The Frost Report, 1966
Legendary satire show hosted by David frost. The successor to That Was The Week That Was, The Frost Report ran for 29 episodes over two series. It is probably most notable for introducing John Cleese, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett to television. It also launched the careers of several comedians and performers.
Each week the program concentrated on a single topic – “law”, “food and drink”, “medicine”, “class” etc.
The Frost Report succeeded in bringing together much of the talent that would become the very biggest names in comedy for the next three decades.
It was The Frost Report that brought together messrs Corbett and Barker and it was during rehearsals that production staff and fellow cast members would start referring to them as “The Two Ronnies”. Who could have known at the time what that would lead to ?
Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman although the BBC website credits Antony Jay as scriptwriter
Produced By: David Frost
Original Transmission Dates: 10th March 1966 – 29th June 1967
Archive: Around half of the episodes produced (14 episodes out of 29) still exist. It is reported that most of series two is among those still missing.