Hancock's Half Hour is pretty much where classic British comedy began. The show was written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson - two of the best comedy writers of all time. It stared (amounts others) Tony Hancock, Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Bill Kerr, Moira Lister, John Le Mesurier, Arthur Mullard and Hugh Lloyd - Some of the best comedy talents of all time. It was the undisputed champion of 50's radio and television and ranks to this day as some of the finest comedy ever made.
The adventures of 'The lad himself' has entertained millions around round the world for over fifty years, and as one critic put it... "Will continue to do so as long as there is an audience who can recognize genius". Episodes like the 'Blood Donor' and 'The Lift' will always be remembered as the all time classics, but as with most great comedy it was not (In our opinion) Hancock at his best. Gems like 'The Childhood Sweetheart' and 'The Scandal Magazine' are only the tip of the iceberg in a massive archive of British radio and television comedy genius.
The Cult TV exclusive Galton & Simpson Interview is now available.
"The head of the BBC brought in a new producer, Dennis Main Wilson.
- Alan Simpson
"When I get back from Australia, me, you and Ray are going to get together and do a show,
- Tony Hancock's Phone Call to Alan Simpson shortly before Tony died..
"He went on to make us on offer that had never been made to anyone before or since and never will be."
- Ray Galton
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