That Was The Week That Was. Copyright: BBC
That Was The Week That Was

That Was The Week That Was

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 1962 - 1963
  • 37 episodes (2 series)

Groundbreaking and controversial weekly satire series, fronted by David Frost, Millicent Martin, Ken Cope, Lance Percival, Willie Rushton and others. Stars David Frost, Millicent Martin, Kenneth Cope, David Kernan, Bernard Levin and more.

That Was The Week That Was. Image shows from L to R: David Frost, Roy Kinnear, Kenneth Cope, Lance Percival, William Rushton. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1962 - 1963
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
37 (2 series)
Creator
Ned Sherrin
Stars
David Frost, Millicent Martin, Kenneth Cope, David Kernan, Bernard Levin, Lance Percival, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear and more
Writers
David Frost, Christopher Booker, Peter Lewis, Peter Dobreiner, Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, Gerald Kaufman, David Nathan and more
Director
Ned Sherrin
Producer
Ned Sherrin
Companies

Biting, irreverent and ground-breaking live topical satire series, shining a light on affairs both domestic, international - and personal.

Hosted by David Frost with songs, commentary, sketches, comedy monologues and interviews, the regular ensemble cast was lead by Millicent Martin, Kenneth Cope, William Rushton, Lance Percival, Roy Kinnear and Bernard Levin.

Additional details

Also known as
  • TW3
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 24th November 1962 at 10:40pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Saturday 28th December 1963 at 10:30pm on BBC One

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Most episodes broadcast live from Studio 2; some from Studio 5.
  • BBC Lime Grove - Other episodes.

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