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A Story of Our Time What Happened to Hancock?

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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Written and introduced by PHILIP OAKES
Throughout his career Tony Hancock was a perfectionist, searching for some indefinable and unattainable peak of ' pure ' comedy. It was a search which brought him both triumph and disaster. He was still searching when he died tragically in Australia in June 1968. with contributions from
RALPH READER, BERYL VERTUE SYLVIA SYMS , SID JAMES
DUNCAN WOOD, MICHAEL WALE
RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON Research and interviews by RITA DANDO
Produced by MICHELL RAPER

Contributors

Introduced By: Philip Oakes
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Reader: Beryl Vertue
Reader: Sylvia Syms
Reader: Sid James
Unknown: Michael Wale
Unknown: Ray Galton
Produced By: Michell Raper

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A Story of Our Time What Happened to Hancock?

BBC Radio 4 FM, 2 February 1971 20.30






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