The Richard Beckinsale Story

The Richard Beckinsale Story

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This is the first biography of the much-loved seventies actor Richard Beckinsale, who died on 19 March 1979 at the age of thirty-one. It looks back at one of the biggest stars of that decade through the eyes of family, friends and colleagues. With his star rising steadily, he died of a heart attack, alone at home. Adored by the general public, his death was one of the most shocking losses to British comedy of the late seventies, and since then there has never been an actor with the same innocent charm as Richard Beckinsale. Nor did his popularity wane after his untimely death: repeats of the classic sitcoms Porridge and Rising Damp would keep his memory alive throughout the ensuing three decades. The Richard Beckinsale Story is an uplifting, but ultimately sad, tale of the life and death of a great talent. It is the compelling story of a man destined for greatness, but ultimately cut down in his prime.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 120 x 200 x 20mm | 240g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0752454404
  • 9780752454405
  • 713,686

About David Clayton

David Clayton writes for the Manchester Evening News, is the editor of Manchester City Magazine and has authored more than thirty published works. Among these have been numerous sporting biographies. He lives in Manchester with his wife and three young children.show more

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