Yes, beyond doubt - Frank Sidebottom is showbiz's most fantastic star . . . and when we say showbiz Frank can't be surpassed in his world of light entertainment including - TV; radio, concerts, lectures, records, comic strip art; and puppetry.
Star of his own series Frank's Fantastic Shed Show for ITV, Frank also appeared as Anthony Wilson's sidekick on Channel 4's Remote Control which ran for 33 episodes. Frank's other great TV achievements of over 300 separate shows include eight years on Saturday morning telly, covering: What's Up Doc?; 73; Saturday Picture Show, Motormouth and a recent Dick n Dom in da Bungalow!
Frank was also the pioneering force behind a change in radio broadcasting style making over 360 Radio Timperley broadcasts. Originally broadcast on Manchester's Piccadilly Radio the show's understudies included Chris Evans, Mark Radcliffe and Caroline Ahearn (who co-wrote The Royale Family and played Mrs Merton - Frank's next door neighbour!).
Musically Frank has his own inimitable style and has managed to crack the top 100 a number of times with classic banjo ballads such as - Mull of Timperely, Anarchy in Timperley and Timperley Sunset. If you hadn't guessed by now, Frank is born and bred Timperley!
His live performances are legendary and have achieved cult status, be it a crowd of 14,000 when headlining the comedy slate at the Reading Music Festival, supporting Bros at a 54,000 capacity Wembley Stadium or, simply doing a Timperley Lecture in front of 300, each and every performance is different!
Frank is also much loved in the world of football having, appeared on Match of the Day (providing the inspiration for the haunting ballad Guess who's been on Match of the Day?) He's also provided corporate pre-match entertainment at grounds including Old Trafford and The Reebok Stadium.
(And all this without his Mum knowing, not bad eh?)