Tag: Bill Oddie

One Flew into the Cuckoo’s Egg

One Flew into the Cuckoo’s Egg

by Bill Oddie (Hodder & Stoughton, 2008)

Oddie_One Flew Into the Cuckoo's Egg

Bill Oddie’s autobiography largely omits both birdwatching and The Goodies, preferring instead Oddie’s rather bleak childhood and pre-celebrity years (an engaging reminiscence by someone who’s come to terms with his demons), then his post-celebrity battles with depression (detailed honestly and without self-pity).

 

Doctor Who and the Pirates

Doctor Who and the Pirates

by Jacqueline Rayner (Big Finish, 2003)

Rayner_Doctor Who and the Pirates

A bizarre audio drama, featuring an explicitly unreliable narrator (the story’s telling is itself the mystery) and Bill Oddie in gleeful Ecky Thump pirate mode. The third quarter sees Colin Baker and Co. drop into a full-on musical of the high seas.

 

The Goodies, Series 1

The Goodies, Series 1

by Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie (with Tim Brooke-Taylor) (BBC 1970)

Goodies_Season 1

In 1970 comedy trio the Goodies arrived under their own names, riding a trandem bicycle and pioneering a freeform sitcom where they claimed to do anything, anytime. Exuberant, irreverent, chaotic: Tim, Bill and Graeme soon found themselves (to quote their song) needed.