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The Blood Donor and The Radio Ham [CD]

Tony Hancock Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B00000855Q
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,493 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Blood Donor - Tony Hancock, June Whitfield, Patrick Cargill, Hugh Lloyd, John Bluthal, Frank Thornton, Annie Leake
2. The Radio Ham - Tony Hancock, June Whitfield, Patrick Cargill, Hugh Lloyd, John Bluthal, Frank Thornton, Annie Leake, Clive Dunn, Derek Guyler

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Tony Hancock - The Blood Donor and The Radio Ham

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 classic episodes on one LP 20 Jan 2009
By Emanon
Format:Audio CD
One of the strange aspects of television in the 1950s and early 1960s is that television programmes were sometimes re-recorded by the TV cast for an LP release. This is one such release, now rereleased on CD, and you get two of the finest episodes from Tony Hancock's highly regarded final BBC series with some of Galton and Simpson's best writing on display as well as a comedian at the peak of his powers. True "lightning in a bottle" stuff. With "The Blood Donor" some people prefer this performance to the televised version as behind the scenes problems and the consequent use of cue cards detract from their enjoyment. On this LP version, Tony Hancock's timing is spot on and all those years of radio experience come into their own. 2 truly classic performances.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Nostalgic Comedy. 27 April 2010
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What can you say? Any one over 50 will remember the wonderful "Hancock's Half Hour" radio programmes from the early 60s'. The two programmes on this disc are actually from his television series, but because of the brilliant Galton and Simpson scripts transfer to CD without problem.
The down trodden Hancock. always looking to elevate himself in society, gets himself into naive messes in both titles and as always, ends up with mud on his face.
Brilliant scripts, brilliantly interpreted. If you want to spend an hour with a silly grin on your face, buy!
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By Mr. D. K. Smith TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Shortly after recording his 7th and final BBC TV series scripted by Galton and Simpson, Tony Hancock re-recorded two scripts from that final run - The Blood Donor and The Radio Ham - before an invited audience for release on LP.

Listening to them, it's striking how little is lost in the transfer to the audio medium. The Radio Ham gains a new introduction, with Hancock berating his landlady, but apart from that the two scripts are pretty faithful to the television originals.

However, the audio versions are tighter and better-performed, particularly in the case of The Blood Donor. The reason isn't particularly surprising as Hancock had been involved in a car accident shortly before the TV broadcast. Without time to learn his lines, he had to read them off "idiot boards" held above the camera. He did this very well, but even all of Hancock's skill couldn't prevent the odd lapse in timing. By the time he came record the LP he was able to pace himself better and he gave a wonderfully nuanced performance.

He is ably supported on both episodes by a number of talented co-stars - June Whitfield, Frank Thornton, Patrick Cargill, Hugh Lloyd and Clive Dunn amongst others. Combine them with the high quality scripts of Galton and Simpson and you've got an hour or so of comedy gold.

For anybody who has never enjoyed the comedy genius of Tony Hancock, this recording showcases him at the height of his powers. Brilliant, timeless comedy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Memories 25 Oct 2011
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This brings back wonderful happy memories for me. I bought this as an LP in the mid 70's and it made me laugh out loud. Some years later I saw The Blood Donor on television and didn't enjoy it as much. I first heard Tony Hancock on the radio and on LP and it's still how I like to enjoy him.

I would recomend this to anyone with a sense of humour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Hancock Fan 24 Mar 2014
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I purchased this for my husband for Christmas. He is a Hancock fan and loves listening to this whilst driving. Speedy delivery. Great service. Ideal for any Tony Hancock fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PREZZIE FOR MY FRIEND 26 Dec 2013
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EXCELLENT PREZZIE FOR MY FRIEND,LOVES HANCOCK, SO FOR ALL HANCOCK FANS, IT'S A MUST HAVE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ALL FANS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best 6 Nov 2013
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This is TH at his very best. Absolutely brilliant you only have to listen to him to know this was written for him. Thank you TH
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5.0 out of 5 stars Iconic 23 July 2013
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The two best Hancocks on one CD. Lovely sound quality too. Delighted to have added these to my collection. He was a genius.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars collector's item
i have heard the original on the radio and then seen in black and white on the tv 'hancock's half hour'. never disappoints. bought as a present for my brother.
Published 10 months ago by splurch
5.0 out of 5 stars The Record Better than TV Show.
Wonderful stuff. I (as can thousands of others) recite The Blood Donor almost word for word. In some ways the sound recording is better than the TV Show. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Steve Pearl
5.0 out of 5 stars SO, SO FUNNY - THE BEST OF HANCOCK
I bought this for the "The Blood Donor" as I knew my husband had not heard it (ever!) and he had just donated his 50th pint of blood. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. C. Callaghan
5.0 out of 5 stars hancock
two of the very best Hancock episodes this cd should not be missed very very funny and unlike the Lost recording radio and tv disc (which are terrible recordings not aubible) this... Read more
Published 12 months ago by ALAN J BELL
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Railway Cuttings.
There was a range of radio comedy in the post war years of exceptional quality: "Much Binding in the Marsh", "Take it from Here", "The Navy Lark" etc. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Bluecashmere.
5.0 out of 5 stars Treasures of the bygone radio
So funny, an art form in itself. We really enjoyed the pathos and wittiness of Mr Hancock. An epic tale.
Published 14 months ago by S. Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
What can I usefully add to the wise words already penned by other folks?

All I will say is that both of these scripts are very cleverly written, following a faultless... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dodwell
5.0 out of 5 stars The Blood Donor and The Radio Ham
This brings back the past. My mum had this recording on LP record. We used to listen to it a lot. It is great.
Published 16 months ago by Mrs. L. Vast
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