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ISBN: 009960941X
Author: Goodwin Cliff
Language: English
Publisher: Arrow Books; New Ed edition (2000)
Pages: 608
Category: Radio
Subcategory: Humour
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 351
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More than 30 years after his death Tony Hancock still enjoy's cult status.

More than 30 years after his death Tony Hancock still enjoy's cult status. He has the distinction of being known simply by his surname- Hancock. Like any biography on such a fascinating man as Tony Hancock, "When The Wind Changed" will not provide any answers to the questions we all have and would dearly love answered. Tony took those with him.

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Loathing catchphrases and 'musical numbers', abusive to pantomime audiences and ever 'costumed' in well-worn clothes, Hancock was a new kind of comedian for the postwar years

Cliff Goodwin When the Wind Changed: The Life and Death of Tony Hancock, 2000, Arrow - an extended, comprehensive biography. John Fisher Tony Hancock: The Definitive Biography, 2008, Harper

Cliff Goodwin When the Wind Changed: The Life and Death of Tony Hancock, 2000, Arrow - an extended, comprehensive biography. John Fisher Tony Hancock: The Definitive Biography, 2008, Harper, ISBN 0-00-726677-4. Omnibus: Hancock (1985): a BBC documentary which seriously looked at Hancock's life and work, and his legacy. With contributions by Beryl Vertue, Galton & Simpson, Bill Kerr and producers Dennis Main Wilson and Duncan Wood. Hancock (1991): a Screen One production, broadcast on BBC One and starring Alfred Molina.

Sid James is one of Cliff Goodwin's four best-selling biographies. He is also the author of To Be A Lady: The Story of Catherine Cookson, When the Wind Changed: The Life and Death of Tony Hancock and Evil Spirits: The Life of Oliver Reed. Cliff Goodwin was born in London in 1950. He was educated in Slough, Berkshire, and joined the town's weekly newspaper as a trainee journalist in 1968. Since then he has worked in newspapers, magazines, public relations and for the local radio. His coverage of the 1988 Lockerbie air crash earned him a regional press award

When the wind changed. the life and death of Tony Hancock. Published 1999 by Century in London.

When the wind changed. Biography, Comedians, Television actors and actresses. Tony Hancock (1924-1968). Includes bibliographical references (p. 553-562) and index.

The Life and Death of the Late Jonathan Wild, the Great is a satiric novel by Henry Fielding. It was published in 1743 in Fielding's Miscellanies, third volume. It is an experiment in the various narrative genres that were popular at the time: serious history, criminal biography, political satire, and picaresque novel.

More than 30 years after his death Tony Hancock is still celebrated as one of the greats of British comedy. In this in-depth biography, Cliff Goodwin explores Hancock’s desperation to achieve perfection in comedy and his depression as a result of his perceived failure. He has the distinction of being known simply by his surname - Hancock. The word defined not only the man but his art. The huge fame which Hancock enjoyed - and abhorred - was as short-lived as his own success. Hancock’s career slowly spirals in a whirl of alcoholism, womanising and scandal. Using a wealth of previously unpublished new material, Cliff Goodwin reveals at last the man behind the myth.

Comments:

Hellblade
I found this book compelling only because as a child I remember my parents watching 'Hancock's Half Hour' on TV. On their black and white box, he was the best thing since EVEN BEFORE sliced bread. Hancock's biography is many things: sad because it documents the gradual, inevitable self destruction of a comic genius; interesting because it gets up close and personal with both his professional and private life (he was not a nice man); and a tad boring and too long because the author has decided to often diverse with mini biographies of every other comedian, script writer, producer, director, interviewer, agent and wife who crossed paths with Hancock. Plus, Hancock's written lines without his performance are just not funny. But Hancock fans, those who are still alive, will probably remember all the minor celebrities that I haven't heard of and love the book.
Mr.Savik
You probably need to be British to appreciate this book. You certainly need to be over forty to remember Tony Hancock. For years, Hancock drew huge television audiences (black and white pictures in those days) with his weekly 'Hancock's Half Hour. There, he became the nation's idol for his portrayal 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.
Hancock was a British institution - a way of life even. A well-loved soul whose private life was little known by the public until his death. This book reveals that life from his grandparents through to his death in April 1968. For those of you who remember and loved Tony Hancock, this book is a must.

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