David Frost



Pull the Other One

Through the Keyhole

Trivial Pursuit (non-broadcast pilot)

Ultra Quiz


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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.


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


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