Pru and me


After first meeting over 60 years ago while filming a costume drama for the BBC, Prunella Scales and Timothy West have enjoyed a partnership like no other. From appearing together in countless productions on stage and the hit 1960s sitcom ‘Marriage Lines’, they have chalked up an almost endless list of professional triumphs, perhaps most notably for Pru is her portrayal of Sybil Fawlty in ‘Fawlty Towers’, and for Tim, the role of Bradley Hardacre in the popular comedy-drama series, ‘Brass’. They have also brought up their two sons, Samuel and Joseph, and Tim’s daughter by his first marriage, Juliet. Starting in 2014, Channel 4’s ‘Great Canal Journeys’ quickly became one of the most popular programmes on British TV. In this book, Tim traces their united steps through life professionally and personally, and covers the highs and lows of caring for Pru since her dementia diagnosis, 20 years ago.

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Discover the heartwarming, first-hand account of one of the most celebrated partnerships in the history of British entertainment, the 60-year marriage of Timothy West and Prunella Scales

Timothy West and Prunella Scales are – first and foremost – actors. But their finest roles, it turns out, have always been as husband and wife!

In Pru and Me, Timothy West charts the course of their lives, from the years before they met, to their secret courting and marriage. Diving into their journey to establishing themselves at the heart of British theatre, television and film over the next seventy years, most notably in Fawlty Towers and Brass.

Crammed full of funny, poignant, jaw-dropping and occasionally painful stories, Pru and Me also vividly recounts their later blaze of glory that introduced the world to the real Tim and Pru, via Great Canal Journeys. Here, the couple charmed the nation while charting Pru’s gentle struggle with dementia.

A cosy, witty and above all uplifting story of two souls who found one another and have clung together through thick and thin, Pru and Me is a joyous portrait of an amazing marriage.

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Weight 0.611 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 3.4 cm