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Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life

FROSTIE’S SECOND coming after the Beeb axed TW3. It was intended to be a more matter-of-fact, less hysterical concoction than its illustrious predecessor, but Dave’s insistence on it going out on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday nights wasn’t the most subtle of tactics, and while it might have helped Frost’s profile it didn’t help the phalanx of writers come up with 135 minutes of material every week. Sure enough the entire thing died after just five months, but not before there was lots of well-dressed fun to be had thanks to JOHN BIRD, ELEANOR BRON, MICHAEL CRAWFORD, JOHN FORTUNE, ROY HUDD, BERNARD LEVIN, CLEO LAINE, WILLIE RUSHTON and BRIAN MURPHY peppering the impressions of politicians, shouty interviews, topical songs, character sketches, extended interviews, satirical spoofs and whiny monologues.

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  1. Richardpd

    May 9, 2024 at 9:43 pm

    This was replaced by the similar BBC3, which is mostly remembered for Kenneth Tynan using the F word supposedly the first time on British TV, though it’s been suggested it was used earlier.

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