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The Tony Hancock Show is a black-and-white British sketch show starring Tony Hancock and was broadcast on ITV by the franchise contractor Associated-Rediffusion for two series in 1956 and 1957, either side of the first television series of Hancock's Half Hour. It was written by Eric Sykes, Larry Stephens, John Jose and (for the few last episodes) Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.[1] All the episodes were broadcast live.

The Tony Hancock Show
GenreSketch show
StarringTony Hancock
June Whitfield
John Vere
Clive Dunn
Dick Emery
Sam Kydd
Hattie Jacques
Eric Sykes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes12
Running time30 minutes
Original networkITV
Original release27 April 1956 –
25 January 1957




Series One (1956)Edit

  1. Episode One (27 April 1956)
  2. Episode Two (4 May 1956)
  3. Episode Three (11 May 1956)
  4. Episode Four (18 May 1956)
  5. Episode Five (25 May 1956)
  6. Episode Six (1 June 1956)

Series Two (1956–57)Edit

  1. "Hancock - The Man of the Moment" (16 November 1956)
  2. "Honneur Et Fidelité" (30 November 1956)
  3. "The Further Adventures of Hancock" (14 December 1956)
  4. "Weather or Not" (28 December 1956)
  5. "Napoleon and Josephine" (11 January 1957)
  6. "The Odd Job Man" (25 January 1957)

Missing episodesEdit

No episodes of the second series are thought to have survived.[2]


  1. ^ Lewisohn, Mark (2003). "Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy". BBC.
  2. ^ "The Tony Hancock Show A-R, 1956". The British TV Missing Episodes Index. Archived from the original on December 8, 2007.

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