Pru and Me

Pru and Me

The Amazing Marriage of Prunella Scales and Timothy West


After first meeting over sixty years ago while filming a costume drama for the BBC, Prunella Scales and Timothy West have enjoyed a partnership like no other; from appearing together in hit sitcoms to bringing up two children, they have chalked up an almost endless list of professional triumphs.

In this book, Tim traces their united steps through life professionally and personally, and covers the highs and lows of caring for Pru since her dementia diagnosis, twenty years ago. As with all things in life, she and Tim have tackled it together, often with a glass of wine in hand and almost always with a smile.


  • Heartening and heartfelt. Exudes West's characteristic warmth
    The Times, Books of the Year

About the author

Timothy West

Timothy West is a British actor and television presenter. His acting career has spanned across various mediums, from theatre stages to radio and television. Timothy is known for his roles in Brass, as well as for his appearances in Coronation Street and Eastenders, and from his travel show Great Canal Journeys, where he shared the screen with his wife, Prunella Scales. Prunella is an English actress, who received accolades for her performances in Fawlty Towers and A Question of Attribution. The couple has been married for almost sixty years.
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