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  • Date and time: Tuesday 21 June 2022, 8pm to 9pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

In 2021, the University of York’s Borthwick Institute for Archives acquired the archive of York-born comedy legend Frankie Howerd (1917-1992).

Join this session with leading film and TV writer Graham McCann for: 

  • Original scripts, correspondence and contracts spanning the whole of Frankie Howerd’s career; 
  • Rare and unseen items from the archive live on screen;
  • And contributions from experts that will reveal new insights into the life and career of one of Britain’s best loved entertainers.

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

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Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.


About the speaker

Graham McCann is Britain’s leading writer about film and TV. He has written four biographies for Fourth Estate, Cary Grant: A Class Apart (1997), Morecambe and Wise (1999), Dad’s Army - The Story of a Classic Television Show (2001) and Frankie Howerd (2004). He also writes regularly on politics and culture for a wide range of publications.


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