|Guest appearances of Philip Franks|
|First appearance||22 January 1992|
|Last appearance||29 September 2006|
|Episodes with Philip Franks|
Philip Franks is one of the few Dictionary Corner guests who is believable when they say that they (and not Susie Dent) got a word. He applied for the show, but in the interim became famous as an actor. Given to making obscure theatrical and literary references that go right over our heads, but harmless enough. Like Geoffrey Durham, he usually sets a puzzle going into the ad break - something like "name eight Roman poets who share their names with motorway service stations". 176 appearances since his debut in Series 23. Presided over Richard Whiteley’s final ever episode but only ever appeared 14 more times before flouncing off.