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The Masters of Sitcom: From Hancock to Steptoe Hardcover – 1 Sep 2011

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara; 1st Edition edition (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843176335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843176336
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 626,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Comedy without Galton and Simpson would be like literature without Dickens. (Harry Enfield)

An excellent guide to two of Britain's sitcom pioneers. A must-buy for fans of classic comedy. (Paul Merton)

Galton and Simpson are The Beatles of British comedy - they changed everything. (Frank Skinner)

In Christopher Stevens their achievements have found a perceptive and sympathetic chronicler (Sunday Express)

Breathtakingly funny (Matt Lucas and David Walliams)

Descriptive and informative narrative written by an obvious enthusiast of their work (Tony Hancock Archives Newsletter)

About the Author

Christopher Stevens is a television critic, author and journalist. He began working as a journalist in 1983 and currently holds the position of Daily Mail TV critic, writing daily reviews of the previous night's viewing from Monday to Friday.

He has written 6 books and is the father of two teenage boys.

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