Tony Hancock’s Christmas Special

Hancock’s 43 minutes, 1957

Tony’s throwing a Christmas party! well sort of.

Hancock’s 43 minutes came at the end of the third series of his BBC television series.

Christmas Specials as we now know them were unheard of in the day, consequently this was the first of only two Hancock episodes broadcast around Christmas (the other being Ericson The Viking in 1958).


In a complete departure from the usual show.  Hancock presents his own variety show from the Television Theatre. The only problem is he has asked Sid to provide all the acts!









Tony Hancock
Sid James
John Gregson
Max Geldray
Alf Silvestri
The Glamazons
The Keynotes.



Channel: BBC
Written By: Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Original Transmission Date: 23rd December 1957