Louis Barfe

Book Shambles
Louis Barfe is an author and former journalist who has written some of the most lauded biographies of classic British comedians. He has written some of the definitive life stories of the likes of Les Dawson and Ken Dodd and in his latest book, Sunshine and Laughter, he tells the unique story of one Britain’s most loved double acts, Morecambe and Wise. He joins Robin to talk about the book, classic British comedy, where it still seeps into today’s comedy and who he’d most love to research for a future biography.
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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Sunshine and Laughter: The Story of Morecambe & Wise by Louis Barfe

Happiness and Tears: the Ken Dodd Story by Louis Barfe

The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawson by Louis Barfe

A Time Before Genesis: A Novel of the Future’s Past by Les Dawson

A Card for the Clubs: A Novel of the Working Men’s Clubs by Les Dawson

Exit through the fireplace by Kate Dunn

Do Not Adjust Your Set by Kate Dunn

Must the Show Go On? by Les Dennis

The Fool on the Hill by Max Wall and Peter Ford

The Kenneth Williams Companion by Adam Endacott

The Complete Beatles Chronicle by Mark Lewisohn

Ringing the Changes by Robert Aickman

Nick Drake: The Biography by Patrick Humphries

Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy by Mark Lewisohn

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