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The Missing Hancocks Series 2

Five New Recordings of Classic 'Lost' Scripts
Narrated by: full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humour
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Summary

Kevin McNally stars in five further brand new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Hancock's Half Hour was an enormously popular radio sitcom in the 1950s, but several of the episodes were not retained in the BBC Sound Archive and are believed to be lost. Following the successful first series, five more episodes have been recreated by BBC Radio 4, with Kevin McNally once more reprising the role made famous by Tony Hancock.

The episodes are 'How Hancock Won the War', 'The Red Planet', 'The Marriage Bureau', 'A Visit to Russia' and 'The Trial of Father Christmas'. Also included is a bonus Director's Commentary for the Series 1 episode 'The Matador', in which Andy Hamilton talks to Kevin McNally and co-producer Neil Pearson about the challenges, and joys, of recreating a 1950s sitcom. Among the supporting cast are Simon Greenall, Kevin Eldon and Robin Sebastian. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.

©2016 Ray Galton (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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Astoundingly accurate

An absolute must for anyone who consider's themselves a Tony Hancock fan.
Magical to hear these episode's for the first time
Can't recommend this enough

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Fantastic for any fans of Tony Hancock

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Great fun! All the characters are pretty much spot on apart from Sid James but that does not detract from the episodes.

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Hearing lost stories.

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All very enjoyable.

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Utterly brilliant.

Superb timeless classics recreated beautifully, The cast are sublime taking on their respective roles of Hancock and his co stars. Also includes a bonus commentary / interview presented by Andy Hamilton.