Author: Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews, Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn
Four hilarious episodes from the first and second series of Channel 4's brilliant and surreal television comedy show starring Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly and Pauline McLynn.
Author: Arthur Mathews, Graham Linehan
Publisher: Boxtree Limited
Based on the television comedy series, Father Ted, this is a collection of the lead character's favourite editions of his parish magazine. They include features such as The 100 Greatest Priests (Father Ted comes up with only nine), a history of Craggy Island, and Father Dougal's games page.
The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.
The Seinfeld Scripts
Author: Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David
Publisher: Harper Collins
Jerry. George. Elaine. Kramer. We've followed their misadventures for nearly ten years on Thursday nights. Here, finally, are the scripts of the first two seasons that will take you back to the beginning of Seinfeld. Featuring the first 17 episodes ever aired, The Seinfeld Scripts contains all the great lines that have kept us laughing for years: the pilot episode, "The Seinfeld Chronicles," where it all began; George introduces his importer/exporter altar ego Art Vanderlay in "The Stakeout"; Kramer becomes obsessed with cantaloupe in "The Ex-Girlfriend"; Jerry and George meet Elaine's dad in "The Jacket"; is Jerry responsible for a poor Polish woman's death when he makes "The Pony Remark"?; Jerry and Elaine decide to become intimate again in "The Deal"; what will George do when he is banned from the executive bathroom in "The Revenge"?; and Jerry, George, and Elaine wait for a table in "The Chinese Restaurant." It's all here: the award-winning writing of Seinfeld, "the defining sitcom of our age". Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. Elaine: My roommate has Lyme disease. Jerry: Lyme disease? I thought she had Epstein-Barr syndrome? Elaine: She has this in addition to Epstein-Barr. It's like Epstein-Barr with a twist of Lyme disease. George: She calls me up at my office she says, "We have to talk." Jerry: The four worst words in the English language. Kramer: What a body. Yeeaaah...that's for me. Jerry: Yeah and you're just what she's looking for, too--a stranger, leering through a pair of binoculars ten floors up.
Author: Graham Linehan, William Rose
Publisher: Samuel French Limited
'The Ladykillers' is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.
This book: helps readers appreciate how liturgical texts are written and understood, why some texts 'work' in worship and others don't; looks at the use and abuse of scriptural texts and versions within the liturgy; considers how sound, rhythm and the arrangement of words can help congregations to worship well together; and offers a finely balanced critique of the language, style and sentence construction in Common Worship and BCP 1662/1928, examining good and bad examples from each. The basic antithesis between words as semantic carriers and words as evokers of feeling and memory leads to consideration of the effect of words on worshippers in both corporate worship and private prayer. In doing so, the book explores four main aspects of liturgical speech: Anaphora, Rhythm, Posture and Punctuation.
Author: Richard Curtis, Peter Mountain
Interweaves ten different love stories, including that of the unmarried British prime minister who falls for the woman who brings his tea and that of a widower struggling to raise his stepson.
Author: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Publisher: Random House
The collected scripts of the unique, slightly strange, often weird, but always hilarious award-winning sitcom Peep Show. Meet Mark and Jeremy: two very ordinary weirdos. Mark, a middle-aged man trapped in a twentysomething's body, is the sensible one--a loan manager with seven GCSEs ("back when a GCSE actually meant something") and an unhealthy obsession with World War II. His flatmate, Jeremy, is a grade-A work-shy freeloader with sketchy fruebds. He dreams of being a world-class musician but can't seem to get out of bed in the morning. They hate themselves, each other, and the world. This is their story. Uniquely filmed--shot from the characters' point of view and edited so the viewer hears their unspoken thoughts, as well as the dialogue between them--Peep Show has attracted both a cult following and critical acclaim. Now, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the creators of the show, have pulled together and annotated the scripts of all five series and written hilarious extra material to take us even deeper into the minds of our socially inept and wonderfully weird heroes and their slightly strange friends. A perfect example of British comedy writing at its very best, this book is the perfect present for quirky comedy fans everywhere.
Following on from last year’s huge Sunday Times bestseller, The Inbetweeners Yearbook, comes The Inbetweeners Script Book, the perfect gift for all die-hard Inbetweeners fan and lovers of fine award-winning literature. The book features all eighteen scripts of the televised show, each with its own introduction from the writers and creators, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, sharing behind the scenes stories about filming, the writing process, and the real events that inspired the show’s storylines. And as an Apple exclusive, readers will be able to access links to all of the series on iTunes.
Was It For This?
Author: John Waters
Publisher: Random House
Ireland today stands at a defining moment. The prosperity of the Celtic Tiger years has given way to the sudden crash, the turbulence of the euro crisis, and the loss of our sovereignty to the faceless technocrats of Europe and the IMF. Our leaders seem impotent and rage, bewilderment and despair have swept through Irish society. Was It For This...? delves into the Irish psyche to answer the questions: What happened to our hopes and dreams? What is at the heart of the sense of betrayal that we feel? In the rush to modernity, did we throw away everything of true value? Have we lost the ideals of nationhood and patriotism set out by those who dreamt of the Irish Republic? John Waters’ remarkable new book sweeps through the pages of our recent history to get to the heart our political, social and existential identity crisis. Ranging across a vast canvas, Was It For This...? argues that the Celtic Tiger was built on a collective delusion, and that the seeds of its destruction were sown many years before it even began, when we exchanged our colonial shackles for a no-less destructive dependency for short-term gain. Ireland’s sovereignty was given up long before the IMF came to town. Along the way, Waters ponders our love/hate relationship with Fianna Fáil; the undercurrents that ran through the 2011 presidential election; why our political leaders and commentators have clung onto the remnants of 1960s revolutionary fervour long after the revolution was won; how our denial of an authoritative father figure has led to a leaderless ‘sibling society’; the emptiness of our ‘youth culture’ and the suppression of real thought and discussion through cynicism and irony; and why we have lost the very language that once enabled us to speak of ‘Ireland’ with pride.
Author: Richard Curtis, Rowan Atkinson, Ben Elton
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
A collection of scripts from the television series as well as miscellaneous items such as Baldrick's family tree and an index of Blackadder's finest insults.
Randolph, Ohio, 1842. Allen Jay and his family are Quakers, members of a religion that opposes slavery. Allen's home is a stop on the Underground Railroad, and his family helps escaping slaves reach freedom. When Henry appears in the Jays' yard, Allen must help him reach the next safe house.But can they escape the slave catchers?
Author: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Publisher: Random House
In the BAFTA-winning comedy about the Slough paper merchant where life is stationary, David Brent is more appalling than ever as his personality spirals out of control. His slow descent into semi-madness is chronicled here, in The Office, The Scripts volume 2. Following on from the phenomenal success of series 1 voted Comedy of the Year at the British Comedy Awards the second series averaged over 4 million viewers, with a 25% audience share. This book features the scripts from all six episodes and contains over 500 picture screengrabs taken from the broadcast masters and available exclusively in this BBC publication. Original and accurate and painfully funny: it will have every office in the country twitching with spasms of recognition This is a gem. The Times