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Hancock's Half Hour - No. 49

"THE MISSING PAGE"

[ Available on B.B.C. video: "The Blood Donor"; Catalogue No. BBCV4037 ]

HANCOCK ON THE CLASSICS OF WORLD LITERATURE

HANCOCK:
One cannot rush one's savouring of the classics of world literature - Rome was not built in a day and its decline and fall cannot be read in one.
LIBRARIAN:
But you haven't got Gibbon's 'Decline And Fall' there.
HANCOCK:
That's got nothing to do with it - I've got 'The Love Lives Of The Caesars' here and that tells me everything!

HANCOCK ON THE LITERATI

SID JAMES:
Bertrand Russell? Didn't he write 'Kiss The Blood Off My Hands'?
HANCOCK:
"Kiss The Blood Off My Hands"?! What, Bertie of all people? Of course he didn't, that's not his style at all! You're thinking of Aldous Huxley .....

HANCOCK ENJOYS 'LADY DON'T FALL BACKWARDS'

SID JAMES:
Good, is it?
HANCOCK:
Good?! This is red hot, this is, mate! Hate to think of a book like this getting in the wrong hands. Soon as I've finished this I shall recommend they ban it!