I was born an old man. I turned 26 today, but in fact, I’m actually going on 70. When I was 3 I started watching Blake’s 7, (a semi-adult sci-fi series from the ’70s), and I used to trade videos with my nursery teacher, and nobody ever questioned it; they clearly had taste!
Then, when I was about 10, I saw Hancock’s Half Hour for the first time during one of BBC 2’s afternoon repeat sessions. For the unfamiliar among you, this is a black and white sitcom from the late 1950s / early ’60s starring the legendary comedian Tony Hancock, written by the equally legendary writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. The episode in question was called The Missing Page, and it’s no exaggeration to say I was instantly transfixed.
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