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 ...

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...

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...