Titter Ye Not

Frankie Howerd remains one of Britain’s best-loved comedians, and his influence continues to grow. But what do we really know about the man behind the famous catchphrases?

When Frankie died 14 years ago the nation thought they knew him as a best friend, but only his close friends knew all his secrets.

Now for the first time this one-off special reveals dramatic new material that shows a different light on everyone’s favourite comedian and reveals how he lived his private life.

Titter Ye Not features the first on-screen interview with Dennis Heymer, Frankie’s former partner and manager of 38 years, he speaks candidly about their relationship as well as the ups-and-downs of Frankie’s career and the day that Frankie died..

Since his death in 1992 his country home in Somerset has remained relatively unchanged. Now for the first time cameras have been given unprecedented access to Frankie’s life away from the spotlight.  Each item in the house, over 5000 of them offers new insight into his life. Childhood toys and gifts from Hollywood stars Joan Crawford, Betty Davis and Grace Kelly.

One of the visitor’s to the house is actress June Whitfield. A great friend of Denis’, they talk candidly about Frankie’s life.

Like Pandora’s box, the house unlocks many personal and forgotten memories as Frankie’s adopted son Chris Byrne clears out the house and opens it to the public in memory of his great friend.

Each item has a story to tell about the great man. Boxes of unseen photographs and personal letters spanning 40 years of British showbiz, making this a most revealing and personal film on Frankie Howerd,

A 123 Media Production


Frankie Howerd

June Whitfield

Dennis Heymer

Chris Byrne



Executive producer








Cristina Galimberti

James Garret

Stuart Napier

Stuart Napier

123 Media Ltd

Looking back on Frankie Howerd’s private life away from the spotlight. Filmed at his former home in Somerset.