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In this electrifying autobiography, Rik stands naked in front of his vast legions of fans and disciples and invites them to take communion with the blood he has spilled for them during his thirty year war on show business.He invented alternative comedy with The Young Ones, he brought down the Thatcher administration with The New Statesman and he changed the face of global culture with his masterpiece Bottom. Not only was his number one single Living Doll the saviour of rock 'n' roll but he also rescued the British film industry with the vast revenues created by his legendary movie Drop Dead Fred. In 1998, he survived an assassination attempt and spent five days in a coma before he literally came back from the dead. Having completed countless phenomenal feature films, TV series, live extravaganzas and radio voice-overs since then, Rik Mayall is now poised on the brink of a whole new epoch-shattering revolution.For the first time ever, Rik reveals in print the deep inner truth behind his gargantuan ascent to the pinnacle of international light entertainment - the mental hospitals he has broken out of, the television executives he has assaulted, the drugs he has definitely not taken, the charities he has bankrupted, the countless pregnancies he has engendered, and so much more.
For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham - the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO's `Girls' - as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.
Lise Nørgaard lever sin alderdom, som hun har levet sit liv: engageret, forlystelsessyg og skarptseende. Hendes liv været præget af stort mod og stærke meninger, og i ”Fruen kommer i dag” ser hun sammen med Cecilie Frøkjær tilbage på sit liv, både det, der var engang, og det, der er nu – de sejre, hun fik, de fejl, hun begik, og de mennesker og begivenheder, der har været med til at forme hende. Usentimentalt og med stor humor – med det vid og bid, der har gjort Lise Nørgaard til en af de stemmer, mange holder af at høre.”Det vigtigste er vel at holde sig i cirkulation og ikke tro, at verden kommer til én, for det gør den ikke. ... Det kan altså ikke nytte noget, at man opgiver livet. Man bliver nødt til at hænge på.”
House by house, also calling in at the Rovers, the Factory, Roy's Rolls, The Kabin and the Corner Shop, in this book you'll find all sorts of fascinating lost treasures from the world of Coronation Street, from revealing birth certificates and love letters to divorce papers, personal letters and even Betty's secret hotpot recipe.
This volume looks at a range of texts and practices thataddress race and its relationship with television. It explores televisionpolicy and the management of race, how transnationalism can diminish racialdiversity, historical questions of representation, the myth of a multiculturalEngland and more. -- .
As long-suffering EastEnders' patriarch Charlie Slater, Derek Martin has become one of British TV's best loved stars. Now in this witty and revealing memoir, Derek tells of his extraordinary journey from growing up in the real East End of London during the Blitz to taking up residency in Albert Square
Through both critical and historical analysis, the book proposes a method of studying the framing of race in ""Star Trek"" of the 1960s and its spin offs in the 1980s and 1990s that integrates sociology, critical theory and cultural studies.
A follow up to "Stephen King on the Big Screen" (2009), this title looks at the much-neglected subject of the best-selling author's work in television, examining what it is about King's fiction that makes it particularly suitable for the small screen. It examines what makes a written or visual text successful at evoking fear.
'Only Connect' is a comprehensive history of American broadcasting, from its earliest days in radio, through the rise of television, to the current era of digital media and the Internet.
The complete oral history of Monty Python - one of comedy's most legendary and influential troupes - publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their BBC debut. With a foreword by John Oliver from Last Week Tonight