Customer Review

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Snippets From the Lad Himself, 3 Sep 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Unique Hancock: (Vintage Beeb) (Audio Cassette)
This CD presents nine excerpts from Tony Hancock's radio shows. He is ably supported by stalwarts Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr, and Kenneth Williams. In my opinion, the best of the bunch is the first, `Almost a Gentleman', in which Hancock explains his ancestry, and shows his disgust at having been ignored in the New Year's Honours List yet again. It is a flight of lunacy beautifully crafted by his perennial writers, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the men who penned all Hancock's TV and radio shows, and whose capacity for invention never flagged. In `Christmas, East Cheam Style', Hancock plays a modern-day Scrooge, pouring cold water all over his friends' plans for a perfect yuletide gathering, and allowing him to play-up to his curmudgeonly image. But he's not always so defeatist - in `P. C. Hancock', Tony and Bill decide the join the police and be a force for good, an idea which not surprisingly goes wrong from the first. Then, in `Michael Hancockelo', our boy decides to enter a sculpting competition, only to be told that all entries must be over ten feet tall. `That's coal-boxed that.' Says Tony, `I'm only five-feet nine.' Hattie then explains perspective to him, leading to the revelation that old Nelson wasn't fifteen feet tall. The remaining sketches are up to Galton and Simpson's, and Hancock's, usual high standard, and demonstrate perfectly why Hancock was so highly-regarded.

I had this album on LP and played it over and over. It's a delight finally to own it again on CD. The only downside is that each excerpt really leaves you wanting more.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 22 Nov 2011 18:19:25 GMT
R. A. Caton says:
These LPs date from before the BBC's issuing COMPLETE SERIES on CD; it's a good disc, and an appetizer, true - I also have it on vinyl but I would counsel tracking down the complete series collections!
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.2 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (4)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Darwen, Lancashire

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,251