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    • Hancock

    • The Blood Donor, The Radio Ham, and more
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "A pint? That's very nearly an armful!" This classic line has echoed through the halls of comedy legend since it was first uttered by Anthony Aloycious Hancock in "The Blood Donor". Now the original soundtrack from that famous episode is collected together with three others from the same series (Hancock's last for BBC TV) featuring a guest cast including Michael Aspel, Patrick Cargill, June Whitfield, Frank Thornton, and Hugh Lloyd.

    Regular price: $12.40

    • Hancock's Half Hour, Series 6

    • 14 episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Sid James, Tony Hancock
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The complete final series of the ground-breaking BBC Radio comedy starring Tony Hancock - plus five bonus episodes. 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'.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Hancock’s Half Hour: Series 3

    • Ten episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: full cast, Tony Hancock, Sid James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series. 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”.

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Hancock's Half Hour

    • The 'Lost' Episodes
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams, Sid James, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Hancock's Half Hour

    • Complete Series One & Two
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Hancock, Sid James, Full Cast
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series. 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, Andrée Melly, Bill Kerr, and Kenneth Williams, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness.

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Hancock's Half Hour: Series 4

    • 20 episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: full cast, Sid James, Tony Hancock
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The fourth series of the legendary BBC Radio comedy series starring Tony Hancock. 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.

    Regular price: $22.73

    • The Missing Hancocks Series 2

    • Five New Recordings of Classic 'Lost' Scripts
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Kevin McNally stars in five further brand new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Hancock's Half Hour was an enormously popular radio sitcom in the 1950s, but several of the episodes were not retained in the BBC Sound Archive and are believed to be lost. Following the successful first series, five more episodes have been recreated by BBC Radio 4, with Kevin McNally once more reprising the role made famous by Tony Hancock.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Galton & Simpson's Half Hour

    • Impasse
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Paul Merton, David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    An all-star cast celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Galton & Simpson writing partnership in four new recordings of classic Comedy Playhouse scripts, introduced by Paul Merton.

    Mitchell & Webb star in "Impasse". A narrow country lane has no room for two vehicles to pass. Two vehicles meet head on. But which one is going to back up?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mitchell & Webb are always great.

    • By georgellama on 05-30-15

    Regular price: $6.20

    • Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 2

    • By: Roy Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Sid James, Tony Hancock, Full Cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A fascinating collection of rare and remastered radio and TV material starring Tony Hancock. This second treasury of rare archive material is spearheaded by four newly restored radio episodes of Hancock's Half Hour, all from 1956: 'The New Secretary', 'Anna and the King of Siam', 'The Stolen Petrol' and 'The Expresso Bar'. Starring alongside Tony Hancock are Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Hancock's Half Hour: Series 5

    • 20 episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Sid James, Tony Hancock
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The complete fifth series of the legendary BBC Radio comedy series starring Tony Hancock. 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.

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Steptoe & Son: The BBC Radio Collection

    • Series 1 & 2: 21 episodes of the classic BBC radio sitcom
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Harry H. Corbett, Wilfred Brambell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Series 1 and 2 of the hilarious radio sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfred Brambell, adapted from the much-loved TV series. Steptoe and Son ran for eight series on BBC TV and even spawned two feature films. Such was the series' popularity in the mid-1960s that the cast specially recorded several episodes for BBC radio. Here, collected together for the first time, are all 21 episodes from the first and second radio series, scripted by Hancock's Half Hour creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Steptoe & Son: Series 3 & 4

    • 16 episodes of the classic BBC radio sitcom
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Harry H Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Series 3 and 4 of the hilarious radio sitcom starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell, adapted from the much-loved TV series. Steptoe & Son ran for eight series on BBC TV and even spawned two feature films. Such was the series' popularity in the mid-1960s that the cast specially recorded several episodes for BBC radio. Here, collected together for the first time, are all episodes from the third and fourth radio series, scripted by Hancock's Half Hour creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and adapted by Gale Pedrick.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It realy is series 3 and 4

    • By carl on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Hancock

    • The "Lost" TV Episodes: The Wrong Man
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Full Cast incl. Hancock, Sid James
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    First broadcast live in 1959 as part of Tony Hancock's 4th BBC TV Series, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over fifty years. The Wrong Man sees Hancock and Sid called in to take part in a police identity parade. However, when a witness picks Hancock out for the burglary of a high street tobacconist, he has only days to clear his name.

    Regular price: $6.40

    • Hancock

    • The "Lost" TV Episodes: The Flight of the Red Shadow
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Full Cast incl. Hancock, Sid James
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    First broadcast live in 1959 as part of Tony Hancock's 4th BBC TV Series, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over fifty years. In The Flight of the Red Shadow (aka Desert Song), Hancock is on the run from disgruntled members of the East Cheam Repertory Company. In order to escape, Hancock is forced to masquerade as the Maharaja of Renjipur, with disastrous consequences.

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 1

    • Rarities from the BBC Radio Archive
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: full cast, Sid James, Tony Hancock
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A fascinating collection of rare and remastered broadcast material starring Tony Hancock, Sid James and others. This first volume features the recently discovered soundtrack of 'The Horror Serial', a television episode of Hancock's Half Hour from 1959, plus remastered versions of the following radio shows: 'The Blackboard Jungle', 'The Student Prince' and 'The Test Match'. Also included are previously unreleased editions of 'Variety Bandbox', 'Calling All Forces' and 'Educating Archie'.

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Steptoe & Son: Series 5 & 6

    • 15 episodes of the classic BBC radio sitcom
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Harry H Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Series five & six of the BBC radio sitcom starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell, adapted from the much-loved TV series. Steptoe and Son ran for eight series on BBC TV and even spawned two feature films. Such was the series' popularity in the mid-1960s that the cast specially recorded several episodes for BBC radio. Here, collected together for the first time, are all episodes from the fifth and sixth radio series, scripted by Hancock's Half Hour creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Missing Hancocks: Series 3

    • Five new recordings of classic 'lost' scripts
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Kevin McNally, Andy Secombe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Kevin McNally and Andy Secombe star in five more brand-new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Hancock's Half Hour was an enormously popular radio sitcom in the 1950s, but several of the episodes were not retained in the BBC Sound Archive and are believed to be lost. They've now been recreated by BBC Radio 4.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • The Missing Hancocks:

    • Five new recordings of classic 'lost' scripts
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Kevin McNally, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Kevin McNally stars in five brand new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.Whilst Hancock's Half Hour was an enormously popular radio sitcom in the 1950s, many of the episodes were not retained in the BBC Sound Archive and are believed to be lost. Now, five of them have been recreated by BBC Radio 4, with Kevin McNally taking the role made famous by Tony Hancock. Among the supporting cast are Simon Grenall, Kevin Eldon and Robin Sebastian.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • H...h...h...Hancock

    • By Jessica on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Hancock

    • A Celebration: The Very Best of Hancock's Half Hour
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ray Galton and Alan Simpson present, with personal recollections, a comic feast of Hancock's Half Hour.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Galton & Simpson's Half Hour

    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Rik Mayall, Paul Merton
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An all-star cast celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Galton & Simpson writing partnership in four new recordings of classic Comedy Playhouse scripts. Four brilliant comedy sitcoms -as first heard on BBC Radio - and introduced by Paul Merton. Frank Skinner stars in You'll Never Walk Alone Nothing will stop a true football fan from following his team when they reach the Cup Final, not even an eight-month pregnant wife. Mitchell & Webb star in Impasse A narrow country lane has no room for two vehicles to pass.

    Regular price: $10.33

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