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Howerd's Ways - The Radio Times of Frankie Howerd

The life and BBC radio career of Frankie Howerd - the celebrated King of Titters. His last agent Tessa Le Bar talks to Peter Reed and shares her memories of this icon of British comedy. Featuring:

* The Frankie Howerd Show:
Doggy doing with the BBC DG and Frankie's memoirs. Titters galore with stand-up and sketches from the legendary comic. With June Whitfield and Ray Fell. First heard on BBC Radio 2 in June 1973.

* Radio Lives - Frankie Howerd:
His highs were high, his lows were low. How did he get to be so funny? Dylan Winter finds out from childhood friends, variety artistes and those who knew Frankie very well. First heard on BBC Radio 4 in June 1973.

* Variety Bandbox:
An early radio appearance for Frankie Howerd on a bill with Philip Slessor, Derek Roy, (Alberto) Semprini, Vanessa Lee and Billy Ternent & His Orchestra. First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in June 1953

* Now Listen:
Gags from Frankie Howerd, plus sketches with Carol Allen, Robertson Hare and Kenneth Connor. First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1965.

* Desert Island Discs:
Frankie Howerd chats to Roy Plomley and makes his castaway choices. First heard on BBC Radio 4 in January 1982.

Produced by Mik Wilkojc for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Sat 2 May 2015 19:00