Garden has a successful stage career, and has acted in several National Theatre productions, as well as London's West End. Still alive innit, so that’s a positive. Garden lives in Oxfordshire with his wife Emma, with whom he has a son, Tom. Garden and Bill Oddie co-wrote many episodes of the television sitcom Doctor in the House, including most of the first series episodes, and all of the second series episodes - as well as co-writing episodes of the subsequent Doctor at Large and Doctor in Charge series. Graeme Garden: "Looked right up my cassock..." 4. He also plays Abbot Thelonious (an alias of the Meddling Monk) in the Eighth Doctor audio play The Book of Kells in 2010, and subsequently returns as a recurring antagonist to the Eighth Doctor. He appeared in Bang-Bang-a-Boom!, a spin-off audio drama based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who by Big Finish Productions. He would speak to us in Santhali and also in Odia, Hindi and English. David Graeme Garden OBE (born 18 February 1943) is a British comedian, actor, author, artist and television presenter, best known as a member of The Goodies and a regular panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. He was a regular team captain on the political satire game show If I Ruled the World. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. Hello Tim!"" Comedian Jack Dee, who hosts BBC radio series I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, added: “It has come as devastating news to hear that Tim has succumbed to this dreadful virus – especially when we all thought he was recovering. Garden appeared with Tim Brooke-Taylor in the theatre production The Unvarnished Truth. Garden has appeared in two of Big Finish's Doctor Who audio dramas. Graeme, for example, knew that his mother had lived with her sister Joyce and their parents Harry and Eveline Downie in several homes around ­Sydney. An informal chat with jokes, clips and definitely no pyrotechnics. Roberts is pictured in 2017 The world has been robbed – he had years more joy to give.”, Shappi Khorsandi called him “a lovely and funny man”, writing: “Oh I’m very sad to hear Tim Brooke Taylor has died. Later, Garden wrote for the sitcom Surgical Spirit (1994). Garden wrote for and appeared with Barry Cryer and Alison Steadman in the 1989 BBC radio comedy sketch show The Long Hot Satsuma. You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. The series parodied comic book super-heroes. Garden wrote a play called The Pocket Orchestra which ran in London in 2006. He also stars in and co-writes, with Barry Cryer, You'll Have Had Your Tea, a direct spin-off of ISIHAC, and has contributed to several books from the series including guides to the game Mornington Crescent. 'The world has been robbed – he had years more joy to give, ' David Mitchell wrote on Twitter, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. 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Graham Greene, in full Henry Graham Greene, (born October 2, 1904, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England—died April 3, 1991, Vevey, Switzerland), English novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and journalist whose novels treat life’s moral ambiguities in the context of contemporary political settings.. His father was the headmaster of Berkhamsted School, which Greene attended for some years. However, he continued sending scripts for the radio show by mail – and rejoined the cast upon his return to his medical studies in London. Garden had a role in Paul B. Davies' 2000 radio play Spy Nozy and the Poets. ... and the deadpan mad scientist Graeme Garden. Of the four, only Joyce, now 97, is still alive. The three appeared in the Amnesty International show A Poke in the Eye (With a Sharp Stick) (during which they sang their hit song "Funky Gibbon"). It was the number he would carry for eight years. [13] He was able to continue his work commitments and eventually made a full recovery after some months. [4], Garden was co-writer and performer in the classic BBC radio comedy sketch show, I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, in the late 1960s. Garden has hosted the quiz game Tell the Truth and presented a series of history programmes, A Sense of the Past for Yorkshire Television.[7]. His loss at this dreadful time is particularly hard to bear.”. Garden was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to light entertainment. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. David Mitchell added: “This is terribly sad news. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. 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