Celebrate Christmas at 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam with the lad himself, Anthony Alysius St John Hancock, in these four episodes filled with his own unique brand of seasonal cheer. Hancock's Happy Christmas (23 December 1956) : 'Christmas is going to be just like any other day in this house - dead miserable'. Can Sid make Hancock change his mind ? The Christmas Club (22 December 1959): After last year's measly dinner, Hancock decides to be well prepared and save some money with the Christmas Club. You just know it's going to be disastrous! Bill and Father Christmas (25 December 1958) : Bill still believes in Father Christmas! Finding out the truth sends him into a shock - time for a little regression therapy... The Diary (30 December 1956) : A New Year prompts Hancock to review his giant lock-up diary in which he records all memorable events. But Bill has a different opinion about entries such as 'This morning I had an egg for breakfast' and 'It's raining'. 2 CDs. 2 hrs.
|Publication date:||5th November 2001|
|Author:||Ray Galton, Alan Simpson|
|Publisher:||BBC Physical Audio an imprint of BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House|
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson met in a sanatorium in Surrey, where they were both being treated for TB. Ray Galton remembers noticing the six-foot-four Simpson and thinking he looked surprisingly large - 'you expect everyone in a sanatorium to be thin and weedy, and he was the biggest guy I'd ever seen'. During two years in the same ward, they listened to comedy shows together and also wrote a series of their own, creating a radio room in a linen cupboard. Having left the sanatorium within a few months of each other, they decided to get a professional opinion ...More About Ray Galton, Alan Simpson