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(one's) John Hancock

slang One's signature. John Hancock, an influential figure in the American Revolution, is known for his especially large and legible signature on the Declaration of Independence. As soon as you put your John Hancock on these papers, you'll be the proud owner of a brand new car! I would never have put my John Hancock on such an unfavorable contract—I think my signature was forged.
See also: Hancock, john

put (one's) John Hancock on

To sign one's name on a document or other item. John Hancock, an influential figure in the American Revolution, is known for his especially large and legible signature on the Declaration of Independence. As soon as you put your John Hancock on these papers, you'll be the proud owner of a brand new car! I would never have put my John Hancock on such an unfavorable contract—I think my signature was forged.
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There's a large number of characters across the two episodes, so with the exception of James Hurn (who plays Hancock), everyone takes on multiple roles, and the cast are fantastic at creating different, distinct characters.
Vacant Lot would have represented Hancock's first ever starring role in a series that was written explicitly for him by a writer who knew him very well.
Larry was best man at Hancock's wedding, and Hancock and his wife were witnesses at Larry's wedding.
Until relatively recently, the scripts had laid buried in the BBC archives - so no one had even read them for decades (which explains why it's only ever mentioned in passing, and often poorly or incorrectly referenced, in some Hancock biographies).
People's perception of Tony Hancock is almost solely based on the Galton and Simpson TV and radio stuff - which is brilliant.
Before the war, he was a respected jazz pianist and when the conflict ended, he began writing for friend Hancock.
He was best man at Hancock's first wedding, and the comedian acted as witness at Stephens' own marriage a few days later.
The Tony Hancock Show was screened by ITV in 1956 to 1957 and the same corporation snapped up The Army Game.
A Q&A with the cast and project team, including Julie Warren, biographer and cousin of Larry Stephens, is at 3.30pm followed by a rare screening of Hancock's final film, the seaside-set The Punch And Judy Man, at 4.40pm.
Here we get an all too rare glimpse of a pre-superstar Hancock, in what would have been his first major leading role DAVE FREAK