Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the works of Tony Hancock.

‘’Tony Hancock was the comedian's comedian. When we were writing Hancock's Half Hour he told us; 'You're the writers, you write, I'm the comedian, I'll comede.' And boy, could he comede’’

Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

‘Alan Partridge comes from a lineage stretching back to Tony Hancock’’

Steve Coogan

‘This guy is such a genius!’

Mark Hamill

We are dedicated to finding, preserving and promoting the works of Tony Hancock, one of the most popular and influential comedians of the late twentieth century. His 1950s radio and television sitcom, Hancock’s Half Hour, is still regarded as unsurpassed in the field of light entertainment.

The Society houses the world’s largest collection of audio and visual material concerning Tony. We have recordings of all the performances he made on radio, television, stage and film that are currently known to have survived. Much has been lost, however, and we are constantly searching for such material, particularly missing episodes of Hancock’s Half Hour.Missing Episodes If anyone visiting this site believes they can help with this search, or have other rare material concerning Tony, please let us know by getting in touch with the THAS Archivist or THAS Social Media.

We also have extensive archives containing scripts, photographs, press cuttings, magazine articles, theatre programmes, Film Fun comic strips and other material related to his life and career. Much of this material has been digitized and is currently only accessible in our members’ section. If you would like to access this, join us by clicking here.

The Society has also produced quarterly magazines since 1980. Past copies of these are available on this site here. If you would like to receive the new magazines as soon as they are published, join us by clicking here.

Membership costs just £12.50 a year (£13.50 by PayPal). In return, you will receive by email:

  • 4 quarterly magazines (The Missing Page; click here for an example) with news and developments related to Tony
  • 4 quarterly bonus publications (The Bonus Pages; click here for an example) packed with additional information, interviews, press cuttings and much more
  • Specialist publications containing new research into Tony’s life and career (click here for an example)
  • Email news and alerts
  • Access to our Annual Reunion events (an opportunity to meet stars and celebrities who are fellow fans of Tony)

If you would like a printed copy of the 4 quarterly magazines posted to you each quarter, the cost is £15.00 a year (£17.50 by PayPal) or £21.00 (£23.50 by PayPal) if you are overseas. The Bonus Pages is only printed by special request.

Join today and start enjoying the benefits of membership: click here - PayPal accepted - or apply by snail mail to our membership secretary (see Contacts for details)

Latest News

Two long-lost Tony Hancock radio scripts from the 1950s receive their belated premiere in Wolverhampton this November as part of the city’s Funny Things festival (Monday 23 October to Tuesday 7 November 2017).
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On the edition of Mastermind on 20th October, one of the specialist subjects is the life and work of Tony Hancock.
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