Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are still commonly regarded as the greatest comic double act that Great Britain has ever produced. Today it’s impossible to imagine modern sketch shows without them.
This collection of their works is a comprehensive compilation of the finest sketches that Cook and Moore ever wrote together – from the beginning of their partnership, in the groundbreaking stage show, Beyond The Fringe, to the notorious taboo busting Derek and Clive LPs that captured the spirit of punk rock, and inspired the scantological anarchy of Alternative Comedy.
Featuring transcripts of one night stands long since almost forgotten, such as their Royal Variety performance, as well as a wealth of virtually unknown material, including previously unpublished scripts for Not Only But Also, Goodbye Again promises to be a revelation, even for Cook and Moore’s most informed fans.
As well as illuminating their work, this book also promises to shed light on their intimate yet turbulent relationship.
‘This volume of Pete and Dud sketches is … invaluable’ – Guardian