Hancock's Half Hour

Season 3 Episode 11

There's An Airfield At the Bottom of My Garden

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Aired Friday 9:30 PM Dec 16, 1957 on BBC
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There's An Airfield At the Bottom of My Garden
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Hancock has bought a new house from Sid James, estate agent. When the noise of the nearby aerodrome sabotages his efforts to make an impression on local dignitaries, he wants to get rid of the house. As Sid's offer is too low, Tony tries to sell it directly to some interested parties.moreless

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    Alec Bregonzi

    Alec Bregonzi

    Various Characters (Series 3-6) (1957-1960)

    John Vere

    John Vere

    Various Characters (Series 1-4) (1956-1959)

    Johnny Vyvyan

    Johnny Vyvyan

    Various Characters

    Sid James

    Sid James

    Sidney James

    Tony Hancock

    Tony Hancock

    Tony Hancock

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Tony Hancock fumbles more lines than usual in this episode. At one point he even addresses the studio audience: "Watch it, watch it. Let the artist speak."

      • Hancock mentions that he hopes his concert evenings will turn his house into a new Glyndebourne. Glyndebourne is a 700-year old country house and opera house near Lewes in East Sussex. Since 1934 it has been the venue of the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Hancock: Yes, I'm off to Abyssinia in the morning, building a dam over the Ganges.
        Home buyer: But it's in India...?
        Hancock: Yes, it's gonna be a big one.

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