In 1956 the massively popular radio show Hancock's Half Hour transferred to the flourishing new BBC television service. Here, Tony Hancock, 'the lad himself', continued his role as East Cheam's antagonistic, socially-aspirational misanthrope, as writers Galton and Simpson adapted his role for the small screen.
The Alpine Holiday Aaah...the Alps, the fresh air, fantastic scenery, peace and quiet, the yodellers... Air Steward Hancock: The Last of the Many Hancock has seen it all - wartime dogfights, jumbo jets, cockpits with more buttons than Clapham switchboard... it's just he's never actually been in the air.... The Lawyer: The Crown v Sidney James Hancock is called in to defend petty criminal Sid James, but ends up in the dock himself. Competitions: How to Win Money and Influence People Hancock's after the big win and he's feeling lucky: "I don't want any publicity - get too many begging letters. If they're anything like the ones I send out I don't want to know!" There's an Airfield at the Bottom of My Garden Hancock has found the perfect rural idyll... There is just one small problem... Christmas Special - Hancock's Forty-Three Minutes - The East Cheam Repertory Company