After helping establish satire on British TV with That Was The Week That Was and
Despite the hard core take on current events he wouldn't completely leave comedy
behind him, so Barry Cryer, Eric Idle, Neil Shand and Dick Vosburgh wrote comedy
introductions for each show where applicable, while Anthony/Tony Jay, who would later
Nor would music be ignored as many pop acts would be invited, including various Beatles (but only for interviews). Famously, Paul McCartney turned up on his show in late 1967 to explain Magical Mystery Tour to the baffled audience who had seen it the night before.
The theme tune, written by George Martin, would also follow Frost when he hosted his London Weekend shows later in 1968. Talking to the Daily Mirror about the tune Martin said "Before the Frost Programme started, I was amusing myself writing musical portraits of friends, I saw David as a perfect example of the Jet Set. He was commuting regularly to America then, and was on first name terms with top people on both sides of the Atlantic. I tried to capture this in a bouncy tune."
The show would become involved in the 'first play' exclusive controversy, as would
The Eamonn Andrews Show and Good Evening. However, a spokesman for the show told
Disc in November 1967 "Getting the record performed for the first time on our show
doesn't really worry us -
During his tenure at Rediffusion Frost produced the magnificent At Last The 1948 Show which also featured Barry Cryer.