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 proper ...

Platinum Jubilee Comedy – 1960’s

The 1960's - The Classics Begin To mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee we're continuing our look back at some of the the highlights in British Comedy over the last 70 years.   We have reached the 1960's.In t...
harry secombe, peter sellers and spike miilgan began their classic goon show in the 1950's

Platinum Jubilee Comedy – 1950’s

The 1950's - The Great British Sitcom Is Born This year sees the platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.  That's 70 years on the throne.We thought we'd flick back and look at some of the comedy hi...

A History Of Christmas Specials

Where Did The Festive Favourite Start? So did the Christmas Special start?We've done a fair bit of research on this and it's very difficult to place the first offerings.  Concentrating just on TV, certainl...
Kenneth Williams takes questions from a celebrity audience in an audience with kenneth williams

Britain’s Unsung Comedy Heroes, Part 5

Britain's Unsung Comedy Heroes - Snide  Back in the 1950's when radio dominated comedy, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson created one of if not the greatest unsung comedy hero "Snide"Tony Hancock was ki...

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. ...