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Frost On Satire

BBC Four documentary. 1 episode in 2010. Features David Frost, Rory Bremner, Ian Hislop, John Lloyd, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Chevy Chase.

Frost On Satire

David Frost charts the story of satire and its impact on 20th-century politics. Features interviews with famous satarists from the UK and USA

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Features
David Frost, Rory Bremner, Ian Hislop, John Lloyd, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Chevy Chase
Writer
Fred Metcalf
Director
Andrew Fettis
Producer
Andrew Fettis

Sir David Frost presents an investigation into the power of political satire with the help of some of the funniest TV moments of the last 50 years.

Beginning with the 1960s and That Was the Week That Was, he charts the development of television satire in Britain and the United States and is joined by the leading satirists from both sides of the Atlantic. From the UK, Rory Bremner, Ian Hislop and John Lloyd discuss their individual contributions, while from the US, Jon Stewart analyses the appeal of The Daily Show, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell talk about their respective portrayals of Sarah Palin and George W Bush, and Chevy Chase remembers how Saturday Night Live turned them into huge stars.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 17th June 2010 on BBC Four at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 11:00pm