A Touch Of The Casanovas. Fransisco (Frankie Howerd). Copyright: Thames Television
A Touch Of The Casanovas

A Touch Of The Casanovas

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1975
  • 1 pilot

When Fransisco (Frankie Howerd), body servant to Giacomo Casanova, swaps identities with his master, trouble is bound to follow. Also features Stuart Damon, Marguerite Hardiman, Leon Greene, John Cater, Patsy Rowlands and more.

A Touch Of The Casanovas. Image shows from L to R: Clementina (Patsy Rowlands), Fransisco (Frankie Howerd). Copyright: Thames Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1975
Channels
ITV
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Frankie Howerd, Stuart Damon, Marguerite Hardiman, Leon Greene, John Cater, Patsy Rowlands, Madeline Smith, Roger Brierley and more
Writers
Sid Colin and Hugh Stuckey
Director
Michael Mills
Producer
Michael Mills
Companies

A coach lumbers down the road from Venice to Padua. Inside is Giacomo Casanova, intent on carrying out his latest female conquest, and up on the box is Fransisco, his body servant.

Casanova is on the run from the Doge of Venice, one of the most powerful men in the city. When Casanova proposes they swap identities, Fransisco finds that life isn't all roses for the infamous lover!

Additional details

Part of

The Up Pompeii! Family

Also known as
  • Up Casanova (Working title)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 31st December 1975 at 10:15pm on ITV
Episode length
45 minutes

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