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Oh Please Yourselves... Frankie Howerd at ITV - Network - [DVD]

Frankie Howerd , John le Mesurier , Derek Bailey , Vernon Lawrence    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
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  • Actors: Frankie Howerd, John le Mesurier, Kenny Lynch, Sheila Steafel, Henry McGee
  • Directors: Derek Bailey, Vernon Lawrence, Ian Hamilton
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Aug 2011
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004KM61X4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,549 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

At the time of his death in 1992, Frankie Howerd was firmly established as a national comedy treasure, his risque jokes, double entendres and meandering anecdotes having enlivened television schedules over nearly four decades. Some of his most successful shows were produced for ITV, and this set presents six shows transmitted on the network between 1973 and 1991 which reflect an ever-broadening appreciation of his comic genius - from the hugely popular variety shows of the seventies to the enthusiastically received routines on Britain s university campuses during the early nineties, confirming Frankie Howerd s status not only as a comedy icon but a cult hero embraced by a generation of young student aficionados. Featuring guests John Le Mesurier, Sheila Steafel, Kenny Lynch and Norwegian Bond girl Julie Ege, with writing from Johnny Speight, Barry Cryer and Vince Powell, this marvellous collection presents Frankie at his finest.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag. 4 Dec 2012
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I am a huge fan of Frankie, but I have to go along with most of the other comments on here - the "Frankie Howerd in Concert" from Yorkshire TV in the 70s is pretty dire. Frankie is trying his best, but it is obvious that something very odd was going on - one sees cutaways of an audience, but the laughter is horribly canned at times. Do we assume that it was not a very receptive audience? I wouldn't be surprised if some of the act had been done without an audience altogether and stitched together with the audience is all very patchy. Who on earth thought it would be a good idea to ask along John Le Mesurier as a guest? Everyone looks so uncomfortable and nothing works.

But the set is worth the price just to have the "Frankie Howerd on Campus" performance - a wonderful document of Frankie at his very best.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hit and Misses ...ooh err. 29 May 2012
As an Adolescent watching Frankie in Up Pompeii I thought he was great and became a fan , however this collection is very hit and miss ,and I recall my Father who also liked him saying he can be very good or very poor ....and these shows reflect this.
I still give it 4 stars as there is more good than poor and to be fair to Frankie he had to do his best with the scripts! Super Frank , Campus and Up Pompeii are the best on offer here , whilst Frankie and Tommy is an interesting documentary , the other offerings are pretty cringe worthy! So as Frankie would say Please Yer Selves!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Take it or Leave it 18 Sep 2011
By R. Reel
This is a great DVD for Frankie's Stand Up Fans.

I personally don't mind it but it gets a bit repetitive after awhile, many jokes become reused to often.

Overall it's a great DVD.
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