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Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Candid and poignant drama about the comedian Frankie Howerd and the relationship with his long-term, long-suffering manager, and gay partner, Dennis Heymer. Despite his overtly camp persona, Howerd kept his companionship with Heymer under wraps for 35 years, until his death in 1992. Yet through career disaster, social stigma, illegality, numerous infidelities and Howerd's own deep-seated issues about his homosexuality, their love endured. Show less


Frankie Howerd:
David Walliams
Dennis Heymer:
Rafe Spall
Ruth Heymer:
Melanie Hill
Rent Boy:
Chris New
Peter Harness
Peter Cook:
David Reed
Lighting Technician:
Tom Allen
Ben Evans

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