“Philosophical gems, matey”

A 1957 episode of Hancock’s Half-Hour has just appeared on the BBC iPlayer. It can be enjoyed until 17th November but I imagine you can stream it elsewhere too.

This episode – The Wild Man of the Woods – is a great satire of back-to-the-landism and those of us who petulantly choose to go against societal norms. He’s taking the piss out of us but it’s healthy to be reminded of one’s absurdity from time to time. Enjoy!

Me, with Hancock's bird poo-covered tribute in Birmingham, UK.


Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at www.wringham.co.uk/about.

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