The Frost Report. Image shows left to right: Nicholas Smith, Julie Felix, Tom Lehrer, Ronnie Barker, John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett, Nicky Henson, David Frost. Credit: BBC
The Frost Report

The Frost Report

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 1966 - 1967
  • 28 episodes (2 series)

Seminal comedy show featuring sketch, music, and monologues on a set topic each week. Stars David Frost, Tom Lehrer, Julie Felix, John Cleese, Ronnie Barker and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Authority

The police, the judiciary, schools and the military: David Frost and his cohorts examine issues of authority in contemporary Britain.


An unbroadcast pilot, running to 50 minutes, was also on the topic of Authority.

Broadcast details

Thursday 10th March 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

David Frost Host / Presenter
Tom Lehrer Self
Julie Felix Self
John Cleese Ensemble Actor
Ronnie Barker Ensemble Actor
Ronnie Corbett Ensemble Actor
Nicky Henson Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Nicholas Smith Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Antony Jay Writer
John Cleese Writer
Dick Vosburgh Writer
David Frost Writer
Barry Cryer Writer
Graham Chapman Writer (Additional Material)
Anthony Buffery Writer (Additional Material)
Terry Jones Writer (Additional Material)
John Law Writer (Additional Material)
David Nobbs Writer (Additional Material)
Peter Tinniswood Writer (Additional Material)
Denis Norden Writer (Additional Material)
Marty Feldman Script Editor
Production team
James Gilbert Director
James Gilbert Producer
Ray Millichope Editor
Geoff Kirkland Production Designer
Dennis Wilson Composer
Roy Laughton Graphics

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