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Frankie Howerd.

Frankie Takes A Trip

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2015. Stars David Benson, Tim Downie, Emily Pithon, Conrad Nelson, Hugh Simon, Roger Morlidge and Sam Hattersley.

Frankie Takes A Trip

Radio 4 comedy drama looking at the showbiz career of Frankie Howerd and the iconic comic's use of LSD

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

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.

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