About the Author
Tim Brooke-Taylor (Author) Tim was born in Buxton, Derbyshire, and studied at various schools in Buxton and Winchester before beginning an Economics and Law degree course at Cambridge University. In 1963, he became President of Footlights, the revue club in which he wrote and performed with Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Jonathan Lynn and others. He toured extensively with the revue, Cambridge Circus, before moving into television. Tim on Telly Tim's television credits include On The Braden Beat, The Frost Programme (as editor), At Last the 1948 Show, Me and My Girl and, of course, The Goodies. From stage to page Tim has also enjoyed considerable success on the stage and has written three books, Rule Britannia, Tim Brooke-Taylor's Cricket Box and Tim Brooke-Taylor's Golf Bag, as well as contributing to The Little Book of Mornington Crescent and The Almost Totally Complete I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Graeme Garden (Author) Graeme Garden is one third of the Goodies. He is a comedy legend. Jack Dee (Author) Writer, stand-up comedian and actor, Jack Dee is famous for his sardonic, dead-pan style. Winner of three British Comedy Awards and nominated for the Best Entertainment Performer Bafta in 2005, his first big break came with a Perrier nomination in 1991. He has since had his own comedy shows on Channel 4, ITV and BBC1, performed in numerous TV dramas and on the West End stage. Jack also co-hosted BBC 1's Comic Aid in 2005 and has written and starred in his own BBC 2 award-winning series Lead Balloon since 2006. The hit comedy show was nominated for a British Comedy Award in 2007 and a RTS Award in 2008. He makes frequent TV appearances, including hosting BBC 1's Have I Got News For You and as a guest on Shooting Stars and Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Radio includes regular team appearances on News Quiz, Just A Minute and as chairman for I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue. Jack has toured extensively throughout the UK, playing to well over 500,000 people since 1990 and has released 5 bestselling stand-up DVDs. Barry Cryer (Author) In 1958 Barry Cryer had a Number 1 hit record in Finland with the song 'Purple People Eater' by Sheb Wooley. Over his 50-year career he has written for, among many, Morecambe and Wise, Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd, Bob Hope and Richard Pryor. He is a comedy legend.