Sir David Frost OBE 1939-2013

Sir David Frost OBE 1939-2013

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Tuesday, 3rd September 2013


Sir David Frost OBE, arguably the most famous television interviewer in the world, has died at the age of 74.

“He was the only person to have interviewed the last seven presidents of the US and the last seven prime ministers of the UK,” said The Times

The RTS Silver Medallist, who was a joint founder of both London Weekend Television and TV-am, most recently spoke to the RTS in July. He talked entertainingly about his role in “The battle for breakfast” when breakfast television hit the UK 30 years ago.

Sir David’s interviews with the former President Nixon achieved “the largest audience for a news interview in history”, according to The New York Times.

More recently, he had worked with Al Jazeera English on numerous series of Frost Over The World and The Frost Interview.

Sir David was a host and co-creator of That Was the Week That Was, producer of countless television programmes, author of 17 books, producer of eight films -- and a publisher, lecturer and impresario.  

In 2000 the BBC devoted an evening of programmes to celebrating "Forty Years with Frost".  

In addition to his RTS Silver Medal, Sir David also received an Emmy Award — twice — for The David Frost Show; the Richard Dimbleby Award; the Golden Rose of Montreux; and a Bafta Fellowship.

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