Author Topic: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor  (Read 808 times)

Steph

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RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« on: April 12, 2020, 01:06:27 pm »
Arsebollocks.
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Kim

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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 01:07:14 pm »
 :(
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 01:15:38 pm »
 :'(

Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2020, 01:19:03 pm »
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2020, 01:30:40 pm »
 :'(

Can't imagine him being old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7lbqiE3LWQ
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2020, 01:59:51 pm »
 Bugger.  :(
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Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2020, 07:48:16 pm »
I met him when I was at University, and spending some abortive time trying to live as myself, which just resulted in getting a few kickings. He was along for a rag week event he had been hired for, and we had a very, very short chat just as he was going on stage (I was also doing a skit).

He clearly saw me for what I am. He smiled and wished me well, with what seemed absolute sincerity.

Yup. Thirty seconds of an encounter, but I still hold it dear. What a lovely man.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

SoreTween

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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2020, 10:14:19 pm »
2020 targets: None
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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2020, 03:49:30 pm »
Is this an appropriate moment to say that for years I thought his name was Timbrooke Taylor?

RIP

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2020, 08:46:45 pm »
Is this an appropriate moment to say that for years I thought his name was Timbrooke Taylor?

RIP
Which sounds to me like a brand of tea. Brooke Bond, I suppose. I don't know if he was a tea drinker but he's a bit like a cup of tea for me.
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RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2020, 10:55:41 pm »
Impossible question, what do “the goodies file (el cheapo edition)”, “Badjelly the witch”, “close encounters of 3rd kind” and “Star Wars” all have in common ?


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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2020, 08:38:59 am »
No idea, but watching some of the Goodies stuff now, it's a bit like the Clangers or Monty Python sketches (not the films, I think); it's not really that funny but it's interesting and amusing in a slightly surreal way.
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Jaded

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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2020, 08:51:29 am »
Much like riding a 1970s bicycle.

Things have moved on, but back then it was amazing.
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T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2020, 09:26:59 am »
It was. Even my father laughed at it.  I thought they let themselves down a bit with the Funky Gibbon, though.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Wowbagger

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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2020, 12:25:22 pm »
My dear wife listens to a lot of radio. Last night, an episode of "Hello Cheeky" aired. This had hitherto passed me by, and I'm really pleased it did. It was so dire that we had to turn it off. I was quite disappointed that TB-T was associated with such trash.
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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2020, 12:45:43 pm »
Some of The Goodies songs were funny and quite clever I thought.  I still have a cassette they released.  This was a favourite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24K9EQfQZSE

CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2020, 02:18:49 pm »
I've watched a few Goodies videos with my kids.  Some of the material has dated, but the concept of 3 contrasting characters in an increasingly bizarre plot continues - eg Red Dwarf.  It was my favourite TV show at the time it aired - "The Bunfight at the O.K Tea Rooms"
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bludger

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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2020, 02:32:49 pm »
I've been working my way through classic isihac recently.

The full archive is available at http://www.bennewsam.co.uk/ISIHAC.shtml
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Re: RIP Tim Brooke-Taylor
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2020, 03:02:40 pm »
What a fabulous resource !!
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