The Frankie Howerd Show

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The Frankie Howerd Show
Genre comedy
Written by Ken Finkleman
Bill Lynn
Jerry O'Flanagan
Starring Frankie Howerd
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) Norman Campbell
Bill Lynn
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 26 February – 5 June 1976

The Frankie Howerd Show was a Canadian comedy television series which aired on CBC Television in 1976. Howerd was an established British comic who was placed in a Canadian setting for this series.


Originally titled Oooh, Canada, Frankie Howerd starred as a Briton living in Toronto who attempted to find work in Canada. He lived in a decrepit Toronto rooming house operated by landlady Mrs. Otterby (Ruth Springford) and her son (Gary Files). Other regular characters were Wally Wheeler (Jack Duffy), a fugitive from alimony, and Denise (Peggy Mahon), a dancer and model who was often the butt of Howerd's lewd jokes.[1]


This half-hour series was broadcast on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) from 26 February to 8 April 1976 then on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. from 24 April to 5 June 1976.


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (August 2005). "The Frankie Howerd Show". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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