Hancock's Half Hour

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Christmas East Cheam Style19911225

, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. With Sidney James ,

Bill Kerr. Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast in 1956)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Hancock

Written By: Ray Galton

Written By: Alan Simpson.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Bill Kerr.

Unknown: Hattie Jacques

Unknown: Kenneth Williams.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

Starring Tony Hancock in Christmas East Cheam Style, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. With Sidney James ,

He Grappling Game19921214

Starring Tony Hancock. The Grappling Game Also starring

Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques. With Wally Stott and his Orchestra.

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton. Producer Tom Ronald

(First broadcast in 1958)

Last Of The Mchancocks19940619

Starring Tony Hancock in The Last of the McHancocks with Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques , Kenneth Williams and James Robertson Justice.

Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast in 195 7)

Pc Hancock19940522

Starring Tony Hancock in a show that was first broadcast in 1957, PCHancock, with Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques. Music by Wally Stott and Orchestra Producer Dennis Main Wilson

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Sid sees the re-introduction of petrol rationing as a money spinner, with Tony set up to front the scam. From December 1956.

The 13th Of The Month1959040120040323 (BBC7)
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This is the transcription service version of "The 13th Of The Series".

It's the 13th day of the month and a superstitious Hancock is refusing to come into the BBC studios.

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The classic originally TV-only episode of 'Hancock' recreated in audio before a live audience in Pye Studios in October 1961.

The TV episode recreated in audio before a live audience in Pye Studios in October 1961.

The classic TV-only episode re-created in audio before a live audience in October 1961.

The lad sparks hospital havoc. The classic TV episode recreated with an audience in 1961. Stars Tony Hancock and June Whitfield.

The lad sparks hospital havoc. The classic TV episode recreated with an audience in 1961.

The lad sparks hospital havoc.

The classic TV episode recreated with an audience in 1961.

Stars Tony Hancock and June Whitfield.

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The Lad Himself communicates with the world. The originally TV-only episode performed before an audience in October 1961.

The Lad Himself communicates with the world. The originally TV-only episode.

The Lad Himself communicates with the world.

The originally TV-only episode performed before an audience in October 1961.

Xmas East Cheam Style

See Hancock's Happy Christmas

0101The First Night Party1954110220061024 (BBC7)
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The lad throws himself a launch party for his new series but things don't quite go to plan

The lad throws a launch party - with cocktails and dinner - for his very first half hour, but things don't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Gerald Campion and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.

The lad himself throws a posh party to launch his new radio series, but things don't quite go to plan.

This is the very first radio Hancock, written, of course, by that wonderfully creative partnership of Alan Simpson and Ray Galton and stars Tony Hancock, with Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams

The lad 'imself throws a posh party to launch his new radio series, but things don't quite go to plan!

The lad 'imself, Tony Hancock, throws a launch party for his new series, but things don't quite go to plan.

The lad 'imself throws a launch party for his new series, but things don't go to plan.

The lad throws himself a launch party for his new series, but things don't quite go to plan. From November 1954.

The lad throws a launch party for his new series, but things don't quite go to plan.

The lad throws a launch party - with cocktails and dinner - for his very first half hour, but things don't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Gerald Campion and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.

The lad 'imself, Tony Hancock, throws a launch party for his new series, but things don't quite go to plan. From November 1954.

The lad 'imself throws a posh party to launch his new radio series, but things don't quite go to plan! First broadcast in 1954.

0102The Diamond Ring19541109
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Tired of the lad's big-headedness, Bill and Moira decide to teach him a lesson.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sidney James.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.

Tired of the lad's big-headedness, Bill and Moira decide to teach him a lesson.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sidney James.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.

0104The Boxing Champion1954112320061107 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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The lad hits Sid's Gym to lose weight.

When he knocks down his prize boxer by chance, Sid gets an idea.

The lad hits the gym to lose weight.

When he knocks down a prize boxer by chance, Sid gets an idea.

The lad knocks down a prize boxer by chance - giving Sid an idea.

When the lad hits the gym, he knocks down a prize boxer by chance - giving Sid an idea.

The lad hits Sid's Gym to lose weight.

When the lad hits the gym, he knocks down a prize boxer completely by chance - which gives Sid an idea...

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Paul Carpenter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.

The lad hits the gym to lose weight. When he knocks down a prize boxer by chance, Sid gets an idea. First broadcast in 1954.

The lad hits Sid's Gym to lose weight. When he knocks down his prize boxer by chance, Sid gets an idea. First broadcast in 1954.

When the lad hits the gym, he knocks down a prize boxer by chance, giving Sid an idea. Stars Tony Hancock. From November 1954.

The lad knocks down a prize boxer by chance, giving Sid an idea. From November 1954.

When the lad hits the gym, he knocks down a prize boxer.

When the lad hits the gym, he knocks down a prize boxer completely by chance - which gives Sid an idea...

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Paul Carpenter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1954.

0105The Hancock Festival19541130
0106The New Car1954120720031028 (BBC7)
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The Lad feels he ought to get a car, but is buying an almost brand new saloon from crooked Sid the right answer?

When the lad buys a car from Sid, there's a big surprise when he takes it for a spin.

When the lad buys a car from Sid, there's a big surprise when he takes it for a spin. Stars Tony Hancock. From December 1954.

The lad buys a car from Sid, but there is a big surprise when he takes it for a spin.

The lad buys a car from Sid, but there is a big surprise when he takes it for a spin. Stars Tony Hancock. From December 1954.

The lad thinks he should buy a car to keep up appearances, so Sid offers to help. But there's a big surprise when he takes it for a spin.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1954.

The Lad feels he ought to get a car, but is buying an almost brand new saloon from crooked Sid the right answer? From Dec 1954.

The lad feels he ought to get a car, but is buying a saloon from crooked Sid the best bet? From December 1954.

More comedy from 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam. The Lad feels he ought to get a car. First broadcast in December 1954.

The lad thinks he should buy a car to keep up appearances, so Sid offers to help. But there's a big surprise when he takes it for a spin.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1954.

The Lad feels he ought to get a car, but is buying a saloon from Crooked Sid the right answer?

0107The Department Store Santa19541214
0108Christmas At Aldershot19541221
0109The Christmas Eve Party19541228
0110Cinderella Hancock1955010420061121 (BBC7)
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Bill bans the lad from the National Film Ball, but then there's a knock at the door.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Dora Bryan, Paul Carpenter and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

More comedy from 23 Railway Cuttings. From December 1956.

Bill bans the lad from the National Film Ball, but then there's a knock at the door. Starring Tony Hancock. From January 1955.

Bill bans the lad from the National Film Ball, but then there's a knock at the door.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Dora Bryan, Paul Carpenter and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

0111A Trip To France1955011120061128 (BBC7)
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The lad gets a longing to sample life over the Channel, but travel companion Sid has other ideas.

The lad's longing to sample life across the Channel, but Sid's got other ideas.

The lad's longing to sample life across the English Channel, but Sid's got other ideas.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From January 1955.

The lad is longing to sample life across the English Channel, but Sid has other ideas.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

The lad's longing to sample life across the Channel, but Sid's got other ideas. Starring Tony Hancock. From January 1955.

The lad gets a longing to sample life over the Channel, but travel companion Sid has other ideas. From 1955.

The lad is longing to sample life across the English Channel, but Sid has other ideas. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From January 1955.

The lad's longing to sample life across the English Channel, but Sid's got other ideas. Stars Tony Hancock. From January 1955.

The lad's longing to sample life across the English Channel, but Sid's got other ideas.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

0112The Monte Carlo Rally1955011820061205 (BBC7)
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Captain 'Wheels' Hancock takes part in the 1955 Monte Carlo Rally in a car prepared by Sid.

What are his chances?

The lad competes in the famous motor race in a very classic car - provided by Sid.

Starring Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Special guests: Brian Johnston and Raymond Baxter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

Captain 'Wheels' Hancock takes part in the 1955 Monte Carlo Rally in a car prepared by Sid. What are his chances?

Captain 'Wheels' Hancock takes part in the 1955 Monte Carlo Rally in a car prepared by Sid. What are his chances? From Jan 1955.

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The lad competes in the famous motor race in a very classic car - provided by Sid. Stars Tony Hancock. From January 1955.

The lad competes in the famous motor race in a very classic car - provided by Sid.

Starring Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Special guests: Brian Johnston and Raymond Baxter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

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Tony Hancock wants a new house.

But is employing Sid James as the builder really such a good idea?

But is employing Sid as the builder really a good idea?

But is employing Sid James as the builder really such a good idea? From January 1955.

The lad's after a new home, but is it really the best idea to get Sid to build it?

The lad's after a new home, but is it really the best idea to get Sid to build it? Stars Tony Hancock.

From January 1955.

The lad is after a new home, but is it really the best idea to get Sid to build it?

Starring Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sidney James.

Special guests: Brian Johnston and Raymond Baxter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

Tony Hancock wants a new house. But is employing Sid James as the builder really such a good idea? First broadcast in Jan 1955.

Tony Hancock wants a new house. But is employing Sid James as the builder really such a good idea?

Tony Hancock wants a new house. But is employing Sid as the builder really a good idea?

Hancock is up to his neck in house problems.

Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From January 1955.

Stars Tony Hancock.

The lad's after a new home, but is it really the best idea to get Sid to build it?

Starring Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sidney James.

Special guests: Brian Johnston and Raymond Baxter.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1955.

0114The Sheik1955020120070109 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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The lad signs up to Sid's new studio, but filming doesn't quite go to plan and the choice of camera isn't quite what he expects!

The lad signs up to Sid's new studio, but filming doesn't quite go to plan.

The lad signs to Sid's new studio, but filming doesn't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1955.

The lad signs up to Sid's new studio, but filming doesn't quite go to plan. From 1955.

The lad signs up to Sid's film studio, but the choice of camera isn't quite what he expects! First heard in February 1955.

The lad signs up to Sid's new studio, but filming doesn't quite go to plan. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From February 1955.

The lad signs to Sid's new studio, but filming doesn't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1955.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

0115The Marriage Bureau19550208
0116 LASTThe End Of The Series1955021520070116 (BBC7)
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With the last show of the first series over the cast reminisce over how they first all first met.

The cast reminisce over how they all first met.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad himself and the gang reminisce over how they first all first met.

Starring Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Augemented Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1955.

0201A Holiday In France19550419

[this episode was remade in The Missing Hancocks]

0202The Crown Jewels19550426
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Sid hires the lad to run his new venture, but then he discovers a surprise next door.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly, Kenneth Williams and Denis Wilson.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1955.

Sid hires the lad to run his new venture, but then he discovers a surprise next door.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Sid hires the lad to run his new venture, but then he discovers a surprise next door.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly, Kenneth Williams and Denis Wilson.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1955.

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The story of 'Iggins, the pie-stall cook who rises to the heights of haute cuisine and falls again through drink.

The regular cast play different characters, in the rise and fall saga of a pie-stall cook.

Starring Tony Hancock.

From May 1955.

Stars Tony Hancock.

The regular Hancock's cast play different characters - in the rise and fall saga of a pie-stall cook, Percy Higgins.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1955.

The regular cast play different characters in the rise-and-fall saga of a pie-stall cook. Stars Tony Hancock. From May 1955.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The regular Hancock's cast play different characters - in the rise and fall saga of a pie-stall cook, Percy Higgins.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1955.

0207Prime Minister Hancock19550530
0208The Rail Strike1955060720031111 (BBC7)
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Railway cuttings takes on railway strike! More than a replacement bus service with Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Sid James..

Bumpy rides are ahead as the Lad take to the rails.

The lad gets a green signal, but a bumpy ride lies ahead.

From June 1955.

Stars Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams.

The lad gets a green signal, but a bumpy ride lies ahead. From June 1955.

The lad gets a green signal, but a bumpy ride lies ahead. Stars Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams. From June 1955.

The lad gets a green signal to outwit a rail strike, but a bumpy ride lies ahead.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1955.

Classic comedy with Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Sid James, set at 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam.

Classic comedy with Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Sid James set at 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam. From June 1955.

Bumpy rides are ahead as the Lad take to the rails. Stars Tony Hancock. From June 1955.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad gets a green signal to outwit a rail strike, but a bumpy ride lies ahead.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1955.

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Living in the only house in Railway Cuttings without a telly, the lad takes action.

Living in the only house in Railway Cuttings without a TV, the lad takes action.

From 1955

Stars Tony Hancock.

From June 1955.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1955.

Galton and Simpson's classic comedy with Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams. This week Tony wants a television.

Classic comedy from June 1955 with Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams. This week Tony wants a television.

Living in the only house in Railway Cuttings without a telly, the lad takes action. Stars Tony Hancock. From June 1955.

Living in the only house in Railway Cuttings without a TV, the lad takes action. From 1955

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Living in the only house in Railway Cuttings without a telly, the lad takes action.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1955.

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The presence of a marrow on a plot of land blocks the building of a road.

The green fingered lad takes on the authorities to save his pride and joy.

The green-fingered lad takes on the authorities to save his pride and joy. From June 1955.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1955.

The presence of a marrow on a plot of land blocks the building of a road. Classic comedy from June 1955.

Classic comedy from writers Galton and Simpson with Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams. First broadcast in June 1955.

The green-fingered lad takes on the authorities to save his pride and joy. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From June 1955.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The green-fingered lad takes on the authorities to save his pride and joy.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Announcer: Kenneth Williams

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1955.

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Hancock buys Andree a puppy for her birthday, but to his alarm the puppy grows rapidly until it is two inches taller than he is!

The lad buys Andree a puppy for her birthday, but to his alarm it won't stop growing.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.

The lad buys Andree a puppy for her birthday, but to his alarm it won't stop growing. Stars Tony Hancock. From October 1955.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad buys Andree a puppy for her birthday, but to his alarm - it won't stop growing!

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.

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The lad's getting a new car, so Sid makes the most of the opportunity.

The lad's getting a new car, so Sid makes the most of the opportunity. Stars Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Sid James. From October 1955.

The lad is getting a new car, so Sid makes the most of the opportunity.

The lad is getting a new car, so Sid makes the most of the opportunity. Stars Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Sid James. From October 1955.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.

With Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Bill Kerr and Andree Melly. From October 1955.

The lad's getting a new car, so Sid makes the most of the opportunity. From October 1955.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad's getting a new car, so Sid makes the most of the opportunity.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1955.

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The lad is set to inherit a fortune, but only if he can find a wife.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.

Hancock will inherit a fortune if he finds a wife.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams.

From November 1955.

The lad's set to inherit a fortune, but first he needs to find a wife. From November 1955.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad is set to inherit a fortune, but only if he can find a wife!

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.

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The lad becomes a young schoolmaster in a school full of juvenile delinquents.

The lad becomes a young schoolmaster in a school full of juvenile delinquents.

The lad is a young master in a school full of juvenile delinquents. A parody of the controversial 1955 movie of the same name.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

Recovered episode first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.

The lad is a young master in a school full of juvenile delinquents. A parody of the controversial 1955 movie of the same name.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

Recovered episode first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1955.

A newly rediscovered episode sees Hancock as a young schoolmaster in a school full of juvenile delinquents. From Nov 1955.

A newly rediscovered episode sees Hancock as a young schoolmaster in a school full of juvenile delinquents.

A newly rediscovered episode of the classic comedy from writers Galton and Simpson. Starring Tony Hancock and Sid James.

The lad becomes a young schoolmaster in a school full of juvenile delinquents. Stars Tony Hancock. Recovered episode from November 1955.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

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Hancock is losing his hair and decides to visit Maison James.

Paranoid over going bald, the lad pays a visit to Maison James.

From January 1956.

Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

Paranoid over going bald, the lad pays a visit to Maison James. From January 1956.

Paranoid over going bald, the lad pays a visit to Maison James. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From January 1956.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.

Hancock is losing his hair and decides to visit Maison James. From January 1956.

Hancock is losing his hair and decides to visit Maison James, in this episode from January 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Paranoid over going bald, the lad pays a visit to Maison James

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James. Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.

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Sid James is hired by the Moravian ambassador in London to help protect Prince Ferdinand.

Comedy from January 1956.

Classic comedy with Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Sid James set at 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam.

From January 1956.

The lad is lured to Moldavia as an unknowing decoy for the endangered Crown Prince.

Stars Tony Hancock.

The lad is lured to Moravia as an unknowing decoy for the endangered Crown Prince.

The lad is lured to Moravia as an unknowing decoy for the endangered Crown Prince. Stars Tony Hancock. From January 1956.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.

The lad is lured to Moldavia as an unknowing decoy for the endangered Crown Prince. Stars Tony Hancock. From January 1956.

Sid James is hired by the Moravian ambassador in London to help protect Prince Ferdinand. Comedy from January 1956.

Classic comedy with Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Sid James set at 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam. From January 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad is lured to Moravia as an unknowing decoy for the endangered Crown Prince.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1956.

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Hancock fights Sid when he reopens a 'public right of way' that goes straight through Tony's house.

Sid wants the lad evicted, so he reopens a public footpath through his country mansion.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From February 1956.

Sid wants the lad evicted, so he reopens a public footpath through his country mansion. Stars Tony Hancock. From February 1956.

Hancock fights Sid when he reopens a 'public right of way' that goes straight through Tony's house.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.

Hancock fights Sid when he reopens a 'public right of way' that goes straight through Tony's house. First heard in February 1956.

Hancock fights Sid when he reopens a 'public right of way' that goes straight through Tony's house. First heard in Feb 1956.

Hancock fights Sid when he reopens a 'public right of way' that goes straight through Tony's house. First broadcast February 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Sid wants the lad evicted, so he reopens a public footpath through his country mansion.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.

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Hancock becomes a magician.

But when he gets a booking at Dartmoor Prison, his act fails to go according to plan.

The lad takes up conjuring and is booked for Dartmoor Prison.

The lad takes up conjuring and is booked for Dartmoor Prison - unaware of Sid's plan.

The lad takes up conjuring and is booked for Dartmoor Prison, unaware of Sid's plan. Stars Tony Hancock. From February 1956.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.

Hancock becomes a magician. But when he gets a booking at Dartmoor Prison, his act fails to go according to plan. From 1956.

Hancock becomes a magician, but when he gets a booking at Dartmoor Prison his act does not go according to plan. First broadcast in 1956.

Exactly how does Hancock come to be pursued across Dartmoor by dogs? Listen and find out in this episode from February 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad takes up conjuring and is booked for Dartmoor Prison - unaware of Sid's plan.

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.

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MCC chairman Sid makes the lad England's cricket captain, but bets on Australia to win.

MCC chairman Sid makes the lad cricket captain for England, but places his bet on Australia to win!

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.

: MCC chairman Sid makes The Lad English captain, but bets on the other side! BBC 7 debut for this episode first heard in 1956.

MCC chairman Sid makes the lad England's cricket captain, but bets on Australia to win. Stars Tony Hancock. From February 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

MCC chairman Sid makes the lad cricket captain for England, but places his bet on Australia to win!

Starring Tony Hancock, Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1956.

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Hancock and Bill return from a disastrous holiday to find that Sid has rented their house out.

After a disastrous break, the lad discovers Sid's rented his house out.

From October 1956.

Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

After a disastrous break, the lad discovers Sid's rented his house out. Stars

Tony Hancock and Sid James.

Hancock and Bill return from a disastrous holiday to find that Sid has rented their house out.

On his return from a disastrous break, the lad discovers that Sid's rented his house out.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1956.

After a disastrous break, the lad discovers Sid's rented his house out. From October 1956.

Hancock and Bill return from a disastrous holiday to find that Sid has rented their house out. From October 1956.

After a disastrous break, the lad discovers Sid's rented his house out. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From October 1956.

In the first of four of the best of Tony Hancock 's series, the lad himself is joined by Sidney James , Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams. The show was first broadcast in October 1956. Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Producer Dennis Main Wilson

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

On his return from a disastrous break, the lad discovers that Sid's rented his house out.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1956.

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is coming to town and Tony's going whether they like it or not! This Treasure Hunt gem is from October 1956.

The ballet is coming to town and Tony is going whether he likes it or not! This Treasure Hunt gem is from October 1956.

is coming to town and Tony is going whether they like it or not! This Treasure Hunt gem is from October 1956.

The lad's hopes of seeing a night of dance at Covent Garden don't quite go to plan.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From October 1956.

is coming to town and Tony's going whether they like it or not!

This Treasure Hunt gem is from October 1956.

The ballet is coming to town and Tony is going whether he likes it or not!

is coming to town and Tony is going whether they like it or not!

The lad's hopes of seeing a night of dance at Covent Garden don't quite go to plan. Stars Tony Hancock. From October 1956.

The lad's hopes for a night of dance at London's Covent Garden don't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad's hopes for a night of dance at London's Covent Garden don't quite go to plan.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1956.

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Starring Tony Hancock.

The Income Tax Demand Also starring Sidney James , Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

Music: Wally Stott and his Orchestra.

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton

Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast 1956)

Tony owes income tax and consults Sid who, in his capacity as Chartered Accountant, advises him not to pay.

With a bill looming, the lad consults crooked chartered accountant Sid.

With a bill looming, the lad consults crooked chartered accountant Sid. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From November 1956.

With a tax bill looming, the lad consults crooked chartered accountant Sid.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1956.

Tony owes income tax and consults Sid who, in his capacity as Chartered Accountant, advises him not to pay. From November 1956.

With a bill looming, the lad consults crooked chartered accountant Sid. From 1956.

With a bill looming, the lad consults crooked chartered accountant Sid. From November 1956

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

With a tax bill looming, the lad consults crooked chartered accountant Sid.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1956.

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Hancock decides to hire a secretary - but his plans are thwarted by the arrival of the menacing Grizelda Pugh.

The lad's plan to hire help is thwarted by the scary Grizelda Pugh.

From November 1956.

The lad's plan to hire help is thwarted by the scary Grizelda Pugh. Stars Tony Hancock and Hattie Jacques. From November 1956.

The lad's plan to hire help is thwarted by the scary Grizelda Pugh. From November 1956.

The lad's plan to hire help is thwarted by the very scary Grizelda Pugh.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.

Hancock decides to hire a secretary but his plans are thwarted by the arrival of the menacing Grizelda Pugh. From November 1956.

Hancock decides to hire a secretary but his plans are thwarted by the arrival of the menacing Grizelda Pugh. First heard in November 1956.

Classic comedy from writers Galton and Simpson. Starring Tony Hancock, Sid James, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad's plan to hire help is thwarted by the very scary Grizelda Pugh.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.

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Hancock is a sculptor and to sculpt he needs raw material; but where is Sid getting the supplies?

The lad takes up sculpting, but when he runs out of rocks it's Sid to the rescue.

The lad takes up sculpting but when he runs out of rocks, Sid comes to the rescue.

The lad takes up sculpting, but when he runs out of rocks - it's Sid to the rescue. Stars Tony Hancock. From November 1956.

The lad takes up sculpting, but when he runs out of rocks, it's Sid to the rescue. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From November 1956.

The lad takes up sculpting, but when he runs out of rocks, it is Sid to the rescue.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.

Hancock is a sculptor, and to sculpt he needs raw material. But where is Sid getting the supplies? First heard in November 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad takes up sculpting. But when he runs out of rocks, it's Sid to the rescue.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.

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Tony Hancock stars in his own version of The King and I.

Chaos reigns when the British Ambassador arrives to check up on him.

The film of 'The King and I' inspires the lad's own unmusical and argumentative version.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From November 1956.

The film of 'The King and I' inspires the lad's own unmusical and argumentative version. Stars Tony Hancock.

The film of The King and I inspires the lad's own rather unmusical and argumentative version.

The 1956 musical film release of 'The King and I' inspires the lad's own unmusical and argumentative version.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Audio recovered in the BBC Archive Treasure Hunt.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.

Tony stars in his own version of The King and I, but chaos reigns when the British Ambassador turns up. From November 1956.

Tony Hancock stars in his own version of The King and I. Chaos reigns when the British Ambassador arrives to check up on him.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The 1956 musical film release of 'The King and I' inspires the lad's own unmusical and argumentative version.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Audio recovered in the BBC Archive Treasure Hunt.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1956.

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Chaos looms when Sid confesses he's in love with the lad's secretary.

Chaos looms when Sid confesses he's in love with the lad's secretary. From December 1956.

Chaos looms when Sid confesses he's in love with the lad's secretary. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From December 1956.

Chaos looms when Sid confesses he is in love with the lad's secretary.

Chaos looms when Sid confesses he is in love with the lad's secretary. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From December 1956.

Chaos looms when Sid confesses he's in love with the lad's secretary, Grizelda.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1956.

Sid confesses that he's in love with Hancock's secretary, Grizelda. Comedy from 23 Railway Cuttings, first heard in December 1956.

Sid confesses that he is in love with Hancock's secretary, Grizelda. From December 1956.

Sid confesses he's in love with Tony's secretary Grizelda. More comedy from 23 Railway Cuttings. From December 1956.

More comedy from 23 Railway Cuttings. First broadcast in December 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Chaos looms when Sid confesses he's in love with the lad's secretary, Grizelda.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1956.

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Sid sees the return of petrol rationing as a money spinner, with some help from the lad. Stars Tony Hancock. From December 1956.

Sid sees the return of petrol rationing as a money spinner, with some help from the lad.

Sid sees the re-introduction of petrol rationing as a money spinner, with Tony set up to front the scam. From December 1956.

Sid sees the re-introduction of petrol rationing as a money spinner, with Tony set up to front the scam.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Sid sees the return of petrol rationing as a money spinner, with some help from the lad.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1956.

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Having tired of showbusiness, Hancock opens an expresso bar.

Making no money in showbusiness, the lad sees his future in making coffee.

From 1956.

Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

From December 1956.

Making no money in showbusiness, the lad sees his future in making coffee. From 1956.

Making no money in showbusiness, the lad sees his future in making coffee. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From December 1956.

Having tired of showbusiness, Hancock opens an expresso bar. From December 1956.

Making no money out of being in showbiz, the lad sees his future in selling coffee.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1956.

Making no money in showbusiness, the lad sees his future in selling coffee.

Making no money in showbusiness, the lad sees his future in selling coffee. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From December 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Making no money out of being in showbiz, the lad sees his future in selling coffee.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1956.

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Christmas spirit is in short supply in the Hancock household. Starring Tony Hancock.

The festive spirit is in short supply at 23 Railway Cuttings. Then the vicar arrives...

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

Children: Michael Anderson and Dorothy Marks.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed and conducted by Wally Stott.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1956.

Determined to avoid the festivities, Tony is unhappy to discover he is expected to care for two orphans during the Christmas period - but changes his tune when he discovers that payment is involved.

Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams enjoy another day at 23 Railway Cuttings.

First aired in 1956.

Also known as "Xmas East Cheam Style".

Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams enjoy another day at 23 Railway Cuttings. First aired in 1956.

Christmas spirit is in short supply in the Hancock household. Starring Tony Hancock and Kenneth Williams. From December 1956.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

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Tony Hancock reads his diary of the last year and speculates on what might have been.

It's New Year's Eve and the lad is pondering what could have been. Features the famous Test Pilot scene.

Starring Tony Hancock.

With Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed and conducted by Wally Stott.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1956.

Hancock reads his diary of the last year and speculates on the careers he could have had.

From December 1956.

Hancock reads his diary of the last year and falls to speculating on the careers he could have had.

Tony Hancock reads his diary of the last year and falls to speculating on the careers he could have had. Includes the famous 'test pilot' scene. From December 1956.

Hancock reads his diary of the last year and speculates on the careers he could have had From December 1956.

Hancock reads his diary of the last year and falls to speculating on the careers he could have had. From December 1956.

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It's the 13th day of the month and a superstitious Hancock is refusing to come into the BBC studios.

From January 1957.

The lad gets triskaidekaphobic over the recording of the show between numbers 12 and 14.

Stars Tony Hancock.

The lad gets triskaidekaphobic over the recording of the show between numbers 12 and 14. Stars Tony Hancock. From January 1957.

The lad gets triskaidekaphobic over the recording an episode of his show numbered between 12 and 14.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.

It's the 13th day of the month and a superstitious Hancock is refusing to come into the BBC studios. From January 1957.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad gets triskaidekaphobic over the recording an episode of his show numbered between 12 and 14.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.

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Getting no mention in the New Year Honours list, Hancock decides to brush up on his social etiquette skills.

Overlooked in the New Year's Honours, the lad brushes up on his social etiquette skills.

Overlooked in the New Year's Honours, the lad brushes up on his social etiquette skills. Stars Tony Hancock. From January 1957.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.

Getting no mention in the latest New Year's Honours list, Hancock decides to brush up on his social etiquette skills. From 1957.

Getting no mention in the latest New Year's Honours list, Hancock brushes up on his social etiquette skills. From 1957.

Starring Tony Hancock in Almost a Gentleman, written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton. With

Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast in 1957)

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Overlooked in the New Year's Honours, the lad brushes up on his social etiquette skills.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.

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Surprises are in store as Hancock heads back for prize-giving day at his old school.

Surprises are in store as the lad heads back for prize-giving day at his old school.

Surprises are in store as the lad heads back for prize-giving day at his old school. Stars Tony Hancock. From January 1957.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.

Surprises are in store as Hancock heads back for prize-giving day at his old school, in this edition from January 1957.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Surprises are in store as the lad heads back for prize-giving day at his old school.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.

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The lad calls his friends together to announce that he's rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life.

From January 1957.

Hancock calls his friends together and announces that he's going to reject society and live in the wild woods.

Tony decides to renounce his worldly goods and returns to nature.

Sid rents him a bit of wood to camp in.

The lad announces that he's rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life.

From 1957

Stars Tony Hancock.

The lad announces that he's rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life. From 1957

The lad announces that he's rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life. Stars Tony Hancock. From January 1957.

The lad announces that he is rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life.

The lad announces that he is rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life. Stars Tony Hancock. From January 1957.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.

The lad calls his friends together to announce that he's rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life. From January 1957.

Hancock calls his friends together and announces that he's going to reject society and live in the wild woods. From January 1957.

Hancock calls his friends together and announces that he's going to reject society and live in the wild woods. From Jan 1957.

Hancock calls his friends together and announces he's going to reject society and live in the wild woods. From Jan 1957.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad announces that he's rejecting society to go and live a truly rural life.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1957.

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The lad starts farming, unaware that Sid has sold him a top cricket ground. From 1957.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad turns farmer - unaware that sneaky Sid's sold him a top cricket ground.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

Hancock buys Lord's Cricket Ground from Sid and starts farming it.

From February 1957.

The lad starts farming, unaware that Sid has sold him a top cricket ground.

From 1957.

With Tony Hancock and Sid James.

The lad starts farming, unaware that Sid has sold him a top cricket ground. With Tony Hancock and Sid James. From February 1957.

Hancock buys Lord's Cricket Ground from Sid and starts farming it. From February 1957.

The lad turns farmer - unaware that sneaky Sid's sold him a top cricket ground.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

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Sid sees an opportunity to make money when Hancock joins the police force.

When Bill and the lad take to the beat, the crime rate soars after they meet Sid.

When Bill and the lad take to the beat, the crime rate soars after they meet Sid. Stars Tony Hancock. From February 1957.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

Sid sees an opportunity to make money when Hancock joins the police force. First broadcast in February 1957.

Sid sees an opportunity to make money when Hancock joins the police force in this episode first broadcast in February 1957.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

When Bill and the lad take to the beat, the crime rate soars after they meet Sid.

Starring Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music composed by Wally Stott. Recorded by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

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Starring Tony Hancock in Tlw Emigrant, with Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. Wrritten by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Music by Wally Stott and Orchestra

Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast 1957)

Hancock wants to emigrate to another country - but who will have him?

Hancock tries to leave the country - can't he even get that right?

The lad decides to move abroad, but has big trouble finding a country to take him.

The lad decides to move abroad, but has big trouble finding a country to take him. Stars Tony Hancock. From February 1957.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From February 1957.

Hancock is keen to emigrate, but is met with refusals from other countries including Australia and Canada. Can Sid help him to leave Britain?

Stars Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Denis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

Hancock wants to emigrate to another country, but who will have him? From February 1957.

Hancock wants to emigrate to another country - but who will have him? First broadcast in February 1957.

Hancock tries to leave the country - can't he even get that right? From February 1957.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Hancock is keen to emigrate, but is met with refusals from other countries including Australia and Canada. Can Sid help him to leave Britain?

Stars Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.
Producer: Denis Main Wilson
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

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The lad inherits a Scottish castle and starts feuding. Stars Tony Hancock.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

The lad inherits a Scottish castle and starts feuding with his nasty neighbour.

Stars Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

With special guest James Robertson Justice as Seamus McNasty.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Denis Main Wilson

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1957.

Tony must contend with Bonnie Prince Sidney and Seamus McNasty after being left a Scottish castle.

First heard in 1957.

Tony has to contend with Bonnie Prince Sidney and Seamus McNasty after being left a Scottish castle in this February 1957 show.

Tony has to contend with Bonnie Prince Sidney and Seamus McNasty after being left a Scottish castle, in this show from February 1957.

The lad has to contend with Bonnie Prince Sidney and Seamus McNasty, after being left a Scottish castle.

From February 1957.

The lad inherits a Scottish castle and starts feuding.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From 1957.

Stars Tony Hancock and James Robertson Justice.

The lad inherits a Scottish castle and starts feuding. Stars Tony Hancock. From 1957.

The lad inherits a Scottish castle and starts feuding. Stars Tony Hancock and James Robertson Justice. From February 1957.

Tony must contend with Bonnie Prince Sidney and Seamus McNasty after being left a Scottish castle. First heard in 1957.

The lad has to contend with Bonnie Prince Sidney and Seamus McNasty, after being left a Scottish castle. From February 1957.

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Returning on the ferry from a Continental holiday, Sid cons Hancock and Bill into attempting to smuggle in some watches for him.

Returning from a holiday abroad, Sid tricks the lad and Bill into smuggling watches.

Returning from a holiday abroad, Sid tricks the lad and Bill into sneaking in watches.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams, Patricia Hayes and Noel Dryden.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1959.

Returning from a holiday abroad, Sid tricks the lad and Bill into sneaking in watches.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams, Patricia Hayes and Noel Dryden.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in September 1959.

Returning from a holiday abroad, Sid tricks the lad and Bill into smuggling watches. Stars Tony Hancock. From September 1959.

Returning from a Continental holiday, Sid tricks Hancock and Bill into smuggling some watches for him. From September 1959.

Returning from a Continental holiday, Sid tricks Hancock and Bill into smuggling some watches for him. From Sep 1959.

Starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Kenneth Williams , Patricia Hayes and Noel Dryden. Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton. Music by the Wally Stott Orchestra

Producer Tom Ronald (first broadcast in 1959)

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Hancock sets off to a coffee bar to meet Olive, for whom he has nursed a longing these past 25 years.

The lad sets off for a romantic reunion pledged 25 years before.

Stars Tony Hancock and Patricia Hayes.

The lad sets off for a romantic reunion pledged 25 years before. From October 1959.

The lad sets off for a romantic reunion pledged 25 years before. Stars Tony Hancock and Patricia Hayes. From October 1959.

The lad sets off for a romantic reunion pledged 25 years before.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Patricia Hayes.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Patricia Hayes.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.

Vintage comedy from 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam. Recorded in 1959.

Hancock sets off to a coffee bar to meet Olive, for whom he has nursed a longing this past 25 years. Comedy from October 1959.

Hancock sets off to a coffee bar to meet Olive, for whom he has nursed a longing these past 25 years. From October 1959.

Hancock goes to a coffee bar to meet Olive, for whom he has nursed a longing these past 25 years. From October 1959.

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The lad, Sid and Bill get stranded, so face a long walk home in the rain.

The lad, Sid and Bill get stranded, so face a long walk home in the rain. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From October 1959.

Will Hancock, Bill and Sid get on the bus? Or will Hancock have to write to the Ministry of Transport?

Hancock, Sid and Bill wait at a bus stop after a very nice night at the pictures.

From 1959.

Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

From October 1959.

It's a long walk home in the rain when the lad, Sid and Bill get stranded.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell and Hugo Morton.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.

It's a long walk home in the rain when the lad, Sid and Bill get stranded.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell and Hugo Morton.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.

Will Hancock, Bill and Sid get on the bus? Or will Hancock have to write to the Ministry of Transport? From October 1959.

Will Hancock, Bill and Sid get on the bus? Or will Hancock have to write to the Ministry of Transport? Comedy from October 1959.

The lad, Sid and Bill get stranded, so face a long walk home in the rain. From 1959.

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The lad, Bill and Sid eat al fresco to impress their dates from the local Palais.

The lad, Bill and Sid eat al fresco to impress their dates from the local Palais. Stars Tony Hancock. From October 1959.

Tony, Sid and Bill try eating al fresco to impress their dates from the local Palais.

The lad, Bill and Sid eat al fresco to impress their dates from the local Palais.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Patricia Hayes, Ann Lancaster, Elizabeth Fraser and Wilfred Babbage.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Patricia Hayes, Ann Lancaster, Elizabeth Fraser and Wilfred Babbage.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.

Tony, Sid and Bill try eating al fresco to impress three new lady friends. From October 1959 and fresh to BBC 7.

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Gourmet or glutton?

Will Hancock's sensitive palate survive Sid's plans to win the World Eating Championship?

The lad fancies himself as a gourmet - so Sid enters him for an eating competition.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From October 1959.

The lad fancies himself a food connoisseur, so Sid enters him for an eating competition.

The lad fancies himself a food connoisseur, so Sid enters him for an eating competition. Stars Tony Hancock. From October 1959.

The lad thinks he's a connoisseur of food, so Sid enters him in an eating competition.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell and Hugh Morton.

Guest star: BBC sports commentator, Ray Glendenning.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.

The lad thinks he's a connoisseur of food, so Sid enters him in an eating competition.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell and Hugh Morton.

Guest star: BBC sports commentator, Ray Glendenning.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1959.

Will Hancock's sensitive palate survive Sid's plans to win the World Eating Championship? Comedy from October 1959.

Gourmet or glutton? Will Hancock's sensitive palate survive Sid's plans to win the World Eating Championship? From October 1959.

Gourmet or glutton? Will Hancock's sensitive palate survive Sid's plans to win the World Eating Championship? From October 1959. Episode 5 of 14.

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Bill is having trouble with affairs of the heart, but can Hancock and Sid make the path of true love run smooth? From 1959.

Bill is having trouble with affairs of the heart - but can Hancock and Sid make the path of true love run smooth?

Tony and Sid arrange for Bill to elope when the father of the girl he loves won't allow them to marry.

With Bill suffering heartache - can the lad and Sid smooth the path to true love?

With Bill suffering heartache, can the lad and Sid smooth the path to true love? Stars Tony Hancock. From November 1959.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Lillian Grasson, Wilfred Babbage, Fraser Kerr and Lee Crutchley.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.

With Bill suffering heartache, can The Lad and Sid smooth the path to true love?

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Lillian Grasson, Wilfred Babbage, Fraser Kerr and Lee Crutchley.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.

Tony and Sid arrange for Bill to elope when the father of the girl he loves won't allow them to marry. From November 1959. Episode 6 of 14.

Tony and Sid arrange for Bill to elope when the father of the girl he loves won't allow them to marry. From November 1959.

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The lad is out to save a Cheam institution threatened by closure.

The lad is out to save a Cheam institution threatened by council closure.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Wilfred Babbage, Hugh Morton and Harry Towb.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.

The lad is out to save a Cheam institution threatened by council closure.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Wilfred Babbage, Hugh Morton and Harry Towb.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.

The lad is out to save a Cheam institution threatened by council closure. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From November 1959.

The lad is out to save a Cheam institution threatened by closure. From November 1959.

Fred's stall is threatened with closure by the council, until Hancock sets out to save it.

From November 1959.

Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

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The lad is set to be immortalised in wax, but it's not quite how he had envisaged.

The lad is set to be immortalised in wax, but it's not quite how he'd envisaged.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Warren Mitchell.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.

The lad is set to be immortalised in wax, but it's not quite how he'd envisaged.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr and Warren Mitchell.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.

The lad is set to be immortalised in wax, but it's not quite how he'd envisaged. Stars Tony Hancock. From November 1959.

Hancock is due to be immortalised in wax, but not quite as he had envisaged.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From November 1959.

Hancock is due to be immortalised in wax, but not quite as he had envisaged. From November 1959 and fresh to BBC 7.

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Sid persuades the lad to be a director of his guided tours company, but there's a snag.

Classic BBC comedy starring Tony Hancock, written by Galton and Simpson

Sid persuades the lad to be a director of his guided tours company, but there's a snag!

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell, Mavis Villers and Errol McKinnon.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell, Mavis Villers and Errol McKinnon.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1959.

Sid persuades the lad to be a director of his guided tours company, but there's a snag. Stars Tony Hancock. From November 1959.

With Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Warren Mitchell , Errol McKinnon , Mavis Villiers and Wally Stott and his Orchestra. Producer Tom Ronald

Sid talks Hancock into becoming the director of his guided tours company.

The only snag is - they have no coach.

Sid persuades the lad to be a director of his guided tours company, but there's a snag! Stars Tony Hancock.

From November 1959.

Sid talks Hancock into becoming the director of his guided tours company. The only snag is they have no coach. From Nov 1959. Episode 9 of 14.

Sid talks Hancock into becoming the director of his guided tours company. The only snag is they have no coach!

Sid talks Hancock into becoming the director of his guided tours company. The only snag is - they have no coach. From Nov 1959.

The second of five classic programmes starring Tony Hancock.

Sid's Mystery Tours written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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The lad rashly agrees to tempt Laurence Olivier to open the East Cheam Garden Fete.

The lad rashly agrees to tempt Sir Laurence Olivier to open the East Cheam Garden Fete.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Wilfred Babbage, Jack Watson and Hugh Morton.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.

The lad rashly agrees to tempt Sir Laurence Olivier to open the East Cheam Garden Fete.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Wilfred Babbage, Jack Watson and Hugh Morton.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.

The lad rashly agrees to tempt Sir Laurence Olivier to open the East Cheam Garden Fete. Stars Tony Hancock. From December 1959.

Hancock tries to tempt Laurence Olivier to open his local fete.

Fancy his chances?

The lad rashly agrees to tempt Sir Lawrence Olivier to open the East Cheam Garden Fete.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From December 1959.

Hancock tries to tempt Laurence Olivier to open his local fete. Fancy his chances? From December 1959 and fresh to BBC 7.

The lad rashly agrees to tempt Sir Lawrence Olivier to open the East Cheam Garden Fete. Stars Tony Hancock. From December 1959.

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The third of five programmes from the archives starring TonyHancock.

The Poetry Society

With Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Fenella Fielding, Fraser Kerr ,

Warren Mitchell and Wally Stott and his Orchestra.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Producer Tom Ronald

(First broadcast in 1959)

The lad's new avant-garde friends produce poetical gems, with help from Sid and Bill.

The lad's new avant garde friends produce some poetical gems - with a little help from Sid and Bill.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Fenella Fielding, Warren Mitchell and Fraser Kerr.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.

Hancock goes bohemian, as culture is seen to be the way forward.

The lad's new avant garde friends produce some poetical gems - with a little help from Sid and Bill.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Fenella Fielding, Warren Mitchell and Fraser Kerr.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.

The lad's new avant-garde friends produce poetical gems, with help from Sid and Bill. Stars Tony Hancock. From December 1959.

Hancock goes bohemian as culture is seen to be the way forward. Recorded in December 1959. Episode 11 of 14.

Hancock goes bohemian, as culture is seen to be the way forward. From December 1959.

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The fourth of five programmes from the archives, starring Tony Hancock.

Hancock in Hospital written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. With Sidney James ,

Bill Kerr , Patricia Hayes ,

Joan Frank and Wally Stott and his Orchestra.

Producer Tom Ronald

(First broadcast in 1959) 0 CASSETTE: Hancock's Half

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Laid up with a broken leg, the lad soon regrets Sid and Bill's visit.

Laid up with a broken leg, the lad soon regrets a visit from Sid and Bill.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Joan Frank and Patricia Hayes.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.

Laid up with a broken leg, the lad soon regrets a visit from Sid and Bill.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Joan Frank and Patricia Hayes.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.

Laid up with a broken leg, the lad soon regrets Sid and Bill's visit. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From December 1959.

Hancock has been in hospital for three weeks and not had a single visitor.

Then Bill and Sid arrive.

Laid up with a broken leg, the lad soon regrets Sid and Bill's visit. From December 1959.

Laid up with a broken leg, the lad soon regrets Sid and Bill's visit. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

Hancock has been in hospital for three weeks and not had a single visitor until Bill and Sid arrive. Comedy from December 1959. Episode 12 of 14.

Hancock has been in hospital for three weeks and not had a single visitor. Then Bill and Sid arrive. From December 1959.

Hancock has been in hospital for three weeks and not had a single visitor. Then Bill and Sid arrive.

Hancock has been in hospital for three weeks and not had a single visitor until Bill and Sid arrive. Comedy from December 1959.

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There's someone at the door - but will Anthony Aloysius Hancock answer?

The lad lives to regret answering a knock at the front door.

From December 1959.

Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

Part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season.

The lad lives to regret answering a knock at the front door. From December 1959.

The lad lives to regret answering a knock at the front door. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From December 1959.

The first of five episodes from the archives starring Tony Hancock.

The Christmas Club written by Ray Gaiton and Alan Simpson.

With Sidney James , Hugh Morton , Wilfred Babbage , Frank Partington and WallyStottandhis Orchestra.

Producer Tom Ronald

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Contributors

Unknown: Tony Hancock.

Written By: Ray Gaiton

Written By: Alan Simpson.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Hugh Morton

Unknown: Wilfred Babbage

Unknown: Frank Partington

There's someone at the door, but will Anthony Aloysius Hancock answer? From December 1959.

The lad lives to regret answering a knock at the front door. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From December 1959. Part of the BBC Christmas 2009 season.

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With someone making a TV commercial for cornflakes using an imitation of his voice, Hancock decides to take action.

When he hears an actor in a commercial imitating his voice, Hancock heads to court.

When he hears an actor in a cornflake commercial imitating his voice, Hancock heads straight to court.

From December 1959.

When he hears his sound-alike in a TV commercial, the lad heads straight to court.

Stars Tony Hancock.

When he hears his sound-alike in a TV commercial, the lad heads straight to court. Stars Tony Hancock. From December 1959.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Peter Goodwright, Ann Lancaster, Jerry Stovin, Jack Watson, Ronald Wilson and Wilfrid Babbage.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.

When he hears his sound-alike in a TV commercial, the lad heads straight to court.

Starring Tony Hancock. With Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Peter Goodwright, Ann Lancaster, Jerry Stovin, Jack Watson, Ronald Wilson and Wilfrid Babbage.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Theme and incidental music written by Wally Stott.

Producer: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in December 1959.

With someone making a TV commercial for cornflakes using an imitation of his voice, Hancock decides to act. From December 1959.

When he hears an actor in a cornflake commercial imitating his voice, Hancock heads straight to court. From December 1959.

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The last of five programmes from the archives starring Tony Hancock.

The Impersonator written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

With Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Ann Lancaster , Peter Goodwright and WallyStottand his Orchestra.

(First broadcast in 1959)