Synopsis by Hal Erickson
British comedian Frankie Howerd once again broke down the "fourth wall" and conversed directly to the audience in the satirical sitcom Then Churchill Said to Me. Set in 1941, the series took place in the London underground war-office bunker of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Although the setting seemed authentic, the antics were anything but, as Frankie Howerd, as Private Potts, did his best to shirk his duties as batman for the officers billeted therein. Howerd also showed up in a variety of smaller roles, notably General Fearless and Freddy Hollocks. Originally taped for the BBC in 1982, Then Churchill Said to Me was shelved due to the Falklands war. The series would not see the light of day until it was exhumed by the UK Gold satellite service, which ran the episodes from March 1 to April 5 1993 -- one year after Frankie Howerd's death. The program was finally aired "terrestrially" by BBC1 beginning April 8, 2000.