Fifty Years Of Hancock's Half Hour

Author: Richard Webber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446409988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 1532

Many people consider Tony Hancock to be the finest comic actor of them all. November 2004 sees the 50th anniversary of his best-loved work, Hancock's Half-Hour, which began as a radio series, penned by the writers Galton and Simpson. Two years later, the first of 58 TV instalments had been screened, and Hancock's genius, coupled with Galton and Simpson's brilliant scripts, ensured that the show soon became a yardstick against which all subsequent British sitcoms have since been measured. Amazingly, no book has ever been written about the show. Fully authorised by Galton and Simpson, Fifty Years of Hancock's Half-Hour is a full history of the show, including how the show came about, behind-the-scenes stories from Hancock's fellow artists and members of the crew and production team, and the story of its demise. Incorporating extracts from the shows, the book will also feature photographs and a full listing of the radio and TV episodes.

Fifty Years Of Carry On

Author: Richard Webber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446409961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9022

In August 1958, the opening scenes of a low-budget black and white film flickered onto cinema screens up and down the country. No one could have foreseen what impact Carry on Sergeant would have then and in the future. Not only did it become one of the top three grossing films for that year, it also kick started the longest running and most successful comedy series of all time. Here, for the very first time, is the essential biography of this most treasured institution in the world of British cinema. Complete with exclusive interviews with cast and crew, and the debut publication of Vince Powell's script of Carry On Down Under, Fifty Years of Carry On is a must for any fan of the unique and ever hilarious spectacle that is Carry On.

The Hancocks of Marlborough

Author: John Loadman,Francis James

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191580414

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 7383

This book began with the aim of telling the almost forgotten story of Thomas Hancock, the rubber developer who in his own day was acknowledged as one of the great scientific pioneers of the Industrial Revolution. But as research progressed, it was clear that Thomas and his five brothers, the Hancocks of Marlborough, together constituted a unique family which made a tremendous yet virtually unknown contribution to nineteenth-century science and art. Walter designed and ran the first steam carriages to carry passengers on the common roads of England and so began the age of mechanized transport. Thomas founded the UK rubber industry when he discovered how to vulcanize rubber reliably; his company survived for some 120 years before being taken over. Charles was a well established painter who was also instrumental in the manufacture of gutta percha-coated undersea cables, used by the electric telegraph to begin the global information highway. Other brothers, John, James and William all made significant contributions to the development of Victorian science and culture. This book tells the story of the family and the remarkable people in it, from the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653 to the present day, using the Hancock family archive of many unpublished and previously unknown documents.

Hello Again

Author: Simon Elmes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448136822

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9891

It’s now ninety years since the BBC made its first broadcast and the British love affair with radio began. This book is a journey through that fascinating history and a celebration of the many wonderful voices that were part of it: Marion Cran, who pioneered the first gardening programme in the 1920s; The Goons and Kenneth Horne, comedy greats of the 1950s; John Peel, Alan Freeman, Kenny Everett and other heroes of the pirate stations; all the way up to Eddie Mair, Fi Glover and Danny Baker, the much-loved voices of today. A delightful blend of insight, history and nostalgia, Hello Again will appeal to any radio aficionado.

The Scottish Junior Cup 1946-1975

Author: Tom Purdie

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445611163

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 6967

The story of the Scottish Junior Cup from 1946, by an acknowledged expert and football author, with a foreword by Billy McNeill.

The Christian Repository

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Baptists

Page: 584

View: 6260

Issues for 1856-1857 include section called: Family visitant; conducted by Mrs. S.R. Ford.

The Hey Nonny Handbook

Author: Julia Jeffries,Warman Janice

Publisher: Harriman House Pub

ISBN: 9781905641208

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 6517

This is a literary survival guide to the middle years for women with teenage children, elderly parents and husbands in crisis. Take two women: One finds her high-flying career has flown her straight into a brick wall; the other discovers her husband lurking in the shrubbery, texting his mistress. This is the book they wrote. Written for ......