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Offline Barrett487

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2020, 11:29:00 PM »
I remember listening to various radio shows during Sunday lunch when i was young..... Navy Lark, Goon Show, ITMA, ISIRTA, and Hancock. It was lovely to laugh with the family over lunch, we all had a good sense of humour. The episode that i remember laughing to most was 'The Test Pilot', where Kenneth Williams ends up on the tail of the plane after take-off.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2020, 01:24:01 AM »
I have fond memories  of that era too.

The Navy Lark, with Jon Pertwee was very funny, and the Goons obviously, but Hancock summed up a lot about England at that time - someone with ideas above their station, always trying to  advance up the social ladder, but never quite making it, which makes great comedy - because we recognise it, even in ourselves, and like the best comedy, combined with great underling sadness, even tragedy.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2020, 10:06:41 AM »
Around the Horne, anyone?


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2020, 10:16:22 AM »
Around the Horne, anyone?

Yes ! And after that Beyond the Ken - and remember that “ the answer lies in the soil”

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2020, 10:31:26 AM »
Funny, I nearly mentioned  Round the Horne- Rambling Sid Rumpo, Juilan and Sandy - amazing what they got away with on a Sunday afternoon with all the family listening!

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2020, 11:42:13 AM »
Take It From Here, Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and the magnificent June Whitfield.


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2020, 11:50:27 AM »
Funny, I nearly mentioned  Round the Horne- Rambling Sid Rumpo, Juilan and Sandy - amazing what they got away with on a Sunday afternoon with all the family listening!


😂🤣 hello my names Julian this is my friend Sandy, oooh bona Mr Horn.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2020, 12:10:24 PM »
Never really liked the original, but the current one is beyond belief.
Would you buy a second hand car from this man.
Why can he not ever give a straight answer to a question.
( Sorry NFR )
he's certainly no wide boy car salesman and these corona 5pm slots there more like propaganda bullitens.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2020, 12:13:38 PM »
Is this supposed to be a political or comical post?


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2020, 01:13:44 PM »
What would you like?

Offline HV71

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2020, 01:15:04 PM »
Is this supposed to be a political or comical post?


You are awful  - but. I like you

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2020, 01:35:27 PM »
As a teenager I regularly went to the recording of Educating  Archie at the old Paris Studio. Crazy to see a ventriloquist with a dummy on his lap making no attempt not to move his mouth.
Vent - Dummy  - one doing all the talking.  Oops. If I am not careful I could be making political comment!


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2020, 03:26:44 PM »
Much Binding in the Marsh.

As an aside, linking the two contexts of this post, does Fred Scuttle remind anyone else of Hancock's boss?

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2020, 03:28:34 PM »
It's a Square World (Michael Bentine).

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2020, 04:18:52 PM »
Is this supposed to be a political or comical post?


You are awful  - but. I like you
Watch Yes Minister and you will realise there is no difference.


Offline john dempsey

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2020, 04:32:24 PM »
Is this supposed to be a political or comical post?
  the lines between politics and comedy
are so blurred now it is impossible to tell.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2020, 05:39:52 PM »
This post has wandered a bit but on the main topic I've been alone among friends with this but tony Hancock never made me laugh, i didn't dislike him just never found him funny.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2020, 06:08:28 PM »
His two main films didn’t exactly have the fans rolling in.


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2020, 06:43:02 PM »
The Clitheroe Kid !

Offline cottage expat

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2020, 06:45:53 PM »
...and a bit later, Pete and Dud.