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Tim Brooke-Taylor - 50 glorious years on stage, screen and radio

By: stagedoorscribbler - June 25, 2018

Tim Brooke-Taylor. Photograph by Hattie Miles

He’s been such a fixture of the smarter end of the comedy world for so long now that it is easy to forget what an absolute master of his craft Tim Brooke-Taylor is. Incredibly it is more than 55 years since young law student Tim strutted his comedy stuff for audiences at Cambridge Footlights. 

At that point the die was cast. Plans to become a lawyer would be put on permanent hold as his career unfolded and Tim - a highly original mind who just happened to be in the right place at the right time - joined the new generation of talents who were changing comedy forever. Join him at the Lymm  Festival in Cheshire this evening for Oh Goody! - an evening that finds him in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Chris Serle and  sharing a wealth of great stories and anecdotes from his career on stage, screen and radio including of course “The Goodies” and “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue”. 

There are plenty of surprises too. Tim relates how he directed Orson Welles in a feature film, shot a memorable round of golf with Sevvy Ballesteros, persuaded David Frost to employ Marty Feldman and played a key role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. We’ll hear stories about John Cleese, Richard Wilson, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and many more. 

With luck Tim may just be persuaded to reveal the truth about Samantha and the rules of Mornington Crescent. 

Add to all this his warmth and good humour and plenty of clips of great moments from Tim’s TV and film appearances and you’re sure of a memorable evening of fun and laughter.

*Oh Goody! An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Chris Serle is at the  Lymm Festival this evening. For more information go to  www.lymmfestival.org.uk Cheshire