WIN! Tickets to see Hancock’s Half Hour

Hancock's Half Hour - The Lost Episodes
Hancock's Half Hour - The Lost Episodes

LINCOLNSHIRE’s Hambledon Productions presents two original ‘lost’ episodes from hit BBC sitcom Hancock’s Half Hour next month.

The show comes to the Old Nick Theatre, Gainsborough, on Thursday 13th September.

And we have got a PAIR of tickets to give away to one lucky reader.

Written by the perennial Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, this show will mark the very first time these scripts have been performed for over 50 years.

They were originally broadcast featuring the lad himself, Tony Hancock, alongside Bill Kerr, Sidney James, Andrée Melly and Kenneth Williams.

Featuring the radio episode A Winter’s Tale and the television episode The Italian Maid, take a humorous trip down memory lane and indulge in some vintage British comedy unheard for nearly 60 years.

“The two ‘lost’ episodes are now missing from the BBC archives, only surviving in script form,” said co-founder John Hewer.

“I met up with the writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson earlier this year and they have entrusted me and my company to adapt and perform these two episodes, which have not been seen or heard since their original recordings in the mid 1950s.”

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets priced £10 full / £9 concessions are available at the box office 01472 388019.

• To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, just answer this question:

Q) In which decade were the original lost episodes broadcast?

Send your answer and a daytime contact number to Hancock Competition, Gainsborough Standard, 5-7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP or email competitions@gainsboroughstandard.co.uk

Entry closes Wednesday 29th August 2012. Normal competition rules apply.