12th May 2021: Born On This Day - Comedian Tony Hancock
Old Time Review Daily
In this episode of Old Time Review Daily, British podcaster Jamie Dyer gives his thoughts on the career of English Comedian and Actor Tony Hancock in three minutes. He was born on the 12th of May 1924. Contact: www.OldTimeReview.co.uk #OldTimeReviewDaily Daily@OldTimeReview.co.uk
Very Nearly an Armful - A Tony Hancock Podcast - Pilot Episode
Very Nearly an Armful - A Tony Hancock Podcast
We all introduce ourselves and how we each got into Hancock’s Half Hour. We discuss the video releases in the 1980’s, and the exorbitant cost of videotape back in the day. We mention Paul Merton’s 1990’s recreations briefly along with Dad’s Army and repeats of shows, borrowing tapes from the old THAS VHS library, our quarterly magazine, ‘The Missing Page’. We discuss an overview of our upcoming topics: The Blood Donor, The First Night Party, The Rebel, TV: The 1950’s Revolution, Lost TV Soundtracks and There’s an Airfield at the Bottom of My Garden. We also chat about Tony’s relationship with Kenneth Williams and Ken’s casting in HHH and Snide’s catchphrase. Brief mentions include Fred’s Pie Stall and the ‘Hancock Collectibles’ and ‘Missing Hancocks’ CD releases. James also explains how we came to meet up virtually via Zoom and embark upon creating the podcast. With kind thanks to Robin Sebastian of ‘The Missing Hancocks’ for sportingly being our Announcer.
Episode 3.01 - Gregg Wallace screams NO, A Man Falls Over and A Tony Hancock Egg Joke
The The One Show Show
The New Elizabethans: Tony Hancock the comedy actor and star of radio and TV and film. Best known for Hancock's Half Hour, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, where he epitomised the little man's struggle against the world. He was always fighting against something, quite often himself. With the advent of TV, his battles with officialdom, and his gloomy reflections on the injustices visited on him, were in every living room. Sadly he began drinking heavily and his personal life unravelled. His vulnerability was exposed in a BBC interview with John Freeman in 1960 called Face to Face. Although he went to Australia in the hope of a revival it wasn't a success and he committed suicide in 1968 at the age of 44. Yet Hancock's Half Hour is still considered one of the most important yardsticks against which British sitcoms are measured and it could be said that Alan Partridge and David Brent owe much of their success to Tony Hancock's character.The New Elizabethans have been chosen by a panel of leading historians, chaired by Lord (Tony) Hall, Chief Executive of London's Royal Opera House. The panellists were Dominic Sandbrook, Bamber Gascoigne, Sally Alexander, Jonathan Agar, Maria Misra and Sir Max Hastings.They were asked to choose: "Men and women whose actions during the reign of Elizabeth II have had a significant impact on lives in these islands and/or given the age its character, for better or worse."Producer: Clare Walker.
At long last we are back. I know we have been missing in action recently, but we are back and ready to bring you the life story's of famous people in comedy. This episode is on Tony Hancock. We will look at his early years, his disappointments and successes. His fame on Radio and TV, and his desire to be an international star.We hope you enjoy this episode of Historical Hystericals. If you enjoy the show review us on iTunes. You can contact us in Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun. Commander Mike Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)