Up The Convicts

Up The Convicts, 1976 Another Australian spin off.  This time Frankie Howerd stars in a spin off from his British success Up  Pompeii.  Not much is known about this series, but we've put together what we can f...

The House In Nightmare Park

The House In Nightmare Park - 1973Frankie Howerd starred in this parody of the successful Hammer Horror Films.  A certain writer famous for his Doctor Who creations is co-writer and producer.Although we...

Johnny Speight – In Profile

Johnny Speight, 1920 - 1998 Firstly, the boring bits: we've compiled this post from information available to us at the time and therefore it may not contain as much detail as we might like.  If and when more d...
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Frankie Howerd – Live – 1986

Frankie Howerd - Live - 1986 After being absent from our TV screens for five years in 1986 Frankie returned with a one off live show. Superfrank The title given to the recording of Frankie Howerd's live show...

The Frankie Howerd Show

The Frankie Howerd Show, 1964 When 'Hancock' came to an end in 1961, writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson had struck up a friendship with Frankie Howerd.With the writers now free to persue new projects the ...
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Frankie Howerd In Profile

Frankie Howerd 1917 - 1992 Ooh, Aah, titter ye not, it's wicked to mock the afflicted.  All catchphrases we associate with legendary comedian Frankie Howerd. For almost sixty years Frankie Howerd made us laug...

Whoops Baghdad – 1973

Frankie Howerd's Full Of Eastern Promise Whoops Baghdad was effectively a harmless re-working of Up Pompeii, screened on the BBC in 1973, it ran for one series only totalling six episodes.Written by the sa...

Up Pompeii – The Movie – 1971

Ney! Ney! and thrice Ney! Frankie Howerd hits  the big screen. The first of a number of big screen spin offs from the hugely successful TV series of the same name. Summary Lurcio  becomes the inadvertent pos...

Howerd’s Hour

Howerd's Hour, 1968 A one off special starring the late, great, Frankie Howerd and guests.  Not to be confused with the later Frankie Howerd's Hour, screened in 1971.The show was first screened in 1968. ...