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Hancock: The Lift / Twelve Angry Men By Alan Simpson

Hancock: The Lift / Twelve Angry Men by Alan Simpson

Condition - Very Good
5 in stock


Includes "The Lift" and "Twelve Angry Men".

Hancock: The Lift / Twelve Angry Men Summary

Hancock: The Lift / Twelve Angry Men: TV Soundtracks by Alan Simpson

Two television soundtracks from the BBC's memorable series Hancock's Half Hour by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, starring Tony Hancock, Sid James and John Le Mesurier. In The Lift, Hancock gets stuck in a lift at the BBC with eight other people. It's gone midnight, the building is empty and Hancock won't stop talking. Hancock is the foreman of a jury and tries to convince the jurors that the man on trial is innocent in Twelve Angry Men. Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now on CD for the first time ever. This recording was previously released on LP in 1976. 1 CD. 50 mins.

About Alan Simpson

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 of their work and sent a sketch they had written called The Pirate Sketch to the BBC. They were asked to go in for an interview, and soon found themselves writing for the sketch show Happy Go Lucky. Over the next two years they continued to write sketches for a number of big names, before coming up with the idea for Hancock's Half Hour. Although the BBC took some persuading, eventually the show was scheduled, initially for radio but later as a television series. A phenomenally successful ten years later, Galton and Simpson were themselves very well known names. After Hancock's Half Hour they wrote Comedy Playhouse for the BBC, out of which came their second huge television and radio hit, Steptoe & Son. In 1977 they wrote The Galton & Simpson Playhouse, produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV.

Additional information

Hancock: The Lift / Twelve Angry Men: TV Soundtracks by Alan Simpson
Used - Very Good
BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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