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The Frankie Howerd Show
« on: March 28, 2017, 10:09:34 PM »
Frankie Howerd: BBC Radio Collection

Radio 7 used to air, more or less at random, various episodes of The Frankie Howerd Show (Radio 2, 1973-75), that had been released on cassette in the 1990s as two double-cassette box sets, i.e. 8 episodes in all.

A little research in the BBC Genome revealled that these are the episodes as they appeared in the two box sets (oddly, the BBC sleeve notes were in error: according to the BBC Genome the following are actually the episodes included) -

Frankie Howerd Show - Side 1 - 1966-08-07 - [The Post Office Queue]
Frankie Howerd Show - Side 2 - 1973-06-17 - Illustrious Memoirs [At the Races]
Frankie Howerd Show - Side 3 - 1974-11-17 - Illustrious Memoirs [Flight to Morocco]
Frankie Howerd Show - Side 4 - 1975-11-02 - [Cyril the Squirrel]

Frankie Howerd Show 2 - Side 1 - 1973-06-10 - Illustrious Memoirs [Chapter 1]
Frankie Howerd Show 2 - Side 2 - 1973-07-01 - Illustrious Memoirs [Trip to Russia]
Frankie Howerd Show 2 - Side 3 - 1974-10-27 - Illustrious Memoirs [In the Police]
Frankie Howerd Show 2 - Side 4 - 1974-12-08 - Illustrious Memoirs [In Court]

Some of these episodes can currently be listened again to (.flv or .mp3) at -
https://www.mediafire.com/?c16rt8ron12jj

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Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 09:28:49 AM »
Thanks Ed, I don't have any of Frankie Howard's output in my collection.

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 02:55:50 PM »
As there's genuine interest in Frankie's radio career, I can happily confirm that at least the following recordings survive, from the 1966 series and from the 1973-75 series.

Frankie Howerd Show - 1966-08-07 - The Post Office Queue [2009-09-26]
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ufa4ggzqm518jcz/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1966-08-07_-_The_Post_Office_Queue_%5B2009-09-26%5D_%5B-e%5D.m4a

Frankie Howerd Show - 1966-08-07 - The Post Office Queue [2015-10-04]
http://www.mediafire.com/file/4cgl5ntwy8i5maa/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1966-08-07_-_The_Post_Office_Queue_%5B2015-10-04%5D_%5Bb0021gnl%5D_BAD_START.flv

Frankie Howerd Show - 1973-06-10 s01e01 - Illustrious Memoirs Chapter 1
http://www.mediafire.com/file/tsf8xzbag5iza8v/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1973-06-10_s01e01_-_Illustrious_Memoirs_Chapter_1_%5B-b%5D_%5B-e%5D.m4a

Frankie Howerd Show - 1973-06-10 s01e01 - Illustrious Memoirs Chapter 1
http://www.mediafire.com/file/9fq3squ7tb2we0s/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1973-06-10_s01e01_-_Illustrious_Memoirs_Chapter_1.mp3

Frankie Howerd Show - 1973-06-17 s01e02 - At the Races
http://www.mediafire.com/file/khgdu4f4jki587k/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1973-06-17_s01e02_-_At_the_Races_%5BBlacklegs%5D_%5B-b%5D_%5B-e%5D.m4a

Frankie Howerd Show - 1973-06-17 s01e02 - At the Races [EDITED] [2015-10-11]
http://www.mediafire.com/file/g35jswsfa2fesj9/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1973-06-17_s01e02_-_At_the_Races_%5BBlacklegs%5D_%5BEDITED%5D_2015-10-11_%5B27%2730%27%27%5D.flv

Frankie Howerd Show - 1973-07-01 s01e04 - Trip to Russia
http://www.mediafire.com/file/gx3d0uvzqlrsxzs/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1973-07-01_s01e04_-_Trip_to_Russia_%5B-b%5D_%5B-e%5D.m4a

Frankie Howerd Show - 1973-07-01 s01e04 - Trip to Russia
http://www.mediafire.com/file/oldaz4dwxfxaif7/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1973-07-01_s01e04_-_Trip_to_Russia.mp3

Frankie Howerd Show - 1974-10-27 s02e01 - In the Police
http://www.mediafire.com/file/to4fqh62jhuvm4h/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1974-10-27_s02e01_-_In_the_Police_%5B-b%5D_%5B-e%5D.m4a

Frankie Howerd Show - 1974-10-27 s02e01 - In the Police
http://www.mediafire.com/file/8cu2zr9uulipvzj/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1974-10-27_s02e01_-_In_the_Police.mp3

Frankie Howerd Show - 1974-11-03 s02e02 - The Queen's Visit [2015-10-18]
http://www.mediafire.com/file/fh5ce2n49z8409s/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1974-11-03_s02e02_-_The_Queen%27s_Visit_%5Bb00n3pqb%5D_2015-10-18_%5B27%2717%27%27%5D.flv

Frankie Howerd Show - 1974-11-17 s02e04 - Flight to Morocco
http://www.mediafire.com/file/2arl3lgka0r7u6a/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1974-11-17_s02e04_-_Flight_to_Morocco_%5B-e%5D.m4a

Frankie Howerd Show - 1974-11-17 s02e04 - Flight to Morocco
http://www.mediafire.com/file/7jg84bb3b7c5hzm/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1974-11-17_s02e04_-_Flight_to_Morocco.mp3

Frankie Howerd Show - 1974-12-08 s02e07 - In Court
http://www.mediafire.com/file/5abqykd55hrzswv/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1974-12-08_s02e07_-_In_Court_%5B-b%5D_%5B-e%5D.m4a

Frankie Howerd Show - 1974-12-08 s02e07 - In Court
http://www.mediafire.com/file/d43c8dzg6485c3f/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1974-12-08_s02e07_-_In_Court.mp3

Frankie Howerd Show - 1975-11-02 s03e06 - Cyril the Squirrel [2015-10-25]
http://www.mediafire.com/file/lxwv9c9t9h555ng/Frankie_Howerd_Show_-_1975-11-02_s03e06_-_Cyril_the_Squirrel__%5Bb0025w23%5D_2015-10-25_%5B28%2705%27%27%5D.flv

Howerd's Ways - The Radio Times of Frankie Howerd [2015-05-02]
http://www.mediafire.com/file/u0c3gqjsmdcc87a/Howerd%27s_Ways_-_The_Radio_Times_of_Frankie_Howerd_%5Bb01gvvy2%5D_2015-05-02.flv


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Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 12:50:49 AM »
Thank you Ed, some listening to look forward to then!
The following Norton site posted warnings about content available at the Mediafire site
https://safeweb.norton.com/reviews?url=mediafire.com
Wanted to warn Beebotroners to take great care with downloads.
Cheers.
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Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 01:59:46 PM »
Yes, thanks again Ed.

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Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 09:20:59 PM »
Took a quick look at the Mediafire link you mention. It says:

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The website is safe, but the downloads are possibly unsafe. These files are posted by users, so some may have viruses. I'm not saying all have viruses, but some do.

Naturally enough, I've not included any viruses. :)

Actually, I think that only .exe files (i.e. executable files) carry viruses. I have heard of Microsoft Word .doc documents containing macro viruses. But I don't know that .mp3 files, or other media files, can even carry a virus. I think only programs, not data files, can have them.

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Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 12:45:04 AM »
Ah ha! So you r the Phantom audio file uploader Ed!  8)
With that reassurance we can all trot off and download the shows!
Thank you.

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Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 02:43:11 PM »
If you search for "disguising an executable file as a jpg, mp3 etc file", you may be surprised to find so many results which appear to suggest that it is possible. I haven't read many of them as they are from 5+ years ago.

I only download regularly from one site without checking for a virus/malware etc, and that is from dear old Auntie.

Before downloading from anywhere else, unless I know the site very well, I would use both:

http://zulu.zscaler.com/ - to check the overall reputation of the site

https://www.virustotal.com/ - to check the individual file

I don't know whether either of these tools (or similar) is foolproof, but I feel it's better to be safe(r) than sorry.   

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The Frankie Howerd Show
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 06:03:06 PM »
Sorry, I didn't stop to think. I should have explained up front that these episodes are from my own collection. It's not some third party who made them!

With a friend, I did some restoration work on various 1970s radio series. He contributed some recordings, and I contributed some. One result was a slightly less incomplete set of Frankie Howerd shows. My friend offered some web space to make them available on line.

For those who are interested, one discovery I made related to Hello Cheeky (Barry Cryer, John Junkin, Tim Brooke-Taylor), aired 1973-79. I came across a complete collection of off-air recordings - every edition that was broadcast - in high quality:

  ftp://seagoon.ixp.jp/archive/hello_cheeky/

These, too, are safe to download. I've been through them all. They actually are real mp3 files.

The collection is one I recognise. It originated in the archives of a fan club, the Goon Show Preservation Society.

You'll probably know the BBC mostly only repeat editions of the 1973 series. The show is one they regard as politically incorrect, so I doubt we'll ever hear the 1974-76 editions on 4 Extra. Too many jokes about Irishmen, West Indians, and so on.

Pretty tame stuff, actually. Barry Cryer puts on a West Indian accent, and phones up Tim or John, pretending to be a Welshman (or pretending to be Nicholas Parsons!), to complain about the previous item.

See also:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_Cheeky
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Re: The Frankie Howerd Show
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2017, 02:07:14 AM »
Ed, great reading about your valuable contribution enhancing archive content. I look forward to tuning in and will send feedback. Very kind of you to go to all this trouble for us.
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Tru 8)

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