More Than Likely: A Memoir

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Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais are the creators of some of British television’s most beloved comedies. Essex-born Clement teamed up with Geordie insurance salesman La Frenais in the early 1960s and scripted a series about two young pals from Newcastle, ‘The Likely Lads’, which became one of BBC Two’s first hits. The duo went on to create the classic sitcoms ‘Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?’, ‘Porridge’ starring Ronnie Barker, and ‘Auf Wiedersehen, Pet’. Together and separately they have worked as writers and script editors for some of the most famous TV programmes ever made, and with stellar performers that include Billy Connolly and Tracey Ullman. This is their story.