DAD'S ARMY: The Story of a Very British Comedy

Author(s): MCCANN GRAHAM

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The story of the greatest British sit-com and its enduring appeal. When we laugh at Dad's Army we laugh at ourselves, and nearly fifty years after it was first broadcast, millions of us are still laughing - whenever and wherever it is repeated. With contributions from the people who planned, produced and performed the programme, and material drawn from the BBC archives, acclaimed author Graham McCann has written the definitive story of a very British comedy.

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'A hugely entertaining read.' Daily Telegraph 'A splendid new "biography" of the comedy.' Observer 'I knew I would enjoy Graham McCann's book because he started exactly where I would have started: with the best joke a British sitcom has yet devised.' Roland White, Sunday Times 'Excellent. All but essential.' Omer Ali, Time Out 'More than a showbiz yarn. McCann's engaging book pays homage to the great catchlines ("They don't like it up 'em") and the great punchlines ("Don't tell him, Pike!").' Jonathan Sale, Independent 'Irresistible.' John Dugdale, Literary Review

Graham McCann is a lecturer in Social and Political Theory at Kings College, Cambridge. His previous books include: Marilyn Monroe: The Body in the Library (1988); Woody Allen: New Yorker (1990); Rebel Males: Clift, Brando Dean; Morecambe and Wise (also published by Fourth Estate), and a recent study of Theodore Adorno for Blackwells.

General Fields

  • : 9781841153094
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : August 2002
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : MCCANN GRAHAM
  • : Paperback
  • : 616
  • : English
  • : 791.4572
  • : 304
  • : (2 x 8pp b/w plate sections), With index