Tributes to Sir David Frost

Date: 01.09.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.15
Category: Corporate
BBC Director-General, Tony Hall, and Director of Television, Danny Cohen, have paid tribute to Sir David Frost, following the announcement of his death earlier today.

Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, said: "You couldn't write the history of broadcasting today without realising the huge influence David had on it. From satire to comedy to the big political interviews, for more than 50 years he brought us the history of the world we live in today, that's the mark of the man.

"I had lunch with him just three weeks ago to discuss a new series on his work. As a broadcaster and as a friend he was always warm, enthusiastic and brilliant. David was one of the BBC greats and he will be hugely missed."

Danny Cohen, Director of BBC Television, said: “David Frost was a titan of broadcasting. He played a key role in shaping the world of television as we now know it. From ‘That Was The Week That Was’ through the Nixon interviews and beyond, David Frost led with razor-sharp intellect and an instinct for the biggest of stories.”

BBC Press Office