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TV tie-in humour

See below for a selection of the latest books from TV tie-in humour category. Presented with a red border are the TV tie-in humour books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great TV tie-in humour books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Richard Osman's House of Games 101 new & classic games from the hit BBC series

Richard Osman's House of Games 101 new & classic games from the hit BBC series

Author: Richard Osman Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Do you know how many post boxes there are in the UK? Could you guess how many times the word 'goat' appear in the King James Version of the bible? Fancy playing a game of charades where all of the books, films and plays are entirely made up? Now, look around the room. Is anyone there the kind of person who'll say 'I just don't understand this', when faced with something that's not just perfectly easy to understand, but is ... well, fun? Ask them to leave. Have they gone? Good. Now welcome inside the House of Games ... Featuring questions based on some of the most loved rounds from the hit BBC2 show, including Roonerspisims, Venn Will I Be Famous?, Dim Sums and Answer Smash, Richard Osman's House of Games Quiz Book is the ultimate test of wit, wisdom and imagination. Curated by Richard Osman and Alan Connor and featuring over 50 new and exclusive games to try out, this is your chance to step inside the House of Games and pitch your trivia skills against your family and friends. Quirky, unique and exactly the right amount of silly, House of Games contains hours of guaranteed fun!

Top Gear Ultimate Supercars

Top Gear Ultimate Supercars

Author: Jason Barlow Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Guaranteed to rev the engines of car fans everywhere. Supercars are the purest and most extreme expression of automotive performance there is - and no one knows their supercars more than theTop Gear Magazine team. From the stylish curves and cutting-edge technology to the absurd power and baffling price-tags, this book is a celebration of the Supercar in all its glory. With all new selections including electric supercars, the stunning full-colour photography and hair-raising visuals will take you under the hood of the fastest, and most ridiculous cars on the planet. This is Top Gear Ultimate Supercars. Buckle up. Are you ready?

Mad as Hell and Back A Silver Jubilee of Sketches by Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie

Mad as Hell and Back A Silver Jubilee of Sketches by Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie

Author: Shaun Micallef, Gary McCaffrie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

2019 marks the tenth season of Mad as Hell and Shaun Micallef's twenty-fifth year in comedy. What better way to celebrate than with a comprehensive collection of the funniest scripts and scenes from Micallef's long TV career? These pages not only feature the highlights of Mad as Hell - dubbed `the best 30 minutes on Australian TV' by the Sydney Morning Herald - but also favourites from Full Frontal, The Micallef P(r)ogram(me) and Newstopia. With perenially wicked wit, Micallef and his co-writer Gary McCaffrie usher us behind the scenes with hilarious footnotes to their most loved sketches.

This Is This Country The official book of the BAFTA award-winning show

This Is This Country The official book of the BAFTA award-winning show

Author: Kerry Mucklowe, Kurtan Mucklowe Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The award-winning BBC comedy This Country documents the day-to-day lives of young cousins Kerry and Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe who live in a small village in the Cotswolds. Filmed in the same mocumentary style as The Office, the show follows them as they interact with the other residents of their claustrophobic Cotswold village: the local vicar (and one-time 80s popstar), Reverend Francis Seaton; aspiring tattoo artist, bodyguard and S Club 7 fan, Mandy Harris; and self-confessed peeper and bookies' favourite for Worst Father in Britain, Martin Mucklowe. Described by the Guardian's Lucy Mangan as 'perfection', Helen Bownass in Stylist as 'the funniest show on TV' and Simon Horsford in the Daily Telegraph as 'superb', This Country has run for two series and is already a smash hit with viewers, winning three BAFTA awards (for Best Comedy Writers, Best Scripted Comedy and Best Female Performance in a Comedy) and three RTS Programme Awards. The recent iPlayer special garnered 5 million streams alone. Now, this autumn, comes the first official tie-in. In keeping with the mocumentary style of the show, and in the manner of best TV comedy books, This Is This Country is a hilarious 'in world' spoof, and a parody of local parish newsletters. Featuring, among others, 'Kerry's Village Tw*t List', the vicar's poetry, a log of all the times Kerry and Kurtan have seen Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen around the village, Mandy's correspondence to her adopted dog Digby, Kerry's neighbourhood watch diary, and hilarious adverts, notices and pictures of village life, This is This Country is as brilliantly observed as the show itself and a must-have for fans.

Gin of Thrones

Gin of Thrones

Author: Daniel Bettridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Everything's better with some wine in the belly. - Tyrion Lannister, the self-proclaimed God of Tits and Wine . You're not likely to sit on the Iron Throne or ride a dragon into battle against a horde of undead wights, but that doesn't mean you can't get into the Westerosi spirit - quite literally! Gin of Thrones is the ultimate cocktail book for Game of Thrones fans. Alongside 50 recipes are eight drinking games - one for each season - that can be played while watching the epic show. What do we say to the god of drink? Yes, please! Cocktails include: * Mother of Dragon (Fruit) * Shaken not Lannistirred * The Drink That Was Promised * Valor Mor-Guinness * Robin Arryn's Milkshake

Loose Women: Let Loose! Our Life Lessons Revealed

Loose Women: Let Loose! Our Life Lessons Revealed

Author: ITV Ventures Limited Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

For 20 years the Loose Women panellists have been entertaining the nation with their forthright opinions on the vagaries of modern life. For the first time, they have come together to share intimate thoughts, fears, memories and anecdotes that are both thought-provoking and entertaining in equal measure. Loose Women: Let Loose! takes on the essential subjects of Love, Sex, Self-Esteem, Friendships, Family, Body Image and Wellness. Whether it is parenting advice from Nadia ('It's important to have a support network when you're a new parent'); Gloria's experience with bereavement ('Losing a child changes you, you can't be the same person'); Coleen's feelings about love ('I do believe there is the one - for now'); or Janet's take on mental health ('It doesn't need to be triggered by splitting up or a death, it could be happening in small ways'), there are stories that have never been shared before alongside the show's best bits, making Loose Women: Let Loose! a hilarious and honest guide to handling life's ups and downs as a 21st-century woman.

Inside Dunder Mifflin The Ultimate Fan's Guide to The Office

Inside Dunder Mifflin The Ultimate Fan's Guide to The Office

Author: Amy Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

This is the ultimate companion for any fan of The Office, which is basically anyone with a pulse (and access to a Netflix account). While it's been 5 years since The Office ended, the show's stellar writing, incredible cast, relatability and sheer lovability has meant that it continues to increase in popularity due to being accessible on streaming platforms like Netflix. The hit workplace comedy has charmed millions of viewers with its wit and warm heart. With Inside Dunder Mifflin you can take the `What's your management style?' Quiz to find out if you're a Michael Scott, Robert California or an Andy Bernard. Or find out who would win in a romance battle between Jim and Pam, and Phyllis and Bob? Then get everything you need to know about crushing your enemies (who may or may not also be your best friends) from Dwight Schrute, `Dress for Success' with Andy Bernard, and take advice from `Michael Scott's Ultimate Guide to Business'. On a less fan fiction-y note, this brightly illustrated guide also includes season overviews, top episode dissections, cast profiles and more.

Still Friends 25 Years of the TV Show That Defined an Era

Still Friends 25 Years of the TV Show That Defined an Era

Author: Saul Austerlitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Twenty-five years on from when it first aired, Still Friends is an entertaining, fascinating and deeply researched behind-the-scenes look at the success of the hit show, Friends, featuring exclusive interviews with the show's creators, cast members and industry insiders. In September 1994, six friends sat down in their favourite coffee shop and began bantering. A quarter of a century later, new fans are still finding their way into the lives of Rachel, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe, and thanks to a combination of talented creators, its intimate understanding of its youthful audience, and its reign during network television's last moment of dominance, Friends has become the most influential and beloved show of its era. Noted pop culture historian Saul Austerlitz is here to tell us how it happened. Utilizing exclusive interviews with creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman, executive producer Kevin Bright, director James Burrows, and many other producers, writers, and cast members, Still Friends tells the story of Friends' creation, its remarkable decade-long run, and its astonishing Netflix-fuelled afterlife. Readers will learn how the show was developed and cast, written and filmed. They'll be reminded of episodes like the one about the trivia contest, the prom video, and the London trip. And, of course, the saga of Ross and Rachel. They'll also discover surprising details: that Monica and Joey were the show's original romantic couple, how Danielle Steel probably saved Jennifer Aniston's career, and why Friends is still so popular today. On the 25th anniversary of this truly groundbreaking show, it's clear that Friends has a legacy that has endured beyond wildest expectations. And in this hilarious, informative, and entertaining book, readers will now understand why.

The Essential Fan Guide to the Golden Girls

The Essential Fan Guide to the Golden Girls

Author: Emma Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

This is the definitive guide to The Golden Girls. More than 30 years after it first aired, perhaps more than any other TV show, this show's cult fanbase continues to grow. It ran for seven seasons (collecting a staggering 58 Emmy nominations and 11 wins along the way) and over the years, this hit comedy about four fierce and sassy roommates in Miami charmed millions of viewers with its incomparable wit. Above all, The Golden Girls celebrated the strength and depth of the friendship between its four iconic characters. The Essential Fan Guide to The Golden Girls brings you everything you need to know about the enduring hit TV comedy. Inside you'll find: overviews of its seven seasons; top episode guides; behind the scenes trivia; cast and writer profiles, and guides to stand-out guest-stars; and plenty of deep dives into the unforgettable aesthetic of costume and set design. Whether you're a new or old fan, this book will satisfy your craving for all things related to The Golden Girls.

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Hidden Treasures

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Hidden Treasures

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

This book delves into the official archives and recounts the history of the men who changed the face of comedy. The story is told through photographs, text, props and memorabilia, including hand-scribbled scripts, never-before-published cue sheets, artwork, unused presentation material, and more, offering the reader a unique peek into the world of these comic geniuses. The Dead Parrot sketch. The Lumberjack Song . Argument Clinic . Spam . Monty Python's Flying Circus was packed with famous skits and classic one-liners, many of which are still globally recognized, from the Hollywood Bowl to the University of Woolloomooloo. Their irreverent humour is the yardstick by which others are judged and the adjective Pythonesque has been part of the English language for years. And 50 years after first broadcast, Monty Python's Flying Circus is still attracting and amusing audiences around the world.

Star Wars How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills

Star Wars How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills

Author: Christian Blauvelt Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. Be prepared! Would you survive in the spice mines of Kessel? Could you escape from a giant space slug? From tackling extreme weather and finding shelter, to avoiding social pitfalls, learn what to do to stay alive in a galaxy far, far away. (c) & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

Taskmaster 220 Extraordinary Tasks for Ordinary People

Taskmaster 220 Extraordinary Tasks for Ordinary People

Author: Alex Horne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Build yourself a box and think outside of it. Your time starts now ... In the TV show and on my marriage certificate, my job description is `Taskmaster's Assistant'. That's what I do and it's an honour. I like Taskmaster a lot. And, of course, I love The Taskmaster. He's mountainous. If you feel in any way the same as me then you should enjoy this paperback version of the official Taskmaster book. There are tasks for you, your friends and your family. There are new tasks, secret things and sneaky tricks. And there is one swear word. So it's almost exactly like being on the show. Good luck. Make good choices. Let's do Him proud. Alex Horne Taskmaster's Assistant