The Missing Hancocks: Director’s Commentary

The Missing Hancocks are five episodes of Hancock’s Half Hour either missing or lost from the archive which BBC Radio 4 have remade to celebrate the show’s 60th anniversary.

In this "directors’ commentary" Andy Hamilton introduces the first episode of the series, The Matador. Andy stops the action as he talks to co-producer Neil Pearson and - the actor charged with playing the lad ‘imself - Kevin McNally about the challenges, and joys, of recreating a 1950s sitcom in 2014.

The conversation takes in the casting, production and even the music of the show, as well as what got changed in these new recordings.