A History Of Christmas Specials

Where Did The Festive Favourite Start? We recently started a run of Christmas themed posts starting with  Hancock's 45 minutes. An extended Christmas type episode, although not officially billed as a Christmas...

The Tony Hancock Show, ITV

The Tony Hancock Show, ITV, 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 TV series.  Bet...

Educating Archie

Educating Archie, 1950 Educating Archie started life as a long running Radio Comedy in 1950 on the BBC Light Programme, a huge hit with audiences despite it being a ventriloquist on the radio, it attractted av...
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A Forgotten Double Act?

A Forgotten Double Act? Comedy is littered with great double acts.  From The Two Ronnies, Canon and Ball, Morecambe and Wise and the list could go on. However back in the 1950's when radio dominated comedy,...

Hancock’s Return ?

Hancock's Ashes, 2014 Not quite Hancock's return, but back in 1968 Willie Rushton flew to Australia to bring back the ashes of Tony Hancock. In 2014 a short one off comedy drama was written about the event ...