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Tuesday, 26 November, 2002, 14:25 GMT
In pictures: That Was The Week That Was
That Was The Week That Was, the ground-breaking, live satire show that launched a host of careers and kick-started the 1960s satire boom, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

BBC News Online takes a look at the history of the show.

David Frost
That Was The Week That Was, a topical satire expressed through one-liners, songs and skits, was presented by David Frost

Lance Percival, Millicent Martin and Al Mancini
Lance Percival, Millicent Martin and Al Mancini were part of the team that was responsible for the show

Millicent Martin
Martin, the only permanent female member of the team, would sing the title song.

Roy Kinnear, Willie Rushton, Kenneth Cope and Lance Percival
Roy Kinnear, Willie Rushton, Kenneth Cope and Lance Percival were devoted to highlighting hypocrisy

Willie Rushton
Willie Rushton later became a stalwart of Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue

Kenneth Cope
Kenneth Cope helped flesh out the sketches

David Frost, Roy Kinnear, Kenneth Cope, Lance Percival and Willie Rushton
But the show ended after 40 editions to make way for the 1964 general election - and never came back

David Frost on That Was The Week That Was, which started 40 years ago this weekTW3 times
How a BBC satire changed the face of comedy
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