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Only Fools and Horses: The Story of Britain's Favourite Comedy (Paperback)
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Only Fools and Horses: The Story of Britain's Favourite Comedy (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 07/06/2012
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In the thirty years since viewers first visited Nelson Mandela House, Only Fools and Horses has won countless awards and is still Britain's most-watched and best-loved sitcom. Del Boy's overwhelming popularity has even inspired the Oxford English Dictionary to include a selection of his most famous words and phrases, such as 'lovely jubbly' and 'twonk'. In this fascinating, entertaining and meticulously researched book, acclaimed biographer Graham McCann goes behind the scenes to tell the inside story of Britain's most enduring comedy. With major contributions from the people who wrote, produced and starred in the programme and with material drawn from the BBC archives, it's time to take one last trip down Hooky Street . . .

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857860569
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
Edition: Main


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This is a thoroughly-researched, breezily-written, affectionate and yet never dewy-eyed account of how a great TV series was put together. It stands as a worthy monument to its creator * * Daily Mail * *
McCann provides hundreds of interesting details . . . on how the show crept into the British consciousness and captured the British public's imagination with its characters and humour . . . The back stories of the actors and actresses are engrossing and how the theme music came about is a comic tale in itself * * Telegraph * *
What is not to love about this book? It is meticulous, exact, intelligent, affectionate and somehow inspirational. McCann, who has written on Cary Grant and Morecombe & Wise, has delivered his best one yet. * * Guardian on Dad's Army * *
McCann's impeccably detailed biography is both a celebration and a lament. * * The Times on Morecambe and Wise * *
Never has the sheer awkwardness of the human condition been so comically or beautifully conveyed. * * Daily Mail on Frankie Howerd * *
You will laugh, you will learn and you will undoubtedly, start speaking in a silly voice. * * Word Magazine on Spike & Co * *
This book also makes one look anew at one's favourite scenes . . . McCann has some nice insights into the production techniques that made this the most frenetic farce to have appeared on television. * * Telegraph on Fawlty Towers * *

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