Eldon Returns For Missing Hancocks

A third series of The Missing Hancocks has been confirmed, and Kevin Eldon will again be part of the cast.

© BBC

© BBC

The Radio 4 show recreates lost episodes of the classic radio show, which originally featured Tony Hancock, but with a modern cast mimicking how they would have originally sounded.

Ten of the twenty lost episodes have been produced to date, and this third series will create five more. The BBC has said of the new episodes: “Series 3 will see another five shows restored to their former glory, with cast regulars Kevin Eldon, Susy Kane, Simon Greenall and Robin Sebastian once again joining Kevin McNally around the microphone.”

The new series is scheduled for transmission in 2017/18, so you’ll need to be patient (apparently Radio 4 doesn’t have any spare schedule slots left for this year).

Back in April we reported that Eldon and Katy Wix would also be appearing in a recreated TV episode of Hancock’s Half Hour, with Eldon playing the part previously performed by John Vere, and Wix taking on the iconic Hattie Jacques role. The story of the episode revolves around Hancock’s new neighbour, a person with “a very, very suspicious night-time routine.” It will be broadcast as part of The Lost Sitcoms series on BBC Four (which also features Simon Day as Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), rumoured to be airing later this year.

Fans of Mr Eldon’s own comedy can see him as part of the stellar line-up at this year’s Roar with Laughter, the annual charity comedy night which raises funds for London Zoo. This year it takes place on Friday, 18th November at the Eventim Apollo in London. For more information about the event and to buy tickets take a look here.

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