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Frankie Howerd (BBC-1 1965-1966, John Le Mesurier, June Whitfield)



Comedy series that was  a mixture of stand up comedy and sitcom as Frankie Howerd related to his audience his latest calamity etc. The show then cut to a sitcom telling of Frankie’s story. Guest stars included the likes of John Le Mesurier, June Whitfield, Beryl Reid, Arthur Mullard, Julian Orchard and Sheila Steafel.

Writers Galton and Simpson, although famous for their work with Tony Hancock and Steptoe and Son, worked with Frankie Howerd a huge amount over the years, beginning back in the early 50’s on radio show Calling All Forces.

production details
UK / BBC One / 12×25/30 minute episodes / Broadcast 11 December 1964 – 29 March 1966

Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson / Producer: Duncan Wood

Frankie Howerd as himself