Dec 25, 2007

Four Candles script sold for £48,500

The original script for one of the Two Ronnies most famous sketches has sold for £48,500 in an online auction. The classic Four Candles sketch, penned by Ronnie Barker and first shown in 1976, showed Barker attempting to buy fork handles in a hardware store.

A private buyer outbid eight or nine other fans to take home a slice of television history. The Original Memorabilia Company, which handled the auction, confirmed the deal.

"We had literally hundreds of telephone calls about the auction, but because of the price of the script, only a few of those were in a financial position to place bids," memorabilia department manager Chris Atkins said.

The popular Two Ronnies ran for 98 episodes over 12 series between 1971 and 1987, attracting up to 18 million viewers. In the sketch, Barker tries to buy fork handles - but Ronnie Corbett gives him four candles. Link


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