Tim Brooke-Taylor

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== Shows ==
== Shows ==
[[Beat the Nation]]
[[Beat the Nation]]
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[[Does the Team Think?]]
[[The Fame Game]]
[[The Fame Game]]
[[Hoax!]]
[[Hoax!]]
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[[I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue]] (regular panellist)
[[Qd - The Master Game]]
[[Qd - The Master Game]]
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[[What the Dickens?]] (team captain)
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== Biography ==
== Biography ==
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British comic actor who's rarely been off the airwaves. In the 1960s he was at the forefront of British satire, mixing it with funny types like John Cleese. With [[Graeme Garden]] and Bill Oddie, the ''The Goodies'' were an iconic 1970s comedy trio.
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British comic actor who was rarely off the airwaves. In the 1960s he was at the forefront of British satire, mixing it with funny types like John Cleese. With [[Graeme Garden]] and [[Bill Oddie]], ''The Goodies'' were an iconic 1970s comedy trio.
He continued to work with many of these colleagues on programmes such as the radio series ''I'm Sorry, I'll Read that Again'', ''Hello Cheeky'' (with [[Barry Cryer]] and [[John Junkin]]), and the long-running ''I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue''.
He continued to work with many of these colleagues on programmes such as the radio series ''I'm Sorry, I'll Read that Again'', ''Hello Cheeky'' (with [[Barry Cryer]] and [[John Junkin]]), and the long-running ''I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue''.
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He died on 12 April 2020 at the age of 79.
== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==
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He was the voice of the narrator on the ''Nutty'' (nowadays ''The Dandy'') and BBC cartoon superhero, ''Bananaman''.
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He starred in the BBC's late-80's comedy series ''You Must Be The Husband'' and had a one-off role as Victor Meldrew's neighbour Derek McVitie in ''One Foot In The Grave'' (after [[Angus Deayton]] had left the programme). Other acting appearances included a recurring role as a bookmaker in ''Heartbeat''. In addition, he had previously made a (bizarrely uncredited) cameo appearance as a mad inventor in the 1971 film ''Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory''.  
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His mother played lacrosse player at an international level. Well, someone had to.
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He was the voice of the narrator on the ''Nutty'' (later ''The Dandy'' and later still ''The Beano'') and BBC cartoon superhero, ''Bananaman''.
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He served as Rector of the University of St Andrews from 1979 to 1982, following in the footsteps of previous rectors [[Alan Coren]] and [[Frank Muir]].
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c/o Jill Foster Ltd, 9 Barb Mews, London, W6 7PA
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His mother played lacrosse at an international level. Well, someone had to.
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Created an OBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, alongside fellow Goodie, ISIHAC star and Beat the Nation co-host [[Graeme Garden]].
== Web links ==
== Web links ==
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Brooke-Taylor Wikipedia entry]
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Brooke-Taylor Wikipedia entry]
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== See also ==
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[[Weaver's Week 2020-04-19|Weaver's Week obituary]]
[[Category:People|Brooke-Taylor, Tim]]
[[Category:People|Brooke-Taylor, Tim]]

Current revision as of 11:07, 19 April 2020

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Contents

Shows

Beat the Nation

Does the Team Think?

The Fame Game

Hoax!

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (regular panellist)

Qd - The Master Game

What the Dickens? (team captain)

Biography

British comic actor who was rarely off the airwaves. In the 1960s he was at the forefront of British satire, mixing it with funny types like John Cleese. With Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, The Goodies were an iconic 1970s comedy trio.

He continued to work with many of these colleagues on programmes such as the radio series I'm Sorry, I'll Read that Again, Hello Cheeky (with Barry Cryer and John Junkin), and the long-running I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

He died on 12 April 2020 at the age of 79.

Trivia

He starred in the BBC's late-80's comedy series You Must Be The Husband and had a one-off role as Victor Meldrew's neighbour Derek McVitie in One Foot In The Grave (after Angus Deayton had left the programme). Other acting appearances included a recurring role as a bookmaker in Heartbeat. In addition, he had previously made a (bizarrely uncredited) cameo appearance as a mad inventor in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

He was the voice of the narrator on the Nutty (later The Dandy and later still The Beano) and BBC cartoon superhero, Bananaman.

He served as Rector of the University of St Andrews from 1979 to 1982, following in the footsteps of previous rectors Alan Coren and Frank Muir.

His mother played lacrosse at an international level. Well, someone had to.

Created an OBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, alongside fellow Goodie, ISIHAC star and Beat the Nation co-host Graeme Garden.

Web links

Internet Movie Database entry

Wikipedia entry

See also

Weaver's Week obituary

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