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Hancock's Half Hour 1956

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  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • 1956-07-19T23:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 1 day, 14 hours, 0 mins (76 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy
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You want a misunderstood, self-proclaimed genius whose lofty ambitions in life are thwarted either by a boorish sidekick or, more often than not, his own painful shortcomings? A man trapped by circumstance? A, let's face it, pompous prig? Tony Hancock is the archetype.

The show came along during an era when comedy was steeped in the fast-talking knockabout antics of the music hall. With its character and situation-based humour, Hancock's Half-Hour sounded shockingly naturalistic: almost Pinter-esque by comparison.

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