A unique collection of the finest work, including never before seen footage of comedy genius, and a fascinating insight into the relationship of Britain's greatest comic double act - Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. An illuminating and hilarious part-biography, part comic anthology of two of history's most famous comedians.
William Cook is the author of six comedy books, including Tragically I Was an Only Twin: The Complete Peter Cook (Arrow), Ha Bloody Ha - Comedians Talking (Fourth Estate) and The Comedy Store - The Club That Changed British Comedy (Little, Brown). He has worked for the BBC and as a journalist for the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday and New Statesman. Peter Cook (1937 - 1995) is one of Britain's most famous and well-respected comedians. Famous for his role as a leading satirist, Cook was a TV chat show host, writer and performer of theatre comedy sketches and one half of the great comedy double act, Pete and Dud, with fellow comedian Dudley Moore. Dudley Moore (1935 - 2002) is not only famous for his hugely successful comedy partnership with Peter Cook. A world-famous comedy actor, he became a Hollywood star and won an Oscar for his role in the hit comedy film Arthur, alongside John Gielgud and Liza Minelli.
"This volume of Pete and Dud sketches is... invaluable" * The Guardian *