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No hard feelings then? Yes, 8s 6d worth.,
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This review is from: The Tony Hancock BBC Collection (8 Disc Box Set) [DVD]  (DVD)
The beeb commerical department neglected to include a programme listing on the outer cover of this boxset (where no doubt it would have been seen and could inform a buyer's decision). Ironically this change from their earlier practice of including episode names and descriptions is one of few original things about this collection, which contains only one episode (The Succession: Son and Heir) not yet released to DVD. As with everything by Hancock/Galton/Simpson the episodes themselves are worthy of 5 stars, but as others have noted, if you've already bought previous releases you are paying a lot for a single episode. However, for anyone who doesn't already own this material, here is the programme list:
Disc 1: `The Alpine Holiday', `Air Steward Hancock, The Last Of The Many', `The Lawyer: The Crown vs Sidney James', 'Competitions: How To Win Money And Influence People' ,'There's An Airfield At The Bottom Of My Garden', 'Hancock's Forty-Three Minutes: The East Cheam Repertory Company: The Christmas Special'. ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS `HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR: VOL.1'
Disc 2: `Ericson the Viking', `The Set That Failed', `The New Nose', `The Oak Tree', `The Knighthood'. ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR: VOL. 2
Disc 3: `The Economy Drive', `The Two Murderers', `Lord Byron Lived Here', `Twelve Angry Men', `The Train Journey'. ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS `HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR: VOL. 3' (DISC 1).
Disc 4: `The Cruise', `The Big Night', `The Tycoon', `Spanish Interlude', `Football Pools'. ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS `HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR: VOL. 3' (DISC 2).
Disc 5: 'The Cold', 'The Missing Page', 'The Emigrant', 'The Reunion Party', 'Sid In Love'. ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS `HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR: VOL. 4' (DISC 1).
Disc 6: 'The Baby Sitters', 'The Ladies Man', 'The Photographer', The East Cheam Centenary' and 'The Poison Pen Letters'. ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS `HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR: VOL. 4' (DISC 2).
Disc 7: `The Bedsitter', `The Bowmans', `The Radio Ham', `The Lift', `The Blood Donor'. ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS `THE VERY BEST OF HANCOCK'.
Disc 8: `The Succession: Son and Heir', `Face to Face: Tony Hancock Interview', PDF's of missing scripts.
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Initial post: 13 Dec 2008 04:04:21 GMT
Martin Moran says:
many thanks snogun
Posted on 5 Jan 2009 12:12:55 GMT
Mrs. Elizabeth Barr says:
Thank you Snogun. You gave me the info I wanted.
Posted on 10 Jan 2010 20:20:35 GMT
Jennifer HH says:
Thank you so much for providing the episode guide! That was exactly what I wanted to know.
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 09:25:31 BDT
guillamus olivrus says:
Very thorough and informative review. Thank you, you gave me all the information i needed. Thanks.
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 23:38:19 BDT
The Reviewer says:
At least the episode names are listed inside
Posted on 21 Dec 2011 12:57:29 GMT
Kenneth Melville says:
Thanks for this excellent review. All the info i wanted.
Posted on 10 Sep 2013 16:16:03 BDT
Anthony Smith says:
It was interesting to find out what was included on the discs
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2013 13:40:40 GMT
Hear Hear! Sir,you wrote the exact review that I would have given.
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