WorldCat Identities

Hancock, Tony 1924-1968

Overview
Works: 221 works in 420 publications in 1 language and 2,653 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Radio programs  Humorous fiction  Biography  Interviews  Television comedies  Radio comedies  Television soundtracks  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Tony Hancock
 
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Those magnificent men in their flying machines, or, How I flew from London to Paris in 25 hours and 11 minutes by Ken Annakin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This extraordinary comic version of the historic 1910 London-to-Paris air race features the greatest aviators from around the world. They all come together when a stuffy, but very rich, newspaper publisher decides to sponsor an airplane race across the English Channel. Convinced it will give his newspaper worldwide publicity, the publisher offers 10,000 pounds to the winner"--Container
Hancock's half hour by Ray Galton( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wrong box( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange rule of inheritance allows only the last remaining survivor of a family of siblings to get the sizable legacy, precipitating a dangerous contest between two elderly brothers. Their families get involved too, sparking a wild chase and absurd comedy as they attempt to be the last man standing
Hancock's half hour by Ray Galton( Recording )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr and Warren Mitchell star in two classic episodes written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, which showcase the master of misery at his best. The Poetry Society: An evening with a group of Hancock's new avant-garde friends produces gems of abstract poetry, not only from the group but also from Sid and Bill. Sid's Mystery Tours: Sid talks Hancock into becoming the director of his guided tours company - but it doesn't even possess a coach
Hancock's half hour by Tony Hancock( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Hancock's premature death in 1968 at the age of forty-four deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country. It makes his eighty hours of material originally broadcast by the BBC on radio and television between 1954 and 1961 seem all the more priceless and rare. With his impeccable timing and brilliantly subtle shifts in intonation, he could create sound picture that bore the unmistakable hallmark of a genius. Supported by Galton and Simpson's marvellous scripts and by Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and the rest of the studio cast, the work of Tony Hancock lives on in this special collection
Hancock's half hour : the 'lost' radio episodes by Tony Hancock( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Hancock stars in two long-lost episodes from the classic BBC Radio series. Broadcast live, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over fifty years - Container
Hancock's happy Christmas by Tony Hancock( Recording )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrate Christmas in East Cheam with Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock in these four episodes filled with his own unique brand of seasonal cheer
Hancock : the economy drive, the emigrant & two other TV episodes by Ray Galton( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are a further four original television soundtracks from the BBC's Hancock series. Once again Tony Hancock stars as the loveable curmudgeon, in four installments written by the character's creators, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Hancock's half hour( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1956 the massively popular radio show Hancock's half hour transferred to the new BBC television service. Tony Hancock continued his role as East Cheam's antagonistic, socially-aspirational misanthrope
Ray Galton & Alan Simpson's Hancock ; The blood donor ; The radio ham & two other TV episodes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hancock's half hour by Tony Hancock( )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The last of the McHancocks", Hancock has been left a Scottish castle, but finds he has to contend with Bonnie Prince Sidney and Seamus McNasty. "The East Cheam Drama Festival" sees Hancock trying to organise a major literary event; while "Visiting day" finds our hero in hospital. Finally, "The threatening letters" has Hancock receiving some most uncomplimentary missives through the post
The very best of Hancock by Tony Hancock( Visual )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bed sitter - Tony Hancock at his masterly best, brilliantly conveying the boredom of a bedsitter-land Sunday afternoon; The Bowmans - An everyday story of Old Joshua Merryweather, unceremoniously sacked from the cast of the Archers spoof; The radio ham -"Mayday! Mayday! A motor yacht is holed beneath the waterline off the coast of Sierra Leone; The lift -"Eight persons is eight persons - you'll have to get out"; and The blood donor - Perhaps the best-loved of all Hancock episodes
Hancock's half hour by Ray Galton( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Hancock stars in this 1950s comedy favorite. Digitally remastered, listeners will be in stitches as Hancock and co. play out their most memorial sketches
Hancock's half hour 6 by Tony Hancock( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hancock's half hour by Ray Galton( Recording )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of 'the lad 'imself'. Aided and abetted by Sid James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness
Hancock's half hour : the 'lost' episodes by Ray Galton( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long absent from the BBC archives, the classic Hancock's half hour radio episodes 'The new secretary' (original version) and 'The blackboard jungle' were recently rediscovered as 'off-air' recordings. They have now been digitally remastered, and are presented here for the very first time, along with two bonus archive features: "In conversation with ... Galton & Simpson', in which the writers talk about Hancock and their other comedy hits, and 'Six characters in search of an answer' which looks at the character of Hancock in detail
Ray Galton's & Alan Simpson's Hancock by Ray Galton( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are a further four original television soundtracks from the BBC's Hancock series. Once again Tony Hancock stars as the loveable curmudgeon, in four instalments written by the character's creators, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Hancock's half hour by Tony Hancock( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring every episode from the fifth series of Hancock's Half Hour, broadcast from September to November 1959. These episodes capture Tony Hancock at his best; his comic timing is immaculate and Sid James provides the perfect foil"--Container
Hancock's half hour( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galton and Simpson have chosen another selection of favourite episodes from the classic radio series. The conjurer sees Hancock taking up magic, and hired by Sid to put on a show at Dartmoor Prison. Little does he know that it's only a front for an escape plan. In Cyrano de Hancock, Sid is besotted with Miss Pugh, and asks for Hancock's help in expressing his love, while The diary finds Hancock looking back at 1956, and falling into a reverie where he imagines himself as a surgeon, a lion tamer and a test pilot. Finally, in The impersonator, Hancock hears an actor in a cornflake commercial imitating his voice, and promptly takes the impersonator to court. Once again, the master of misery is supported by a star cast including Sid James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, and four sparkling scripts by the masters of mirth, Galton and Simpson
The blood donor ; The radio ham by Tony Hancock( Recording )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hancock's half hourHancock's half hour : the 'lost' radio episodesHancock's happy ChristmasHancock : the economy drive, the emigrant & two other TV episodesRay Galton & Alan Simpson's Hancock ; The blood donor ; The radio ham & two other TV episodesHancock's half hourHancock's half hourHancock's half hour 6
Alternative Names
Hancock, Anthony John 1924-1968

Tony Hancock acteur britannique

Tony Hancock britischer Komiker

Tony Hancock britisk skodespelar og komikar

Tony Hancock britisk skuespiller og komiker

Tony Hancock Brits komiek (1924-1968)

Tony Hancock brittisk skådespelare och komiker

Тони Хэнкок

טוני הנקוק

トニー・ハンコック

托尼·汉考克

Languages
English (159)