1 August 2015

51st anniversary of Freddie on Opportunity Knocks

To mark the fifty first anniversary of Freddie's appearance on Opportunity Knocks, here's an interview which includes a short clip of his legendary 1964 appearance along with footage of Freddie clowning with Hughie Green from Hughie's final show.

Freddie was invited to appear on Opportunity Knocks after the show's producer, Peter Dulay, was impressed by his act at the Candlelight Club in Oldham on the evening of July 31st - another comedian was dropped and Opportunity Knocks was recorded and transmitted the following day.

The full story of the amazing week which turned Freddie's fortunes around, taking him from twice-daily death in Dunoon to Didsbury, can be found in his autobiography Funny Bones. 

You can buy it from amazon (paperback) or direct from Scratching Shed Publishing (paperback or limited edition hardback).

Read an extract here.