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David Frost: that was the wake that was

13 March 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Host of stars and 2,000 wellwishers pay respects at memorial for Stakhanovite broadcaster, who died last August

Sir David Frost pulled off his last big showbusiness coup on Thursday, albeit posthumously, when a memorial plaque to the broadcaster's 50-year career in television was unveiled in the floor of Westminster Abbey in the presence of the Prince of Wales and 2,000 other members of the Frostie fan club.

Not bad for a Methodist minister's son from Kent who never slept a night away from home or touched alcohol until he went to Cambridge. As Greg Dyke, Frost's old boss at both TV-am and the BBC, observed in his address from the pulpit, he made up for it afterwards. "White wine is a non-alcoholic drink," was a Frost saying.

Frost's career always had an improbable aspect to it, no more so than on Thursday when the dean of Westminster, Dr John Hall, led a »

- Michael White

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Stars turn out to honour Sir David Frost

13 March 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Memorial service at Westminster Abbey attended by more than 2,000 people including Prince Charles and Sir Michael Parkinson

The Prince of Wales was among more than 2,000 people paying tribute to late broadcaster Sir David Frost at a service in Westminster Abbey.

They were joined by famous faces from the worlds of politics and showbusiness including Sir Michael Parkinson, Lord Owen and Joanna Lumley.

Other royal guests invited to the memorial service included the Countess of Wessex, the Duke of York and his daughter Princess Beatrice.

Charles was joined by Frost's widow, Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard, to lay flowers on a memorial stone dedicated to the broadcaster who died last August aged 74.

Among the great and the good who spoke to honour him were BBC director-general Tony Hall and Parkinson, who delivered readings.

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Dr John Hall, said Frost was "amongst our greatest communicators".

He said: "Surely »

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