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Only Fools and Horses : The Story of Britain's Favourite Comedy by Graham McCann

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

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‘Lovely jubbly’ - This is a timely and affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and enduring comedies and its creator John Sullivan. 30 years on Only Fools and Horses is still being shown around the globe and has even spawned new words in the Oxford English Dictionary. Long live Hooky Street.


Only Fools and Horses : The Story of Britain's Favourite Comedy by Graham McCann

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 ...


This is a thoroughly-researched, breezily-written, affectionate and yet never dewy-eyed account of how a great TV series was put together. It stands as a worthy monument to its creator - Daily Mail

About the Author

Graham McCann is the most trusted and admired entertainment writer working in the UK today. He is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of books on Dad's Army, Fawlty Towers, Frankie Howerd, Cary Grant, Spike Milligan, Terry-Thomas, Woody Allen, John Le Mesurier, Morecambe and Wise, and Marilyn Monroe. He also writes regularly on politics and culture for a wide range of publications.

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Publication date

7th June 2012


Graham McCann

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Canongate Books Ltd


368 pages


Biography / Autobiography

Performing arts: comedy



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