Pan Macmillan to publish Tony Robinson's autobiography

09 May 2016

Pan Macmillan has acquired world rights from Sarah Dalkin at Jeremy Hicks to an autobiography by Sir Tony Robinson, to be published in the UK by Sidgwick & Jackson in September 2016 

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years.  Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder
It wasn’t all plain sailing though.  Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy series Who Dares Wins.  He presented Time Team for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History
Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read.
Editorial director Ingrid Connell says:

‘Sir Tony has had an extraordinary and eventful life and we’re very excited to be publishing his autobiography.  As you’d expect from one of his books, this is beautifully written, warm, witty and just a little bit rude.’
Sir Tony Robinson says: 

'Fifty-seven years as an actor and writer; it’s about time I told my story in my own words! Of course I’ll rip the lid off Blackadder and Time Team, but there’s so much more that people don’t know. I want my readers to be entertained, but I also hope when they finish the book, they’ll say, “Blimey! He didn’t really do that, did he?”’

No Cunning Plan: The Autobiography by Tony Robinson will be published 22nd September 2016.