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Frankie Howerd

1 9 6 4 – 1 9 6 6 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes
6 x 30 minute episodes

Six episodes of this BBC vehicle for Frankie Howerd aired between 11 December 1964 and 15 January 1965, with a further six broadcast in February and March 1966.

The shows – featuring a combination of stand-up monologue with Frankie looking into the camera and speaking directly to the viewer, and situation comedy introduced when Frankie flashed back, employing actors to illustrate what happened – were written by comedy greats Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (pictured with Frankie below).

Guests included Patrick Cargill, Norman Bird, Alfie Bass, Hugh Paddick, Terence Edmond, Yootha Joyce, Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, June Whitfield, Beryl Reid, Sheila Steafel, Gretchen Franklin, Michael Robbins, Peter Butterworth, Rita Webb and Arthur Mullard.