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Hancock's Ashes

4 Extra Debut. In 1968 Willie Rushton brought Tony Hancock's ashes back to Britain from Australia. What might have happened? Stars Ewan Bailey.

After comedy legend Tony Hancock took his own life in Sydney in June 1968, fellow performer Willie Rushton brought his ashes back to Britain from Australia.

Based on a real event, Caroline and David Stafford’s drama imagines what might have happened behind-the-scenes...

Ewan Bailey stars as Willie Rushton.

Director: Marc Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

45 minutes


Role Contributor
Willie Rushton Ewan Bailey
Brian Foster Richard Dillane
Danny the Deserter Paul Heath
Stewardess Roslyn Hill
Writer Caroline Stafford
Writer David Stafford
Director Marc Beeby


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