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Tim Brooke-Taylor discusses his extraordinary life in comedy

By: stagedoorscribbler - May 7, 2018

Tim Brooke-Taylor. Photograph by Hattie Miles

Mild-mannered, and urbane looking, at a glance Tim Brooke-Taylor could easily be a member of a small town law firm, a family solicitor, a pillar of the local Chamber of Commerce. 

But life had different plans for Tim when, after studying law at Cambridge University, it became patently obvious that he was a brilliant performer, an intuitive comedian and possessed the kind of talent that would never find its full potential in the courtroom. 

The rest as they say is history and he is now talking about his half century plus as one of Britain’s finest comedians. Oh Goody! An Audience With Tim Brooke-Taylor visits Dumfries tomorrow and Cumbria on Wednesday with Tim in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Chris Serle discussing a career on stage, screen and radio that has including 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 warmth and good humour 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. Meanwhile Tim’s memorable tales are illustrated with a selection of classic clips to illustrate the evening. 

*Oh Goody! An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Chris Serle plays

The Theatre Royal in Dumfries tomorrow (Tuesday 8th May). Go to form more information and on Wednesday (9th May) he will be at The Coronation Hall in Ulverstone, Cumbria. More info at