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 from his sketch and sitcom shows that had made up his previous ITV work.  After an unbroadcast pilot in June 1966 an eight part series followed.

Not unlike his popular BBC Radio show Hancock was missing from two shows being replaced by Dave Allen and Bruce Forsyth respectively.

Summary

Broadcast from the ABC Theatre in Blackpool, Tony Hancock is your compere for a night of entertainment and variety.

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Starring

Tony Hancock
John Junkin
Peter Gordeno and his Dancers
ABC TV Showband

Details

Channel: ITV
Written By: John Muir and Eric Green
Original Transmission Dates: 19th June – 7th August 1966

External Links: Tony Hancock Appreciation Society

 

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