Date: Jul 25, 2012
Title: Recently discovered Hancock sketch broadcast 29th July 2012
Radio 4 Extra broadcast Welcome to London 1958 on Sunday 29th July.
Radio 4 Extra broadcast Welcome to London 1958 on Sunday 29th July 2012. This 9 minute programme was originally part of a live BBC Broadcast from the London Coliseum to entertain athletes in the capital on their way home from the British Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Cardiff from 18th - 26th July 1958 and is introduced by Kenneth Horne. The performance was part of a week of activities put on for athletes coming through London.The off-air recording was found amongst the vast quantity of recordings made by Bob Monkhouse, alongside a number of Calling All Forces episodes featuring Tony Hancock. This first broadcast since 1958 will be the first opportunity for most to hear this long lost gem. Broadcast times are 29th July at 10:45 and 21:45 and 30th July at 01:45.