That Was The Week That Was
The first broadcast of the satirical weekly retrospective was held on Saturday, November 24, 1962. TW3 caused a stir by his disrespectful treatment with authority and established institutions, but also with the prescribed time limits.
Prime Minister Harold Macmillan defended the mission first, but it was not continued after two successful seasons in the election year 1964.
NBC showed an American version of TW3 with a pilot on November 10, 1963, then as a series from January 1964 to May were 1965. Contributors, among others, Henry Fonda, Henry Morgan, Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Gene Hackman and Woody Allen. David Frost also worked with again. Legendary were written for the show songs by Tom Lehrer. They appeared under the title " That Was The Year That Was" in September 1965. Another offshoot existed from 1964 to 1966 in Canada under the title " This Hour Has Seven Days ".