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    • Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection

    • Series 1 & 2: 21 Episodes of the Classic BBC Radio Sitcom
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Harry H. Corbett, Wilfred Brambell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 102

    Series 1 and 2 of the hilarious radio sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfred Brambell, adapted from the much-loved TV series. Steptoe and Son ran for eight series on BBC TV and even spawned two feature films. Such was the series' popularity in the mid-1960s that the cast specially recorded several episodes for BBC radio. Here, collected together for the first time, are all 21 episodes from the first and second radio series, scripted by Hancock's Half Hour creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • sound quality comes and on iPad & Andriod

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Hancock's Half Hour

    • Complete Series One & Two
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Hancock, Sid James, Full Cast
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Hancock

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-16

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Steptoe & Son: Series 3 & 4

    • 16 episodes of the classic BBC radio sitcom
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Harry H Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    Series 3 and 4 of the hilarious radio sitcom starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell, adapted from the much-loved TV series. Steptoe & Son ran for eight series on BBC TV and even spawned two feature films. Such was the series' popularity in the mid-1960s that the cast specially recorded several episodes for BBC radio. Here, collected together for the first time, are all episodes from the third and fourth radio series, scripted by Hancock's Half Hour creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and adapted by Gale Pedrick.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Mr James Bond on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Hancock's Half Hour: Series 4

    • 20 episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: full cast, Sid James, Tony Hancock
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    The fourth series of the legendary BBC Radio comedy series starring Tony Hancock. 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, Bill Kerr Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic comedy

    • By Jolyon on 23-02-17

    Regular price: £22.00

    • 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
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 58

    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”.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The pre carry on

    • By Ellecto on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Steptoe & Son: Series 5 & 6

    • 15 episodes of the classic BBC radio sitcom
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Harry H Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    Series five & six of the BBC radio sitcom starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell, adapted from the much-loved TV series. Steptoe and Son ran for eight series on BBC TV and even spawned two feature films. Such was the series' popularity in the mid-1960s that the cast specially recorded several episodes for BBC radio. Here, collected together for the first time, are all episodes from the fifth and sixth radio series, scripted by Hancock's Half Hour creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Steptoe and Son.

    • By Phil D on 27-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Hancock's Half Hour: Series 5

    • 20 episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Sid James, Tony Hancock
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 77

    The complete fifth series of the legendary BBC Radio comedy series starring Tony Hancock. 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, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best series yet

    • By Samantha Gibbons on 27-09-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Hancock's Half Hour, Series 6

    • 14 Episodes of the Classic BBC Radio Comedy Series
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Sid James, Tony Hancock
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    The complete final series of the ground-breaking BBC Radio comedy starring Tony Hancock - plus five bonus episodes. 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'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic comedy

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 3

    • By: Roy Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Hancock, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This third treasury of rare archive material presents another four newly restored radio episodes of Hancock’s Half Hour: ‘The 13th of the Series’ (1957), ‘The Male Suffragettes’ (1958), ‘The Sleepless Night’ (1958) and ‘The Last Bus Home’ (1959). Starring once again alongside Tony Hancock are Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. Three further editions of the radio hit Calling All Forces, from 1952, feature Hancock as co-compere with Charlie Chester, with a bill featuring Robb Wilton and many other light entertainment stars of the day.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Missing Hancocks:

    • Five new recordings of classic 'lost' scripts
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Kevin McNally, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mr D J Mannion on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Hancock

    • A Celebration: The Very Best of Hancock's Half Hour
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Ray Galton and Alan Simpson present, with personal recollections, a comic feast of Hancock's Half Hour.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 1

    • Rarities from the BBC Radio Archive
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: full cast, Sid James, Tony Hancock
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A fascinating collection of rare and remastered broadcast material starring Tony Hancock, Sid James and others. This first volume features the recently discovered soundtrack of 'The Horror Serial', a television episode of Hancock's Half Hour from 1959, plus remastered versions of the following radio shows: 'The Blackboard Jungle', 'The Student Prince' and 'The Test Match'. Also included are previously unreleased editions of 'Variety Bandbox', 'Calling All Forces' and 'Educating Archie'.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Hancock

    • The Blood Donor, The Radio Ham, and more
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    "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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Does not download, awful app

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-17

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Missing Hancocks Series 2

    • Five New Recordings of Classic 'Lost' Scripts
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astoundingly accurate

    • By Def glb on 04-08-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Hancock

    • The Economy Drive, The Emigrant and Two Other TV Episodes
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Hancock
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • hancock

    • By Phil D on 16-07-15

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Missing Hancocks: Series 3

    • Five new recordings of classic 'lost' scripts
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Kevin McNally, Andy Secombe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Kevin McNally and Andy Secombe star in five more 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. They've now been recreated by BBC Radio 4.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 4

    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Hancock, full cast, Sid James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this fourth treasury of rare archive material, our irrepressible hero forms an association to save Fred’s Pie Stall in a newly restored 1959 radio episode of Hancock’s Half Hour. From the BBC TV series comes The Italian Maid (1959), in which Tony and Sid are bowled over by the lovely Silvano. Also included in this treasury are interviews with Paul Merton, Roger Wilmut and Freddie Hancock, who all talk about the life and career of Tony Hancock.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 2

    • By: Roy Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Sid James, Tony Hancock, Full Cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A fascinating collection of rare and remastered radio and TV material starring Tony Hancock. This second treasury of rare archive material is spearheaded by four newly restored radio episodes of Hancock's Half Hour, all from 1956: 'The New Secretary', 'Anna and the King of Siam', 'The Stolen Petrol' and 'The Expresso Bar'. Starring alongside Tony Hancock are Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comedy gold

    • By Def glb on 14-06-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Hancock

    • A Comedy Genius
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Denis Norden
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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).

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Galton & Simpson's Half Hour

    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Rik Mayall, Paul Merton
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    An all-star cast celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Galton & Simpson writing partnership in four new recordings of classic Comedy Playhouse scripts. Four brilliant comedy sitcoms -as first heard on BBC Radio - and introduced by Paul Merton. Frank Skinner stars in You'll Never Walk Alone Nothing will stop a true football fan from following his team when they reach the Cup Final, not even an eight-month pregnant wife. Mitchell & Webb star in Impasse A narrow country lane has no room for two vehicles to pass.

    Regular price: £10.00

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