Ronnie Barker Authorised Biography

Ronnie Barker Authorised Biography


Ronnie Barker is one of the best-loved and most celebrated entertainers in British television history. As well as starring in the ever popular and critically acclaimed sitcoms Porridge and Open All Hours, he was, of course, one of the bespectacled Two Ronnies, who topped the TV Charts for more than 15 years and are returning to our screens in spring 2005.

A celebration of Ronnies life and career, published to coincide with Ronnies 75th birthday, this book contains original contributions from people who have worked with and know him best including John Cleese, David Jason (who provides the foreword), David Frost, Eric Idle, Michael Palin.

Written with the full consent and collaboration of Ronnie himself, this biography is full of interviews and unseen personal illustrations from his own collection.

Bob McCabe is a respected author and journalist and contributes regularly to film magazines and BBC radio arts programmes. He is the author of several books.

About the author

Bob McCabe

BOB McCABE is an award-winning screenwriter, broadcaster, and The New York Times Best Selling Author of Harry Potter: Page To Screen – The Complete Filmmaking Journey.

His other books include the best-selling The Pythons Autobiography By The Pythons, Dreams & Nightmares: Terry Gilliam, The Brothers Grimm and Other Cautionary Tales Of Hollywood, The Authorised Biography of Ronnie Barker and The Rough Guide To Comedy Movies.

He is currently the Cabinet Office’s leading film critic, and Editor-In-Chief of the movie website
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