1 9 7 6 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
This short-lived comedy series from Thames Television consisted of six self-contained half-hour comedies, each derived from a reputedly autobiographical “confession” of Frankie Howerd in which he revealed scandalous tidbits about his imaginary past.
Stories had Howerd arranging to marry Joan Sims in order to claim £214 left by his stepfather (who died in a French brothel); escaping from a POW camp during World War II to join the French resistance; awaiting a tonsillectomy operation in Bed Pan Alley (having already reduced the hospital to chaos and the staff to mutiny); falling foul of the law (in the shape of Sergeant John Junkin) and creating courtroom chaos when a police identity parade mix-up lands him in the dock, and working as a rookie private detective mixed up in a divorce inquiry with the delectable Sarah Douglas as the co-respondent.
Other guests included Chalky White, Caroline Munro, Madeline Smith, Linda Thorson and George Moon.