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That was one of the great shows, that was

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It was sad to learn of the passing of British TV broadcaster Sir David Frost, 74, last week. Although he became internationally known through his interviews with former US President Richard Nixon in 1977, I will always remember him for his early work on the breakthrough BBC satirical show That Was The Week That Was, aka TW3. 

It is hard to convey the impact of the show which ran in 1962-3, because it was so different to anything seen on the BBC before. It laid into politicians and other establishment figures with a vengeance, particularly pointing out hypocrisy and contradictions _ and there were plenty of those.

No one was spared. It was the time of the Profumo Affair, which provided rich pickings, and they had a field day with Harold Macmillan and his government, but Labour's Harold Wilson and George Brown were also prime targets. Making fun of politicians became a national sport.

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