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  • Published: 3 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780091894542
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $16.99

Two Ronnies

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Classic jokes, one-liners and sketches from one of Britain's best-loved comedy duos

'Good evening. It's nice to be with you again, isn't it Ronnie?''Yes it is and in a packed programme tonight we'll be talking to an out-of-work contortionist who says he can no longer make ends meet.'For almost two decades Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett combined to produce one of the nation's all-time favourite comedy shows. Here collected together for the first time is the very best of the Two Ronnies' immaculately crafted material. From their opening But First the News jokes to their classic two-hander sketches, Ronnies Barker's hilarious speeches and monologues and Ronnie Corbett's shaggy-dog tales in 'the chair'- invariably involving his producer somewhere along the line. This is the perfect gift for fans to enjoy their favourite lines again and again.

  • Pub date: 3 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780091894542
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Authors

Ronnie Barker

One of the greatest entertainers of his generation, Ronnie Barker was loved by millions for his roles in classic shows Open All Hours, Porridge, and The Frost Report. Born in Bedford in 1929, Ronnie Barker began writing and performing in radio shows such as The Navy Lark. Barker met his comedy partner Ronnie Corbett while working on The Frost Report. Legend has it that they were signed up by the BBC after they impressed producers by filling in when a technical hitch occurred during the BAFTA awards. A gifted character actor as well as comedy writer, Barker went to star in classic sitcoms Open All Hours and Porridge.

Ronnie Corbett

Comedian, actor, writer and broadcaster, Ronnie Corbett began his career in show business in the early 1950s. Before long, he found himself being offered roles in sitcoms, films and family shows. But his big break came when he joined The Frost Report alongside David Frost and John Cleese. It was here he met Ronnie Barker, and in 1971, The Two Ronnies were launched, becoming a national institution until they called it a day in the mid-eighties. Becoming something of a national treasure, Ronnie continued working in the TV industry into his 80s. He sadly passed away in March 2016.


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