That Was the Week That Was (1964–1965)

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An Americanized version of the famous hit British TV show, retaining David Frost from the British cast.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Himself (2 episodes, 1964)
Nancy Ames ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1964)
 Himself (2 episodes, 1964)


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 <>

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10 January 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Petticoat Junction: That Was the Night That Was (1967) See more »


Written and Performed by Lance Percival
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That Was the Week that Was **** Current Events At its Best
19 November 2007 | by (United States) – See 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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