Tag: Graeme Garden

Doctor Who: The Book of Kells

Doctor Who: The Book of Kells

by Barnaby Edwards (Big Finish, 2010)

Audio drama cover: “Doctor Who: The Book of Kells” by Barnaby Edwards (Big Finish, 2010)

A solid historical adventure, commendably underplayed (albeit mostly a veiled character set-up). Paul McGann is excellent as ever, his delivery a sublime and mercurial mix of conceit, solemnity, flippancy and suppressed wrath. Goodies fans will appreciate a well-pitched appearance by Graeme Garden.

The Seventh Man

The Seventh Man: My Part in the Defection Scandal

by Geoffrey T. Alsop, as told to Graeme Garden (Eyre Methuen, 1981)

Garden_Seventh Man

Judging from this clever satire on official deniability, in which a senior MI6 operative misinterprets and overlooks at every hapless turn (and even unwittingly participates in) the now-infamous defection of British diplomats Burgess and Maclean, Graeme Garden should have written more novels.

 

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.