"Stop messing about," Tony's new mate is less satisfactory.

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But, oh, to be able to turn back the clock, and remonstrate with the short sighted executives who insisted tapes were wiped. and 3 Firecrackers - I really enjoyed this Will Hay-type comedy.

Here are just three fine series the first two of which have some survivors, but all of which I would love to see again, but probably never will: 1 Hancock's Half Hour - several gems missing- I remember one particular, The Wrong Man from 1959. 4.1 Ericson the Viking 4.3 The Set That Failed (1959) 4.4 The New Nose 4.11 The Oak Tree 4.12 The Knighthood 5.1 The Economy Drive 5.3 Lord Byron Lived Here 5.4 Twelve Angry Young Men 5.5 The Train Journey 5.6 The Cruise By common consent his BBC Half Hour was the pinnacle of early TV comedy.

In the last scene he's behind bars, six months solitary, better, he decides, than the hotel To the Hancock Page .......

The Lawyer: The Crown v Sidney James Here's the judge (John le Mesurier). In dense fog, newlyweds are shown the property, and are they smitten?

The best of the scripts provided Tony Hancock with a brilliant foil for his comic genius.

Yet to assume they are all perfection would be too hopeful- quite often the shows are almost as humdrum as the very best of their contemporaries, however when at the peak of excellence, they are unsurpassable even today.

Their third companion spends his time blowing an Alpine horn, Hancock is glad to get out on the ski slope, but after an accident a forlorn Hancock returns to the hotel and a new room.

Another misunderstanding with the French lady and Hancock is placed under arrest.

The figures on the doors are rickety and 26 turns into 29 booked for a French lady (June Whitfield).

She is not too impressed that she has to share with Tony, nor is the receptionist impressed with the "intrigue," though Tony doesn't mind sharing.

The receptionist (Richard Wattis) greets Tony with an apology, "we only accommodate celebrities...