Only Fools and Horses : The Story of Britain's Favourite Comedy, Paperback Book

Only Fools and Horses : The Story of Britain's Favourite Comedy Paperback

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In the thirty years since viewers first visited Nelson Mandela House, Only Fools and Horses has won countless awards and is still Britain's most-watched and best-loved sitcom.

Del Boy's overwhelming popularity has even inspired the Oxford English Dictionary to include a selection of his most famous words and phrases, such as 'lovely jubbly' and 'twonk'.

In this fascinating, entertaining and meticulously researched book, acclaimed biographer Graham McCann goes behind the scenes to tell the inside story of Britain's most enduring comedy.

With major contributions from the people who wrote, produced and starred in the programme and with material drawn from the BBC archives, it's time to take one last trip down Hooky Street . . .


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9780857860569

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A detailed behind-the-scenes look at Britain's best and best-loved sitcom. As a huge fan I was delighted to find it and read it in two sittings. It's just great.

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This was a lot of fun to read. Everything you ever wanted to know about the making of one of the funniest series ever broadcast. I still maintain that the chandelier cleaning episode was my favourite, but this book reminded me of so many close contenders.

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