The Goodies Still Rule OK! Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2006
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue Live! Royal Festival Hall, London, 2010
Barry Cryer and Friends: An 80th Birthday Celebration: Palace Theatre, London, 2015
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue Live! New Wimbledon Theatre, London, 2020
Tim Brooke-Taylor made up one-third of surreal comedy act The Goodies and was also a regular member on the long-running BBC Radio 4 panel show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. In 2006, when I attended the Edinburgh Festival, there was a lot of excitement that The Goodies were back for the Fringe and alive on stage. When I sat down at the Assembly Rooms to watch the show, it was clear that only Graeme Garden and Brooke-Taylor were live on stage. Bill Oddie, the third member appeared on a giant screen along with classic clips from the TV comedy series.
When I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue toured as a live show in 2010, with Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy and host Rob Bydon, I saw it at The Royal Festival Hall in London. As ever, Brooke-Taylor was extremely witty and very sharp. The show was revived as part of the Barry Cryer and Friends: An 80th Birthday Celebration that I saw at The Palace Theatre in 2015 and the panel game which featured the great comedians again delighted the audience.
Brooke-Taylor was a panel guest again at I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue Live at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London in 2020. Brooke-Taylor is a long-time collaborator on the show and was hysterically funny especially delivering a Queen Victoria impression as part of a bizarre game which had the audience in stitches.
Tragically, Brooke-Taylor died aged 79 years after contracting Coronavirus in April 2020.