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British Comedy: Hancock's Half Hour

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Decade: Rating: List Type:
Years: 1956-1961
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson,
Johnny Speight
Stars: Tony Hancock, Sid James
Episodes: 63† (26 lost)
Episode Average: 8.081*
BEST EPISODES:
Ericson the Viking (1958), Twelve Angry Men (1959)
†including the 6-part series, Hancock (1961) - *based on surviving episodes

SERIES ONE

(1956)
6 episodes (all lost)
Series Score: N/A
Episode Average: N/A
Perfect 10's: N/A
S1E1

THE FIRST TV SHOW

Originally broadcast: 6 July 1956
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S1E2

THE ARTIST

Originally broadcast: 20 July 1956
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S1E3

THE DANCER

Originally broadcast: 3 August 1956
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S1E4

THE BEQUEST

Originally broadcast: 17 August 1956
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S1E5

THE RADIO SHOW

Originally broadcast: 31 August 1956
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S1E6

THE CHEF THAT DIED OF SHAME

Originally broadcast: 14 September 1956
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton, Johnny Speight

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE



SERIES TWO

(1957)
6 episodes (5 lost)
Series Score: 10
Episode Average: 10
Perfect 10's: 1
S2E1

THE ALPINE HOLIDAY

Originally broadcast: 1 April 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock's off to Switzerland for a skiing holiday, there's a tight squeeze on the plane with a rather large stewardess, and a mix-up with hotel room numbers.

"Oh, this is ridiculous having a woman of her size on a plane! Turn round,
it's nothing to do with you. I shall complain when I get back! I shall put it in writing. Ridiculous. Anybody got any margarine?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S2E2

LADY CHATTERLEY'S REVENGE

Originally broadcast: 15 April 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S2E3

THE RUSSIAN PRINCE

Originally broadcast: 29 April 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S2E4

THE NEW NEIGHBOUR

Originally broadcast: 13 May 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S2E5

THE PIANIST

Originally broadcast: 27 May 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

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S2E6

THE AUCTION

Originally broadcast: 10 June 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE



SERIES THREE

(1957)
12 episodes (7 lost)
Series Score: 35
Episode Average: 7.0
Perfect 10's: 0
S3E1

THE CONTINENTAL HOLIDAY

Originally broadcast: 30 September 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S3E2

THE GREAT DETECTIVE

Originally broadcast: 7 October 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S3E3

THE AMUSEMENT ARCADE

Originally broadcast: 14 October 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S3E4

A HOLIDAY IN SCOTLAND

Originally broadcast: 21 October 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S3E5

AIR STEWARD HANCOCK, THE LAST OF THE MANY

Originally broadcast: 28 October 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock gets a job as an air steward despite not knowing that it would require flying, Sid turns up at the airport having carried out a bank robbery, and there are police sniffing around on the plane.

"Delicious, Sir. Cooked by the finest cook on our airline, the best England can offer. Now... we start off with the brown Windsor soup, just burnt enough to leave that attractive brown rim sticking round the edge of the plate. Followed by a thin slice of roast beef completely submerged in a delicious pool of congealed gravy. Accompanied by a portion of light
green watery cabbage and boiled potatoes skilfully mashed so as to keep all the hard bits intact. Sweet, of course, is the traditional steamed suet pudding, carefully undercooked and warmed up, thus providing that well-loved stodginess that allows the plate to be held upside-down without the pudding falling off. Two bits of dried bread with scrape finished off by a cup of lukewarm chicory essence."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S3E6

THE REGIMENTAL REUNION

Originally broadcast: 4 November 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S3E7

THE ADOPTED FAMILY

Originally broadcast: 11 November 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S3E8

THE ELOCUTION TEACHER

Originally broadcast: 25 November 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S3E9

THE LAWYER: THE CROWN V SID JAMES

Originally broadcast: 2 December 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock helps convict a man he's supposed to be defending, Sid finds himself sharing a police cell with his lawyer, and an amazing defence ends with a surprise conviction.

"Whatever you are inclused of yet... you are dead guilty! I'll never win with you. You'll be on your way to Dartmoor before I've got the curlers out of me wig!"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E10

HOW TO WIN MONEY AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

Originally broadcast: 9 December 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock starts entering competitions after reading about a man who made his fortune from them, a policeman regrets lending a hand, and Sid takes control of the winnings.

"You dare, you touch that competition page and I'll wrap your bicycle around your neck."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E11

THERE'S AN AIRFIELD AT THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN

Originally broadcast: 16 December 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Sid sells a house near an airfield to a poor unsuspecting idiot, Hancock tries to sell it when Sid refuses give him his money back, and an elderly couple buy a house that's fallen off a cliff.

"Well, yes, it does overhang the cliff a bit. But that's the style, cantilevered, very modern. Pull up one of the floorboards, you can fish and watch television at the same time."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E12

HANCOCK'S FORTY-THREE MINUTES

Originally broadcast: 23 December 1957
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
This is a strange little variety show, and doesn't really fit in with the series.
Sid hires a group of larger ladies as showgirls, Hancock plays the 'harminarca', and a three musketeers performance lacks direction.

"The Dance of the Sugar Plump Fairies. I knew I shouldn't have left you to make the arrangements. I'll be ruined after tonight. I'm gonna slope off. I'm finished. Goodnight."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 2
TOTAL: 5

SERIES FOUR

(1958-1959)
13 episodes (8 lost)
Series Score: 41
Episode Average: 8.2
Perfect 10's: 2
S4E1

ERICSON THE VIKING

Originally broadcast: 26 December 1958
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock's in no mood for festive cheer as Sid stuffs himself on Boxing Day, a low-budget pilot on the BBC means that getting out of the country might be the only option, and there are memories of chaos during filming.

"Stick 'em all together and drill little holes... he's right! I suppose it'll work. I don't see why it shouldn't. Of course it won't work. I'm sure Cecil B. DeMille doesn't approach it like that. This thing's going to be bad enough as it is without this mob jumping about like Noddy and Big Ears. Hello, Big Ears, have you seen Mr. Plod the Policeman today? I'm not having half an hour of that."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S4E2

UNDERPAID!, OR GRANDAD'S SOS

Originally broadcast: 2 January 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S4E3

THE SET THAT FAILED

Originally broadcast: 9 January 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
The television set breaks down, conversation proves a poor substitute, and attempts are made to watch other people's sets.

"I only dropped in to say hello. Goodbye!"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S4E4

THE NEW NOSE

Originally broadcast: 16 January 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock's date make him self-conscious when she laughs at his nose, Sid talks to someone who's had a nose job, and a special nose is created when nothing in the catalogue takes his fancy.

"Nobody's ever made remarks about it before. I've always been rather proud of it. Rather aquiline, I've always thought. Oh no, there's a lot worse noses than this walking about."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S4E5

THE FLIGHT OF THE RED SHADOW

Originally broadcast: 23 January 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S4E6

THE HORROR SERIAL

Originally broadcast: 30 January 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S4E7

THE ITALIAN MAID

Originally broadcast: 6 February 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S4E8

MATRIMONY - ALMOST

Originally broadcast: 13 February 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S4E9

THE BEAUTY CONTEST

Originally broadcast: 20 February 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S4E10

THE WRONG MAN

Originally broadcast: 6 March 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE


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S4E11

THE OAK TREE

Originally broadcast: 13 March 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock's unhappy when the council decide that his tree must be cut down, a march to Downing Street only attracts professional marchers, and a lack of map reading skills only lead the way to sore feet.

"As the good poet, Oscar Khayyam, put it, 'You can fool some of the people half of the time. You can fool half of the people all of the time. But you cannot fool all of the time some of the people who laugh last!'"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

S4E12

THE KNIGHTHOOD

Originally broadcast: 20 March 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock's dreaming of being knighted, Sid suggests he should do some theatre work to boost his profile, and Shakespeare is given a new twist.

"I shall have to brush up on me Shakespeare. I've got a copy of Treasure Island somewhere."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S4E13

THE SERVANTS

Originally broadcast: 17 March 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton

THIS IS A LOST EPISODE

SERIES FIVE

(1959)
10 episodes
Series Score: 82
Episode Average: 8.2
Perfect 10's: 3
S5E1

THE ECONOMY DRIVE

Originally broadcast: 25 September 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Sid's forgotten to turn the appliances off or cancel the milk before their three month holiday, there's an effort to save money to make up for the waste, and Hancock just isn't a mince and beans type of man.

"When's the coronation?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S5E2

THE TWO MURDERERS

Originally broadcast: 2 October 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock refuses to lend Sid money to start a business, a visit to the library leads to a book about perfect murders, and both men protect themselves against each other.

"Bottle of red stuff, that's no good to me. I want some anti-weedkiller injections."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S5E3

LORD BYRON LIVED HERE

Originally broadcast: 9 October 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
There's no money to repair the house, an approach to the National Trust for help is unsuccessful, and Sid discovers something under the wallpaper.

"Dry rot? In this house? You can't get dry rot in a sponge.
October rainfall for this room alone is 2.3 inches."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S5E4

TWELVE ANGRY MEN

Originally broadcast: 16 October 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock and Sid are on jury duty, a piece of evidence gets stuck when being passed around for inspection, and a verdict proves very difficult to reach.

"Does Magna Carta mean nothing to you? Did she die in vain?"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S5E5

THE TRAIN JOURNEY

Originally broadcast: 23 October 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Sid and Hancock board a train for a journey north, the others in the carriage get no peace, and the communication cord is accidentally pulled.

"We've got the lot in here, haven't we, now. One kills them, one cures them, and one buries them, eh?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S5E6

THE CRUISE

Originally broadcast: 30 October 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock's certain that the ship has hit an iceberg in the Mediterranean, a rather large female passenger seems to have a bit of a crush, and Sid's making money by selling tickets for anything from lifeboats to a fancy dress ball.

"What's in those glasses? Ice. Just as I thought. Small chunks of ice. That proves it. We've hit an iceberg. It's ripped open the side of the ship and they're down below hacking away at it! And to try and keep it from the passengers, they're putting it in the drinks."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S5E7

THE BIG NIGHT

Originally broadcast: 6 November 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Sid and Hancock visit the dry cleaners and laundrette when the housekeeper lets them down, Hancock's appearance puts off the ladies, and desperate measures are called for to get some female attention.

"I'm not interested in your washing. Just that I thought you were getting a better picture on yours, that's all."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S5E8

THE TYCOON

Originally broadcast: 13 November 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
A dabble in stocks and shares seems to be proving fruitless, Hancock dreams about owning half of the world, and Sid cheats in a game of Chinese Whist.

"In my country we also have a saying. 'When in life one has to stake all, deal the cards and shut your cakehole'."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S5E9

SPANISH INTERLUDE

Originally broadcast: 20 November 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock's unhappy about the acting jobs Sid's been getting him, a stand-up routine in Spain doesn't go too well, and Sid does a runner during a bullfight.

"Oh, no, no. Nothing wrong-o. Total good-o. Mucho okey-o dokey-o."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S5E10

FOOTBALL POOLS

Originally broadcast: 27 November 1959
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock needs a draw in the evening kick-off for a big win on the pools, there's trouble on the terraces as they cheer on both teams, and it's all change for East Cheam United at half-time.

"I shall not shut my face. My face is entitled to be open as much as anybody else's. If you persist in this raucous behaviour, I shall instruct my friend here to fetch you one round the ear with his rattle."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

SERIES SIX

(1960)
10 episodes
Series Score: 79
Episode Average: 7.9
Perfect 10's: 0
S6E1

THE COLD

Originally broadcast: 4 March 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
This is ridiculous! I don't pay 10 and threepence a week to come round and get you better.

"Hancock tries alternative remedies when he catches a cold, a trip to the doctor's proves as pointless, and Sid suggests that keeping fit is the answer."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S6E2

THE MISSING PAGE

Originally broadcast: 11 March 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
I know who done it." "Who?" "The murderer, so nobody knew who it was.

"Sid and Hancock cause a disturbance in the library, there's horror when the last page of a murder mystery is missing, and there's a quest to discover the killer."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S6E3

THE EMIGRANT

Originally broadcast: 18 March 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock decides he wants to emigrate, the cost and the fact that nobody wants him proves problematic, and Sid comes to the rescue.

"Yeah, there's a lot of scope in 'Ka-narda', very prosperous country that is. No class distinction there. Fur hat, checked shirt and a chopper, you can go anywhere."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S6E4

THE REUNION PARTY

Originally broadcast: 25 March 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock organises a reunion for his old army mates, the wild night of drinking turns into rather a dry affair, and fifteen years does indeed prove to be rather a long time.

"You're right there. My goodness me. There's more water out there than there is in your beer."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S6E5

SID IN LOVE

Originally broadcast: 1 April 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Sid writes to an agony aunt after falling for a bus conductress, Hancock makes a nuisance of himself on a bus, and things turn nasty when the driver gets involved.

"Have you taken leave of your senses, Sid? You don't want to dabble in the is maudlin rubbish. This is for love-sick adolescents, not for gnarled old lags like you."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 9

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S6E6

THE BABY SITTERS

Originally broadcast: 8 April 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock comes up with a way of enjoying the comforts not found at Railway Cuttings, modern technology gets the better of them, and sleeping on the job proves costly.

"Don't look like babysitters, indeed! And what, pray, do babysitters look like? Did Rembrandt look like a musician? Of course she didn't."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S6E7

THE LADIES' MAN

Originally broadcast: 15 April 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock realises that women just don't like him, an interview for charm school shows no appealing qualities, and Sid's allure is a complete mystery.

"Keep her amused? What do you suggest? A few card tricks?
Waggle me ears? Do a funny dance?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S6E8

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Originally broadcast: 22 April 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock blows up his old camera, the shop manage to sell him an array of new equipment, and efforts are made to find the perfect shot that will pay for it all.

"Yeah, but it's dangerous, boy. You're averaging two punch-ups to
one roll of film at the moment."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S6E9

THE EAST CHEAM CENTENARY

Originally broadcast: 29 April 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock is tasked with organising the Centenary carnival, the committee go behind his back with both route and broadcaster, and Railway Cuttings has it's own procession.

"You are not driving it! It's your idea of paradise, isn't it.
A load of loot and a getaway car all in one."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S6E10

THE POISON PEN LETTERS

Originally broadcast: 6 May 1960
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock receives hate mail, the police discover that it's collected from the pillar box outside the house, and Sid makes a surprise discovery.

"I wondered where all those little holes came from. I've been
treating that for woodworm for the last six months."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
THE SEVENTH SERIES WAS SIMPLY CALLED 'HANCOCK'

SERIES SEVEN

(1961)
6 episodes
Series Score: 52
Episode Average: 8.67
Perfect 10's: 2
S7E1

THE BEDSITTER

Originally broadcast: 26 May 1961
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Reading fails to break up a boring day, a random phonecall ends with an invite to a party, and an attempt to get a picture on the television leads to some awkward positions.

"Bicuspid, yes, that's probably from the Latin. 'Bi' meaning two, one on each side. 'Cus', cus meaning to swear. 'Pid'? Meaning pid. Greek probably, pid, Greek for teeth. Yes, so 'bicuspid' meaning two swearing teeth."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S7E2

THE BOWMANS

Originally broadcast: 2 June 1961
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock can't help adding random lines during a radio show broadcast, plans are drawn up to kill him off, and the public show their support.

"I got mangel wurzels in me garden, I got mangel wurzels in me shed, I got mangel wurzels in me bathroom, and a mangel wurzel for a head."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S7E3

THE RADIO HAM

Originally broadcast: 9 June 1961
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock's taken up ham radio, playing chess and poker with all sorts of people, but he fails completely when he picks up a distress signal.

"Oh, what a marvellous invention, I don't know where I'd be without this. I think I'd go crackers. The best £500 that I've ever bought. It's opened up completely new horizons to me. Look at this, friends from all over the world, none in this country, but all over the world."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S7E4

THE LIFT

Originally broadcast: 16 June 1961
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
The lift at the BBC Television Centre takes an age to arrive, Hancock insists on staying in it even though they are over the passenger limit, and it then gets stuck between floors.

"I'm not a man of my age, I'm more a man of his age."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S7E5

THE BLOOD DONOR

Originally broadcast: 23 June 1961
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock goes to donate blood, he nearly changes his mind until he finds out that he has a rare type, and he insists on knowing who's getting it.

"I don't mind giving a reasonable amount, but a pint?
Why, that's very nearly an armful."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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THIS FINAL EPISODE IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN 'THE TONY HANCOCK COLLECTION' 8-DISC BOXSET
S7E6

THE SUCESSION - SON AND HEIR

Originally broadcast: 30 June 1961
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Written by: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
Hancock realises that he's done nothing with his life, calls are made to three prospects to carry on the Hancock name, and a frozen dinner for two makes more than one appearance.

"I should have asked her who Albert Schweitzer was. That would have been a laugh. Hungary's goalkeeper."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

CHARACTERS

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ANTHONY ALOYSIUS ST. JOHN HANCOCK

Played by Tony Hancock
in... The Blood Donor (1961)



SIDNEY BALMORAL
JAMES

Played by Sid James
in... Ericson the Viking (1958)


Part of the
British Comedy Collection
Hancock is an occasional actor/comedian, he's desperate for fame and recognition. Sid is his more down to earth agent, a man willing to con a few quid here and there to get by. They share little in common but an address.

The earlier episodes show both as very different characters, with Hancock in a variety of jobs, but the structure of the show becomes more settled in series 4.
SERIES SCORES
Series 1: N/A
based on 0 episodes
Series 2: 10.0
based on 1 episode
Series 3: 7.0
based on 5 episodes
Series 4: 8.2
based on 5 episodes
Series 5: 8.2
based on all 10 episodes
Series 6: 7.9
based on all 10 episodes
Series 7: 8.67
based on all 6 episodes
FAVOURITE EPISODES
Holy Godiva
1. Ericson the Viking
(Series 4, Episode 1 - 1958)

2. The Alpine Holiday
(Series 2, Episode 1 - 1957)

3. Twelve Angry Men
(Series 5, Episode 4 - 1959)

4. The Set That Failed
(Series 4, Episode 3 - 1959)

5. The Cruise
(Series 5, Episode 6 - 1959)
Onion Jack
1. Ericson the Viking
(Series 4, Episode 1 - 1958)

2. Twelve Angry Men
(Series 5, Episode 4 - 1959)

3. The Bowmans
(Series 7, Episode 2 - 1961)

4. The Alpine Holiday
(Series 2, Episode 1 - 1957)

5. The Set That Failed
(Series 4, Episode 3 - 1959)

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