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”.
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.
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.