At last....the first release from the BBC to feature a COMPLETE series of Hancock's Half Hour (in this case 10 episodes over 2 discs from series five). All these episodes are strong but there are pearls to be found....namely The Economy Drive , Twelve Angry Men (a parody on the film of the same name) , Lord Byron Lived Here , The Big Night & The Two Murderers.
This was truly a golden time for Hancock's Half Hour - brilliant scripts by Galton & Simpson , Sidney (Balmoral) James and a plethora of superb supporting actors for Hancock to antagonize. Sadly , there was only one more series to come before Hancock initiated the split between himself and Sid James. Soon , after one series called 'Hancock' (which featured the episodes 'The Blood Donor' and 'The Radio Ham' amongst others) he would also close the door on Galton & Simpson. Then in June of 1968 he commited suicide and the world lost a most treasured talent.