Brooke-Taylor, Tim

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Brooke-Taylor, Tim Gender: M
Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor
born on 17 July 1940 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Buxton, England, 53n15, 1w55
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Fisher
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Tim Brooke-Taylor (recording "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" at Richmond Theatre, November 2014)
photo: Ed g2s, license cc-by-sa-4.0


English comedian and actor best known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series (1970-1982) and picking up international recognition in Australia and New Zealand. He also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms, and was a panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue for almost 50 years.

He became active in performing in comedy sketches while at Cambridge University, and became president of the Footlights club, touring internationally with the Footlights revue in 1964. Becoming wider known to the public for his work on BBC Radio with I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (1964-1973), he moved into television with At Last the 1948 Show (1967) working together with old Cambridge friends John Cleese and Graham Chapman.

Brooke-Taylor married Christine Weadon in 1968 and they had two sons, Ben and Edward. He lived in Berkshire. He served the University of St Andrews as rector between 1979 and 1982. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to light entertainment.

Amid a coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom, Brooke-Taylor died of complications from COVID-19 on 12 April 2020, aged 79.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Chapman, Graham (born 8 January 1941). Notes: Co-stars
  • associate relationship with Cleese, John (born 27 October 1939). Notes: Co-stars


  • Relationship : Marriage 1968 (Christine Weadon)

Source Notes

David Fisher quotes Suzanne Michaud.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (COVID-19)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (52 years with Christine Weadon)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (COVID-19)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (University rector)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Pantomime)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("The Goodies")
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (OBE)