The Howerd Confessions. Frankie (Frankie Howerd). Copyright: Thames Television.

The Howerd Confessions

ITV sitcom starring Frankie Howerd. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1976. Stars Frankie Howerd.

Series 1, Episode 3

The story of Frankie's brush with the National Health Service is revealed for the first time. It's a not-so-healthy sign for almost everyone else in the hospital when Frankie arrives for an operation - and soon causes complete chaos. Finally, in attempting to discharge himself, he comes a cropper in more ways than one.


This was produced as the first episode of the series.

Broadcast details

Thursday 16th September 1976
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Frankie Howerd Frankie
Guest cast
Joan Sims The Matron
Madeline Smith The Nurse
Nicholas McArdle Dr. Smelley
Tommy Godfrey The Agent
George Moon Mr. Cockspur
Dorothy Frere Miss Pettigrew
Jack Le White The Old Man
Beverley Kay Jennings The Probationer
Writing team
Talbot Rothwell Writer
Production team
Michael Mills Director
Michael Mills Producer
Robin Parker Production Designer
Peter Knight Composer