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More Than Likely: A Memoir

Dick Clement, Ian le Frenais

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Biography: arts & entertainment

From The Likely Lads and Porridge to Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - plus Brickies, Bank Robbers, Rogues, Rockers, Prima Donnas and Panic

'Fabulous memoirs from the two great writers . . . I loved every second of it' Eric Idle

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais's unique writing partnership has lasted over fifty years. After creating the characters of Bob and Terry, factory hands from the north-east of England, in The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, their reputation as great screenwriters was secured. Their acclaimed careers have included writing, directing and producing iconic TV programmes like Porridge, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Lovejoy. Their feature films include Otley, The Commitments and Still Crazy. Along the way, they have had unforgettable encounters with movie stars like Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando, Michael Caine and Sean Connery - not to mention with stellar performers as varied as Billy Connolly, George Best, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Ronnie Wood and Tracey Ullman.

Naturally, Dick and Ian's dual memoir is told with flair and immense humour. It is also choc-a-bloc with unexpected happenings, rogues and rock stars, prima donnas, plots and panic.

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Praise for More Than Likely: A Memoir

  • Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais are responsible for making a lot of people laugh a lot. Their writing track record is up there with the very best ... riveting .... the book is a tribute to the breadth and range of their impact - and how much fun they have had in the process - THE SUNDAY TIMES

  • Witty, deft, highly consumable, sporadically revealing ... vivid and amusing ... It's good and gossipy, but they sneak in all sorts of smart observations about showbiz ... There's a joy, certainly, to joining them at - or within a short stride from - the high table of television and film ... their clarity and understated wit throughout explains why they are still much in demand - THE TIMES

  • Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have brought a smile to the face of the nation for the best part of six decades ... More Than Likely is a matey stroll down memory lane in which they separately, and jointly, recall past glories and the famous faces who have crossed their paths ... More Than Likely is an entertaining read full of sharp-eyed nostalgia, star-studded anecdotes and an affection for the good and bad times of a lifetime in the storytelling business - SUNDAY EXPRESS

  • Clement and La Frenais' book will tickle anyone who loves comedy and relishes gossipy stories about cultural icons of yore ... The book's index reads like a who's who of

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