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The Interrogation - Series 3 - 1. Colin

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Sir David Frost

David Frost

Sir David Frost

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 27 Nov 2005

Television presenter, Broadcaster

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost - the only British television presenter to have interviewed seven American presidents and six British Prime Ministers who has, over the past five decades, become a broadcasting institution. The presenter once known as a scourge of the Establishment has become something of an establishment figure himself, noted for his formidable contacts book, his star-studded parties, and for his gentle but revealing interviewing style.

Born in 1939, the youngest son of a Methodist minister and his wife, David was football and cricket-mad from an early age but with a burning ambition to go to Cambridge University. He arrived there in 1958, and threw himself into it, joining Footlights and editing Varsity and Granta. After Cambridge, Ned Sherrin saw him performing a comedy act in a Mayfair bar and hired him up to present the iconic satirical programme That Was The Week That Was. Other successful programmes followed including Frost Over Britain and The Frost Report.

Breakfast with Frost ran for twelve years until early 2005. David is not retiring though and is due to present a new interview programme for Al-Jazeera International which will begin next Spring, and will also conduct occasional interviews for the BBC.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Noël Coward

1.

Noël Coward

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Performer: Noël Coward

Others who chose this artist

Elton John

2.

Elton John

Your Song

Performer: Elton John

Others who chose this artist

Coldplay

3.

Coldplay

Fix You

Performer: Coldplay

Others who chose this artist

Ray Charles

4.

Ray Charles

America the Beautiful

Performer: Ray Charles

Others who chose this artist

Michael Crawford

5.

Michael Crawford

Music of the Night

Performer: Michael Crawford

Others who chose this artist

Bob Lind

6.

Bob Lind

Elusive Butterfly

Performer: Bob Lind

Others who chose this artist

The Beatles

7.

The Beatles

The Long and Winding Road

Performer: The Beatles

Others who chose this artist

Eric Coates

8.

Castaway's favourite

Eric Coates

The Dam Busters March

Performer: Eric Coates

Others who chose this artist

Book

London A-Z by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Sunday papers

Others who chose a similar luxury

There is only a short clip of this programme. Why?

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 25 Dec 1971

Television presenter, Writer, Journalist

Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster David Frost.

Choices

Roberta Flack

1.

Roberta Flack

The Impossible Dream

Performer: Roberta Flack

Others who chose this artist

Jean Sibelius

2.

Castaway's favourite

Jean Sibelius

Finlandia

Composer: Jean Sibelius

Others who chose this artist

Ella Mitchell

3.

Ella Mitchell

Go Tell It On A Mountain

Performer: Ella Mitchell

Willy Millowitsch

4.

Willy Millowitsch

Get Me To The Church On Time

Performer: Willy Millowitsch

Others who chose this artist

George Frideric Handel

5.

George Frideric Handel

Ombra mai fu (Largo) (from Xerxes)

Composer: George Frideric Handel

Others who chose this artist

Louis Armstrong & The Allstars

6.

Louis Armstrong & The Allstars

Blueberry Hill

Performer: Louis Armstrong & The Allstars

Others who chose this artist

Bobby Kennedy & David Frost

7.

Bobby Kennedy & David Frost

Bobby Kennedy interviewed by David Frost

Performer: Bobby Kennedy & David Frost

Winston Churchill

8.

Winston Churchill

Meeting With Roosevelt (Speech 24/08/41)

Performer: Winston Churchill

Others who chose this artist

Martin Luther King, Jr.

9.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have A Dream (June 1963)

Performer: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Others who chose this artist

Frank Sinatra

10.

Frank Sinatra

Love's Been Good To Me

Performer: Frank Sinatra

Others who chose this artist

Giacomo Puccini

11.

Giacomo Puccini

Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (from La Rondine)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Others who chose this artist

David Frost

12.

David Frost

The Frost Repost On Everything (Excerpt)

Performer: David Frost

Others who chose this artist

Barbra Streisand

13.

Barbra Streisand

Why Did I Choose You?

Performer: Barbra Streisand

Others who chose this artist

Billy Graham Los Angeles Crusade Choir

14.

Billy Graham Los Angeles Crusade Choir

The Lord's Prayer

Performer: Billy Graham Los Angeles Crusade Choir

Sammy Davis Jr.

15.

Sammy Davis Jr.

My Way

Performer: Sammy Davis Jr.

Others who chose this artist

Book

Set of Hansard by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Paper and felt-tipped pens

Others who chose a similar luxury

There is only a short clip of this programme. Why?

Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 15 Apr 1963

That Was The Week That Was presenter

Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster David Frost.

Choices

Ballarat City Choir

1.

Ballarat City Choir

The Old Rugged Cross

Performer: Ballarat City Choir

Georges Delerue

2.

Georges Delerue

Charlie

Composer: Georges Delerue

Others who chose this artist

Alan Bennett

3.

Alan Bennett

Aftermyth of War

Performer: Alan Bennett

Others who chose this artist

Millicent Martin and Others

4.

Millicent Martin and Others

That Was the Week That Was

Performer: Millicent Martin and Others

The Oscar Peterson Trio

5.

The Oscar Peterson Trio

Just in Time

Performer: The Oscar Peterson Trio

Others who chose this artist

Helen Shapiro

6.

Helen Shapiro

St Louis Blues

Performer: Helen Shapiro

Others who chose this artist

Joanie Sommers

7.

Joanie Sommers

Everything I've Got

Performer: Joanie Sommers

Others who chose this artist

Édith Piaf

8.

Castaway's favourite

Édith Piaf

Non, je ne regrette rien

Performer: Édith Piaf

Others who chose this artist

Book

The collected works by Geoffrey Chaucer

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Potato crisps

Others who chose a similar luxury

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