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Duration: 1 hour

Candid and poignant drama about the comedian Frankie Howerd and the relationship with his long-term, long-suffering manager, and gay partner, Dennis Heymer. Despite his overtly camp persona, Howerd kept his companionship with Heymer under wraps for 35 years, until his death in 1992. Yet through career disaster, social stigma, illegality, numerous infidelities and Howerd's own deep-seated issues about his homosexuality, their love endured.

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Sun 10 Feb 2013 23:00 BBC Four


Frankie Howerd
David Walliams
Dennis Heymer
Rafe Spall
Ruth Heymer
Melanie Hill
Peter Harness
Dr Ling
Paul Courtenay-Hyu
Peter Cook
David Reed
Lighting Technician
Tom Allen
Peter Harness


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