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The seven ages of Frostie

1) SATIRICAL FROST (1962-3)
Rushton, Percival, Martin, Frost and Kernan bring down the establishment with a long-player and cardboard cut-out versions of their heads.

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2) SCHMOOZER FROST (1964-7)
If it’s Tuesday it must be “open-mouth” practice and champagne breakfast with Macca.

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3) SERIOUS FROST (1968-9)
A side-parting, a smile and a trimphone send Enoch Powell sprawling.

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4) SEVENTIES FROST (1970-4)
Passing through Heathrow with fiancee Diahann Carroll and Duke Ellington; sideburn outlook: fair to changeable.

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5) SEVENTIES FROST II (1975-9)
Just time for a snifter in the Playboy Club; sideburn outlook: severe.

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6) SUNRISE FROST (1980-4)
Our hero suddenly ages 30 years. Note Parky and Kee struggling – and failing – to adopt “relaxed man of the people” pose; Frostie can’t be arsed.

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7) SERVILE FROST (1985-DATE)
Sir David is no longer one of us.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Graham Kibble-White

    January 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Before we got to 7), someone should have stepped in, thought of David’s reputation, and ordered a bout of… Frost nixing!

  2. robert black

    January 25, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    The movie is superb. I especially enjoyed the LWT exterior shot and canteen scene with pix of Russell Harty in the distance. Sheen really is “super”. (You even end up liking the cinematic John Birt).

  3. Lolsworth

    January 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Poor Robert Kee absolutely despised having to be up so early.

  4. Foz

    January 30, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Seventies Frost – Did people confuse him with Ian Hendry during this time? Maybe being confused with a dipsomaniac actor lost him work opportunities

  5. matt sergiou

    March 6, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Maybe an Eighth Age of Frost is here, titled: ‘Servile & Senile’. (His early Sunday morning BBC-TV show ‘Breakfast with Frost’ was a a mix of fawning interviews with big-name politicians who were actually his good friends (so no chance of a challenging verbal exchange), forgetful moments when he couldn’t quite remember what to say next, an annoying habit of repeating the last sentence of what his interviewee had just said as a way of changing the subject (dementia creeping in) and … of course … the famous nosebleeding incident as he talked about Paul McCartney’s new ‘Flaming Pie’ album.
    Did he leave ‘Breakfast with Frost’ or was he “replaced” ???

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