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About the Author
Ian and Janette Tough are The Krankies, one of the biggest names in TV entertainment of the eighties, and still a much-loved double act, not only in this country but throughout the world. A real-life couple since 1969, they have delighted audiences with their unique brand of humour for more than five decades. They live together in Scotland.
Top Customer Reviews
That said, this book is worth a read. If you have an interest in light entertainment, comedy, showbiz and celebrities of days gone by then this is definately for you.
It's very honest in a couldn't-give-a-monkeys sort of a way and spills the beans on a number of the celebrities of showbiz yesteryear. They make no apologies for their straight talking - and why should they? In fairness what did we expect from an act with 40 years (and counting) experience that have been maligned by the press and comedy police alike. You can't take it away from them, The Krankies must be doing something right.
The book is kept moving by the constant (almost) interview style in the writing which is both pacey and refreshing. I read this in two sittings, so it's a good 'un.
I didn't award it five stars for one simple reason... There are a number of errors in the book that could have been corrected so easily. They're silly inaccuracies like at one point they talk of Barrymore's wife calling her 'Carol' (She's called Cheryl), they incorrectly name a vehicle and misspell a few names, incorrectly identify a few acts, entertainers, places and events that could and should have been checked before going to print. Picky perhaps, but surely the accuracy of the account belies its validity.
That said, this is a great book that will make you laugh out loud and perhaps gain more than a little respect for these showbiz survivors.
The Krankies are showbiz legends who have worked alongside many other greats and they are honest, often brutally about people.
Wee Jimmy Krankie rules ok!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow. Just wow. Who knew one of the greatest autobiographies of all time would come from these two. 😀Published 3 months ago by Me
Great book,bought for a Birthday present for my husband. He loved it, couldn't put it down. I would recommend it.Published on 18 Nov. 2013 by Hazel B
A true account froim one of the best double acts this country ever had. Written by Jannette and Ian, A true nothing left out biography from start to finish. Read morePublished on 19 May 2011 by Bumblezzz