- David Frost RIP
He was at his best as the host of satirical shows imo. It was his TWTWTW that gave John Cleese, Ronnie Barker, and Ronnie Corbet, their first important break in TV
He was not, imo, a good interviewer, lacking as he did the ability to conduct robust and challenging interviews, preferring instead to take a sycophantic attitude towards his interviewee and rolling on his back to let them tickle his tummy, metaphorically speaking. Which explains why the high and mighty were always happy to be interviewed by him and why he got important exclusives.
I am however eternally grateful for his contribution to TV satirical comedy, specially when it was still in its infancy. Anyone who furthers the noble art of pisstaking is OK by me.Posted 4 years agostewartcSubscriber
Peter never had any regrets in his life. I never heard him voice any regrets. He didn’t regret the fact that he lost his early facility, he didn’t regret the fact that he lost his looks, which he did quite spectacularly, he didn’t regret the fact that Dudley had gone on to fame and fortune in Hollywood. The only regret he regularly voiced was that, at the house we all shared in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1963, he’d saved David Frost from drowning.
Alan Bennett, in a documentary, Some Interesting Facts About Peter CookPosted 4 years ago
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