Our Favourite Hancock 

Part 3 -The Radio Years

In the third of this special series to mark the 60th anniversary of the first broadcast of Hancock’s Half Hour on BBC Radio, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have picked out a personal favourite episode from the classic Hancock’s Half Hour Radio series.

 The Poetry Society, 1959

G&S: The episode you are about to listen to is for the sixth series we did with Tony in 1959.  It stood out for us because of it’s strong supporting cast.


Hancock joins a new avante-garde group at the local coffee house. But when he holds the abstract poetry reading evening at 23 Railway Cuttings, there are unexpected results!





Tony Hancock
Sid James
Bill Kerr
Warren Mitchell
Fenella Fielding
Fraser Kerr


Channel: BBC Radio Light Program
Written By: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Produced By: Tom Ronald
Original Transmission Date: 8th December 1959