I grew up watching "The Goodies" and was saddened to here Tim had died from what some are trying to say is an imaginary illness, he was a part of the
comedy trio that was The Goodies, he started out at university with Membership of the Footlights where he meet both Garden and Oddie as well as future
Monty Python stars John Cleese and Graham Chapman.
I loved this when i was a really small Kurokage
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If I may improve the title; Before he was the "Goodies" star, he was one of the stars of the cult radio programme "I'm Sorry, I'll read that again".
His name came near the end of the credits; that is, the last two names on the list, as I heard them, were "Timbruk Taylor and Bilody".
Tim played many characters in the usual "Prune play of the week", but the real classic was his grotesque aristocratic nymphomaniac Lady Constance de
Coverlet. We are mourning the death of Lady Constance tonight.
Lady Constance sometimes appeared slightly disguised; she was Hecate, Queen of the witches, in Macbeth. She was Billy Bunter's mother. On one
occasion, she was an entire planet on which an expedition had landed.
She appeared as her usual abnormal self in this episode's play, "Murder on the 3.17 to Cleethorpes", complete with bonus jokes at the expense of
"Lady Constance, you msut hep u, we're out of control!"
"Oh, this IS my lucky day!"
In the face of the death of Lady Cnstance, what can we do except sing mournfully, for one last time, "the Angus prune tune";
"My name is Angus Prune, and I always lis-
-Ten to "I'm sorry I'll read that again;
My name is Angus Prune, and I never miss
"I'm sorry I'll read that again."
I sit in my bath
And I have a good laugh
'Cos the sig tune is named after me.
My name is Angus Prune
And this is my tune,
It goes I S I R T A
"I'm sorry I'll read that agai...n"
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I remember watching The Goodies on public TV as a kid, made quite an impression on me along with the Monty Python troupe...safe to say they helped
shape my appreciation for the absurd. No excuse to laugh is too trivial to be overlooked. In this day and age especially.
Thanks to all who were part of that.
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