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Tony Hancock

Tony Hancock had become a household name with Hancock's Half Hour. At the time John Freeman's interview technique was heavily criticised, but the two became close friends. (1960)

Tony Hancock was the vulnerable clown who became a household name with Hancock's Half Hour. John Freeman cross-examined leading personalities of the day. At the time Freeman's interview was heavily criticised. He was considered too brusque, almost ruthless in his technique. But the two became close friends and it is an interview many remember. (1960)

30 minutes

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Mon 24 Mar 2008 19:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Freeman
Interviewed Guest Tony Hancock
Producer Hugh Burnett

Broadcasts

  • Sun 7 Feb 1960 21:40
  • Sun 9 Oct 1988 20:05
  • Sun 10 Feb 2002 23:00
  • Mon 19 Aug 2002 19:30
  • Mon 24 Mar 2008 19:00

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