another factory audience gather for an edition of the BBC Radio comedy variety show workers' playtime

Workers Playtime

Workers Playtime, 1941 Workers' Playtime was a British radio variety programme transmitted by the BBC between 1941 and 1964.  Originally the show was intended as a morale-booster for industrial workers in Brit...

The Punch And Judy Man

The Punch And Judy Man, 1963 In a 2014 interview Ray Galton and Alan Simpson told us they had a three picture deal with Tony Hancock.  The first - The Rebel, was a huge success, the scriptwriters submitted an ...
Title Card from tony hancock's final comedy series hancock down under

Tony’s Last Half Hour..

Hancock Down Under -1968 After failing to re-spark his career after the break with Galton and Simpson in 1961, Tony Hancock found himself in Australia after being contracted to make  a 13-part series, Hancock ...

Hancock’s Last Eight Years

Screen One, Hancock, 1991 Screen One was a BBC series of unrelated one off TV movies.  In 1991 the subject was Tony Hancock.Whist the episode made good TV it came in for some harsh criticism for some of it...

Hancock And Joan

Hancock And Joan, 2008 First shown in 2008 as part of the BBC's Curse Of Comedy series, Hancock and Joan was nominated in three categories at the 2009 British Academy Television Awards: best actor for Ken Stot...

Re-Making Dad’s Army, Vandalism?

Dad's Army, Remake branded "cultural vandalism" We Ask, Bring Them back Or Leave Them Junked?UKTV Gold has re-made three missing episodes of Dad's Army that are due to be screened later this month on GOLD ...

The Blackpool Show

The Blackpool Show, 1966 Continuing our look back at some of the less well remembered work of Tony Hancock.The Blackpool Show was Hancock's penultimate series for ITV and offered him a complete departure f...