The Story of the Sitcom
By (author) Graham McCann
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Fawlty Towers by Graham McCann
Book DescriptionFawlty Towers was only on our screens for 12 half-hour episodes, but it has stayed in our lives ever since. The Major; 'Don't mention the war!'; 'He's from Barcelona'; Basil the Rat - everyone has a favourite line, moment or character. In this, the first biography of the show, Graham McCann holds up to the light each of the unpredictable elements - the demented brilliance of John Cleese, his creative partnership with Connie Booth - that added up to an immortal sitcom, beloved all over the world, even in Barcelona.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340898130
(197mm x 134mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Religious Division
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Very Courageous Decision, Hardback (October 2014)
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Only Fools and Horses, Paperback (June 2012)
Britain's favourite entertainment writer celebrates Britain's best-loved sitcom.
Do You Think That's Wise...?, Paperback (May 2012)» View all books by Graham McCann
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Author Biography - Graham McCann
Graham McCann is the most admired entertainment writer at work in the UK today. He is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of books on Dad's Army, Frankie Howerd, Morecambe & Wise and Cary Grant. His most recent books, THE ESSENTIAL DAVE ALLEN and SPIKE & CO, are published by Hodder.
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