Author(s): Clement, Dick, Frenais, Ian le,
Date of Publication: 17/09/2020,
Pagination: 304 pages,
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Published By: Orion Publishing Co,
Book Classification: Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Memoirs
Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais's unique writing partnership has lasted over fifty years. After creating the characters of Bob and Terry, factory hands from the north-east of England, in The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, their reputation as great screenwriters was secured. Their acclaimed careers have included writing, directing and producing iconic TV programmes like Porridge, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Lovejoy.
Their feature films include Otley, The Commitments and Still Crazy. Along the way, they have had unforgettable encounters with movie stars like Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando, Michael Caine and Sean Connery - not to mention with stellar performers as varied as Billy Connolly, George Best, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Ronnie Wood and Tracey Ullman. Naturally, Dick and Ian's dual memoir is told with flair and immense humour.
It is also chock-a-block with unexpected happenings, rogues and rock stars, prima donnas, plots and panic.