Hancock on CD Part 5 2013 - 2017

Hancock's Half Hour (Vintage Beeb) 978-1471318771 Release Date 25/3/13

The 2013 release in the Vintage Beeb series is Hancock's Half Hour featuring The Americans Hit Town and The Unexploded Bomb both heavily edited and without any incidental music as per the original vinyl and cassette release. As with other releases in this series, the CD is a facsimile of the vinyl LP. A nice release and great to see the original artwork recreated.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hancock's Half Hour Collection (Memory Lane label) B00BUGYNNS Release Date 22/4/13

Released on the Memory Lane label, this 3 CD set is a compilation of 8 shows from both the TV and radio series.  Disc 1 comprises The Radio Ham, The Blood Donor and Twelve Angry Men; Disc 2 comprises The Wild Man Of The Woods, A Sunday Afternoon At Home and The Lift; Disc 3 comprises The Threatening Letters and The Diary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comedy Greats Volume 1: Global Journey Gifts No: 380739173118 Release date: 8/8/13

The first in a series of 3 releases featuring an unusual selection of episodes.  This first volume features The Holiday Camp and The Missing Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comedy Greats Volume 2: Global Journey Gifts No: 380739173163 Release date: 8/8/13

The second volume features The Blood Donor and The Reunion Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comedy Greats Volume 3: Global Journey Gifts No: 400585397177 Release date: 8/8/13

The final volume includes the episodes The Rail Strike and The TV Set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hancock's Half Hour Series 1 and 2: BBC Physical Media 1471368009 Released 18th September 2014

This CD Box Set is a welcome re-release of Series 1 and 2, this time in a single box set.  The collection contains 15 episodes as follows: The First Night Party; The Idol, The Boxing Champion; The New Car; Cinderella Hancock; A Trip To France; The Monte Carlo Rally; A House on the Cliff; The Sheikh; The End of the Series; The Holiday Camp; The Chef That Died of Shame; The Rail Strike; The Television Set and The Marrow Contest.

As is similar with most BBC Box sets the CDs are presented on a spindle with no individual covers.

 

 

 

 


The Missing Hancocks: Five new recordings of classic 'lost' scripts: BBC Physical Media 1910281786 Released 18th December 2014

This release features 5 new recordings of Hancock's Half Hour episodes which have been wiped by the BBC.  These episodes, which feature Kevin McNally as Hancock, were broadcast on Radio 4 in October / November 2014.  The five epsiodes are The Matador, The Newspaper, The Hancock Festival, The Breakfast Cereal and The New Neighbour.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hancock's Half Hour Series 3: BBC Physical Media 1785290503 Released 16th April 2015

This CD Box Set is a welcome re-release of Series 3, this time including episodes which had been wiped by the BBC but have been found after the release of the previous box set.

The collection contains 10 episodes as follows: The Pet Dog; The Jewel Robbery; The Bequest; The Blackboard Jungle; The Diet; Hancock’s Heir; The Student Price; The Greyhound Track; The Conjurer and The Test Match.

Also included are two radio documentaries about Tony Hancock: Stone Me, What a Life! and The Complete and Utter History of Hancock.

As is similar with most BBC Box sets the CDs are presented on a spindle with no individual covers. This set does not include a PDF booklet.

 

 


Hancock's Half Hour Series 4: BBC Physical Media 1785291475 Released 3rd September 2015

This CD Box Set is a welcome re-release of Series 4, this time including episodes which had been wiped by the BBC but have been found after the release of the previous box set.  This means that this release is the first time that Series 4 has been released in its entirety.

The collection contains 20 episodes as follows: Back From Holiday; The Bolshoi Ballet; Sid James's Dad; The Income Tax Demand; The New Secretary; Michelangelo 'Ancock; Anna and the King of Siam; Cyrano De Hancock; The Stolen Petrol; The Expresso Bar; Hancock’s Happy Christmas; The Diary; The 13th of the Series; Almost A Gentleman; The Old School Reunion; The Wild Man of the Woods; Agricultural 'Ancock; Hancock in the Police; The Emigrant and The Last of the McHancocks.

As is similar with most BBC Box sets the CDs are presented on a spindle with no individual covers. This set does not include a PDF booklet.

 



The Missing Hancocks Series 2 BBC Physical Audio 978-1785292514 Release Date 4th Feb 2016

This release features 5 new recordings of Hancock's Half Hour episodes which have been wiped by the BBC.  These episodes, which feature Kevin McNally as Hancock, were broadcast on Radio 4 in November / December 2015.  The five epsiodes are How Hancock Won The War, The Red Planet, The Marriage Bureau, A Visit to Russia and The Trial of Father Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hancock's Half Hour Series 5: BBC Physical Media 978-1785292651 Released 3rd March 2016

This CD set is welcome re-release of Series 5 and comprises all of the episodes from Series 5 plus the 1958 Commonwealth Games sketch: Welcome to London which appeared for the first time on CD.

The collection contains 20 episodes as follows:The New Radio Series; The Scandal Magazine; The Male Suffragettes; The Insurance Policy; The Publicity Photograph; The Unexploded Bomb; Hancock's School; Around the World in Eighty Days; The Americans Hit Town; The Election Candidate; Hancock's Car; The East Cheam Drama festival; The Foreign Legion; Sunday Afternoon at Home; The Grappling Game; The Junk Man; Hancock's War; The Prize Money; The Threatening Letters, The Sleepless Night and Welcome to London.

Five of these episodes are longer versions than on previous releases.  The extended episodes are The Election Candidate, Hancock's Car, The East Cheam Drama Festival, The Foreign Legion and The Sleepless Night.

As is similar with most BBC Box sets the CDs are presented on a spindle with no individual covers. This set does not include a PDF booklet.


Tony Hancock: Audio Greats Global Journey Gifts No 650922337229 Released April 2016

This 3 CD releases contains Volumes 1 - 3 of the Global Journey Gifts Comedy Greats releases from 2013. The episodes are:

  • CD1: The Holiday Camp and The Missing Page
  • CD2: The Blood Donor and The Reunion Party
  • CD3: The Rail Strike and The TV Set

 

 

 

 

 


Comedy Greats: Global Journey Gifts No GJ3362 Released April 2016

This 3CD release from Global Journey gifts features a number of short sketches on each CD with the final track being a full radio show.

  • CD1: Including sketches from Laurel & Hardy, Victor Borge and Bob Newhart, the Tony Hancock sketch is The Doctor's Dilemma originally released on the LP Unique Hancock. The full radio show on this disc is The Jet Propelled Guided NAAFI from The Goon Show.
  • CD2: Including sketches from Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, The Marx Brothers and Groucho Marx & Bob Hope, the full radio show on this disc is Gracie Thinks George Should Be A Surgeon from the American radio show Burns and Allen.  There is no Tony Hancock sketch on this disc.
  • CD3: Including sketches from Beyond The Fringe, Peter Sellers and Kenneth Williams, the full radio show on this disc is The Chef That Died of Shame from Hancock's Half Hour.

 

 


Hancock's Half Hour Series 6: BBC Physical Media 978-1785294198 Released 4th August 2016

This CD set is welcome re-release of Series 6 and comprises all of the episodes from Series 6 plus the 1958 Christmas special and the 4 episodes re-made for Transcription Services

The collection contains 19 episodes as follows:Bill and Father Christmas; Transcription Services re-makes (The 13th of the Month; The New Secretary; The Ballet Visit; The Election Candidate); The Smugglers; The Childhood Sweetheart, The Last Bus Home; The Picnic; The Gourmet; The Elopement; Fred's Pie Stall; The Waxwork; Sid's Mystery Tours; The Fete; The Poetry Society; Hancock in Hospital; The Christmas Club and The Impersonator.

Three of these episodes are longer versions than on previous releases.  The extended episodes are The Waxwork; The Fete and The Poetry Society.

As is similar with most BBC Box sets the CDs are presented on a spindle with no individual covers. This set does not include a PDF booklet.

 


The Classic Hancock Collection: B018Q33VH6 Released 30th October 2016

This 3 CD Release from Memory Lane Media features The Radio Ham, The Blood Donor, The Wild Man of the Woods, A Sunday Afternoon at Home, East Cheam Drama Festival (running for just 21 minutes), The Secret Life of Anthony Hancock (Extract from The Test Pilot; taken from The Diary), The Publicity Photograph (extract running for 12 minutes) and The Threatening Letters (extract running for13 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Missing Hancocks Series 3 BBC Physical Audio 978-1785299032 - Released 5th October 2017

This release features 5 new recordings of Hancock's Half Hour episodes which have been wiped by the BBC.  These episodes, which feature Andy Secombe as Harry Secombe and Kevin McNally as Hancock, were broadcast on Radio 4 in March / April 2017.  The five epsiodes are A Holiday in France, The Crown Jewels, The Racehorse, A Visit to Swansea and The Three Sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 1: Rarities from the BBC radio archive 978-1785298165 Release date 2nd November 2017

This is the first of a series of 4 sets of CDs. The collection will feature material that the THAS and Ted Kendall have been collating over the past year, along with a range of material from the BBC archives that, in many cases, has been unheard for decades.

The contents can, essentially, be divided into four categories:

  • Material from Tony’s career before the advent of Hancock’s Half Hour;
  • Previously unheard off-air broadcasts or soundtracks of Hancock’s Half Hour;
  • Documentaries made in the decades following Tony’s death; and
  • A range of ultra-rare recordings of Tony (or related to Tony).

Current indications of set content are as follows:

A fascinating collection of rare and remastered broadcast material starring Tony Hancock, Sid James and others.

 

  • This first volume features the recently discovered soundtrack of The Horror Serial, a television episode of Hancock's Half Hour from 1959, plus remastered versions of the following radio shows: The Blackboard Jungle, The Student Prince and The Test Match.
  • Also included are previously unreleased editions of Variety Bandbox, Calling All Forces and Educating Archie, all featuring Tony Hancock, and a host of rare archive interviews with the lad 'imself.
  • From 1964, 'Ancock's Anthology finds Tony Hancock interviewing Stirling Moss.

The sleeve notes for this release can be found here.


 

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