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Hancock's Half Hour - No. 48

"THE COLD"

[ Available on B.B.C. video: "The Radio Ham"; Catalogue No. BBCV4048 ]

HANCOCK ON PROVEN REMEDIES

SID JAMES:
"Dr. Harvey McConnell's Lung Syrup" - sounds like a load of old jollop.
HANCOCK:
"Old jollop"?! It's world famous, this is! My old grandmother used to swear by Dr. Harvey McConnell's Lung Syrup - had a bottle a day every day of her life! She couldn't give it up in the end .....

HANCOCK CRIES OFF SICK

SID JAMES:
You won't be coming to the dance then?
HANCOCK:
Am I in a fit state to go to a dance? I'd be a sensation, wouldn't I? I can just imagine all the birds snuggling up, swooning with ecstacy at the intoxicating scent of the camphorated oil coming through my T-shirt! Have a bit of sense, Sid, please!

HANCOCK ON ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

HANCOCK:
Don't mock things you don't understand. She's had some marvellous results, that woman, even the vicar's had her in. Cured his arthritis in no time, she did: sprig of mistletoe tied to his leg and an onion in his pocket, he was up those pulpit stairs three at a time .....