Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Graeme Garden Life Story Interview…..
Belfield loves BBC Radio 4?s ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’.
This is one of the longest running broadcast quiz’s in the world.
Belfield got to meet all of the Stars on tour including the brilliant Graeme Garden.
Here’s a Graeme talking to Alex via YouTube….
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 was studying medicine during the early seasons of I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again, and this commitment made it difficult for him to be a member of the cast during the third season because of a midwifery medical course in Plymouth.
However, he continued sending scripts for the radio show by mail – and rejoined the cast upon his return to his medical studies in London.
On several occasions his medical qualifications are lampooned; in the 25th Anniversary Show, David Hatch asks him if he is still a writer. Garden: “Here’s something I wrote this morning”. Hatch: “It’s a prescription”. “Yes,” says Garden, “but it’s a funny one…”
Garden is a permanent panellist on the long-running BBC Radio improvisation show I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue in a cast which includes Tim Brooke-Taylor.
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.
Garden wrote for and appeared with Barry Cryer and Alison Steadman in the 1989 BBC radio comedy sketch show The Long Hot Satsuma.
In 2001 and 2002, Garden wrote for and appeared in the BBC radio comedy sketch show The Right Time, along with Eleanor Bron, Paula Wilcox, Clive Swift, Roger Blake, and Neil Innes. He was also script editor for The Hudson and Pepperdine Show.
Garden’s best known television work is freeform sitcom The Goodies, which he wrote and performed along with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie from 1970 to 1982.
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”). Garden and Bill Oddie co-wrote many episodes of the television sitcom Doctor in the House.
Recorded 2009 for the BBC by Alex Belfield at www.celebrityradio.biz