That Was the Week That Was (TW3) was a ground-breaking satirical BBC television show, that ran from 1962 to 1963. It was devised by David Frost and Ned Sherrin, fronted by Frost. Arguably, it broke the Tory government of Prime Minister, Sir Alec Douglas Home. He lost the 1964 general election to Harold Wilson by a whisker. Thirteen years of Conservative domination cowered under the sharp whip of public ridicule.
Until 1965 the British said “in the street”. The sudden switch to “on the street” was a remarkable illustration of the direct impact of American cinema on our daily lives.