef that died of shame (6.5Mb)
  12. hancocks half hour 1955-06-07 the rail strike (6.6Mb)
  13. hancocks half hour 1955-06-14 the television set (7.1Mb)
  14. hancocks half hour 1955-06-28 the marrow contest (6.8Mb)
  15. hancocks half hour 1955-10-19 the pet dog (6.7Mb)
  16. hancocks half hour 1955-10-26 the jewel robbery (6.5Mb)
  17. hancocks half hour 1955-11-02 the bequest (6.6Mb)
  18. hancocks half hour 1955-11-16 the winter holiday (6.2Mb)
  19. hancocks half hour 1955-11-23 the blackboard jungle (6.6Mb)
  20. hancocks half hour 1955-12-07 the diet (6.4Mb)
  21. hancocks half hour 1955-xx-xx the inheritance (7.1Mb)
  22. hancocks half hour 1956-01-11 hancocks hair (6.4Mb)
  23. hancocks half hour 1956-01-18 student prince (6.5Mb)
  24. hancocks half hour 1956-02-01 how hancock won the war (6.7Mb)
  25. hancocks half hour 1956-02-15 the greyhound track (6.2Mb)
  26. hancocks half hour 1956-02-22 the conjurer (6.7Mb)
  27. hancocks half hour 1956-02-29 the test match (6.9Mb)
  28. hancocks half hour 1956-10-14 back from holiday (7.5Mb)
  29. hancocks half hour 1956-10-21 the bolshoi ballet (6.5Mb)
  30. hancocks half hour 1956-11-04 the income tax demand (6.4Mb)
  31. hancocks half hour 1956-11-11 the new secretary (6.7Mb)
  32. hancocks half hour 1956-11-18 michelangelo hancock (5.9Mb)
  33. hancocks half hour 1956-11-25 anna and the king of siam (6.5Mb)
  34. hancocks half hour 1956-12-02 cyrano de hancock (7Mb)
  35. hancocks half hour 1956-12-16 the expresso bar (6.5Mb)
  36. hancocks half hour 1956-12-23 hancocks happy christmas (7.1Mb)
  37. hancocks half hour 1956-12-30 the diary (6.5Mb)
  38. hancocks half hour 1956-xx-xx hancocks wedding (7Mb)
  39. hancocks half hour 1957-01-06 the 13th of the series (6.6Mb)
  40. hancocks half hour 1957-01-13 almost a gentleman (6.4Mb)
  41. hancocks half hour 1957-01-20 the old school reunion (6.1Mb)
  42. hancocks half hour 1957-01-27 the wild man of the woods (6.9Mb)
  43. hancocks half hour 1957-02-03 agricultural hancock (6.1Mb)
  44. hancocks half hour 1957-02-10 hancock in the police (5.8Mb)
  45. hancocks half hour 1957-02-24 last of the mchancocks (7Mb)
  46. hancocks half hour 1958-01-21 the new radio series (6.8Mb)
  47. hancocks half hour 1958-01-28 the scandal magazine (6.1Mb)
  48. hancocks half hour 1958-02-04 the male suffragettes (7Mb)
  49. hancocks half hour 1958-02-11 the insurance policy (6.2Mb)
  50. hancocks half hour 1958-02-18 the publicity photograph (6.5Mb)
  51. hancocks half hour 1958-02-25 the unexploded bomb (6.2Mb)
  52. hancocks half hour 1958-03-04 hancocks school (5.9Mb)
  53. hancocks half hour 1958-03-11 around the world in 80 days (7.1Mb)
  54. hancocks half hour 1958-03-18 the americans hit town (6.6Mb)
  55. hancocks half hour 1958-03-25 the election candidate (6.4Mb)
  56. hancocks half hour 1958-04-01 hancocks car (6.1Mb)
  57. hancocks half hour 1958-04-08 the east cheam drama festival (6.6Mb)
  58. hancocks half hour 1958-04-15 the foreign legion (5.9Mb)
  59. hancocks half hour 1958-04-22 sunday afternoon at home (6.8Mb)
  60. hancocks half hour 1958-04-29 the grappling game (6.6Mb)
  61. hancocks half hour 1958-05-06 the junk man (6.7Mb)
  62. hancocks half hour 1958-05-13 hancocks war (6.4Mb)
  63. hancocks half hour 1958-05-20 the prize money (6.5Mb)
  64. hancocks half hour 1958-05-25 the threatening letters (7.3Mb)
  65. hancocks half hour 1958-06-03 the sleepless night (6.4Mb)
  66. hancocks half hour 1958-12-25 bill and father christmas (6.9Mb)
  67. hancocks half hour 1958-xx-xx the wrestling match (7.1Mb)
  68. hancocks half hour 1959-01-04 the 13th of the month (6.8Mb)
  69. hancocks half hour 1959-01-25 the election candidate (6.6Mb)
  70. hancocks half hour 1959-09-29 the smugglers (7.3Mb)
  71. hancocks half hour 1959-10-06 childhood sweetheart (7Mb)
  72. hancocks half hour 1959-10-13 the last bus home (6.5Mb)
  73. hancocks half hour 1959-10-20 the picnic (6.8Mb)
  74. hancocks half hour 1959-10-27 the gourmet (6Mb)
  75. hancocks half hour 1959-11-03 the elopement (6.2Mb)
  76. hancocks half hour 1959-11-10 freds pie stall (6.4Mb)
  77. hancocks half hour 1959-11-17 the waxwork (6.5Mb)
  78. hancocks half hour 1959-11-24 sids mystery tours (6.2Mb)
  79. hancocks half hour 1959-12-01 the fete (6.8Mb)
  80. hancocks half hour 1959-12-08 the poetry society (6.2Mb)
  81. hancocks half hour 1959-12-15 hancock in hospital (6.2Mb)
  82. hancocks half hour 1959-12-22 christmas club (6.4Mb)
  83. hancocks half hour 1959-12-29 the impersonator (7.4Mb)
  84. hancocks half hour 1961-06-09 the radio ham (6.4Mb)
  85. hancocks half hour 1961-06-23 the blood donor (6.5Mb)
  86. hancocks half hour 19xx-xx-xx hancocks diary (6.8Mb)
  87. hancocks half hour 19xx-xx-xx the christmas club (6.7Mb)
  88. The Missing Page (7Mb)
  89. hancocks half hour 19xx-xx-xx the emmigrant (7Mb)
  90. Hancock's Half Hour LP2 1976 The Lift (7.1Mb)
  91. Tony Hancock - The Economy Drive %28TV Version%29 (5.1Mb)
  92. Tony Hancock - The Test Pilot (1.9Mb)
  93. Tony Hancock - The Two Murderers %28incomplete%29 (12.1Mb)
  94. Tony Hancock - The Train Journey (13.3Mb)
  95. Tony Hancock - The Oak Tree (6.6Mb)
  96. Tony Hancock - The Flight of the Red Shadow (10.5Mb)
  97. Tony Hancock - The Continental Holiday (12.7Mb)
  98. Tony Hancock - Shooting Star %28TV version%29 (5.4Mb)
  99. Tony Hancock - Bedsitter (5Mb)
  100. Hancock's Half Hour - Hancock In Australia (6.3Mb)
  101. The Reunion Party (7.4Mb)
  102. 066 (4.1Mb)
  103. 095 (13.7Mb)
  104. 094 (14.2Mb)
  105. 093 (13.4Mb)
  106. 091 (13.5Mb)
  107. 090 (12.5Mb)
  108. 085 (13Mb)
  109. 084 (13.6Mb)
  110. 083 (13.9Mb)
  111. 082 (13.6Mb)
  112. 097 (21.8Mb)
  113. 101 (4.3Mb)
  114. 096 (16.7Mb)
  115. 100 (12.5Mb)
  116. 099 (12.6Mb)
  117. 098 (25Mb)
  118. 098 (25Mb)
  119. Tony Hancock - In Memoriam - 1968-07 (5.9Mb)
  120. Tony Hancock - Hancock documentary (11.6Mb)
  121. BBC Radio Merseyside Special - 2014-01-01 - Tony Hancock - From Bournemouth To East Cheam (33.7Mb)
  122. Happy Birthday Hancock Documentary (16.6Mb)
  123. Hancock's Ashes (0Mb)

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