Frankly Howerd (BBC 1959, Frankie Howerd, Sidney Vivian)

Comedy series Frankly Howerd detailed episodes in the life of Frankie Howerd ‘ala’ Tony Hancock. The series stemmed from a previous collaboration between Howerd, Ship and Sharp called Frankie Howerd In Shakespeare Without Tears.

The series ended up being something of a flop, made at a time when Frankie Howerd was going through a tough patch and establishing a reputation for not being the easiest man to work with.

production details
UK / BBC / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1 May – 5 June 1959 Fridays 7.30pm

Writers: Reuben Ship and an uncredited Phil Sharp / Producer: Harry Carlisle

Frankie Howerd as Frank Howerd
Sidney Vivian as Fred Thompson
Helen Jessop as Gladys Thompson
Sam Kydd as various

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