Hancock’s Half Hour Coming to That’s TV

That’s TV is adding a classic BBC sitcom to their lineup

That’s TV is to broadcast the vintage sitcom Hancock’s Half Hour, starring Tony Hancock. The channel has opted to play the surviving episodes (around 37) to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the comedian’s birth. Tony Hancock was born on the 12th of May 1924.

What is Hancock’s Half Hour?

Hancock’s Half Hour was first broadcast on BBC Radio between 1954 and 1959; Running for 107 episodes. It transferred to television in 1956, running for 63 episodes. It starred Hancock as an exaggerated and poorer version of himself. The cast included Sid James alongside Hancock.

The series most celebrated episodes of the TV version include The Radio Ham and The Blood Doner. Both versions were written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

The Progression of That’s TV

That’s TV has developed quite considerably over the last few years, showing just a couple of classic shows to compiling an entire evening’s schedule. Other shows on the schedule include Steptoe and Son, Benidorm and Are You Being Served Again (Grace and Favour).

That’s TV will be airing episodes daily, starting on Wednesday the 3rd of July at 7:50pm.

Jamie Dyer

Jamie Dyer is an experienced writer, broadcaster, musician and social media marketer. He enjoys Old Time Radio, vintage TV, collecting vinyl and supporting the New York Knicks.

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