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Re: Leonard and Tony Hancock/Ray Galton

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:36 pm
by FOXWOOD
jarkko wrote:
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Paula sent me this clipping from today's Daily Mail!
I think Mr Cohen is an man of exceptionally good taste.

Re: Leonard and Tony Hancock/Ray Galton

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:21 am
by Cheshire gal
It's all about the Hat :lol:

millinery magic

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:20 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
a sapient observation, Cheshire gal. :lol:

Re: Leonard and Tony Hancock/Ray Galton

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:47 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
Galton and SimpsonListen:Listen now (180 minutes)

Availability:

3 days left to listen
[from today 31 august, 2011.

Last broadcast on Saturday, 19:00 on BBC Radio 4 Extra (see all broadcasts).

Synopsis

Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times. With Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe and Son and Hancock's The Radio Ham.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cfmpg

malcolm chapman - tony hancock - the day off

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:30 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
about 20 minutes into iPm - item with malcolm chapman discussing a lost episode.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b01464dm
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presumably inspired by article in guardian :

...The script was rediscovered last year when Stevens found an unmarked folder in Galton's cellar and asked Malcolm Chapman, a comedy historian who had been collating the archives, what it was. When he was told, said Stevens, he "dropped it on the floor. I couldn't quite process what Malcolm was saying"...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/ ... ay-day-off

tony hancock - and dr who

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:24 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
tony hancock may have been instrumental in formulating dr who's daleks according to the review of a new biography of terry nation.

see page 6 - http://edition.pagesuite-professional.c ... b03f&skip=

http://www.alwynwturner.com/nation/extracts03.html

http://www.alwynwturner.com/bibliography.html#nation

The Day Off + Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:24 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
World Premiere Performance: The Day Off + Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

29 january, 2012.
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The Day Off is a legendary lost film of British cinema, written for Tony Hancock by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

In this very funny, poignant comedy Hancock would have played a London bus driver on his day off. With just 24 hours of freedom, can he find happiness, purpose - even love?...


http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_south ... /world_pre

http://locofilmfestival.com/festival-2012/

Re: Leonard and Tony Hancock/Ray Galton

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:29 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
missing hancocks to be broadcast with impersonator.

not sure i like the idea of someone assuming the great man's mantle.

The Matador

The Missing Hancocks

Between 1954 and 1959, BBC Radio recorded 102 episodes of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's comedy classic Hancock's Half Hour. The first modern sitcom, it made stars of Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams, and launched Galton and Simpson on one of the most successful comedy-writing partnerships in history. But 20 episodes of the show are missing from the BBC archives, and have not been heard since their original transmission nearly sixty years ago. Now, five of those episodes have been lovingly re-recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, featuring a stellar cast led by Kevin McNally as The Lad Himself.

Tonight's episode: The Matador. Tony uses Sid's travel agency to book a holiday in Spain, little knowing that Sid also runs a bullfighting business....

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, and with the classic score newly recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the show stars Kevin McNally, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, Robin Sebastian and Susy Kane. The Matador was last broadcast in October 1955.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ly3xv

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McNally

Re: Leonard and Tony Hancock/Ray Galton

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:31 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
missing hancocks to be broadcast with impersonator.

not sure i like the idea of someone assuming the great man's mantle.

The Matador

The Missing Hancocks

Between 1954 and 1959, BBC Radio recorded 102 episodes of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's comedy classic Hancock's Half Hour. The first modern sitcom, it made stars of Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams, and launched Galton and Simpson on one of the most successful comedy-writing partnerships in history. But 20 episodes of the show are missing from the BBC archives, and have not been heard since their original transmission nearly sixty years ago. Now, five of those episodes have been lovingly re-recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, featuring a stellar cast led by Kevin McNally as The Lad Himself.

Tonight's episode: The Matador. Tony uses Sid's travel agency to book a holiday in Spain, little knowing that Sid also runs a bullfighting business....

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, and with the classic score newly recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the show stars Kevin McNally, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, Robin Sebastian and Susy Kane. The Matador was last broadcast in October 1955.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ly3xv

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_McNally

hancock's ashes

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:54 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
Hancock's Ashes

Afternoon Drama

ξ„΅Listen in pop-out player

by Caroline and David Stafford

Based on a real event. In 1968 Willie Rushton brought Tony Hancock's ashes back to Britain from Australia. This play imagines what might have happened


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mgxtg

Re: Leonard and Tony Hancock/Ray Galton

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:24 pm
by 10newtours
Whenever people say Leonard is gloomy, or depressing, I find it just so wrong.
Gloomy and depressing are bad things, and I couldn't associate them with Leonard ever.

In my head, I find the most apt description is that Leonard's music has a dark beauty.
And that's probably why I derive .so. much joy from it.

`face to face` - tony hancock

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:16 am
by sebmelmoth2003
old programme on iplayer at the moment.

Tony Hancock was the vulnerable clown who became a household name with Hancock's Half Hour.

John Freeman cross-examined leading personalities of the day.

At the time Freeman's interview was heavily criticised. He was considered too brusque, almost ruthless in his technique. But the two became close friends and it is an interview many remember. (1960)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... ny-hancock

Re: Leonard and Tony Hancock/Ray Galton

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:39 am
by Vicomte
Sadly Alan Simpson died earlier this year on 8 February 2017

Re: Leonard and Tony Hancock/Ray Galton

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:48 am
by FOXWOOD
Leonard Cohen & Tony Hancock...
I must be a man with very good taste!

Re: Leonard and Tony Hancock/Ray Galton - MASTERMIND

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:05 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
mastermind is a quiz on uk tv.

The edition of Mastermind on 20th October featured The Life and Works of Tony Hancock as a specialist subject.

Now, here's your chance to have a go at the questions. Answers at the foot of the page.


http://www.tonyhancock.org.uk/news/163/74/Mastermind