David Frost

(Biography: I know I'm being pedantic again, but TV-am's launch took place on 1st February 1983)
(fixes)
 
Line 20: Line 20:
In 1967 he was a co-founder of London Weekend Television, and he was also one of the ill-fated "Famous Five" who launched TV-am in 1983. He presented numerous talk shows throughout the 1970s and 80s, in both the UK and USA. His ''Frost on Sunday'' programme ended in 2005, and he went on to present a regular show on the Al-Jazeera International station.
In 1967 he was a co-founder of London Weekend Television, and he was also one of the ill-fated "Famous Five" who launched TV-am in 1983. He presented numerous talk shows throughout the 1970s and 80s, in both the UK and USA. His ''Frost on Sunday'' programme ended in 2005, and he went on to present a regular show on the Al-Jazeera International station.
-
He died on 31 August 2013, ironically the same day that his famous show [[Through the Keyhole]] returned to TV with new host [[Leigh Francis|Keith Lemon]].
+
He died on 31 August 2013, ironically the same day that his famous show [[Through the Keyhole]] returned to TV with new host [[Leigh Francis|Keith Lemon]], though the news did not break until the following day.
== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==
-
His production company was called Paradine productions, after his full name: David Paradine Frost
+
His production company was called Paradine Productions after his middle name.
== Books / Tapes ==
== Books / Tapes ==

Current revision as of 17:40, 30 July 2019

Contents

Shows

Pull the Other One

Through the Keyhole

Ultra Quiz

Biography

Hello, good evening and welcome.

David Frost's glittering showbiz career had its roots in his time at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, when he was editor of Granta and secretary of the Footlights Society. After graduating, he joined Associated-Rediffusion and later Anglia as a trainee. In 1963 he (in Willie Rushton's phrase) "rose without trace" to become host of the BBC's cult satirical show That Was The Week That Was. He went on to present BBC3, Not So Much A Programme, More A Way of Life and The Frost Report, which introduced the world to The Two Ronnies and half of the Monty Python team.

In 1967 he was a co-founder of London Weekend Television, and he was also one of the ill-fated "Famous Five" who launched TV-am in 1983. He presented numerous talk shows throughout the 1970s and 80s, in both the UK and USA. His Frost on Sunday programme ended in 2005, and he went on to present a regular show on the Al-Jazeera International station.

He died on 31 August 2013, ironically the same day that his famous show Through the Keyhole returned to TV with new host Keith Lemon, though the news did not break until the following day.

Trivia

His production company was called Paradine Productions after his middle name.

Books / Tapes

David Frost: an Autobiography Part 1: From Congregations to Audiences

Web links

Noel Gay Management page

Wikipedia entry

IMDb entry

Feedback

To correct something on this page or post an addition, please complete this form and press "Send":
If you are asking us a question, please read our contact us page and FAQ first.

Name: E-mail:   
A Labyrinth Games site.
Design by Thomas.
Printable version
Editors: Log in