Being Boycie is the story of a born actor who embraced the idea of role-play as a child and matured into a character actor of great originality and distinctiveness.
Reggie ffinch-Leigh, trading for a living after years of leisure, thinks he’s found the perfect answer, dealing in fake pictures – Sexton Blakes – of 18th & 19th century British artists. He finds a source of high-quality ‘school-of’ paintings in Florence, and arranges to bring back a consignment. He immediately sells them all for a good profit. He thinks he’s been pretty smartand is congratulating himself, with plans to build the business, when the real reasons for his success turn out to have very little to do with his own talents and, though innocent of any crimes himself, he ends up having his collar felt. But, once again, he gets away with it.
Wigmore Books is run from the historic Wigmore Abbey in Herefordshire and was set up in 2011 to publish books of general and local interest, fiction and non-fiction.
Our first book is the autobiography of John Challis. "Being Boycie" is an enjoyable journey through John's early life and career and takes the reader up to 1985 when 'Only Fools and Horses' was established as a TV comedy favourite and the character of Marlene was first introduced. Part 2 "Boycie and Beyond" was published in 2012 and continues the story up to the present day.
The Ten Days of Christmas
In 1968 John Challis and Andrew Jack recorded this track as a 7" single. And now as a gift to you
"A real Granny frightener"
- Kenny Everett