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And It's Goodnight From Him: The Autobiography Of The Two Ronnies

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And it's Goodnight from Him ... Messrs Barker and Corbett kept a nation laughing for two decades, and despite the work that went into writing, rehearsing and broadcasting almost a hundred episodes to millions of viewers each week, the pair never shared a cross word. This work tells the story of their rise from theatre, through The Frost Report and into their own legendary ...more
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Published June 7th 2007 by Penguin Books (first published October 5th 2006)
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Tim Worley live
An enchanting and warm look back over the career of an amazing double act of comedy. I had read a lot of the stories about Ronnie Barker in a previous book, but this was told from Ronnie Corbett's perspective. Corbett really opens up about the work ethic and character of his work partner. Their comedy defined a generation and Ronnie C is very generous in talking about who was the most creative. When you have Spike Milligan, John Cleese and David Frost to work with its no wonder The Two Ronnies a ...more
Cait
Really nice book. Like the way it was written with no focus on scandal or disagreements. Corbett seemed to blame himself for any problems.

Very sensitive to the memory of Ronnie Barker, particularly in the final chapters.

Liked the inclusion of extracts from the shows and sketches. Especially good read after watching the complete TV series on DVD. I also liked all of the photos.
Derelict Space Sheep
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Written not long after Ronnie Barker’s death in 2005, Ronnie Corbett’s singlehanded autobiography (for two!) forms a touching tribute to his departed friend and a companionable stroll down memory lane. Self-effacing yet reverent, Corbett evokes gentle nostalgia for British comedy’s bygone era.
Kath
This filled up a long train journey. It was warmly but not well written and there was a lot more information about Ronnie Barker than Ronnie Corbett. Although I did not find all their sketches consistently funny It brought back some happy memories of weekend TV watched with loved ones no longer here.
John
Unexpectedly enjoyable read.
Many things now fall into place about their characters.
Julie Kendrick
One of the best books I've ever read. I loved Ronnie Barker and to read this book written by Ronnie Corbett was very emotional for me. Corbett wrote this book from the heart, not taking any credit for sketches or skits that he did not write and with such obvious affection for Barker that this really does make for an emotional read.

Needless to say I was crying by the end and this book has pride of place on my bookcase. God help anyone who touches it.
Bettie☯
And It's Goodnight From Him: The Autobiography Of The Two Ronnies



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BBC BLURB: Goodnight From Him tells the story of Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker from their beginnings in cabaret and repertory theatre, via their first meeting at the bar of the Buckstone Club in 1963 and being chosen by David Frost for his new show The Frost Report (alongside John Cleese), to getting their own Saturday night BBC1 series The Two Ronnies in 1971. The show ran for an extraordinary sixteen
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David
Found this an enjoyable book, the story of how Ronnie C and Ronnie B came together was interesting. The middle section of the book was somewhat weaker and felt more like a list of shows and already well known sketches. The end of the book was touching and showed what a great friendship they had. Enjoyable overall and glad I read it.
Yvonne
This was a lovely book to read. I was able to revisit some very happy memories of watching as a child the "Two Ronnies" on a Saturday night.
Ronnie C is a gifted writer and his witty humour came through in the prose, as does is obvious love and respect for his long time partner in crime.
Highly recommended.
Mark
Read for bookgroup. A little loose for the 'artiste biographies'. MSatttered with kjokes and I know more about Barker. It was a little disappointing in the information, but a quick read so not bad on all fronts.
Richard
An interesting and touching insight into their lives and careers. Four candles? Yes! Four stars? Sadly not, but maybe it's because I'm not the greatest fan of autobiographies.
Mike Worth
Fantastic book - you can not fail to remember how good these guys were and it's great that Ronnie C wrote this before the story was lost. True Greats.
Tim
3 1/2 stars. Enjoyable book explaining the career of the two Ronnie's. A bit of light entertainment which is worth a read for anyone who enjoys the show.
Paul Tisserant
Loved this book. A great insight into two of our most-loved comedians from the 70s & 80s. Told with honesty and humour.
JackieB
Really enjoyed this. It was funny of course but also quite reflective.
Jim Turner
Surprisingly thoughtful and insightful.
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