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. One of the long ´´lost´´ Hancock TV Episodes recently discovered by the Hancock Appreciation Society. 2009 is the 60th Anniversary of the Galton and Simpson writing partnership. Some of the lost episodes feature Ray and Alan in walk on parts as well as stars like John Le Mesurier, Arthur Mullard, Rolf Harris, and of course the inimitable Sid James and Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock!! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Full Cast incl. Hancock, Sid James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002888/rt_bbcw_002888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. One of the long ´´lost´´ Hancock TV Episodes recently discovered by the Hancock Appreciation Society. 2009 is the 60th Anniversary of the Galton and Simpson writing partnership. Some of the lost episodes feature Ray and Alan in walk on parts as well as stars like John Le Mesurier, Arthur Mullard, Rolf Harris, and of course the inimitable Sid James and Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock!! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Full Cast incl. Hancock, Sid James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002889/rt_bbcw_002889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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). 1. Language: English. Narrator: various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001164/rt_bbcw_001164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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 Economy DriveHaving come home from holiday to find that Sid has left all the lights on, the TV running, and failed to cancel the milk and the papers, Hancock decides to go on an economy drive. Problems arise in a self-service cafeteria, and even a short stay in a hospital fails to save them any money. The ColdHancock has the most awful cold, his sixth of the winter. He tries everything to cure himself: potions, pills, Mrs Cravat´s witch´s brew. A visit to his own doctor proves fruitless as the doc is suffering even more than Hancock. But there´s always Sid´s keep-fit regime.... The EmigrantHancock has had enough of England and decides to emigrate. None of the colonies seem keen to have him, however, so Sid arranges a trip on a tramp steamer, which takes the unsuspecting Hancock on a trip to the Arctic Circle. The Baby SittersHancock and Sid are employed as baby-sitters in a very plush modern house with all the gadgets: hidden TV, remote-controlled curtains, electronic baby alarm. After raiding their host´s larder and drinks cabinet, watching TV and failing to calm the baby, the two of them fall asleep. Only when the parents return do they realise they´ve had a burglary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000815/rt_bbcw_000815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson present, with personal recollections, a comic feast of Hancock´s Half Hour. Yes, it´s the very best of the lad himself, Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock the Third, radio immortal, late of 23, Railway Cuttings, East Cheam. This special compilation includes the first radio show, The First Night Party, and Hancock´s last BBC television show, The Succession: Son and Heir, as well as the finest and funniest moments from programmes such as The Ladies Man, The Wild Man of the Woods, Sunday Afternoon at Home, The Emigrant, The Bowmans, and, of course, The Blood Donor. Ray Galton and Alan Simpson´s marvellous scripts provided the perfect platform for one of our greatest comedians. With his impeccable timing and brilliantly subtle shifts in intonation, Tony Hancock could create sound pictures that bore the unmistakable hallmark of a genius. Enjoy that Genius again in this celebration of the very best of Hancock´s Half Hour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000100/rt_bbcw_000100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. A number of fascinating extracts from the long-running 1950s variety show Calling All Forces feature Hancock performing alongside Charlie Chester and others, whilst the famous Budgerigar Sketch - with Hancock as the eponymous bird - is featured here from 1958’s Christmas Night with the Stars on BBC TV. In What Happened to Hancock? from 1971, Philip Oakes reflects upon the complex personality of his friend, and elicits personal recollections from those who knew him, including Ralph Reader, Beryl Vertue, Sylvia Sims, Sid James, Duncan Wood, Michael Wale, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Heroes for a Time, from 1978, considers Hancock´s legacy 10 years after his death, with contributions from Lyn Took, Barry Took, Arthur Askey and Billy Marsh. Freddie Ross Hancock recollects life as Tony´s second wife in a Woman´s Hour interview from 1979. Barry Cryer introduces Six Characters in Search of an Answer: Tony Hancock from 2003 and examines the man behind the character, with the help of Galton & Simpson, Dennis Main Wilson and Richard Briers. Finally, in two editions of The Essay from 2015, Simon Heffer examines and compares the careers of both Tony Hancock and his stalwart costar Sid James. Marking the legacy of one of our greatest comedy entertainers, this collection is a must for fans of Tony Hancock and Hancock´s Half Hour. This release features a bonus PDF booklet alongside the audio, which looks at each item in the context of Hancock’s broadcast 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sid James, Tony Hancock, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003618/bk_rhuk_003618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fascinating collection of rare and remastered radio and TV material starring Tony Hancock.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.Two 1952 editions of Calling All Forces line up alongside a 1953 edition of Star Bill, and an extract from The National Radio Awards 1951 features Hancock in a rare Educating Archie sketch.In Hancock’s Helpers, from 2004, Russell Davies looks at Tony Hancock’s on-air and off-air relationship with his costars whilst a 2009 edition of Great Lives examines the legacy of the lad ‘imself. Hancock and Son, from 1998, traces the writing partnership of Galton & Simpson.In Briers on Hancock (1984), Richard Briers presents an affectionate tribute to Tony’s memory, with contributions from Dennis Main Wilson, Denis Norden, George Fairweather, Ray Galton, Alan Simpson, John Lloyd, John Freeman, Sid James and Bill Kerr.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. A bonus PDF booklet looks at each item in the context of Hancock’s broadcasting career, with insights into how many of these lost or rare items were discovered. Marking the legacy of one of our greatest comedy entertainers, this collection is a must for fans of Tony Hancock and Hancock’s Half Hour.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Hancock, full cast, Sid James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004089/bk_rhuk_004089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.