We are sad to report the death of Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE who died of the Covid 19 virus on Sunday, April 12th. Tim was Captain of Variety Golf in 1998.
Tim Brooke-Taylor was at the heart of British comedy for more than six decades and was one of a group of writers and performers who changed the face of British TV and radio comedy. He made millions of people laugh with his words, wit and quickfire japery creating programmes that have become classics of their time.
His comedic roots lay in the ‘Cambridge Footlights’ where his contemporaries included John Cleese and the two men with whom he later collaborated on the TV show ‘The Goodies’ – Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.
He began his broadcasting career on BBC radio, quickly developing a reputation as a performer and scriptwriter and was probably best known as a long-standing panellist on Radio 4’s, ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’.
Essentially a gentle and sensitive man, he once admitted leaving his own living room when the weekly results were announced on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, as he couldn’t bear seeing anyone thrown off the show.