Severe Frost ahead

Sir David returns to satire

David Frost is returning to his satirical roots with a new programme also featuring Jimmy Carr.

The Strategic Humor initiative will feature comics from Britain, Canada and the States to examine America's role in the international stage.

The show is said to be similar to Frost's groundbreaking Sixties series That Was The Week That Was.

A pilot edition, made in conjunction with America's PBS broadcasters, is to be recorded next month.

A spokesman for the show said: "As a Brit who's also an honorary American, Frost will say things about the States that sometimes only your best friends can tell you."

Perrier nominee Carr will represent Britain, alongside Jimmy Tingle from the States and Mary Walsh from Canada.

The show's writers have credits including Spitting Image, 2DTV, Have I Got News For You and Alistair McGowan's Big Impression.

It is being recorded at BBC TV Centre in West London on October 13, and free audience tickets are available from

The show, partly produced by Frost's Paradine Television, will air on PBS the following night.


  • An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the show was to be aired on BBC1 - this is not the case.

Published: 18 Sep 2003

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