Hancock's Helpers

Russell Davies explores Tony Hancock's on and off-air relationships with his sidekicks - from Sid James to Kenneth Williams.

Fifty years ago, the first episode of Hancock was broadcast on radio.

Few realised then that Tony and his chums would become such a massive, lasting success.

In this tribute to a true comedy classic, Russell Davies explores the on and off-air relationships between Tony and his 'helpers', Kenneth Williams, Bill Kerr, Sid James and Hattie Jacques among them.

With archive and fresh interviews, and of course some clips from those classic shows too.

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Russell Davies explores Tony Hancock's on and off-air relationships with his sidekicks - from Sid James to Kenneth Williams.

Fifty years ago, the first episode of Hancock was broadcast on radio.

Few realised then that Tony and his chums would become such a massive, lasting success.

In this tribute to a true comedy classic, Russell Davies explores the on and off-air relationships between Tony and his 'helpers', Kenneth Williams, Bill Kerr, Sid James and Hattie Jacques among them.

With archive and fresh interviews, and of course some clips from those classic shows too.Russell Davies explores Tony Hancock's on and off-air relationships with his sidekicks.

Russell Davies explores Tony Hancock's on and off-air relationships with his sidekicks.

Russell Davies explores Tony Hancock's on and off-air relationships with his sidekicks - from Sid James to Kenneth Williams