This collection contains all 39 surviving episodes, from 1956 to 1961, of the classic sitcom written by Galton & Simpson featuring East Cheam's most famous resident, Tony Hancock.
The set brings together a goldmine of Hancock's television work, with the 37 episodes of Hancock's Half Hour still in existence brought together. 17, sadly, are seemingly lost forever, although PDF files of the scripts of these episodes are included in the box, which proves to be a very welcome inclusion. When it comes to the surviving content itself, though, what else can be said? Some of the material here is simply peerless, a splendid marriage of its superb leading star, blistering writing from Galton and Simpson, and a supporting cast that includes the likes of Sid James and Hattie Jacques. Backed up with fresh supplemental material, Hancock's Half Hour is a British comedy iconic, and there's plenty of evidence why in this set.
Release Date: 22 October 2007
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English