The Tony Hancock Show, ITV

Jack Hylton Presents: The Tony Hancock Show, 1956 Mention Tony Hancock and most people would think of  those classic BBC shows on TV and radio.However Hancock's Half Hour was not Tony Hancock's first prope...

Hancock’s Commercials

Hancock's Commercials, 1965 After his split with writers Galton and Simpson in 1961 Tony Hancock's career never really recovered.  We've concentrated today's posts on some of the work he did after that split. ...

Hancock Switches Sides…..

Hancock, 1963 (The ITV Series) There are a surprising number of sitcoms either starring or written by well known names that perhaps could be classed as.....but not as you know them.  This ITV series is a perfe...
harry secombe, peter sellers and spike miilgan began their classic goon show in the 1950's

70 Years Of British Comedy – 1950’s

The 1950's - The Great British Sitcom Is Born Continuing our look back at some of the key moments in the changing face of comedy over the last 70 years.In the history of British Comedy the 1950's is perhap...

70 Years Of British Comedy – 1960’s

Part Three - The 1960's - An Offer ? Continuing our look back at some of the the highlights in British Comedy over the last 70 years we reach the 1960's.  In this post you'll read about two comedians making a ...

Hancock’s Half Hour, The Ladies Man

Hancock's Half Hour, The Ladies Man,1960 Coming from the sixth and final series of the TV version of Hancock's Half Hour in 1960 (the show was shortened to 25 minutes and renamed Hancock in 1961) comes this li...
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 ...

Omnibus – Tony Hancock

Omnibus - Tony Hancock, From East Cheam To Earls Court, 1985 Omnibus was an award winning BBC documentary TV series.  When we started this site the aim was to feature the best of British comic talent and nosta...