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The Unforgettable...

The Unforgettable...

  • TV documentary
  • ITV
  • 2000 - 2012
  • 38 episodes (5 series)

Factual documentaries diving into the lives of some of Britain's most influential comedians, comics and actors. Features Daniel Abineri.

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Series 2, Episode 5 - Frankie Howerd

Homage to the outrageous and much-missed comedian whose throwaway one-liners and catchphrases hid the troubled soul of a man who always wanted to be a serious actor. With contributions from Bruce Forsyth and Eric Sykes.

Further details

Homage to the outrageous and much-missed comedian whose throwaway one-liners and catchphrases hid the troubled soul of a man who always wanted to be a serious actor. Colleague June Whitfield recalls Frankie "hated what he did", but repeatedly relaunched his mirth-making career from Fifties radio comic to starring roles in Carry On films, Up Pompeii! and West End musicals, all the while tortured by nerves, neuroses and guilt about his homosexuality. With contributions from Bruce Forsyth and Eric Sykes.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 18th December 2000
Time
10:30pm
Channel
ITV
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 4th July 2011 8:00pm ITV
Saturday 21st December 2013 1:30pm ITV
Saturday 1st March 2014 12:45pm ITV
Wednesday 5th November 2014 11:40pm ITV
Sunday 31st May 2015 12:40pm ITV
Saturday 3rd October 2015 9:30am ITV

Cast & crew

Cast
Daniel Abineri Narrator
Guest cast
June Whitfield Self
Eric Sykes Self
Ray Galton Self
Alan Simpson Self
Michael Grade Self
Dora Bryan Self
Bruce Forsyth Self
Cilla Black Self
David Hatch Self
Petula Clark Self
Ned Sherrin Self
Frankie Howerd Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Anthony Lee Director
Karen Steyn Series Producer
Elaine Bedell Executive Producer
Anthony Lee Producer
Andrew Mitchell Editor
Steve Devlin Editor

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