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Christmas East Cheam Style19911225

Starring Tony Hancock in Christmas East Cheam Style, 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

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911230]

Unknown: Tony Hancock.

Written By: Ray Gaiton

Written By: Alan Simpson.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Hugh Morton

Unknown: Wilfred Babbage

Unknown: Frank Partington

Producer: Tom Ronald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920106]

Unknown: Tony Hancock.

Written By: Ray Galton

Written By: Alan Simpson.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Bill Kerr

Unknown: Warren Mitchell

Unknown: Errol McKinnon

Unknown: Mavis Villiers

Unknown: Wally Stott

Producer: Tom Ronald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920113]

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)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920113]

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Bill Kerr

Unknown: Fraser Kerr

Unknown: Warren Mitchell

Unknown: Wally Stott

Written By: Ray Galton

Written By: Alan Simpson.

Producer: Tom Ronald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920120]

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

Hour 4, from retailers

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920120]

Unknown: Tony Hancock.

Written By: Ray Galton

Written By: Alan Simpson.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Bill Kerr

Unknown: Patricia Hayes

Unknown: Joan Frank

Unknown: Wally Stott

Producer: Tom Ronald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920127]

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.

Producer Tom Ronald

(First broadcast in 1959)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920127]

Unknown: Tony Hancock.

Written By: Ray Galton

Written By: Alan Simpson.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Bill Kerr

Unknown: Ann Lancaster

Unknown: Peter Goodwright

Producer: Tom Ronald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921207]

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)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921207]

Unknown: Tony Hancock.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Bill Kerr

Unknown: Kenneth Williams.

Music: Wally Stott

Written By: Alan Simpson

Written By: Ray Galton

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921214]

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)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921214]

Unknown: Tony Hancock.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Bill Kerr

Unknown: Kenneth Williams

Unknown: Hattie Jacques.

Unknown: Wally Stott

Written By: Alan Simpson

Written By: Ray Galton.

Producer: Tom Ronald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921221]

Starring Tony Hancock.

Bill and Father Christmas

Also starring

Sidney James , Bill Kerr ,

Warren Mitchell and Hattie Jacques. Music: Wally Stott and his Orchestra

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton

Producer Tom Ronald

(first broadcast in 1958)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921221]

Unknown: Tony Hancock.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Bill Kerr

Unknown: Warren Mitchell

Unknown: Hattie Jacques.

Music: Wally Stott

Written By: Alan Simpson

Written By: Ray Galton

Producer: Tom Ronald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

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)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

Unknown: Tony Hancock

Written By: Alan Simpson

Written By: Ray Galton.

Unknown: Sidney James

Unknown: Bill Kerr

Unknown: Kenneth Williams

Unknown: Hattie Jacques.

Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

Sud's Mystery Tours19920106

The second of five classic programmes starring Tony Hancock.

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

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

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.

The Blood Donor - Pye's Re-recording2008062720100404
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The lad sparks hospital havoc.

The classic TV episode recreated with an audience in 1961.

Stars Tony Hancock and June Whitfield.

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

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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.

The Radio Ham - Pye's Re-recording2011081020110831
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The Lad Himself communicates with the world.

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

Welcome To London 19581958080320120729 (BBC7)
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To entertain athletes on their way home from the 6th British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff during July 1958, the BBC staged a gala at the London Coliseum.

Part of the evening features this rediscovered sketch written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Master of ceremonies Kenneth Horne introduces Tony Hancock, Sid James and Bill Kerr on stage

The audio was recovered from the extraordinary archive of the late Bob Monkhouse.

First broadcast by the BBC Light Programme on 3rd August 1958.

Rediscovered sketch from the athletes' gala for the British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

Rediscovered sketch from the athletes' gala for the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff. With Tony, Sid and Bill.

Xmas East Cheam Style

See Hancock's Happy Christmas

0101The First Night Party1954110220061024 (BBC7)
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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

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.

0102The Diamond Ring19541109
0103The Idol1954111620031021 (BBC7)
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Tired of Hancock's big-headedness, Bill and Moira arrange for him to be taught a lesson..

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 (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.

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

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.

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.

0111A Trip To France1955011120061128 (BBC7)
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The lad is longing to sample life across the English Channel, but Sid has other ideas.

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.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From January 1955.

The lad competes in the famous motor race in a very classic car provided by Sid. From 1955

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

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.

0113A House On The Cliff1955012520031104 (BBC7)
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The lad is 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?

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 (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.

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 about how they first met.

The cast reminisce over how they all first met.

Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

The cast reminisce over how they all first met. Stars Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sid James. From February 1955.

The cast reminisce over how they all first met. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

0201A Holiday In France19550419
0202The Crown Jewels19550426
0203The Racehorse19550501
0204A Visit To Swansea19550508
0205The Holiday Camp1955051520070123 (BBC7)
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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.

0206The Chef That Died Of Shame1955052320070130 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

0209The Television Set1955061420031118 (BBC7)
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Living in the only house in Railway Cuttings without a TV, the lad takes action.

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.

0210The Three Sons19550621
0211The Marrow Contest1955062820031125 (BBC7)
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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.

0212 LASTThe Matador19550705
0301The Pet Dog1955101920070306 (BBC7)
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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.

0302The Jewel Robbery1955102620031202 (BBC7)
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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.

0303The Bequest1955110220031209 (BBC7)
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The lad is set to inherit a fortune, but only if he can find a wife.

0304The New Neighbour19551109
0305The Winter Holiday19551116
0306The Blackboard Jungle1955112320050823 (BBC7)
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The lad becomes a young schoolmaster in a school full of juvenile delinquents.

0307The Red Planet19551130
0308The Diet19551207
0309A Visit To Russia19551214
0310The Trial Of Father Christmas19551221
0311Cinderella Hancock [rerecorded]19551228
0312The New Year Resolutions19560104
0313Hancock's Hair1956011120040106 (BBC7)
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Paranoid over going bald, the lad pays a visit to Maison James.

0314The Student Prince1956011820040113 (BBC7)
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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.

0315The Breakfast Cereal19560125
0316How Hancock Won The War19560201
0317The Newspaper19560208
0318The Greyhound Track1956021520040120 (BBC7)
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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.

0319The Conjurer1956022220030906 (BBC7)
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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.

0320 LASTThe Test Match1956022920070501 (BBC7)
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MCC chairman Sid makes the lad England's cricket captain, but bets on Australia to win.

0401Back From Holiday1956101420040203 (BBC7)
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Hancock and Bill return from a disastrous holiday to find that Sid has rented their house out.

0402The Bolshoi Ballet1956102120050208 (BBC7)
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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!

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

0403Sid James's Dad19561028
0404The Income Tax Demand1956110420050215 (BBC7)
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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.

0405The New Secretary1956111120050830 (BBC7)
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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.

0406Michelangelo 'ancock1956111820050222 (BBC7)
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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 and Sid James. From November 1956.

0407Anna And The King Of Siam1956112520050301 (BBC7)
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20120321 (BBC7)
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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. From November 1956.

The film of The King and I inspires the lad's own rather unmusical and argumentative version. Stars Tony Hancock. From November 1956.

0408Cyrano De Hancock1956120220040310 (BBC7)
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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.

0409The Stolen Petrol1956120920040316 (BBC7)
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20130918 (BBC7)
20130921 (BBC7)
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Sid sees the re-introduction of petrol rationing as a money spinner, with Tony set up to front the scam.

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

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

0410The Espresso Bar1956121620070703 (BBC7)
20090506 (BBC7)
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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.

0411Hancock's Happy Christmas1956122320021215 (BBC7)
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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".

0412The Diary1956122320031230 (BBC7)
20040103 (BBC7)
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20041103 (BBC7)
20041228 (BBC7)
20041229 (BBC7)
20051227 (BBC7)
20070102 (BBC7)
20111228 (BBC7)

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 speculates on what might have been.

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.

0412The Diary1956123020031230 (BBC7)
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Hancock reads his diary of the last year and falls to speculating on the careers he could have had.

0413The 13th Of The Series1957010620050322 (BBC7)
20060404 (BBC7)
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20090518 (BBC7)
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20131002 (BBC7)
20150703 (BBC7)

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

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

0414Almost A Gentleman1957011320040330 (BBC7)
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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.

0415The Old School Reunion1957012020040406 (BBC7)
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20090527 (BBC7)
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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.

0416The Wild Man Of The Woods1957012720030506 (BBC7)
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20131023 (BBC7)
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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.

0417Agricultural Ancock1957020320040420 (BBC7)
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Hancock buys Lord's Cricket Ground from Sid and starts farming it.

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

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

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

0418Hancock In The Police1957021020040427 (BBC7)
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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.

0419The Emigrant1957021720031108 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

0420 LASTThe Last Of The Mc Hancocks1957022420040511 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

0501The New Radio Series1958012120070904 (BBC7)
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Big-headed from TV success, the lad's had enough of radio and is set to retire - until he discovers the plan for his replacement.

0502The Scandal Magazine1958012820040518 (BBC7)
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The lad takes action when a scurrilous article alleges he cavorted with a cigarette girl.

The lad takes action over scandal rag Blabbermouth's scurrilous claims of him cavorting with Mabel Biggs the cigarette girl.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1958.

The lad takes action when a scurrilous article alleges he cavorted with a cigarette girl. Stars Tony Hancock.

From January 1958.

Just what has Lover Boy Hancock been up to? Blabbermouth magazine tells all.

Stars Tony Hancock.

0503The Male Suffragettes1958020420070918 (BBC7)
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The lad says women hold men back, so he forms a group to re-establish male superiority.

The lad says women are holding men back, so he forms a group to re-establish male superiority.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1958.

The lad says women hold men back, so he forms a group to re-establish male superiority. Stars Tony Hancock. From February 1958.

Hancock and Sid start a movement to re-establish male dominance.

0504The Insurance Policy1958021120040525 (BBC7)
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Shrewd Miss Pugh urges the lad to get insured. But is Sid's policy such a wise buy?

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1958.

At Miss Pugh's urging, Hancock realises he'd best get insured.

But is Sid's policy a wise buy?

0505The Publicity Photograph1958021820071002 (BBC7)
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The lad's new image leads to a major makeover away from the camera.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1958.

The lad's new image leads to a major makeover away from the camera. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From February 1958.

Hancock's coterie decides that a new publicity picture is in order.

0506The Unexploded Bomb1958022520040601 (BBC7)
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When the lad gets a surprise in the cellar, Sid sees his chance to make some money.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in February 1958.

When the lad gets a surprise in the cellar, Sid sees his chance to make some money. Stars Tony Hancock. From February 1958.

Hancock finds a bomb in his cellar and Sid sees an opportunity to make money.

Hancock finds a UXB in his basement, but the Army are on the way, led by a lieutenant from the Catering Corps! From Feb 1958.

Hancock finds a UXB in his basement, but worry not, the Army are on the way (led by a lieutenant from the Catering Corps!).

Stars Tony Hancock.

From February 1958.

0507Hancock's School1958030420030701 (BBC7)
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Inspired by Bill and supplied by Sid, the lad turns his home into a centre of learning.

Inspired by Bill and supplied by Sid, the lad turns his home into a centre of learning. Stars Tony Hancock. From March 1958.

Inspired by helping Bill with his reading, Hancock decides to set up his own school.

Sid and Mrs Pugh are also on the staff.

Sid capitalises on Hancock's efforts to teach Bill to read by turning the house into an expensive public school.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From March 1958.

0508Around The World In 80 Days1958031120040615 (BBC7)
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The lad accepts a bet when challenged to copy Phileas Fogg's trip, but in far less time.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1958.

The lad accepts a bet when challenged to copy Phileas Fogg's trip, but in far less time. Stars Tony Hancock. From March 1958.

If Phileas Fogg can do it, so can Hancock.

At least, that is the theory.

Vintage comedy from 1958.

Hancock and Co are challenged to recreate Phileas Fogg's famous journey.

From 1958.

At least, that's the theory.

Stars Tony Hancock.

From March 1958.

0509The Americans Hit Town1958031820030708 (BBC7)
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Visiting servicemen get Griselda excited and Sid is keen to rent out the lad's rooms.

Visiting servicemen get Griselda excited and Sid all keen to rent out the lad's rooms.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1958.

Visiting servicemen get Griselda excited and Sid all keen to rent out the lad's rooms. Stars Tony Hancock. From March 1958.

When the USAF comes to town, Sid sees a golden opportunity to make money, and Hancock concurs.

Sid and Tony make a fast buck when the Americans come to town.

0510The Election Candidate1958032520040629 (BBC7)
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The lad battles for a seat in parliament. Stars Sid James and Kenneth Williams.

The electioneering lad battles to represent East Cheam in the Houses of Parliament.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1958.

The lad battles for a seat in parliament. Stars Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams. From March 1958.

Join Sid and Tony in this episode from the classic series from March 1958.

Hancock's asked to stand as a candidate in the East Cheam By-Election, as he's the only local TV star!.

The Lad Himself stands for Parliament.

Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James.

From March 1958.

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

The Lad Himself stands for Parliament. Stars Tony Hancock and Sid James. From March 1958.

The Lad Himself stands for Parliament. Starring Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams. From March 1958.

0511Hancock's Car1958040120030715 (BBC7)
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Parked outside for ten years, the lad hits snags when he is forced to move his motor.

Parked outside for ten years - the lad's forced to move his motor car, but hits snags galore.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.

Parked outside for ten years, the lad hits snags galore when he's forced to move his motor

Tony's pride and joy, his car, is under threat of removal from the magistrates, but sadly he can't drive.

Hancock's pride and joy, his car, is under threat of removal from the magistrates, but what can be done when Tony can't drive?

0512East Cheam Drama Festival1958040820071120 (BBC7)
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Rivalling Edinburgh and Salzburg, three short plays in the lad's locality.

Rivalling Edinburgh and Salzburg - three short plays as the lad welcomes us to East Cheam Repertory Company.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.

Rivalling Edinburgh and Salzburg, three short plays in the lad's locality. Stars Tony Hancock and Hattie Jacques.

From April 1958.

0513The Foreign Legion1958041520071127 (BBC7)
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The lad is set to entertain troops in Malta, but he gets duped into a frontline appearance

The lad is set to entertain troops in Malta, but he's duped into making an appearance on the frontline.

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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.

The lad is set to entertain troops in Malta, but he's duped into a frontline appearance.

Just how will Hancock's impersonation of Maurice Chevalier go down in the Theatre of War?

0514Sunday Afternoon At Home1958042220030920 (BBC7)
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Bored and miserable, the lad tries to decide what to do.

Classic episode starring 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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.

Bored and miserable, the lad tries to decide what to do. Classic episode starring Tony Hancock and Sid James.

From April 1958.

One of the all time great episodes sees Tony spending a miserable afternoon at home.

One of the all-time great episodes from this classic series as Tony spends a miserable afternoon at home.

Classic episode starring Tony Hancock and Sid James.

0515The Grappling Game1958042920030722 (BBC7)
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20151127 (BBC7)

The lad and Miss Pugh head to a wrestling match, with a shock result!

The lad and Miss Pugh head to a wrestling match at Cheam Baths - with a shock result!

Starring 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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1958.

Miss Pugh's visit to the wrestling match at Cheam Baths has unexpected consequences for Hancock!.

0516The Junk Man1958050620071204 (BBC7)
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Griselda's plan to clear out the lad's house backfires spectacularly.

Starring 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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1958.

Griselda's plan to clear out Hancock's house backfires spectacularly.

0517Hancock's War1958051320030729 (BBC7)
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The lad impresses the vicar with tales of his heroic exploits in Military Intelligence.

Starring 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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1958.

The lad impresses the vicar with tales of his heroic exploits in Military Intelligence.

0518The Prize Money1958052020080115 (BBC7)
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Starring 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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1958.

Hancock gets more than he bargained for when he wins the jackpot prize on a television quiz show.

0519The Threatening Letters1958052720030805 (BBC7)
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The lad is full of the joys of Spring until the postman arrives.

Starring 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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1958.

A threatening letter, several arrests, a mysterious phone call and a vacuum salesman, all make Hancock's day go from bad to worse.

0520The Sleepless Night1958060320080129 (BBC7)
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The lad tries to get a good night's sleep, but everybody else keeps him awake.

Starring 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: Tom Ronald

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1958.

0520 LASTThe Sleepless Night1958060320080129 (BBC7)
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The lad tries to get a good night's sleep, but everybody else keeps him awake.

Hancock has an early night in preparation for a new radio show, but everybody else keeps him awake.

05SPBill And Father Christmas1958122520031227 (BBC7)
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Bill's belief in Father Christmas is shattered when he discovers Hancock dressing up on Christmas Eve.

Bill's belief in Father Christmas is shattered, thanks to the lad himself.

From 1958.

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tarring Tony Hancock.

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rom December 1958.

It's a far from festive season when Bill overhears the blabbermouth lad.

Stars Tony Hancock and Bill Kerr.

From December 1958.

0601The Smugglers1959092920030812 (BBC7)
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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 smuggling watches. Stars Tony Hancock. From September 1959.

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

0602Childhood Sweetheart19591006
0602The Childhood Sweetheart1959100620030819 (BBC7)
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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.

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

0603The Last Bus Home1959101320030826 (BBC7)
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The lad, Sid and Bill get stranded, so face a long walk home in the rain.

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.

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.

0604The Picnic1959102020080226 (BBC7)
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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.

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

0606The Elopement1959110320030909 (BBC7)
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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.

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? Stars Tony Hancock. From November 1959.

0607Fred's Pie Stall1959111020080318 (BBC7)
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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. 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.

0608The Waxwork1959111720080325 (BBC7)
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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 had envisaged.

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

0609Sid's Mystery Tours1959112420030916 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

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

From November 1959.

0611The Poetry Society1959120820030823 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

0612Hancock In Hospital1959121520030930 (BBC7)
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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 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.

0613The Christmas Club1959122219911230
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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

0614The Impersonator1959122920080506 (BBC7)
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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.

0614 LASTThe Impersonator1959122920031014 (BBC7)
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When he hears his sound-alike in a TV commercial, the lad heads straight to court.

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

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.

Stars Tony Hancock.