Bill Oddie



Fair Game

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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (devisor)

A Question of Talk

Runaround (The Saturday Banana version)


Born in 1941, William Edgar Oddie is best known as one third of seminal comedy act The Goodies alongside Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden. He had met the other comedians at the Footlights while studying at Cambridge, and went on to appear in radio show I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, which spawned the spoof panel game I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, in which he occasionally appeared.

After The Goodies came to an end in the early 80s, Oddie spent a few years on tea-time infotainment show Fax. He has since become well known as a birdwatcher and naturalist, and presented the BBC's Springwatch series.


He was once saved from drowning by Freddy Marks from Rainbow tunesmiths Rod, Jane and Freddy.

In 2004, he was the first-ever subject of the BBC's family history series, "Who Do You Think You Are?"

His wife, Laura Beaumont, was a sometime hostess on Sale of the Century.


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