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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Content - Poor Packaging, 5 Mar. 2008
This review is from: The Tony Hancock BBC Collection (8 Disc Box Set) [DVD] [1956] (DVD)
It is astonishing that the BBC have just cobbled this man's work together in such a half-hearted fashion. There isn't even an insert for such a classic set nor even a listing of the contents (they have put a list behind the discs but it is unreadable because of the disc holder). The cover is, by common consent, poorly designed and the discs have just been taken from the previous published series so that the menu screens don't match the disc number and don't even harmonize with each other. It is hard to see how the Beeb could have made a worse job of the presentation. However the content is every bit as good as you would expect from Hancock and Co. For those of you who don't have the time to put a content list together here is mine for you.

The Tony Hancock Collection
DISC 1
1.THE ALPINE HOLIDAY
2 AIR STEWARD HANCOCK, THE LAST OF THE MANY
3 THE LAWYER: THE CROWN V SIDNEY JAMES
4 COMPETITIONS: HOW TO WIN MONEY AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE
5 THERE'S AN AIRFIELD AT THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN
6 HANCOCK'S 43 MINUTES: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

DISC 2
7 ERICSON THE VIKING
8 THE SET THAT FAILED
9 THE NEW NOSE
10 THE OAK TREE
11 THE KNIGHTHOOD

DISC 3 (VOLUME 3 DISC 1)
12 THE ECONOMY DRIVE
13 THE TWO MURDERERS
14 LORD BYRON LIVED HERE
15 TWELVE ANGRY MEN
16 THE TRAIN JOURNEY

DISC 4 (VOLUME 3 DISK 2)
17 THE CRUISE
18 THE BIG NIGHT
19 THE TYCOON
20 SPANISH INTERLUDE
21 FOOTBALL POOLS

DISC 5 (VOLUME 4 DISC 1)
22 THE COLD
23 THE MISSING PAGE
24 THE EMIGRANT
25 THE REUNION PARTY
26 SID IN LOVE

DISC 6 (VOLUME 4 DISC 2)
27 THE BABYSITTERS
28 THE LADIES MAN
29 THE PHOTOGRAPHER
30 THE EAST CHEAM CENTENARY
31 THE POISON PEN LETTERS

DISC 7 (THE VERY BEST OF HANCOCK)
32 THE BEDSITTER
33 THE BOWMANS
34 THE RADIO HAM
35 THE LIFT
36 THE BLOOD DONOR
Extras: Artist profile, Galton and Simpson Interview, The Blood Donor with audio commentary.

DISC 8 (THE TONY HANCOCK COLLECTION)
37 THE SUCCESSOR: SON AND HEIR
Extras: Face to Face, Script Archive

Dr Phil
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Initial post: 22 Feb 2012, 11:17:23 GMT
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Posted on 22 Feb 2012, 11:18:04 GMT
Sapper says:
Wonderful! I have just printed out your review and put the Content List in the DVD box. Sorted!

Thanks a lot

Posted on 22 Jun 2012, 23:25:01 BST
Lionheart says:
Much appreciated. This is without doubt the most poorly designed packaging I have ever seen. Can't beat the content though - eyes down for a full house!
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