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The Two Ronnies:  But First - The News! (The Best of the Two Ronnies Dialogue Book 1)

The Two Ronnies: But First - The News! (The Best of the Two Ronnies Dialogue Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Peter Vincent
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The pick of the ‘news items’ that became such a trade-mark of the Two Ronnies show, illustrated with more than twenty cartoons.

'Obviously, I remember with affection some of the gags — the elephant doing a ton on the M1; the contortionist who had come from Australia to look up his relatives; and the stunt-man who fell sixty feet, landing on Raquel Welch (his condition was described later as extremely comfortable), but for the most part they had "flowed away down the dark stream of memory" as Lionel Blair once put it. What a treat, then, to sample them once again in this splendid and rib-tickling selection. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.' RONNIE BARKER

About The Editor
PETER VINCENT writes comedy for TV and radio. For twenty years he worked with Dave Allen on a great many shows. He was also script editor for 'The Two Ronnies' and wrote part of the twelve series they made.

Mostly he's written half hour comedies (135 episodes transmitted so far), such as ‘Sorry’, staring Ronnie Corbett, which went out in some twelve countries and was seen by around 30 million viewers. Peter has also written with Ian Davidson, David Nobbs and the late Dick Vosburgh.

Recently Peter and Ian Davidson have been writing ‘When the Dog Dies’ a radio sitcom starring Ronnie Corbett, which is now being considered for television and has been long-listed for a Writers Guild Award.

Says Peter, 'In a somewhat varied life I’ve also written for Frankie Howerd, Tommy Cooper, and Bob Monkhouse. And even for some who are still alive, such as David Frost. Michael Parkinson, and George Cole. I most enjoy writing humorous novels. If they make me laugh, that’s good. If they make someone else laugh – let’s have a party!'

Peter's novels are something else and coming soon as an e-book is his first, 'The Hawkwind Enigma', a cross between TV's 'The Big Bang Theory' and Indiana Jones.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1497 KB
  • Print Length: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Pilot Productions; 1 edition (2 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C6MY1XW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,036 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars So happy to own again. 9 Aug 2014
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When you remember a book you last owned over 30 years ago and wished you still had it...I had two books of their brilliant news items and hope that is released too.
So happy to have this again and of course it reminds me of the brilliant dead pan delivery of the Two Ronnies. If only Fiona Bruce gave us news items like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud funny 9 Oct 2013
By Kwaka
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I bought this as I'd just been watching about the Two Ronnie's on TV and I love their "news" items, so I thought I'd see if a book was available that captured them all.
I wasn't disappointed. Much to my wife's annoyance I was sniggering constantly when reading these and had to keep stopping to relay them.
Great fun and highly recommended.
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Some good, some not so good and some {groan!!}; however, overall not a bad collection of classic 2 Ronnies 'news'. Good value for money
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2.0 out of 5 stars not value for money 25 Jun 2013
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Far too much blank paging and the intro was far too long and useless; I have the feeling that the publishers are ripping off the general public on the back of the enormous fame and sympathy for the 2 Ronnies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved them - such clever 24 Nov 2014
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Brought back memories of watching the shows when I was younger. Loved them - such clever, tongue in cheek Brittish humor.
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