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Hancock's Half-Hour


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[Starring] Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, Bill Kerr, and Sidney James

The first of a series of programmes based on the life of the lad 'imself from the files of the Police Gazette.

Written and adapted from 'The Junior Goldfish Keeper's Weekly' by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson(BBC Recording)
(Sidney James is in "Guys and Dolls" at the Streatham Hill Theatre, London)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
The 'Hancock Theme' and other incidental music composed by: Stanley Black
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Tony Hancock (a waif): Mr. Anthony Aloysius St. John Hancock
Moira Lister (Tony's girl friend): Miss Moira Lister
Bill Kerr (Tony's best friend): Mr. Bill Kerr
Sidney James (a friend?): Mr. Sidney James
Coatsleeve Charlie: Mr. Gerald Campion
Lord Dockyard: Mr. Kenneth Williams

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