Reviews and Articles
  • Log in to Add Reviews, Videos, Etc
  • Places to Buy

    Searching for products...

    Item Images
    About This Item

    Unique ID Code: 0000192208
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 10/8/2018 10:55
    View Changes

    Frankie Howerd - The Lost TV Pilots

    6 / 10
    1 vote cast
    Rate this item
    Inline Image

    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 166 Minutes
    Retail Price: £14.99
    Release Date:
    Content Type: TV Series

    A collection of rare television pilots featuring the one and only Frankie Howerd

    Born 6th March 1917, Francis Alick Howerd was once described by Barry Cryer as a comic actor whose career was a series of comebacks. Frankie Howerd was very successful in Britain, but found it harder to break into the US, Canadian and Australian markets. These pilots made in the 1970s provide a rare insight into his work abroad.

    From these pilots, the most famous series is Up the Convicts, made by the 7 Network in Australia, and ran for just four episodes. Frankie played Jeremiah Shirk, sentenced to a penal colony in New South Wales, Australia. If you enjoy watching Up Pompeii then Up the Convicts will give you pleasure as well.

    This collection includes:Up the Convicts - Episode Three, The Gong Show Pilot & The Frankie Howerd Show (CBC) - 2 Episodes

    Special Features:
    Collection of rare interviews with Frankie Howerd from Ryan's Roost, The Mike Douglas Show and The Merv Grffin Show.

    Video Tracks:
    1:33.1 Fullscreen

    Audio Tracks:

    Kaleidoscope DVD

    Your Opinions and Comments

    Be the first to post a comment!