Last surviving cast member of Hancock's Half Hour Andree Melly dies at her ...

Last surviving cast member of Hancock’s Half Hour Andree Melly dies at her Ibiza home aged 87 Andree Melly appeared in The Belles of St Trinian's and The Brides of Dracula  She was a cast member on Hancock's Half Hour Radio show and Just a Minute Melly was first panellist to win points for talking for the prescribed 60 seconds

By Joe Middleton For Mailonline

Published: 14:08 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 14:09 GMT, 1 March 2020

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The last surviving cast member of Hancock's Half Hour, Andree Melly has died aged 87 at her home in Ibiza.

Melly, who was the sister of jazz musician George Melly, also appeared in The Belles of St Trinian's, The Brides of Dracula and later in The Benny Hill Show in the 1970s.

She was the last remaining regular cast member of the BBC's legendary Hancock's Half Hour Radio show, which first broadcast in 1954 and was also a regular panellist on Radio 4's Just a Minute.

Melly was the first panellist to win points for talking for the prescribed 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation and appeared in 54 episodes of the show between 1967 and 1976.

Melly, picutred in 1955, who was the sister of jazz musician George Melly, also appeared in The Belles of St Trinian's, The Brides of Dracula and later in The Benny Hill Show in the 1970s

Melly, picutred in 1955, who was the sister of jazz musician George Melly, also appeared in The Belles of St Trinian's, The Brides of Dracula and later in The Benny Hill Show in the 1970s

Hancock's Half Hour with Tony Hancock (centre), Alan Simpson (left) and Ray Galton (right)

Hancock's Half Hour with Tony Hancock (centre), Alan Simpson (left) and Ray Galton (right)

Melly also appeared on Radio 4's Just a Minute regularly

Melly, pictured right in The Bridesmaid

Melly, pictured right in The Bridesmaid, also appeared on Radio 4's Just a Minute regularly

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