containing multitudes since 2004
Hancock was sort of the English Jack Benny, except that when any one of the people around him got a laugh it made Hancock feel insecure.
OK - forget all the Carry On stuff, this is the highpoint for Williams, James, Jacques etc. Rightly or wrongly, Tony Hancock appears to us now as the perfect emblem of late 50s / early 60s Britain. As soon as the 60s with a capital S kicked in, he lost his way. At the start, on the radio, he was the king of East Cheam.
Don't forget, you can usually get a weekly dose of Hancock & co. over at the BBC 7 radio archive.
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