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Tony Hancock, The Economy Drive, Part1

The Economy Drive. Having come property from holiday to find that Sid has left all the lights on, the Tv running, and failed to cancel the milk and the papers, Hancock decides to go on an economy drive. Troubles arise in a self-service cafeteria, and even a brief remain in hospital fails to save them any money.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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25 Responses to “Tony Hancock, The Economy Drive, Part1”

  1. pshaw1179 says:

    Loved these series…funny even today.

  2. elephantsmemoryband says:

    The greatest comedy genius of all time.

  3. edwards21416 says:

    @KelvinLSmith i thnk your right i’ll live in the past it’s funnier and then when im older i’ll discover all the rubbish around to day and then go back to the future again ,Hancock was Genious your Bloody right mate

  4. purplefurball says:

    I have this on DVD…..just need to find it lol

  5. MrRazerwire says:

    Stone me,its the lad himself,good old Hancock,if you think this is funny wait till you see THE NEW NOSE, its brilliant.

  6. rockfeller2005 says:

    im 16 and just discoverd hancock and he s so much better than any other comedians around in modern times

  7. KelvinLSmith says:

    Hancock was a cant find comedy like this these days.Galton & Simpson were the greatest writers.. Steve Coogan loves Hancock too.

  8. langley2205 says:

    Hancock corpses at 8′ 24″- brilliant! These two have never been equalled in over fifty years.

  9. Eamonnceannt says:

    Before his time.

  10. 1specialoffer says:

    Although it’s B & W it still sounds as good , if not better than anything the tv can offer today!

  11. Dirker1000 says:

    Tony Hancock is without doubt the best comedian of his generation, thanks for uploading this, faved and 5/5

  12. rgadave says:



    Pure genius

  14. darkmarkrammstein says:

    i’m impressed! esp by round the horn. listen to bbc radio7 theres loads of good stuff url like on that mate. keep the faith aha i’m alan partridge

  15. everslick says:

    thanks simontimelord.

    i love hancocks 1/2 hour.

    this is the 1st time ive seen it with video.

  16. ste5f says:

    This is a prime example of how you write good comedy and perform good comedy. Hancock and James – legends!!! Many so called comedy writers could learn a lot from these two, and Galton and Simpson too. This episode is pure gold.

    “When’s the coronation? Nah, hah, hah, hah!!!
    :D :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

  17. newcomedyfan1973 says:

    Can’t believe this is 50 years old

  18. Matt6ft says:


  19. kcupriest says:

    I didn’t appreciate how funny this was first time round I was about 13..I can see the adult humour in this now.

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  21. mashamorgan says:

    The Americans hit town……….look at his car !! theres the front and if you look out the other window theres the back, awesome. Tone is such a miss. Its been just over 40 years since we lost the great man. RIP Tone

  22. punkgemz says:

    I’m 19 and i get so much joy from watching ‘Hancock’s Half hour’. I thank my father for introducing me to these great comedies at such a young age. I know i’m young but i also listen to ‘Round the Horn’; watch the ‘Q’ series and all ‘Carry on’ films. They don’t make them like they used to, that’s for sure!

  23. boychildnew1 says:

    I remember watching this in 1959, five years before i was born… and it was the funniest thing I ever… no, wait – oh, im all confused now!

  24. Bluestone365 says:

    Absolutely love this episode, the part when he gets to the till…”Are you on a diet?” lol :)

  25. samdacooke says:

    Nah man i’m 25 and started listening to hancock when i was about 11 or 12 it’s funny what ever your age.

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