William Edward (Bill) TIDY

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1933-10-09
Education N/A
Publications Publications playwright: The Great Eric Ackroyd Disaster (Oldham Coliseum), The Cloggies (Theatre Clwyd), The Fosdyke Saga (Bush Theatre and Arts Cncl tour); writer and illustrator: Laugh with Bill Tidy, Tidy's World, The Fosdyke Saga (15 vols), The World's Worst Golf Club, Robbie And The Blobbies, A Day At Cringemound School, The Incredible Bed, Draw Me 387 Baked Beans, Save Daring Waring with a Pencil?, Is There Any News of the Iceberg? (autobiography, 1995), Kegbuster Remembers (1997), The Tidy Book of Quotations (1998), Disgraceful Archaeology (with Dr Paul Bahn, 1999); illustrator: The Exploding Present (by John Wells), Napoleon's Retreat From Wigan (by Mike Harding), The Book of Heroic Failures (by Stephen Pile), Everbody's Doing It (by Max Hodes), Fisherman's Friend (with Derrick Geer), Rosa Tidy's Pasta Book (by Rosa Tidy), Fine Glances (by Mike Seabrook), Golfing Anthology (by Mike Seabrook), Food For All The Family (by Magnus Pike), Service Banking (by Michael Hanson), F U C Smith The Greatest Cricketer of Them All
Recreations supporting Everton FC, cultivating peas and beans, watching ships and aircraft, playing cricket, looking after various dependants, furry friends and masses of goldfish
Clubs Cartoonists' Club of GB, Lord's Taverners, Armed Forces Benevolent Fund
Style Bill Tidy, Esq, MBE
Career Mil Serv RE 1952-56, worked within advtg agency 1956-57, professional cartoonist 1957-; cartoon strips incl: Chelm of Tryg (Punch) 1966-67, The Cloggies (Private Eye) 1967-81, (The Listener) 1985-86, Doctor Whittle (General Practitioner) 1970-2001, Grimbledon Down (New Scientist) 1970-94, The Fosdyke Saga (The Daily Mirror) 1971-85, Kegbuster (What's Brewing) 1976-, The Sporting Spagthorpes (Titbits) 1976-79, Intergalactic Mirror (The Mirror Group) 1979-81, The Last Chip Shop (Private Eye) 1981-85, The Crudgingtons (Today) 1986-87, Billy Bucket (Private Eye) 1988-89, Savage Sports (The Mail On Sunday) 1988-89, God's Own County (Yorkshire Post) 1989-90, String King (Punch) 1996-97; TV presenter: Weekend (Granada), Three Days Last Summer (BBC 2), Tidy Up Walsall (BBC 1), Tidy Up Naples (BBC 2), It's My City (BBC 1), Draw Me (BBC 2); numerous radio and TV guest appearances incl This Is Your Life 1975; radio presenter Tidy Answers (BBC Radio 4); after-dinner speaker for numerous orgns incl pub cos; designer of stage sets and costumes; produces range of greetings and christmas cards; Granada TV's What The Papers Say Cartoonist of the Year 1974, The Soc of Strip Illustrators Award 1980
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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