Participation in the Cambridge Footlights lead to the Goodies' professional careers. Shown here are programmes from productions in which Tim, Graeme and/or Bill contributed as writers, performers, or both.
Cambridge Footlights 1962 Revue
Cast: Robert Atkins, Humphrey Barclay, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Nigel Brown, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Alan George, Tony Hendra, Miriam Margolyes
Music: Hugh Macdonald
Producer: Trevor Nunn
Script Committee: Robert Atkins, Humphrey Barclay, Anthony Buffery, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Tony Hendra, Ian Lang, Hugh Macdonald, Trevor Nunn
Additional Material: Nigel Brown, John Cassels, Chris Stuart-Clark, Cliff, Alan George, Lewis, Mayes, Bill Oddie
Cambridge Footlights 1963 Revue (this is the show that later became Cambridge Circus)
Cast: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Anthony W.H.Buffery, John Cleese, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, Bill Oddie, Chris Stuart-Clark
Music: Hugh Macdonald, Bill Oddie
Musical Director: Hugh Macdonald
Band: Chris Hilton (Bass), Martin Kemp (Alto Sax and Clarinet), Jonathan Lynn (listed as “Johnny Lynn” – drums), Hugh Macdonald (piano), Fred Yeadon (trumpet)
Producer: Humphrey Barclay
Script: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Buffery, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jeremy Heal, Hugh Macdonald, John McEwen, Bill Oddie, Chris Stuart-Clark.
Cambridge Footlights 1964 Revue
Cast: John Cameron, Graeme Garden, David Gooderson, Sue Heber-Percy, Flick Hough, Mark Lushington, Jonathan Lynn, Guy Slater
Music: Jim Beach, Anthony Buffery, John Cameron, Brian Gascoigne, Bill Oddie
Musical Director: Brian Gascoigne
Producer: Mark Lushington
Script: Jim Beach, Anthony Buffery, John Cameron, Robert Cushman, Richard Eyre, Graeme Garden, Brian Gascoigne, Jeremy Heal, Sue Heber-Percy, Flick Hough, Eric Idle, Johnson, Jones, Lewis, Mark Lushington, Jonathan Lynn, Andrew Mayer, Osmotherly
Cambridge Footlights 1965 Revue
Cast: Eric Idle, Sheila Buhr, John Cameron, Christie Davies, John Grillo, Germaine Greer, Robin Nelson, Mervyn Riches, Matt Walters
Musical Director: John Cameron
Producer: John Hope-Mason
Script: Anthony Buffery, Sheila Buhr, John Cameron, Graeme Garden, David Gillies, Eric Idle, Clive James, M.Z.Lewin, Andrew Mayer, Robin Nelson, Mike Rose
|London Programme||New Zealand Programme||New York Program|
The 1963 Cambridge Footlights revue (A Clump of Plinths) enjoyed considerable success after its initial run at the university. Renamed Cambridge Circus, the show played London's West End before traveling to New Zealand and New York (starting on Broadway and then continuing in an off-Broadway run). Pictured here are programmes from England, New Zealand, and the US.
The record album from the show can be seen in the Radio Show Records & CDs section of this guide
The Unvarnished Truth
Tim & Graeme appeared together in this farce in 1978, along with their former I'm Sorry I\ll Read That Again cast mate Jo Kendall. The rest of the cast for the London run included the play's author Royce Ryton plus Gabrielle Hamilton, Gwyneth Owen, Ivor Roberts, Morar Kennedy, and Joyce Donaldson.
|Program from 1st Australian Tour||Program from 2nd Australian Tour||Program from UK tour|
As explained in the Goodies Books section of this website, each issue of the 1973 run of the weekly comic COR!! included a multi-page adventure featuring The Goodies. While the stories and artwork were not created by the Goodies themselves, the comics are copyrighted to Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Graeme Garden.
The Goodies were featured on the covers of four issues in this run. Seen below are the four covers; next to each is a larger version of the Goodies drawing from that cover.
The souvenier programmes from the I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue tours. The first programmes was sold at the shows in 2007 & 2008 and included the cast of Humphrey Lyttelton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy, & Colin Sell. The second version was first sold at the 2009 tours in which Jack Dee had become the new chairman.
The tour dates can be found in this guide on the ISIHAC Stage Tour page.
1st ISIHAC Stage
|2nd ISIHAC Stage