Up The Chastity Belt. Copyright: Anglo-EMI / Associated London Films Limited.

Up The Chastity Belt

Up The Chastity Belt. Lurkalot (Frankie Howerd). Copyright: Anglo-EMI / Associated London Films Limited.

Up The Chastity Belt

Film in which Frankie Howerd joins the Crusades to save his master and bring King Richard back to take his rightful place on the throne of England

Frankie Howerd, Graham Crowden, Bill Fraser, Roy Hudd, Hugh Paddick, Anna Quayle, Fred Emney, Dave King and others
Sid Colin, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Bob Kellett
Ned Sherrin, Terry Glinwood and Beryl Vertue

Having been raised by pigs, lowly serf Lurkalot has risen to the favour of impoverished local landowner Sir Coward de Custard, for whom he acts as general dogsbody and occasional inventor - having a particular talent with lock mechanisms.

Meanwhile, with King Richard away in the Holy Land for some 15 years, his dastardly brother John has seized the throne, and his favourite nobles are running rife across England, notably Sir Braggart de Bombast, who has his eyes set on not only Custard Castle, but also Sir Coward's beautiful young daughter!

When Sir Coward ventures to join his King on Crusade, Sir Braggart takes his chance and seizes the Custard lands. It seems that Lurkalot is the only one willing (if not necessarily able) to stand up for his master in this hour of need, and he sets off to the Holy Land alone, to bring King Richard the Lionheart back home - and hopefully, discover his true identity along the way.

Production Details

Frankie Howerd is the Funniest Knight of the Year!
Part of

The Up Pompeii! Family

UK certificate
94 minutes
Release date
Sunday 26th December 1971


Production company
Music composed and conducted by Carl Davis. A Knight For My Nights by Alan Howard and Ken Blaikley, performed by Eartha Kitt. Troubadour's Song performed by David Kernan.
Laugh track


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Broadcast details

Last repeat
Monday 9th April 2018 at 2:00pm on London Live

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