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The Missing Hancocks

Series 2

A Visit To Russia

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

With East/West relations in crisis, Tony launches a diplomatic mission. Stars Kevin McNally. 1955 episode re-recorded in 2015. Show more

Contributors

Tony Hancock:
Kevin McNally
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Ed Morrish
Producer:
Neil Pearson

Genres

The Missing Hancocks

Series 1

The New Neighbour

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Tony has a new neighbour, whose night-time routine is very, very suspicious... Show more

The Missing Hancocks

Series 1

The Hancock Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Inspired by Somerset Maugham's pay packet, Tony becomes a writer. His friends are recruited to bring his dramatic offerings to life. Show more

The Missing Hancocks

Series 2

The Red Planet

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The lad takes up astronomy, and spots something terrible among the stars. Stars Kevin McNally. 1955 episode re-recorded in 2015. Show more

Contributors

Tony Hancock:
Kevin McNally
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Ed Morrish
Producer:
Neil Pearson

The Missing Hancocks

Series 1

The Matador

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Tony uses Sid's travel agency to book a holiday in Spain, little knowing that Sid also runs a bullfighting business. Show more

The Missing Hancocks

Series 1

The Breakfast Cereal

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Tony changes his breakfast routine in search of that Zing, Pep and Get Up and Go feeling, and ends up in court. Show more

The Missing Hancocks

Director's Commentary

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Made for 4 Extra. Andy Hamilton presents a lost episode of Hancock's Half Hour, pausing to interview co-producer Neil Pearson and star Kevin McNally about how and why they did it. Show more

The Missing Hancocks

Series 3

A Visit to Swansea

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 6 months

Tony, Bill, Andree and Sid head to Swansea in search of Harry Secombe. Stars Kevin McNally. From April 2017. Show more

Contributors

Tony Hancock:
Kevin McNally
Harry Secombe:
Andy Secombe
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Neil Pearson
Producer:
Paul Sheehan

Genres

The Missing Hancocks

Series 3

The Three Sons

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 6 months

A modern morality tale of in the form of old Ebidiah Hancock and his three sons. Stars Kevin McNally. From April 2017. Show more

Contributors

Tony Hancock:
Kevin McNally
Harry Secombe:
Andy Secombe
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Neil Pearson
Producer:
Paul Sheehan

Genres

The Missing Hancocks

Series 3

The Racehorse

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 6 months

Harry Secombe has 10 bob left, so Bill decides to spend it on…a racehorse. What could go wrong? Stars Andy Secombe. From 2017. Show more

Contributors

Harry Secombe:
Andy Secombe
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Ed Morrish
Producer:
Neil Pearson

The Missing Hancocks

Series 3

The Crown Jewels

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 6 months

As Hancock is absent, Bill is staying with Harry Secombe. They decide to show Andree the sights of London but get caught up in Sid's plot to steal the crown jewels. Show more

Contributors

Harry Secombe:
Andy Secombe
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Ed Morrish
Producer:
Neil Pearson

Genres

The Missing Hancocks

Series 3

A Holiday in France

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 6 months

Harry Secombe and Bill leave for a holiday in Southend, but they end up in Paris. Stars Andy Secombe. From March 2017. Show more

Contributors

Harry Secombe:
Andy Secombe
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Ed Morrish
Producer:
Neil Pearson

Lost Sitcoms

Episode 3: Hancock's Half Hour

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series which recreates three classic lost British sitcoms with a new cast. Tony has a new neighbour whose behaviour is very, very suspicious. Show more

Contributors

Tony Hancock:
Kevin McNally
Hattie Jacques:
Katy Wix
John Vere:
Kevin Eldon
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Sid James:
Jon Culshaw
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Owen Bell

The Missing Hancocks

Series 2

How Hancock Won the War

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. The lad tells Andree about his war wound. You may find it hard to believe. Stars Kevin McNally. 1956 episode rerecorded in 2015. Show more

Contributors

Tony Hancock:
Kevin McNally
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Ed Morrish
Producer:
Neil Pearson

Genres

The Missing Hancocks

Series 2

The Trial of Father Christmas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Hancock’s Strolling Players’ cautionary tale of Christmas as it might be. Stars Kevin McNally. 1955 episode re-recorded in 2015. Show more

Contributors

Tony Hancock:
Kevin McNally
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Andree Melly:
Susy Kane
Graham Stark:
John Finnemore
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Ed Morrish
Producer:
Neil Pearson

The Missing Hancocks

Series 2

The Marriage Bureau

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Hancock needs to be married to get a job. Stars Kevin McNally stars as The Lad Himself. 1955 episode re-recorded in 2015. Show more

Contributors

Tony Hancock:
Kevin McNally
Bill Kerr:
Kevin Eldon
Sid James:
Simon Greenall
Kenneth Williams:
Robin Sebastian
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Ed Morrish
Producer:
Neil Pearson

Genres

The Missing Hancocks

Series 1

The Newspaper

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

Tony inherits a newspaper and sets about changing the world. Show more

My Family

Have a Unhappy Christmas

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 7 months

Sitcom. Ben's efforts to buy Susan's Christmas present get him into trouble, and Susan's letter from The Palace means a change of holiday plans for everyone.

Contributors

Mr Walker:
Julian Clary
Mr Carstairs:
James Smith
Royal Equerry:
Robin Sebastian
Security Guard:
Terry Bird
Elf/Security Guard 2:
Andy Bennett
Producer:
John Bartlett
Director:
Nic Phillips

Doctors

Series 15

Episode 67: That's Amore

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Howard is looking forward to a quiet night in, but his pizza delivery boy does not make it easy... Jas's blind date with Mandy's friend does not go quite to plan. Show more

Contributors

Howard Bellamy:
Ian Kelsey
Dave Davis:
Liam Tims
Dr Jas Khella:
Vineeta Rishi
Vish Attri:
Sushil Chudasama
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Mandy Marquez:
Danielle Henry
Frederick Hopper:
Robin Sebastian
Series Producer:
Mike Hobson
Series Producer:
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Director:
David Roden