TV Lost Sitcoms: Hancock’s Half Hour – The New Neighbour (BBC-4 8 Sep 2016, Kevin McNally) Published 2 years ago on August 27, 2016 The New Neighbour is an interesting part of the BBC’s Sitcom Season celebration with three sitcoms – Hancock’s Half Hour, Till Death Us Do Part and Steptoe and Son getting the remake treatment for episodes that are no longer in existence. In the fifties many shows were simply not recorded and in the late 60’s and early 70’s the BBC decided to save money on video tape by recording over many of their old shows which means that so many classic shows from that era are gone for ever. This is where the Lost Sitcom idea comes in with all new casts recreating episodes from the original scripts. The New Neighbour is one from the early years of the show, it was the fourth episode of the second season and was originally broadcast on 13 May 1957. The plot sees Anthony Hancock becoming highly intrigued in the suspicious routine of his new neighbour. It will be interesting to see what a modern audience makes of the lad ‘imself. A truly genius creation but the black and white nature of the original series means it simply hasn’t been seen as often as something like Dad’s Army or The Good Life. Kevin McNally is perfect for Hancock though! production details UK / BBC Four / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 8 September 2016 at 9.00pm Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson / Executive Producer: Steven Canny / Producer: Owen Bell cast Kevin McNally as Tony Hancock Jon Culshaw as Sid James Robin Sebastian as Kenneth Williams Katy Wix as Hattie Jacques Kevin Eldon as John Vere Alan SimpsonBBCJon CulshawKaty WixKevin McNallyRay GaltonSitcomsTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes14 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes14 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... Episodes14 hours ago The Good Doctor: Believe (S2EP16 ABC Mon 25 Feb 2019) Believe: The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more... Episodes14 hours ago The Enemy Within Series Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC Pilot: Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd is now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history.... Episodes14 hours ago Grave Mysteries: Murder Behind Closed Doors (S2EP3 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder Behind Closed Doors: While hunting for clues in the case of 27-year-old single mother Ashley Melnyczok, who was murdered... search EPISODES Episodes14 hours ago American Pickers: Pick Like a Honey Badger (HISTORY Mon 25 Feb 2019) Pick Like a Honey Badger: Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are eager to search through a barn that nobody has... Episodes14 hours ago American Dad!: Persona Assistant (Episode 250! TBS Mon 25 Feb 2019) Persona Assistant: In the show’s 250th episode, Stan has to take over Roger’s different personas after a tumor takes him... Episodes14 hours ago Bull: Forfeiture (S3EP16 CBS Mon 25 Feb 2019, with Ben Vereen) Forfeiture: The TAC team works tandem cases when Chunk represents his first legal client, Darius Lambert (Brian Bradley), a young... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.