Bill ODDIE

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1941-07-07
Education Halesowen GS, King Edward's Sch Birmingham, Pembroke Coll Cambridge
Publications N/A
Recreations sports, drums, percussion, saxophone, music
Clubs N/A
Style Bill Oddie
Career writer and performer; memb: cncl RSPB, Wildfowl and Wetland's Tst, The Worldwide Fund for Nature; pres Northumberland Wildlife Tst; rep: Birdlife Int, Friends of The Earth, Plantlife, RSNC; >ir< as writer/performer incl: Cambridge Circus (transfered from Cambridge Footlights to London, NZ, USA), TW3 (touring co); as performer incl: Cousin Kevin in Tommy, Koko in Mikado (ENO), Childrens Variety Show (London Palladium); one pantomime as performer, one as writer; >ir< as writer/performer incl: TW3 (first appearances), The Braden Beat, BBC3, Twice A Fortnight (first series, co-writer >qv1qv2<22992>qv3<, >ir<, BBC), Then Broaden Your Mind (with Graeme Garden and >qv1qv2<30032>qv3<, >ir<), The Goodies (co-writer Graeme Garden, eight series, 3 specials, twice winner Silver Rose of Montreux), From the Top (Central); with co-writer Laura Beaumont: The Bubblegum Brigade (HTV); as writer incl: scripts for That Was the Week That Was, numerous sketches for TW3, Ronnie Barker, Tommy Cooper etc; with Graeme Garden incl: Doctor In the House (50 episodes), At Large, The Astronauts (Central), Jim Henson's Animal Show (scripts and songs); as presenter incl: The Saturday Banana (Southern), Time for a Story (Granada), Fax (3 series, BBC), Ask Oddie (2 series, HTV), Festival (BBC), SpringWatch (BBC), AutumnWatch (BBC), various SpringWatch specials; as narrator incl: Tubby the Tuba, The Snowman, Peter and the Wolf; numerous voice overs for commercials and animations; Wildlife progs incl: Oddie in Paradise (Papua New Guinea), The Great Bird Race, The Bird Business, For the Birds (USA cable), Bird in the Nest (BBC), Birding with Bill Oddie (three series, 1997, 1998 and 2000), Bill Oddie Goes Wild (three series, BBC), Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife (BBC), Springwatch with Bill Oddie (BBC); guest appearance The Detectives (with Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell); >ir< I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again (co-writer Graeme Garden, over 100 shows, BBC); as presenter incl: Breakaway (BBC), numerous shows on Jazz FM and GLR; >ir< with The Goodies: 5 top ten singles incl The Funky Gibbon, The Inbetweenies (both silver), 3 albums (1 silver); From the Top
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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