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BBC Comedy - Hancock

 
  • Galton & Simpson's Half Hour: The Blood Donor
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Paul Merton
    3.00 (1 ratings)
    An all-star cast celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Galton & Simpson writing partnership in four new recordings of classic Comedy Playhouse scripts, introduced by Paul Merton. Paul Merton stars in The Blood Donor. Bunclarke does his duty and donates a pint of his rare and precious blood for his country. Little does he know just how rare it is. The original TV recording of The Blood Donor starred Tony Hancock.
  • Hancock: A Celebration: The Very Best of Hancock's Half Hour
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    4.30 (8 ratings)
    Ray Galton and Alan Simpson present, with personal recollections, a comic feast of Hancock's Half Hour.
  • Hancock: A Comedy Genius
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Denis Norden
    3.90 (7 ratings)
    This two-hour release traces Hancock's early career, starting as a 17-year-old in a Bristol Variety show called A La Carte for the BBC Forces Programme and charts his rise through shows such as Variety bandbox and Happy-go-Lucky (where he first read words written by Galton and Simpson).
  • Hancock: The Blood Donor, The Radio Ham, and more
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    4.30 (39 ratings)
    "A pint? That's very nearly an armful!" This classic line has echoed through the halls of comedy legend since it was first uttered by Anthony Aloycious Hancock in "The Blood Donor". Now the original soundtrack from that famous episode is collected together with three others from the same series (Hancock's last for BBC TV) featuring a guest cast including Michael Aspel, Patrick Cargill, June Whitfield, Frank Thornton, and Hugh Lloyd.
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  • Hancock: The Economy Drive, The Emigrant and Two Other TV Episodes
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Tony Hancock
    4.40 (8 ratings)
    Here are a further four original television soundtracks from the BBC's Hancock series. Once again Tony Hancock stars as the loveable curmudgeon, in four installments written by the character's creators, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
  • Hancock: The Lost Radio Episodes: Sid James' Dad
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Tony Hancock, Sid James
    5.00 (4 ratings)
    Tony Hancock stars in this long-lost episode from the classic BBC Radio series Hancock's Half Hour. Sid is expecting a visit from his father. Being ashamed to admit his true profession, he has explained his regular appearances in court by telling the old man he is a judge. Originally broadcast live, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over 50 years, in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Galton and Simpson writing partnership.
  • Hancock: The Lost Radio Episodes: Sid James' Dad & The Diet
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Tony Hancock, Sid James
    4.30 (7 ratings)
    In 'Sid James's Dad', Sid is expecting a visit from his father. Being ashamed to admit his true profession, he has explained his regular appearances in court by telling the old man he is a judge. 'The Diet' sees Hancock being offered the lead role in a romantic film. Unfortunately, the American producer, Mr Stroud (Kenneth Williams), tells Hancock he's too fat for the part and tells him to diet.
  • Hancock: The Lost Radio Episodes: The Diet
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Tony Hancock, Sid James
    Not rated yet
    Tony Hancock stars in this long-lost episode from the classic BBC Radio series Hancock's Half Hour: 'The Diet'.

    'The Diet' sees Hancock being offered the lead role in a romantic film. Unfortunately, the American producer, Mr Stroud (Kenneth Williams), tells Hancock he's too fat for the part and tells him to diet.

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  • Hancock: The Lost TV Episodes: The Flight of the Red Shadow
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Tony Full Cast incl. Hancock, Sid James
    4.60 (5 ratings)
    First broadcast live in 1959 as part of Tony Hancock's 4th BBC TV Series, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over fifty years. In The Flight of the Red Shadow (aka Desert Song), Hancock is on the run from disgruntled members of the East Cheam Repertory Company. In order to escape, Hancock is forced to masquerade as the Maharaja of Renjipur, with disastrous consequences.
  • Hancock: The Lost TV Episodes: The Wrong Man
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Tony Full Cast incl. Hancock, Sid James
    3.40 (7 ratings)
    First broadcast live in 1959 as part of Tony Hancock's 4th BBC TV Series, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over fifty years. The Wrong Man sees Hancock and Sid called in to take part in a police identity parade. However, when a witness picks Hancock out for the burglary of a high street tobacconist, he has only days to clear his name.
  • Hancock: The Missing Page, Son & Heir and Two Other TV Episodes
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by various
    4.00 (8 ratings)
    Here are a further four original television soundtracks from the BBC's Hancock series. Once again, Tony Hancock stars as the loveable curmudgeon in four installments written by the character's creators, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. The episodes featured here are "The Missing Page" (11.3.60), "Poison Pen Letters" (6.5.60), "Lord Byron Lived Here" (9.10.59), and "The Succession: Son and Heir" (30.6.61).
  • Hancock's Half Hour 10
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    4.40 (19 ratings)
    Tony Hancock's premature death, in 1968 at the age of 44, deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country.
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  • Hancock's Half Hour 2
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Sid James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams
    4.80 (9 ratings)
    Tony Hancock's premature death in 1968 at the age of 44 deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country. It makes his 80 hours of material originally broadcast by the BBC on radio and television between 1954 and 1961 seem all the more priceless and rare. With his impeccable timing and brilliantly subtle shifts in intonation, he could create sound picture that bore the unmistakable hallmark of a genius.
  • Hancock's Half Hour 5
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by Tony Hancock
    4.90 (9 ratings)
    Four classic BBC Radio episodes from the comic genius of Tony Hancock: "Cyrano de Hancock", "The Threatening Letters", "Visiting Day", and "The Impressionist".
  • Hancock's Half Hour 6
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    4.60 (14 ratings)
    Tony Hancock's premature death, in 1968 at the age of 44, deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country.
  • Hancock's Half Hour 7
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    4.90 (8 ratings)
    Tony Hancock's premature death, in 1968 at the age of 44, deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country.
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  • Hancock's Half Hour 8
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    4.80 (14 ratings)
    Tony Hancock's premature death, in 1968 at the age of 44, deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country.
  • Hancock's Half Hour 9
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    4.70 (12 ratings)
    Tony Hancock's premature death, in 1968 at the age of 44, deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country.
  • Hancock's Half Hour, Volume 4
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr
    4.90 (12 ratings)
    Tony Hancock's premature death in 1968 at the age of 44 deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country. It makes his 80 hours of material originally broadcast by the BBC on radio and television between 1954 and 1961 seem all the more priceless and rare. With his impeccable timing and brilliantly subtle shifts in intonation, he could create sound picture that bore the unmistakable hallmark of a genius.
  • Hancock's Half Hour: Sid's Mystery Tours & The Poetry Society (Vintage Beeb)
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell
    4.30 (4 ratings)
    Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr and Warren Mitchell star in two classic episodes written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, which showcase the master of misery at his best. The Poetry Society: An evening with a group of Hancock's new avant-garde friends produces gems of abstract poetry, not only from the group but also from Sid and Bill. Sid's Mystery Tours: Sid talks Hancock into becoming the director of his guided tours company - but it doesn't even possess a coach.
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  • Hancock's Half Hour: The 'Lost' Episodes
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.30 (8 ratings)
    Long absent from the BBC archives, the classic Hancock's Half Hour radio episodes "The New Secretary" (original version) and "The Blackboard Jungle" were recently rediscovered as "off-air" recordings. They have now been digitally remastered, and are presented here for the very first time, along with two bonus archive features.
  • Hancock's Half Hour: The Very Best Episodes, Volume 1
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Tony Hancock
    4.70 (26 ratings)
    Tony Hancock's premature death in 1968 at the age of 44 deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country. It makes his 80 hours of material originally broadcast by the BBC on radio and television between 1954 and 1961 seem all the more priceless and rare. With his impeccable timing and brilliantly subtle shifts in intonation, he could create sound picture that bore the unmistakable hallmark of a genius.
  • Hancock's Half Hour: The Very Best Episodes, Volume 2
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Sid James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques
    4.60 (20 ratings)
    The Conjurer sees Hancock taking up magic, and hired by Sid to put on a show at Dartmoor Prison. Little does he know that it's only a front for an escape plan. In Cyrano de Hancock, Sid is besotted with Miss Pugh, and asks for Hancock's helpin expressing his love, while The Diary finds Hancock looking back at 1956, and falling into a reverie where he imagines himself as a surgeon, a lion tamer, and a test pilot.
  • Hancock's Half Hour: The Very Best Episodes, Volume 3
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.80 (15 ratings)
    Galton and Simpson have chosen another selection of favourite episodes from the classic radio series, and written an introductory sleeve note to explain just why they love each one so much.
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  • Hancock's Half Hour: Complete Series One & Two
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Tony Hancock, Sid James, Full Cast
    4.60 (92 ratings)
    Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series. Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of "the lad 'imself". Aided and abetted by Sid James, Andrée Melly, Bill Kerr, and Kenneth Williams, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness.
  • Hancock's Half Hour: Series 3: Ten episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by full cast, Tony Hancock, Sid James
    4.80 (31 ratings)
    Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series. Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of "the lad 'imself".
  • The Missing Hancocks:: Five new recordings of classic 'lost' scripts
    by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    Narrated by Kevin McNally, Full Cast
    4.80 (22 ratings)
    Kevin McNally stars in five brand new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.Whilst Hancock's Half Hour was an enormously popular radio sitcom in the 1950s, many of the episodes were not retained in the BBC Sound Archive and are believed to be lost. Now, five of them have been recreated by BBC Radio 4, with Kevin McNally taking the role made famous by Tony Hancock. Among the supporting cast are Simon Grenall, Kevin Eldon and Robin Sebastian.