I’d like to thank Matt Hancock for his stream of comedy Twitter posts throughout this election. It’s heartening to know there’s at least one MP who recognises the value of self-mocking humour, making a complete and total knob of himself to lighten the mood for the rest of us. https://t.co/9bGcfuJm7O
— Andrew McDermott (@AndrewMcDermot1) December 9, 2019
— Matt Grist (@GristMR) December 8, 2019
Prime Minister Hancock
The Missing Hancocks recreates those episodes of the classic Hancock’s Half Hour that have been wiped or lost from the archive.
The first modern sitcom, Hancock’s Half Hour made stars of Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams, and launched Ray Galton and Alan Simpson as one of the most successful comedy-writing partnerships in history. But 20 episodes of the show were missing from the BBC archives. Now, after four highly successful series, the final batch of those episodes have been lovingly re-recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.
Tonight’s episode: Hancock stands for Parliament, with no success whatsoever. But in his dreams, he’s swept to power on a landslide, and the country salutes……Prime Minister Hancock.
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, and with the classic score re-recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the show stars Kevin McNally, Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, Robin Sebastian and Susy Kane. Prime Minister Hancock was first broadcast on the 31st May, 1955.
Produced by Neil Pearson & Hayley Sterling.
Written by Ray Galton & Simpson
Music recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Levon Parikian.
A BBC Studios Production.