First up for Sir David is musical knight Paul McCartney to be followed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 73-year-old Frost says of the 60-minute episodes: “The longer conversation not just allows us to go into more depth, but relaxes interviewees to talk more about their life and work."
The series is due to start on November 9.
Frost, who has worked for Al Jazeera English since its launch in 2006, is busy in other areas, too. His production company David Paradine Productions is overseeing a remake of the wartime classic The Dambusters, which will be directed by Peter Jackson.