Frankie Howerd at ITV DVD

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At the time of his death in 1992 Frankie Howerd was firmly established as a national comedy treasure his risque jokes double entendres and meandering anecdotes having enlivened television schedules over nearly four decades. Some of his most successful shows were produced for ITV and this set presents six shows transmitted on the network between 1973 and 1991 which reflect an ever-broadening appreciation of his comic genius - from the hugely popular variety shows of the seventies to the enthusiastically received routines on Britain's university campuses during the early... nineties confirming Frankie Howerd's status not only as a comedy icon but a cult hero embraced by a generation of young student aficionados. Featuring guests John Le Mesurier Sheila Steafel Kenny Lynch and Norwegian Bond girl Julie Ege with writing from Johnny Speight Barry Cryer and Vince Powell this marvellous collection presents Frankie at his finest. [show more]

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Released
29 August 2011
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
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Runtime
240 minutes 
Features
Colour, PAL 
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5027626342548 
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A collection of TV shows featuring the British comic. Over a career spanning four decades, Frankie Howerd's camp double-entendres and meandering tales became a regular feature on British television. This set features six shows recorded for ITV between 1973 and 1991, with guests including John Le Mesurier, Sheila Steafel, Kenny Lynch and Julie Ege.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. At the time of his death in 1992, Frankie Howerd was firmly established as a national comedy treasure, his risque jokes, double entendres and meandering anecdotes having enlivened television schedules over nearly four decades. Some of his most successful shows were produced for ITV, and this set presents six shows transmitted on the network between 1973 and 1991 which reflect an ever-broadening appreciation of his comic genius - from the hugely popular variety shows of the seventies to the enthusiastically received routines on Britain's university campuses during the early nineties, confirming Frankie Howerd's status not only as a comedy icon but a cult hero embraced by a generation of young student aficionados. Featuring guests John Le Mesurier, Sheila Steafel, Kenny Lynch and Norwegian Bond girl Julie Ege, with writing from Johnny Speight, Barry Cryer and Vince Powell, this marvellous collection presents Frankie at his finest.