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Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me

Drama starring David Walliams as the comedian Frankie Howerd, looking at the relationship with his long-term, long-suffering manager and partner, Dennis Heymer.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 10 Feb 2013 23:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Frankie Howerd David Walliams
Dennis Heymer Rafe Spall
Ruth Heymer Melanie Hill
Sheridan Peter Sandys-Clarke
Jane Sally Leonard
Roger Paul Anderson
Gunman Benedict Martin
Rent Boy Chris New
Promoter Peter Harness
Dr Ling Paul Courtenay-Hyu
Peter Cook David Reed
Lighting Technician Tom Allen
Producer Ben Evans
Director John Alexander
Writer Peter Harness

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