After first meeting over sixty 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 immortal portrayal of Sybil Fawlty in the equally immortal Fawlty Towers, and for Tim, the role of Bradley Hardacre in the immensely popular comedy-drama series, Brass. They have also brought up their two sons, Samuel and Joseph, and Tim’s daughter by his first marraige, Juliet.
Starting in 2014, Channel 4’s Great Canal Journeys quickly became one of the most popular and talked about programmes on British television, further cementing the couple’s place as national treasures.
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, twenty years ago. As with all things in life, she and Tim have tackled it together, often with a glass of wine in hand and almost always with a smile.