Frankie's life is relived on air

A FORMER Cross resident will be the star of Radio Four when a programme about his life is aired. Comedy legend Frankie Howerd, who used to live in Webbington Road, will be the subject of a BBC radio programme titled Frankie s House.

A FORMER Cross resident will be the star of Radio Four when a programme about his life is aired.

Comedy legend Frankie Howerd, who used to live in Webbington Road, will be the subject of a BBC radio programme titled Frankie’s House.

Frankie’s former nurse Chris Byrne and his co-star and friend June Whitfield will be speaking on the programme when it goes on air on Tuesday.

Chris, who still lives at Frankie’s house, said: “It took about four months for them to record all our interviews and collect papers and archives about Frankie from the house.


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“June and I talk about Frankie but also events we have held at the house such as Jazz in the Garden which we hold every summer.”

Chris and June were also interviewed about Frankie’s famous friends who came to the house, which rumour has it, included Hollywood film star Elizabeth Taylor.

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The programme will be aired from 11.30am-12noon.

• Pictured: Chris and Dennis Heymer, Frankie Howerd’s former partner, look forward to the radio show.

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