Frankie Howerd
Frankie Takes A Trip

Frankie Takes A Trip

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2015
  • 1 episode

Radio 4 comedy drama looking at the showbiz career of Frankie Howerd and the iconic comic's use of LSD. Stars David Benson, Tim Downie, Emily Pithon, Conrad Nelson, Hugh Simon and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2015
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
David Benson, Tim Downie, Emily Pithon, Conrad Nelson, Hugh Simon, Roger Morlidge and Sam Hattersley
Writer
Martyn Hesford
Producer
Gary Brown
Companies

This comedy drama by Martyn Hesford looks at the showbiz career of iconic comic Frankie Howerd, who had quite a few ups and downs.

It was during one of these 'down' periods in 1962, that Frankie decided to take a trip. Not to Clacton but to the other side of his consciousness as he tried to deal with his depression through the controversial, though legal, use of LSD.

During his trip, induced by a doctor, Frankie flashes back to events from his childhood, and some of his career-defining moments on stage.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 27th March 2015 at 2:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
45 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 9:15pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 11:15am on Radio 4 Extra
  • Friday 5th May 2017 at 2:15pm on Radio 4

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