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That Was the Week That Was 

An Americanized version of the famous hit British TV show, retaining David Frost from the British cast.
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1965   1964  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
David Frost ...  Himself 5 episodes, 1964
Phyllis Newman ...  Herself 4 episodes, 1964
Nancy Ames Nancy Ames ...  Herself / ... 4 episodes, 1964
Pat Englund Pat Englund ...  Herself 3 episodes, 1964
Buck Henry ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1964
Bob Dishy ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1964
Elliott Reid ...  Himself - Host 2 episodes, 1964
Paul Sand ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1964
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Topical political satire program that poked fun at the events of the week. A series of musical numbers, skits, and irreverent humor. It prided itself on being controversial. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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10 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Captain Nice: That Was the Bridge That Was (1967) See more »

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Weeks Review
Performed by Millicent Martin
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That Was the Week that Was **** Current Events At its Best
19 November 2007 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

A very original, thought provoking show was 1964's was "That Was the Week that Was." It was also referred to as TW3 so as to shorten the title.

The show dealt with political and social commentary on the various news events of the week.

It had a great cast of comedians. Even veteran comedienne Doro Merande was a weekly regular on the shows.

I wonder what this excellent show would be like in today's political world. I guess it would have to kowtow to political correctness.

That Was the Week that Was, Kennedy and Khrushchev Twist. O what a week that was! That was the week that was (2). This would be an example of the opening theme of the show as the cast assembled on stage.

For sure, current events was never like this. Nancy Ames and others were just terrific on this show.

I'd love to see this show make a comeback today.


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