Fifty Years Of Hancock's Half Hour

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Author: Richard Webber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446409988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Many people consider Tony Hancock to be the finest comic actor of them all. November 2004 sees the 50th anniversary of his best-loved work, Hancock's Half-Hour, which began as a radio series, penned by the writers Galton and Simpson. Two years later, the first of 58 TV instalments had been screened, and Hancock's genius, coupled with Galton and Simpson's brilliant scripts, ensured that the show soon became a yardstick against which all subsequent British sitcoms have since been measured. Amazingly, no book has ever been written about the show. Fully authorised by Galton and Simpson, Fifty Years of Hancock's Half-Hour is a full history of the show, including how the show came about, behind-the-scenes stories from Hancock's fellow artists and members of the crew and production team, and the story of its demise. Incorporating extracts from the shows, the book will also feature photographs and a full listing of the radio and TV episodes.

The Tony Hancock Quiz Book

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Author: Nigel Freestone

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1908752785

Category: Games

Page: 51

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Do you remember Hancock’s Half Hour? Was this iconic radio show and later TV series appointment listening and viewing in your house when you were growing up? Were you a fan of the lad? If so, you are certain to enjoy The Tony Hancock Quiz Book. On what BBC radio show did Tony Hancock first appear on 9 January 1949? At which theatre, in front of a live audience, was the first Hancock’s Half Hour recorded? How old was Tony Hancock when he died? The answers to these questions and more can all be found in this book. This tribute to one of the best-loved comedians of the 1950s and ‘60s covers all aspects of Tony Hancock’s life and includes many personal and behind the scenes details. With 250 questions, not only about the lad himself, but also the cast, characters and storylines that helped to make Hancock’s Half Hour into one of Britain’s best-loved comedy shows of all-time, this book will take you on a trip down memory lane. A nostalgic, must-have read for Hancock fans of all ages.

Encyclopedia of Television

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Author: Horace Newcomb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135194793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2800

View: 2019

The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.

British TV Comedies

Cultural Concepts, Contexts and Controversies

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Author: Juergen Kamm,Birgit Neumann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137552956

Category: Social Science

Page: 363

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This collection offers an overview of British TV comedies, ranging from the beginnings of sitcoms in the 1950s to the current boom of 'Britcoms'. It provides in-depth analyses of major comedies, systematically addressing their generic properties, filmic history, humour politics and cultural impact.

British Television Drama

A History

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Author: Lez Cooke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844578968

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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This widely-respected history of British television drama is an indispensable guide to the significant developments in the area; from its beginnings on the BBC in the 1930s and 40s to its position in the twenty-first century, as television enters a multichannel digital era. Embracing the complete spectrum of television drama, Lez Cooke places programmes in their social, political and industrial contexts, and surveys the key dramas, writers, producers and directors. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition includes new images and case studies, new material on British television drama before 1936, an expanded bibliography and a substantial new chapter that explores the renaissance in the quality, variety and social ambition of television drama in Britain since 2002. Comprehensive and accessible, this book will be of value to anyone interested in the rich history of British television and modern drama.

BBC Worldwide

The BBC World Service Magazine

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International broadcasting

Page: N.A

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Radio comedy, 1938-68

a guide to 30 years of wonderful wireless

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Author: Andy Foster,Steve Furst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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British television

an illustrated guide

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Author: Tise Vahimagi,Michael Ian Grade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 387

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