Tim Brooke-Taylor

English comedian and actor (1940-2020)

Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE (17 July 1940 – 12 April 2020[1]) was an English comedian and actor. He was born in Buxton, Derbyshire, England.

Recording I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue at Richmond Theatre, November 2014

Brooke-Taylor became known for his work on BBC Radio with I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again. He later moved into television with At Last the 1948 Show. He was best known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series throughout the 1970s. He was a panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue for almost 50 years.[2]

Brooke-Taylor died of problems from COVID-19 on 12 April 2020, aged 79.[3][4]



Year Title[5] Role Notes
1968 One Man Band Reporter / Young Aristocrat Uncompleted / Unreleased
1969 The Thirteen Chairs Jackie
1971 The Statue Hillcrest
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Computer Scientist Uncredited
1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's Tim (with The Goodies)
1981 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Various
1986 Whoops Apocalypse Man Who Walks to the Phone
1988 Under the Bed Bin Man
1989 Asterix and the Big Fight Cacofonix Voice, English Version


Year Title[5] Role Notes
1966 The Wednesday Play Uncredited Role Episode: Cathy Come Home
1967–1968 At Last the 1948 Show Various Characters Also Writer
1968 How to Irritate People Various Characters Also Writer
1968–1969 Marty Various Characters Also Writer
1968–1969 Broaden Your Mind Various Characters Also Writer
1970–1982 The Goodies Tim Also Writer
1976–1979 Hello Cheeky Himself Also Writer
1983–1984 Bananaman Voice
1984–1988 Me and My Girl Derek Yates
1985 Assaulted Nuts Various Characters
1987–1988 You Must Be the Husband Tom Hammond
1989 Barney Barney Voice
1991 Qd - The Master Game[6] Himself Presenter
1992 The Upper Hand Trevor Episode: Blind Date
1996 Dennis the Menace Barney Voice, Episode: Unidentified Funny Object
1997 One Foot in the Grave Derek McVitie Episode: "Endgame"
1999 The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything
2002 TLC Hospital Chaplain
2004 Beat the Nation Quiz Co-Host Co-Host with Graeme Garden
2005 Absolute Power Peter Harrow
2005–2009 Heartbeat Ronnie Smethers Guest Role
2008 Agatha Christie's Marple Dr Edward Humbleby Episode: Murder is Easy
2009 Horne & Corden Vicar
2010–2011 Little Howard's Big Question Various Characters
2013 Animal Antics Co-Host
2015 Doctors Graham Parsons Episode: About Time


Year Show or film Role Notes
1964–1973 I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again Various Characters Wrote for the series
1973–1979 Hello Cheeky (radio show) Himself Wrote for the series
1972–2020 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Himself Panel show


  1. Breaking, Sky News (2020-04-12). "Comedian and actor Tim Brooke-Taylor has died at the age of 79 after contracting coronavirus". @SkyNewsBreak. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  2. The Goodie Life Archived 22 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 12 February 2010
  3. "Tim Brooke-Taylor dies with coronavirus, aged 79". BBC News. 12 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  4. "Tim Brooke-Taylor dead: Comedian and actor dies aged 79 after contracting coronavirus". Evening Standard. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Tim Brooke-Taylor". British Film Institute. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  6. "Qd - The Master Game - UKGameshows". www.ukgameshows.com.