The third series for ITV was simply entitled 'Hancock'. Broadcast between January and March 1963, the show was written by Terry Nation (episodes 1, 9, 11 and 12), Godfrey Harrison (episodes 2, 4, 5, 6 and 10) and Richard Harris and Dennis Spooner (episodes 7, 8 and 13.
The entire series exists on 16mm telerecordings and these films are held by the British Film Institute (BFI). Although no video or DVD release of this series has been made available, a recording of episodes 1, 3, 5, 8, 9 and 12 are in the public domain and copies can be hired from the DVD library.
Unlike the earlier ITV series each episode was a single story with a different cast each week.
Hancock is challenged by a Department Store Manager to work in the store for a week without being rude to the customers.
The TV Times contained part 1 of it's article entitled Hancock
Hancock is the unwitting witness to a bank robbery and insists on helping the police in their investigations.
The TV Times contained part 2 of it's article entitled Hancock.
A film director decides that to aim for 'realsim' in his film, he needs to use non-professional actors. Hiring Tony for the part he doesn't get reality but incompetence!
The TV Times contained part 3 of it's article entitled Hancock.
Hancock meets a pretty nurse but he doesn't find out her name. So he goes to the hospital to try to track her down.
The TV Times contained part 4 of it's article entitled Hancock.
Main cast comprises Geoffrey Keen, James Villiers, Wilfrid Lawson, Tenniel Evans, Peter Welch, John Bluthal, Moyra Fraser, Sheila Bernette, Pamela Greer, Geraldine Sherman, John Evitts, Basil Beale and Jack Howlett
Hancock is convinced he has seen a spy. When he reports it to MI5, they recruit him to keep him quiet but he sees the spy again and phones in to ask MI5 for instructions.
Hancock is invited to take part in an edition of 'This Is Your Life' for his old Wing Commander from many years ago. Hancock agrees but the problem is he can't remember the Wing Commander!
A ticket for this show can be seen here.
Main cast comprises John Bluthal as the 'voice on the radio'.
Hancock books an alarm call for the next morning as he is unable to rely on his alarm clock. and it is essential that he gets up on time. But he then spends the night worrying that he won't hear the alarm call.
Hancock watches a master craftsman teaching DIY techniques on the television but believes that it's easy and anyone can do it. He puts this theory to the test when an acquaintance asks him to build a wardrobe whilst his wife is away.
Hancock wakes up in the morning with a hangover. But just who are the crowd of strangers in the room with him?
Main cast comprises John Le Mesurier, Nora Nicholson, John Ronane, Diane Clare, Hazel Hughes, Richard Waring, Gareth Robinson, Ronnie Brody, Sheila Raynor, Thomas Kyffin, John Herrington and George Curtis
Hancock witnesses a street corner speaker and decides to take up oratory himself.
Hancock starts a new job as a reporter with the local newspaper. But chaos ensues when he reports on a Society wedding.
Hancock meets up with a TV comedian and tells him that he needs to find new writers. Hancock volunteers but then can't think of any jokes.
Tony Hancock appeared on the front coverr of the TV Times this week.
Hancock is employed by an escort agency but he hasn't bargained for the boisterous Australian millionairess who is his first assignment.