When the Wind Changed: The Life and Death of Tony Hancock

When the Wind Changed: The Life and Death of Tony Hancock

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Biography of the great comic entertainer, Tony Hancock.

When the Wind Changed: The Life and Death of Tony Hancock

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For years Hancock drew huge television audiences with his weekly ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’. There, he became the nation’s idol for his portal of ‘your average man’. From the philosophical isolation of ‘The Bedsitter’ through the mayhem and confusion of ‘The Radio Ham’, and the misguided and self-centred ‘Blood Donor’, Hancock was finally fretting over his succession: “What have you achieved? What have you achieved? You lost your chance, me old son. You contributed absolutely nothing to this life. A waste of time you being here at all. No plaque for you in Westminster Abbey. The best you can expect is a few daffodils in a jam-jar. A rough-hewn stone bearing the legend ‘he came and he went’ and nothing in between – nothing!” And, unfortunately, his black humour was echoed in his real life. The more successful he became, the deeper he dove into the bottle until his eventual suicide in Australia.

Softcover, 607pgs, photographs, notes, chro0nology, cast lists, sources, index. Very good, slight foxing on margins. 195mm x 260mm

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Short Description Biography of the great comic entertainer, Tony Hancock.
Weight (g) 607.0000
Author Cliff Goodwin
Publisher Arrow Books
Date Published 2000.
ISBN 0 09 960941 X
Size 96mm x 128mm

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