Beloved Freddie Frinton skit to air on UK TV for first time

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Dinner for One sketch was instant hit when it aired in 1972 and has achieved cult status

It is the most repeated, and possibly the most beloved, British comedy sketch in history, and yet most Britons have never heard of it.

Dinner for One , a 15-minute skit recorded in 1963 by Grimsby comedian Freddie Frinton, is a national institution in Germany, where it is screened every New Year’s Eve, and is also wildly popular in Scandinavia and the Baltics. But while it holds the Guinness world record as the most repeated TV programme in history, perhaps remarkably, it has never before been broadcast on British TV.

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