Sid was a perfect for Hancock but they were never a team, Sid had a very sucessful career in films while Tony had only TV & radio, Tonys last BBC TV series which many people remember, The Blood Donor, The Lift, The Bowmans etc were all without Sid.
Yeah, Hancock didn't want to be seen as a double act with Sid , so dropped him along with Galton and Simpson and his long term agent, to go it alone.
Of the episodes you have mentioned i have only seen The Blood Donor, and although funny, of all the episodes i have seen The Lawyer is my favourite, it has Sid and also John Le Mes and Bill Fraser (husband of Pam Cundell) in.
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I believe there are lots of people who have offered radio shows but have never heard back from the BBC, there are many 'lost' episodes of things like The Goon Show out there in newsgroups that are quite good quality, though Radio 4 extra have been broadcasting some of The Navy Lark from 1963 reel to reel recordings that were send to them recently.
Be aware that there are two versions of Parsley Sidings out in the public domain. There are the 'lost' and rediscovered recordings of the originals. And there are the very recent restored versions with new intros and outros by Keith Skues recreated using his original Beeb mic.