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Offline ron

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2020, 06:47:53 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.

I can almost smell the cabbage boiling and see the condensation running down the kitchen windows as you mention those programmes.....

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2020, 06:55:51 PM »
WAKEY-WAKE-AAAAAY...

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2020, 07:33:24 PM »
Was it Hancock who used to do the thing with the mirror.There was a shop on the Fulham Palace Road where I used to do it with the Old Man God rest his soul.


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2020, 07:36:03 PM »
think it was Harry Worth, still funny

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2020, 07:36:40 PM »
Was it Hancock who used to do the thing with the mirror.There was a shop on the Fulham Palace Road where I used to do it with the Old Man God rest his soul.
No, the thing with the mirrors was Harry Worth, funny I had forgotten all about him until you mentioned him.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2020, 08:22:29 PM »
Arthur Haynes and Dermot Kelly...


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2020, 09:00:55 PM »
Thanks Harry Worth.Same era I presume?Was near Greyhound Road as memory serves. We used to live in Playbook Road that got knocked down,to build the New Charing Cross Hospital.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2020, 09:01:21 PM »
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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2020, 12:09:08 AM »
Arthur Haynes and Dermot Kelly...
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The pram Athur Haynes pushed was given to the bbc by my aunt after my cousin grew out of it.c


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2020, 10:31:24 AM »
There are few old timers following this thread so perhaps some one can help me with a quiz question I can't answer.

The quiz is all about old radio programmes and gives the initial of the programme followed by a clue , you have to give the title of the programme.
For instance:- DB ( Special Agent)     Answer Dick Barton
                     NL (Life aboard HMS Troutbridge)       Answer Navy Lark
                     DID (Guests are Castaways)        Answer Desert Island Discs
There are 20 questions and the one I just can't answer is:-
                      RN ( was composed of taped or recorded dispatches from correspondents in the field)
The answer would help relieve some of my Lockdown tension.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2020, 12:04:14 PM »
Red Neck

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2020, 02:13:05 PM »
Red Neck
That answer has not helped my Lockdown Tension.


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2020, 04:00:23 PM »
Always enjoyed Hancocks Half Hour both on radio and television., The Blood Donor is perhaps the most memorable.
Now please enlighten me is there a new show available , which TV channel is it on.

The Blood Donor.
 
'You want a pint? That's practically an armful!'  Surely one of the great lines from situation comedy.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2020, 04:07:52 PM »
Talking above of Harry Worth years ago I went with my parents to see Ken Dodd at the London Palladium. Harry Worth was one of the early supporting acts and his stage act was hilarious.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2020, 04:08:08 PM »
There are few old timers following this thread so perhaps some one can help me with a quiz question I can't answer.

The quiz is all about old radio programmes and gives the initial of the programme followed by a clue , you have to give the title of the programme.
For instance:- DB ( Special Agent)     Answer Dick Barton
                     NL (Life aboard HMS Troutbridge)       Answer Navy Lark
                     DID (Guests are Castaways)        Answer Desert Island Discs
There are 20 questions and the one I just can't answer is:-
                      RN ( was composed of taped or recorded dispatches from correspondents in the field)
The answer would help relieve some of my Lockdown tension.

I wasn't around then but sounds like  'From Our own Correspondent' - something like Radio News, Roving News? 


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2020, 04:09:28 PM »
I forgot RN is Reuter’s News!

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2020, 04:31:33 PM »
Some good thoughts there, could even be Recorded News.
Certain though that Woolly's effort is going to put him bottom of the class.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2020, 05:45:41 PM »
“Radio Newsreel” surely...?

.....with its theme tune “Imperial Echoes”
« Last Edit: May 20, 2020, 05:54:03 PM by ron »


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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2020, 06:07:29 PM »
“Radio Newsreel” surely...?
Well done and thank you Ron , that sounds like the answer to me. I feel much better now. Can we just stand Woolly in a corner with a dunces hat on, his effort was pathetic.

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Re: Hancocks Half Hour
« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2020, 06:17:18 PM »
I only wish I couldn’t remember it because I was a footloose and fancy free youngster...
......but alas, Tempus Fugit..... 092.gif