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And It's Goodnight from Him . . .: The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies

And It s Goodnight from Him The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies Double acts don t come any closer than the The Two Ronnies Messrs Barker and Corbett kept a nation laughing for two decades and yet despite the rigorous work that went into writing rehearsing and br

  • Title: And It's Goodnight from Him . . .: The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies
  • Author: Ronnie Corbett
  • ISBN: 9780141028040
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Double acts don t come any closer than the The Two Ronnies Messrs Barker and Corbett kept a nation laughing for two decades, and yet despite the rigorous work that went into writing, rehearsing and broadcasting almost a hundred episodes to millions of viewers each week, the pair never shared a cross word In this memoir, the late Ronnie Corbett tells the story of their riDouble acts don t come any closer than the The Two Ronnies Messrs Barker and Corbett kept a nation laughing for two decades, and yet despite the rigorous work that went into writing, rehearsing and broadcasting almost a hundred episodes to millions of viewers each week, the pair never shared a cross word In this memoir, the late Ronnie Corbett tells the story of their rise from theatre, through The Frost Report and into their own legendary show, as well as how some of their greatest sketches, including Mastermind and Fork Handles, came into being This is the story of one of the great British institutions of the last thirty years, and a hilarious and moving look inside the working lives of two of our most beloved comedians.

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    1. Ronnie Corbett

      Ronald Balfour Ronnie Corbett, CBE was a Scottish actor and comedian who had a long association with Ronnie Barker in the television comedy series The Two Ronnies.

    517 Comments

    1. Comic royalty. A lot of people in the UK rated Morcombe and Wise as the greatest comic duo. I have to disagree. These two were by far the best in my opinion. Classic comedy. Ronnie Barker was a genius.🐯👍


    2. And It's Goodnight From Him: The Autobiography Of The Two Ronnies playR4spring 2013pub 2007BBC BLURB: Goodnight From Him tells the story of Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker from their beginnings in cabaret and repertory theatre, via their first meeting at the bar of the Buckstone Club in 1963 and being chosen by David Frost for his new show The Frost Report (alongside John Cleese), to getting their own Saturday night BBC1 series The Two Ronnies in 1971. The show ran for an extraordinary sixteen [...]


    3. Well this was all very nice. Exactly what you would expect from an autobiography of the Two Ronnies. It was nice. It was very English, and comforting, like a nice cup of tea. You know, nice.It reads like one of Corbett's monologues. He does tend to waffle, go off on one, and occasionally fail to come back to the point altogether. Quite charming, I suppose, but I found it a little trying over the course of a whole book.I did find the genuine warmth of friendship that came through very touching, a [...]


    4. An enchanting and warm look back over the career of an amazing double act of comedy. I had read a lot of the stories about Ronnie Barker in a previous book, but this was told from Ronnie Corbett's perspective. Corbett really opens up about the work ethic and character of his work partner. Their comedy defined a generation and Ronnie C is very generous in talking about who was the most creative. When you have Spike Milligan, John Cleese and David Frost to work with its no wonder The Two Ronnies a [...]


    5. An easy but rather slight read. It was very RC, you can almost hear him telling you the tale from his famous chair. Rather too much reliance on quoting verbatim from known sketches but otherwise a lovely book from the big man. His love for his friend clearly shines through and it was very touching towards the end. As someone else said, a nice read. If you're expecting him to dish the dirt don't bother there's none to be had and doesn't that make a nice change.


    6. One of the best books I've ever read. I loved Ronnie Barker and to read this book written by Ronnie Corbett was very emotional for me. Corbett wrote this book from the heart, not taking any credit for sketches or skits that he did not write and with such obvious affection for Barker that this really does make for an emotional read.Needless to say I was crying by the end and this book has pride of place on my bookcase. God help anyone who touches it.


    7. Really nice book. Like the way it was written with no focus on scandal or disagreements. Corbett seemed to blame himself for any problems.Very sensitive to the memory of Ronnie Barker, particularly in the final chapters.Liked the inclusion of extracts from the shows and sketches. Especially good read after watching the complete TV series on DVD. I also liked all of the photos.


    8. Such an easy read of how The Two Ronnies came to be the highlight of many peoples Saturday night T.V. viewing. As expected there are humerous stories to be found through their 16 year collaberation - Ronnie Corbett has entertained us with the behind-the-scenes happenings and a superb tribute to his close friend Ronnie Barker.


    9. 42 WORD REVIEW:Written not long after Ronnie Barker’s death in 2005, Ronnie Corbett’s singlehanded autobiography (for two!) forms a touching tribute to his departed friend and a companionable stroll down memory lane. Self-effacing yet reverent, Corbett evokes gentle nostalgia for British comedy’s bygone era.


    10. Found this an enjoyable book, the story of how Ronnie C and Ronnie B came together was interesting. The middle section of the book was somewhat weaker and felt more like a list of shows and already well known sketches. The end of the book was touching and showed what a great friendship they had. Enjoyable overall and glad I read it.



    11. Fantastic book - you can not fail to remember how good these guys were and it's great that Ronnie C wrote this before the story was lost. True Greats.


    12. An interesting and touching insight into their lives and careers. Four candles? Yes! Four stars? Sadly not, but maybe it's because I'm not the greatest fan of autobiographies.




    13. Loved this book. A great insight into two of our most-loved comedians from the 70s & 80s. Told with honesty and humour.




    14. 3 1/2 stars. Enjoyable book explaining the career of the two Ronnie's. A bit of light entertainment which is worth a read for anyone who enjoys the show.


    15. This filled up a long train journey. It was warmly but not well written and there was a lot more information about Ronnie Barker than Ronnie Corbett. Although I did not find all their sketches consistently funny It brought back some happy memories of weekend TV watched with loved ones no longer here.


    16. Read for bookgroup. A little loose for the 'artiste biographies'. MSatttered with kjokes and I know more about Barker. It was a little disappointing in the information, but a quick read so not bad on all fronts.


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