Hancock's Half Hour The 'Lost' Radio Episodes: Sid James's Dad & The Diet
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

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Narrated By: Sid James, Tony Hancock

Duration: 1 hour

What to expect

Tony Hancock stars in two long-lost episodes from the classic BBC Radio series Hancock's Half Hour: Sid James's Dad (28 October 1956) and The Diet (7 December 1955). Broadcast live, these rare recordings are made available for the first time in over fifty years. In Sid James's Dad, Sid is expecting a visit from his father. Being ashamed to admit his true profession, he has explained his regular appearances in court by telling the old man he is a judge. The Diet sees Hancock being offered the lead role in a romantic film. Unfortunately, the American producer Mr Stroud (Kenneth Williams) tells Hancock he's too fat for the part and he must go on a diet. Including special sleeve-notes detailing the making of the original productions, these episodes celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Galton and Simpson writing partnership.


Films, cinema, Television, Radio, Humour

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