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5.0 out of 5 stars "Does Manga Carta mean nothing to you? Did she die in vain?"
Another release in the "Vintage Beeb" range, this CD has two classic Hancock episodes - Twelve Angry Men and The Lift.

If you want them complete, it's probably best to look elsewhere as small cuts had to be made to make them fit onto vinyl back in the 1970's - and the Vintage Beeb line replicates the original release.

The Lift is fine, since it was...
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1.0 out of 5 stars NOT A CD.
BEWARE, THIS IS NOT ON A CD. THIS IS ON A SMALL VINYL DISC, SO UNLESS YOU HAVE A TURNTABLE IT IS USELESS. THE ANNOYING THING IS IT DOES NOT STATE THIS ON THE BOX. BBC GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.
Published on 26 Feb 2011 by A. Perkins


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5.0 out of 5 stars "Does Manga Carta mean nothing to you? Did she die in vain?", 26 Dec 2012
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Mr. D. K. Smith (South Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hancock - The Lift and Twelve Angry Men (Vintage Beeb) (Audio CD)
Another release in the "Vintage Beeb" range, this CD has two classic Hancock episodes - Twelve Angry Men and The Lift.

If you want them complete, it's probably best to look elsewhere as small cuts had to be made to make them fit onto vinyl back in the 1970's - and the Vintage Beeb line replicates the original release.

The Lift is fine, since it was originally broadcast in the 7th and final BBC series scripted by Galton and Simpson, which had been reduced from 30 minutes to 25, hence this series was simply titled "Hancock" rather than "Hancock's Half Hour".

Twelve Angry Men has a few cuts, but they are mainly to tighten up sections where purely visual action was taking place so it shouldn't impact too greatly on your listening please.

Both episodes rank amongst the best of Tony Hancock's work at the BBC. Twelve Angry Men finds Tony and Sid James pressed into jury service. Tony is convinced the accused is innocent, whilst everyone else believes that he is clearly guilty. Can he persuade them around to his point of view? Eventually he can, and that's when the trouble really begins ...

The Lift is another gem, Tony and a group of disparate characters are trapped in a lift at the BBC. John Le Mesurier and Hugh Lloyd are amongst the co-stars who reluctantly have to share the lift overnight with Hancock.

Classic, timeless comedy from three greats - Galton, Simpson & Hancock.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Tony - but where is the theme tune?, 31 Oct 2012
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This review is from: Hancock - The Lift and Twelve Angry Men (Vintage Beeb) (Audio CD)
The only disappointment on this CD is that the iconic theme tune and "H-H-Hancock" introduction was missing. Why? There is plenty of space on the disc - or maybe the BBC are saving money on not paying for the music rights.

Anyway, I am glad to own this CD though I feel both episodes work better on television.

5 stars as always for Tony Hancock.
4 stars for the CD missing the theme tune - shame.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Lift, 11 Aug 2010
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Jeffrey Owen (Porth, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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It helps if you've seen Tony Hancock on TV when listening to him on radio. This is yet another top quality piece of entertainment. He rants on annoying everyone around him, as is the case in most of his programmes but it is well worth listening to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 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 present, 21 May 2013
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got this for my brother in law he was more than happy only got to get a few more to make his collection complete
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hancock, 4 April 2013
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two vintage Hancock episodes very funny, good recording tone you can hear every word I would recommend this tile to anyone
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hancock the lift/12 angry men, 4 Sep 2011
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Ms. Lorraine Mcpherson (Scotland, Glasgow) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hancock - The Lift and Twelve Angry Men (Vintage Beeb) (Audio CD)
THIS IS A SUPERB CD!! VERY CLEAR REPRODUCTION AND EXTREMELY FUNNY!! IN ANSWER TO THE "TOSSER" WHO SAYS IT WILL NOT PLAY AS "IT'S A SMALL VINYL DISC" ~ GET A LIFE YOU MORON, IT'S A RERO-STYLE CD!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars NOT A CD., 26 Feb 2011
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A. Perkins (GREAT BRITAIN) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hancock - The Lift and Twelve Angry Men (Vintage Beeb) (Audio CD)
BEWARE, THIS IS NOT ON A CD. THIS IS ON A SMALL VINYL DISC, SO UNLESS YOU HAVE A TURNTABLE IT IS USELESS. THE ANNOYING THING IS IT DOES NOT STATE THIS ON THE BOX. BBC GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.
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