years of Breakfast with Frost
with Frost, the BBC's weekly agenda-setting news and current affairs
programme, is celebrating its tenth year.
names from the worlds of politics, sport and entertainment will
join Sir David Frost on a special anniversary programme - Breakfast
with Frost … the first ten years - on BBC ONE, 9.00am,
Sunday 15 December 2002.
an exclusive interview, England Captain David Beckham and England
Coach Sven Goran Eriksson talk to Sir David Frost about football
and the pressure that goes with their celebrity status.
England's performance in the World Cup, Eriksson says he is convinced
the team would have done better if there had been a longer period
between the end of the domestic football season and the start of
the competition: "If we had had one more week we could have
done better – I'm sure about that."
he says that he accepts interest in his private life, but if it
ever got too intense, knows he could move abroad.
Beckham adds: "It is unfortunate that your private life comes
into the game because, at the end of the day, all I've ever wanted
to do is play football."
David has also interviewed George Bush Senior for the programme
and will be joined live in the studio by Sir Elton John and Rory
Robinson and Andrew Neil will review the newspapers and will also
be casting an eye over some of the papers published on the day the
show was launched, 3 January 1993.
with Frost has been making headlines ever since its first programme.
of leading figures have appeared on the show over the years, each
with something interesting to say about the key issues of the moment.
in this special programme will be highlights from the past ten years
- from Tony Blair to Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles to Imran and
Jemima Khan, Margaret Thatcher to Bill Clinton, and Eric Clapton
to Bishop Desmond Tutu.
David said: "Information is the lifeblood of any democracy
and that's what we seek - information not only about a leader's
policies but also about what him makes him or her tick."
Jones, Editor of Breakfast with Frost, said : "Assembling the
highlights clips reminded me just how much we've covered over the
Ministers, presidents and a host of leading politicians talking
frankly and passionately about their work; and moments like Christopher
Reeve talking movingly about his accident, or Nelson Mandela getting
up in the studio and dancing, make all the hard work worthwhile."
of David Beckham and Sven Goran Eriksson taken during their interview
with Sir David Frost are available, for media use only, at BBC Picture
Publicity on the digital picture service (in the "specials"
of the interview with David Beckham and Sven Goran Eriksson are
from the remaining interviews will be available from the BBC Press
Office on 15 December 2002.
from Sir David's top interviews will run throughout the anniversary
programme. Some of the most memorable interviews to be featured
Frost: "Is there anything large that you were wrong on?"
Thatcher: "Oh goodness me, David. I'm sure I was wrong on a
number of things, but I cannot think of anything immediately."
Frost: "Have you made any New Year Resolutions?"
Frost: "What are they?"
Major: "I think I'll stay cool, calm and elected. I think that's
my New Year Resolution."
Blair: "Well, we're not going to do anything that's not credible.
That's my absolute bottom line."
Ashdown: "I often feel that there ought to be over the door
of the House of Commons: the famous words from Dante's Inferno,
'abandon hope all ye who enter here'!" (January 1997)
Archer: "I may have made a mistake. I often make mistakes,
in life we all do. But I think if you are only going to have a saint
for this job, I'm certainly not your man." (September 1999)
Hague (in Parliament): "So far we've had Frost on
Sunday, panic on Monday, U-turn on Tuesday and waffle on Wednesday."
Mandela: "Every time I go to bed I feel strong and full of
hope because I can see our dreams emerging the dream of a Rainbow
Nation, a nation that is united and that is loyal to South Africa."
Guilliani: "I went up to the Fire Department Fire Post and
they said we're confident that we can save everybody below the fire.
And I knew that was a euphemistic way of saying that we have to
sacrifice everybody above." (December 2001)
Betty: "The press, they want a man to be a monster and they
fabricate a monster and they are not prepared to be fair about it."
Frost: "And he wasn't at least part time a monster?"
Betty: "Well, he was a wonderful monster to me." (November
Frost: "Will you just tell me the moment where the phrase Still
Me, the title of your book, came from - that moment when you just
said to her, maybe we should let me go?"
Reeve: "Yes and without blinking an eye she said, "but
you're still you and I love you." What she said really, you
know, changed my life, made it possible to go on." (May 1998)