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An affectionate reminder of a well loved partnership
on 10 September 2007
Just as Ant & Dec are now the faces of Saturday night TV back in the 70's and 80's that role fell upon a slightly older partnership, The Two Ronnies.
The Two Ronnies shows set the benchmark in TV comedy that as subsequently never been bettered or even equalled. Although they both looked like most peoples idea of kindly uncles their shows were brimming with a mixture of saucy seaside postcard like humour, subtle and unsubtle wordplay (of which Ronnie Barker was a master) and funny musical skits, all or some of which could be relied to appeal to both young and old alike.
This book is the story of the Two Ronnies and is an affectionate remininiscence of the series, and is a gentle and undemanding read.
Although this book is subtitled 'The Autobiography of the Two Ronnies' don't expect any scandal or the releasing of skeletons in closets. This isn't that type of book, and I suspect the people to who it will appeal wouldn't want to read anything like that anyway.
It is clear from this book that both Ronnies were thoroughly decent and unspoilt characters and the high regard in which they held each other is plain to see.