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Breakfast with Frost

The show

Want to know what to find in the Sunday papers? What the weather is going to be like for the rest of the day? What the latest news is? And which leading figures - from presidents to pop stars - have something interesting to say about the key issues of the moment.

If so, Breakfast with Frost is just the thing to wake up to each Sunday morning.

The show is a weekly programme of news and interviews shown on BBC1 from 0900 to 1000 BST. It includes a bulletin of the latest news, a review of the Sunday papers and a report from the BBC weather studio.

There is usually a leading British politician addressing the issues of the day. What they have to say frequently generates headlines in the papers the next day.

David Frost also plays host to a range of high-profile figures with something interesting to contribute.

Hundreds of leading figures have appeared on the show over the years. Presidents like Mandela, Clinton, Bush, Arafat and Putin. Pop stars like Sting and Clapton. Prime Ministers like Blair, Thatcher, Major, Heath and Callaghan.

The show, which goes out live from studios at BBC TV Centre in West London, has been running since January 1993 and is screened all year round, except for bank holiday weekends.

Up to three million people tune in to some part of the show, with an average of 1.2 million watching at any given moment.

David Frost takes a holiday each summer but the programme carries on with other BBC presenters holding the fort in his absence.

The production team

The show is produced by a core team of four with additional help each Sunday morning. The production office is based at BBC TV centre.

Barney Jones has worked on Breakfast with Frost since the launch in January 1993.

Previously Political Editor of Breakfast News, he devised and edited General Election coverage and the Breakfast TV results programme in 1992 and worked before that as a political reporter based at Westminster.

In an earlier life, he worked for independent local radio at LBC/IRN and other commercial stations.

Kerensa Jennings used to be Editor of the Sky News politics programme Sunday with Adam Boulton. Before that, she produced rolling news bulletins for Sky and worked at ITN as a bureau producer.

Sam Woodhouse has worked at the BBC for six years. Before coming to Breakfast with Frost, he used to edit BBC2s Westminster Live and Despatch Box, as well as special programmes at political conferences and elections.

Victoria Panton worked as a researcher for the former Prime Minister John Major. She has also held positions at Conservative Central Office and worked in the political office at 10 Downing Street before the 1997 general election.


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