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The Frost Report

BBC One sketch show satirising various topics. 28 episodes (2 series), 1966 - 1967. Stars David Frost, Tom Lehrer, Julie Felix, John Cleese and others.

Press Clippings

The best of British satire: 7 vintage shows

Spitting Image is returning. Some are expecting the new series to represent the welcome, and long overdue, rehabilitation of British satire. Others fear a toothless, joyless effort. Either way, it will face some tough comparisons - most notably with itself. The satire boom of the 60s precipitated a long line of insightful, scabrous, satirical shows. So here, in no particular order, are seven of the best.

Tim Dawson, The Spectator, 27th August 2020

Barry Cryer's favourite photo: award for Frost Report

"I feel like the great survivor when I look at this photograph - a positive pantheon of comedy greats - because so many of the famous faces pictured here have sadly passed away. This was taken in David Frost's garden in 1967 to celebrate us winning the Golden Rose of Montreux for "Frost Over England", a special compilation from the satirical BBC show The Frost Report.

Angela Wintle, The Daily Express, 7th June 2020

Julie Felix obituary

Folk singer whose TV appearances on The Frost Report in the 1960s made her a household name.

Derek Schofield, The Guardian, 24th March 2020

Comedies crowd top 100 missing TV shows list

A list of the top 100 missing TV shows has been revealed, with comedies including The Liver Birds, Dad's Army, At Last The 1948 Show and The Frost Report making the list.

British Comedy Guide, 24th April 2018

Tom Lehrer at 90: why he's still as relevant today

I am one of those people who finds nothing more depressing than a song that is trying to make me happy; I have only to wake up to "What a Wonderful World" or "Walking on Sunshine" on the radio to be cast into gloom for the rest of the morning. What really cheers me up are songs about nuclear holocaust, venereal disease, racism, murder and drug dealers preying on children. So on behalf of all people of similarly depraved taste, let me salute our patron saint, the pianist, singer and songwriter Tom Lehrer, who is 90 today.

Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph, 9th April 2018

John Cleese recreates Class Sketch for Hacked Off

In this reworking below, written and directed by filmmaker and former journalist Richard Peppiatt, the three performers (Cleese, Ian Stone and John Alford) play a wealthy man, a newspaper editor and an average joe.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd November 2017

The Frost Report profile

The two things that impressed me most about this show were the pacing of the material and the honesty that was being presented here.

Ramsey Ess, Split Sider, 4th September 2015