Hancock on CD Part 6 - 2018 onwards

Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 2: Rarities from the BBC radio archive 978-1785298745 Release date 5th April 2018

This is the second of a series of 4 sets of CDs. The collection features 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).

 

 

 

Volume 2 is expected to contain the following:

  • Hancock’s Half Hour:
    • The New Secretary - remastered with the latest technology.
    • The Stolen Petrol and Anna and the King of Siam - composite versions using existing off-air recordings and newly discovered off-air recordings with additional material.
    • The Expresso Bar - a composite version using the existing Sound Archive version and a newly discovered extended off-air recording.
  • Calling All Forces- extracts from 2 programmes featuring Tony and Charlie Chester as joint programme hosts.
  • The Budgie Sketch - from Christmas Night with the Stars from 1958.
  • Documentaries - Phillip Oakes, Tony Bilbow and Barry Cryer will present documentaries from 1971, 1978 and 2003 (What Happened to Hancock, Heroes for A Time and Six Characters in Search of an Answer) plus two editions of The Essay from 2015 about Tony Hancock and Sid James’s film career
  • Interview - with Freddie Ross Hancock from 1979.
The sleeve notes for Volume 2 can be found here.

Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 3: Rarities from the BBC radio archive 978-1785298745 Release date 5th October 2018

This is the third of a series of 4 sets of CDs. The collection features 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).

Fulll details of the content wil be published in due course.

 

 

 


 

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