That Was The Week That Was. Copyright: BBC.

That Was The Week That Was

BBC One sketch show satire. 37 episodes (2 series), 1962 - 1963. Stars David Frost, Millicent Martin, Kenneth Cope, David Kernan and others.

Press Clippings

Obituary: Fenella Fielding

She was a serious actress remembered for a single, stand-out comic performance.

BBC, 12th September 2018

Obituary: MP and TW3 writer Gerald Kaufman

It was while visiting his mother in Leeds in November 1962 that he saw the first episode of the BBC's satirical programme That Was The Week That Was. Back in his Daily Mirror office, he phoned the producer, Ned Sherrin, and told him he had an idea for a sketch. "He had no idea who I was," Kaufman later recalled, "but he said, 'Write it and I'll send a taxi in the morning to pick it up." It led to Kaufman becoming a regular contributor to the show, best known for his Silent Men of Westminster, a satire on MPs who never spoke in the House.

BBC News, 27th February 2017

From the archive: That Was The Week That Was review

Satire has always been scarce on television; this new programme shows that wit and mockery can be successful.

Mary Crozier, The Guardian, 26th November 2013

David Frost's last project will go ahead, BBC annouces

Sir David Frost was to work on a new programme entitled That Was The Year That Was before he died, as Lord Grade steps into his shoes to commemorate the 'momentous year' of 1963.

Hannah Furness, The Telegraph, 18th September 2013

David Frost talks about That Was The Week That Was

David Frost shot to fame 50 years ago poking fun at the powerful, but insists he is still an outsider.

Cole Moreton, The Telegraph, 25th November 2012

That Was The Week That Was is 50

Satirical comedy That Was The Week That Was celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first broadcast tomorrow.

Ben Bryant, The Telegraph, 23rd November 2012