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Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Comedy. A wealthy newspaper proprietor puts up a £10,000 prize for the fastest flight from London to Paris. His wager attracts a weird and eccentric collection of competitors. Show more

Contributors

Orvil Newton:
Stuart Whitman
Patricia Rawnsley:
Sarah Miles
Sir Percival Ware-Armitage:
Terry-Thomas
Colonel Manfred Von Holstein:
Gert Frobe
Pierre Dubois:
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Lord Rawnsley:
Robert Morley
Courtney:
Eric Sykes
Fire Chief Perkins:
Benny Hill
Richard Mays:
James Fox
Count Emilio Ponticelli:
Alberto Sordi
Brigitte/Ingrid/Marlene/Françoise/Yvette/Betty:
Irina Demick
Mother Superior:
Flora Robson
Neanderthal Man/Birdman/Inventors/Pilot/Airline Passenger:
Red Skelton
Captain Rumpelstoss:
Karl Michael Vogler
George Gruber:
Sam Wanamaker
French Postman:
Eric Barker
Colonel:
Fred Emney
Assistant Fire Chief:
Norman Rossington
Fireman:
Graham Stark
Harry Popperwell:
Tony Hancock
Trawler Skipper:
Maurice Denham
MacDougal:
Gordon Jackson
French Painter:
John Le Mesurier
Lieutenant Parsons:
Jeremy Lloyd
Countess Sophia Ponticelli:
Zena Marshall
Airline Hostess:
Millicent Martin
Italian Mayor:
Eric Pohlman
Tremayne Gascoyne:
William Rushton
Photographer:
Jimmy Thompson
Director:
Ken Annakin

Hancock

Episode 4: The Lift

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One YorkshireLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic comedy. Hancock is the ninth passenger in a lift for eight people. When the lift sticks between floors, his attempts to cheer everybody up are not appreciated. Show more

Contributors

Anthony Aloysius Hancock:
Tony Hancock
Mr Humphries:
Charles Lloyd Pack
Mrs Humphries:
Diana King
The Producer:
Jack Watling
The Air Marshall:
John Le Mesurier
The Vicar:
Noel Howlett
Lift Assistant:
Hugh Lloyd
Writer:
Ray Galton
Producer:
Duncan Wood

Series

Hancock