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Looking back to when Frankie Howerd filmed in Ipswich in 1982

PUBLISHED: 08:00 07 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:55 07 January 2018

Frankie Howerd in Then Churchill Said to Me

Frankie Howerd in Then Churchill Said to Me

In 1982 the great comedy great Frankie Howerd was in town to film scenes for a television show that would not feature on TV for another 10 years.

Frankie Howerd during a pause in filmingFrankie Howerd during a pause in filming

Best known for his roles in Up Pompeii and appearing in Carry On films, Howerd had come to Ipswich to film for the television show, Then Churchill Said to Me, which was due to hit television screens later that year.

The production saw a large cast and crew descend on Christchurch Park in the townThe production saw a large cast and crew descend on Christchurch Park in the town

The show was set during World War 2, being set in Winston Churchill’s secret underground wartime bunker, with Howerd playing the role of Private Potts.

Do you remember when Frankie Howerd filmed in Ipswich?Do you remember when Frankie Howerd filmed in Ipswich?

The show was shelved after filming was complete due to the outbreak of the Falklands War and due to this was deemed unsuitable for transmission due to that sensitive time.

Cast and crew on set for the filming of Then Churchill Said to MeCast and crew on set for the filming of Then Churchill Said to Me

Then Churchill Said to Me did eventually make it on to the screens however in 1993 on UK Gold, a year after Howerd had passed away, and would come to me Howerd’s last comedy work of his great career.

Our photographer was allowed behind the scenes during part of the filmingOur photographer was allowed behind the scenes during part of the filming

Frankie Howerd mid sceneFrankie Howerd mid scene


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