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The Best Of Frost On Sunday [DVD]

David Frost    Exempt   DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: David Frost
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 27 April 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001QXZ816
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,561 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A compilation of highlights from the late 1960s/early 1970s variety show hosted by David Frost, featuring appearances by Laurence Olivier, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, Michael Palin, Rolf Harris, Marty Feldman, Des O'Connor, Kenneth Williams and John Alderton, as well as sketches by the 'Two Ronnies': Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Barker and Corbett are the real stars here 5 Jan 2010
The usually reliable Network DVD has been a tad disingenuous in packaging this collection of the 10 surviving 'Frost on Sunday' shows. Although the cover touts appearances by Morecambe and Wise, Sir Laurence Oliver, and the 'Please Sir!' cast, they only appear to accept prizes at the British Film & Television Awards, which the 8 March 1970 'FoS' was given over to (and is offered here only as a rather iffy b&w telerecording). There are still several notable studio guests popping-up throughout the rest of the extant series, but the real value of this 'FoS' issue are 20-odd top-drawer sketches featuring Ronnies Corbett and Barker, who had been Frostie's pet comics since his last days at the BBC. They are on top form throughout, performing a variety of one-liners and sketches each week in this live show; indeed, the quality of material and performance often beats the early 'Two Ronnies' stuff to follow. And by a fluke of scheduling the long sketch they performed with the superb Josephine Tewson at the Film & TV Awards was carried forward into the next week's show, and very funny it is too.
Otherwise, 'FoS' presents the usual miscellany of early-1970s musical guests - ranging from Rolf Harris and Juliet Greco to Blue Mink and the Four Tops - and rather wet topical gags that Frost delivers in his trademark nasal tones as part of each show's introductory monologue.
No mention is made if any technical restoration has taken place here, but sound/picture quality on these PAL videotapes that probably hadn't been run for 39 years, is almost flawless. And, this being Network DVD, the original London Weekend Television station idents and advert bumpers have been retained.
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That says it all, really. I only bought this somewhat dated humour for her songs, which are timeless works of beauty.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best of Frost 19 Mar 2010
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I thought I would enjoy this a lot more than I did, but 40 years on and time has taken it's toll. David Frost was a good interviewer for his era, but I tired of his style of delivery after a while. Unlike for instance Michael Parkinson, Frost has not weathered the passing years at all well and I found myself wondering - what did we see in this man? Obviously his brash style was very suited to the sixties and seventies, but it does not work today. I watched most of the dvd, but it ended up consigned to the "I'll watch the rest one day - perhaps" shelf. It is ok for curiosity value.
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