Tony Hancock Remembered

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Yesterday Uncle Bimbo featured Tony Hancock in his Bimbo Remembers series and he seems to have hit a note with many of you who had never even heard of Tony before. Despite the fact that all of Hancock’s shows are now very old and look dated by today’s standards, this has not stopped many of you who were not even born when Tony died from enjoying them. We have been inundated with questions about who he was and what other things he did. Well, to answer that question; probably his most famous work were two shows – “The Radio Ham” and “The Blood Donor” – and a film – “The Rebel”.

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #21

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Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not really a Renault Bear. I am a very old bear because I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born. That means I am currently 56 years old. I can remember many things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about on my column. I tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head.

Tony Hancock Remembered With Blue Plaque

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Everyone here at Jammy Toast was pleased to hear this week that Tony Hancock has been remembered by an English Heritage Blue Plaque outside his former London home. It has been placed outside 20 Queen’s Gate Place, Kensington where he and his wife Cicely Romanis lived. The Birmingham-born star of Hancock’s Half Hour first made his name on radio before transferring to TV. He was a huge comedy star of the 1950s and ‘60s and is remembered fondly by fans for his comedy infamous sketch; The Blood Donor. Unfortunately, after a lengthy battle with alcoholism and difficulties in his personal life he killed himself in June 1968.

The Radio Ham

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Jammy Toast has become a second home to Tony Hancock this past week after we reported he has had a British Heritage Blue Plague erected outside his former London home. Then, after a number of our younger readers said they had never heard of him we posted The Blood Donor. Needless to say this didn’t please everyone as some of you – you know who you are Daniel – wanted us to also post The Radio Ham. To keep him, and few other requesters happy, we thought we would post The Radio Ham for your delectation today.

The Blood Donor

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The other day, we told you all that Tony Hancock has been remembered by English Heritage after they placed a Blue Plague outside his former London home. It then became apparent that some of our younger reader did not know who Tony Hancock was or the massive role he played in British Comedy. So, for those of you who have never seen or heard him, we thought we would share our favourite Hancock episode; The Blood Donor, from the comedy series Hancock, the final BBC series featuring Tony Hancock. It remains one of the best known situation comedy episodes ever broadcast in the United Kingdom.

Tony Hancock Remembered With Blue Plaque

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Everyone here at Jammy Toast was pleased to hear this week that Tony Hancock is being remembered by an English Heritage Blue Plaque outside his former London home. It has been placed outside 20 Queen’s Gate Place, Kensington where he and his wife Cicely Romanis lived. The Birmingham-born star of Hancock’s Half Hour first made his name on radio before transferring to TV. He was a huge comedy star of the 1950s and ‘60s and was remembered by Uncle Bimbo last year for his favourite comedy sketch; The Blood Donor. Unfortunately, after a lengthy battle with alcoholism and difficulties in his personal life he killed himself in June 1968.

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #7

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Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not really a Renault Bear. I am a very old bear because I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born. That means I am currently 52 years old. I can remember many things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I am going to write about on my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head.