Tim Brooke-Taylor's Solo Videos

Like the other Goodies, Tim Brooke-Taylor has appeared in many other television shows and films.  This page focuses on home video releases of Tim's solo work as an actor or presenter.

In some cases only representative samples of a title are shown, rather than attempting to cover every release (for example, when a video has been repackaged as part of a box set, reissued with a new catalog number, released in another country/region, or released on Blu-Ray).  Some titles may also be available from online streaming services  - you may wish to check the services available in your part of the world.

In addition to general releases of television shows & movies, this page also has a selection of Corporate Videos in which Tim appeared as an actor or narrator.  Corporate videos typically are commissioned by a company or organization for use as a training, promotional, or informational video. The Corporate videos appearing on this page are ones I've happened to find; I'm sure there are many others.

Titles are listed by their earliest release date.  Use this gallery of alphabetically arranged cover photos to skip to a specific listing.

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Tim's Solo TV Show & Movies

VHS tape

The Statue (VHS & DVD)

Tim has a small role in this 1971 David Niven film.  It was released on VHS, more recently, on DVD in both the PAL and NTSC formats.

VHS
PAL format
Prism Entertainment 2858
Released 1986.  86 minutes

DVDs

NTSC Region 1
Code Red CBD 2029
Released 18 May 2010.  87 minutes

PAL Region 2
Odeon Entertainment
7 Jun 2010.  89 minutes

VHS

DVD

The Princess and the Frog / The Princess and the Pea (VHS)

Tim Brooke-Taylor presents two classic fairy tales in \"a video programme for young children that is stimulating and entertaining using stories, special sets, delightful music and colourful artwork\".  The VHS came with a colour storybook.

VHS
PAL format
Ladybird Video - LPV 8261
Released 1988.  40 min

It's Marty / The Best of Marty Feldman (DVD)

Tim Brooke-Taylor was a member of the cast of the 1968-1969 television series Marty (along with Marty Feldman, John Junkin, and Roland MacLeod).  Material from the series was released on VHS and later on DVD.

VHS
It's Marty!
PAL format
BBC Worldwide 
Released 3 July 1995.  85 minutes

DVD
The Best of Marty Feldman
PAL Regions 2 & 4 
BBC - BBCDVD 1669
Released 11 July 2005.  63 minutes

VHS

DVD

One Foot in the Grave - Endgame (VHS)

Tim Brooke-Taylor appears in the 25 December 1997 special of One Foot in the Grave. This episode was released on VHS tape and also is included in the complete series DVD box set.

VHS
One Foot in the Grave - Endgame
PAL format
BBC Worldwide - BBCV 6593
Released 5 October 1998.  68 Minutes

DVD
One Foot in the Grave Complete Series 1 - 6 Plus Christmas Specials Box Set 
PAL Region 2.  12 disks
2entertain
Released 4 October 2010.  1229 minutes

DVD

VHS

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (VHS, DVD, & Blu-ray)

Tim appears near the beginning of this classic 1971 film in an uncredited role as a Computer Operator who is trying to program an uncooperative computer to help his clients find one of Wonka's golden tickets.  

Because of the popularity of this film there have been many VHS & DVD releases; only a few of the more recent ones are listed here. Note that some editions have commentary from the actors who played The Wonka Kids;  in this commentary Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca Salt, talks about Tim (due to her having worked on a play with him in recent years). 

VHS
NTSC format
Warner Home Video
Released 28 August 2001.  100 mniutes
Includes commentary from the Wonka Kids

DVDs

NTSC Region 1
Warner Home Video 18981
Released 21 June 2005. 100 minutes
Includes commentary from the Wonka Kids

PAL Region 2
Warner Home Video 14546
Released 4 July 2005.  96 minutes

Blu-rays

NTSC format
Warner Home Video
Released 16 November 2010.  100 minutes

PAL format
Warner Home Video 
2 November 2009.  100 minutes

DVD

Blu-ray

Barney Gets Into Mischief and Other Stories (VHS & DVD)

Tim Brooke-Taylor provide the voice of Barney the dog in this animated series.  From the back of the box: "Clumsy canine Barney dreams of stardom and fame, taking the opportunities pointed out to him by streetwise mouse Roger".  The DVD has eight animated adventures: Barney Gets into Mischief, Barney's Hungry Day, Barney's Treasure Hunt, Barney's Forgotten Birthday, Barney Nabs a Crook, Barney's TV Act, Barney's Big Spring Clean, and Barney the TV Director.  The VHS tape has 12 episodes, but the titles are not listed on the box.

Note that these episodes were also released on the collection shown above, Barney: The Dog with Stars in his Eyes.

VHS
PAL format
BBC - BBCV4272
Released  22 April 2002. 55 minutes

PAL DVD
PAL Regions 2 & 4
Right Entertainment 822 809 9
Released 16 August 2004. 40 minutes

VHS

DVD

At Last The 1948 Show (DVD)

US Release (pictured)
NTSC Region 0. 2 disks.
Tango Entertainment – TE1006
Released 26 July 2005.
172 minutes (including bonus features)

UK Release
PAL Region 0. 2 disks.
Boulevard Entertainment – BLVDD0041
Released 25 July 2005.
157 minutes

Australian Release
PAL Region 4. 2 disks.
Roadshow Entertainment
Released 1 Dece 2005.
172 minutes (including bonus features)

This set contains five episodes from the 1967 sketch comedy series which starred Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Marty Feldman, and Aimi Macdonald. Bonus features include an interview with Tim Brooke-Taylor. An interview with Terry Jones (of Monty Python) is also included but that one is primarily about the Do Not Adjust Your Set DVD which was released simultaneously with this title (the same two interviews appear as bonus features on both sets).  Bill Oddie makes an appearance in the sketch Visitors for the Use of Lonely Patients, and Barry Cryer can also be seen in a few sketches.

The DVD case comes packaged inside a cardboard sleeve. The back cover gives this detailed listing of the sketches in each episode:

Episode 1: Intro - the Psychiatrist - Secret Service Cleaner - The Pretty Way - Reptile Keeper - The Chartered Accountant Dance - The Four Yorkshiremen.

Episode 2: Intro - Let's Speak English - Top of the Form - Spiv Doctor - Thief in the Library - Come Dancing.

Episode 3: Intro - Someone Has Stolen the News - Topic: Freedom of Speech - A Train Carriage - Studio Tour.

Episode 4: Intro - The Four Sydney Lotterby's - Visitors for the Use of Lonely Patients - Sleep Starvation - Mice Laugh Softly Charlotte - Jack the Ripper Song - Plain Clothes Police Women.

Episode 5: Intro - Shirt Shop - The Nosmo Claphanger Quiz Show - Life Insurance for the Accident Prone Man - Uncooperative Burglars - Scottish National Ballet Supporters.

The At Last The 1948 Show DVD was originally prepared for release in the US by Tango Entertainment and then licensed to distributors in the UK and Australia. The US set is pictured – artwork for the UK and Australian releases is largely the same, with minor country-specific changes (such as the ratings symbols, distributor logos, etc.) While the UK and Australian sets are listed as PAL my understanding is that the disks are identical to the US release and were not converted from the US NTSC version (although I haven’t heard of anyone experiencing difficulties playing the DVDs in the UK or Australia).

There were originally 13 episodes of At Last The 1948 Show. Like a lot of other British programming of its era, the original shows were believed to have been lost when British broadcasters wiped tapes of old series. A few years ago five compilation episodes of At Last The 1948 Show were found in Sweden – sketches and Aimi’s linking pieces from various episodes had been assembled to create these new compilations. While additional complete episodes have been found since that time this release only contains the five compilation episodes. There was also some criticism about the fact that the material for the DVD was not digitally restored (a good review of the set can be found on the DVD Times website at http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=57897). Despite these shortcomings, it’s great to finally have this material on DVD.

One Foot in the Grave: The Story

VHS

PAL format


BBC Worldwide BBCV 7196
Released 2006. 44 minutes

One Foot in the Grave - Complete Series 6 
PAL format
BBC
Released 5 November 2001

 

DVDs

One Foot in the Grave - Series 6
PAL Region 2.  2 discs.
2entertain Video
Released 16 October 2006.  180 minutes

One Foot in the Grave Complete Series 1-6 Plus Christmas Specials Box Set
PAL Region 2.  12 disks.
Released 4 October 2010.  1229 minutes

DVD

DVD Complete Series 6

Agatha Christie's Marple (DVD)

Tim appears in the series 4 episode Murder is Easy. Note that there are many adaptations of Agatha Christie's MIss Marple stories; be sure to look for the one from the series "Agatha Christie's Marple" starring Julia McKenzie (who took over the role of Miss Marple in the fourth series of the show). 

DVDs

Agatha Christie's Marple - The Complete Series 4 
PAL Region 2.  4 discs
ITV Studios Home Entertainment
Released 4 Jan 2010.   372 minutes 

Agatha Christie's Marple: Series 4 
NTSC Region 1 Box set.  4 discs.
Acorn Media
Released 4 August 2009. 372 minutes

PAL DVD box set

NTSC DVD box set

Hello Cheeky (DVD)

DVD release of the television version ofHello Cheeky, the 1976 sketch show starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, John Junkin, and Denis King.  The DVD release includes all 12 existing epsiodes (unfortunately, episode 10 no longer exists in the archive)

DVD
PAL Region 2
Network 7953267
Released 19 July 2010.  300 minutes

Horne and Corden (DVD)

Tim Brooke-Taylor makes a guest appearance in an episode of Horne and Corden, a sketch show featuring Mathew Horne and James Corden from the comedy series Gavin and Stacey.

DVD
PAL Region 2
2entertain
Released 15 November 2010.  XX minutes 

Cathy Come Home (VHS & DVD)

Tim has a small, uncredited role in this 1966 television drama.

VHS
PAL format
Bfi
Releaed 30 June 2003.  77 minutes

DVDs
PAL Region 2
2entertain
Released 5 September 2011. 77 minutes

PAL Region 2
Bfi
Released 30 Jun 2003.  77 minutes 

BBC DVD

Bfi DVD

At Last the 1948 Show  (DVD)

DVD
PAL Region 2. 3 discs
Bfi
Released16 September 2019. 325 minutes

From the official product description:

"This ground-breaking, splendidly silly and surreal 

comedy sketch series, written and performed by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, also starring the lovely Aimi MacDonald, was a major milestone on the road to Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Goodies and everything that came after. This lovingly curated new deluxe three-disc set restores all the existing episodes from both series of the programme in the correct order, and is as complete as is currently possible. It includes all ten surviving episodes, two almost completely reconstructed episodes, and the complete audio of a further episode with fragments of film restored; all drawn from the vaults of the BFI National Archive, and proudly presented alongside an array of newly-filmed and archive extras.

Special features

  • Something About the Year 1948 (2019, 32 mins): John Cleese on working with Humphrey Barclay, David Frost and Graham Chapman, At Last The 1948 Show and the path to Python

  • We Just Wanted to Be Silly (2019, 38 mins): Tim Brooke-Taylor recalls his comedy influences and the making of At Last The 1948 Show

  • John Cleese in Conversation (2006, 36 mins): John Cleese joins comedy historian Dick Fiddy at BFI Southbank to reflect on At Last The 1948 Show

  • Reconstructing At Last The 1948 Show (2000, 44 mins, audio): the BFI's Steve Bryant in discussion with Aimi MacDonald, Tim Brooke-Taylor and audiophile Ray Frensham

  • John Cleese Introduces At Last The 1948 Show (2003, 2 mins): an introduction recorded for the BFI's Missing Believed Wiped event

  • At Last It's Dee Time (1967, 12 mins, audio): the At Last The 1948 Show team's unruly guest appearance on the BBC chat show

  • Now and Then: Marty Feldman (1968, 26 mins): Feldman discusses the nature of comedy in this unedited interview, shot for a never-broadcast Bernard Braden documentary series

  • The Humphrey Barclay Scrapbook: rare photos and drawings from the legendary TV producer's personal archive

  • At Last Some Pictures: image gallery of promotional material

  • Reproductions of two scripts for the incomplete episodes

  • Illustrated booklet with Not Quite 500 Words by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Steve Bryant's account of recovering and restoring the programmes and a look at the show's place in comedy history by the BFI's Dick Fiddy, plus episode notes with transmission dates and credits

12 + 1, aka The 13 Chairs (VHS & DVD)

This 1969 film was originally titled 12 + 1 but also is commonly called The Thirteen Chairs. Tim has a recurring role in the film as one of the characters in search of a treasure hidden in a set of chairs. The only official DVD release I have found so far (shown below) only has Italian audio & subtitles.

VHS Tapes

NTSC Format
Force Video
Released 1986 as The Thirteen Chairs

NTSC Format
Continental Video CAL 1089
Releaed 1987 as 12 + 1.  94 minutes

PAL Format
Sundowner 4061
91 min
Australian Release as The Thirteen Chairs

PAL DVD (Region 2)
Iif Home Video
Released 2008? as Una Su 13.   
94 minutes
NOTE that the audio is in Italian.  There is no English audio track, nor are there English subtitles.

Force Video VHS

Continental Video VHS

Italian DVD

Asterix and the Big Fight - 30th Anniversary Limited Edition (VHS)

The 30th Anniversary edition VHS release of Asterix and the Big Fight featured an all star cast with Bill Oddie playing the lead role of Asterix and Bernard Bresslaw as Obelix.  Tim Brooke-Taylor has a very small part as Cacofonix.

Note that this VHS has a yellow starburst saying "Asterix 30th Anniversary Limited Edition" and a red box at the bottom

saying "Featuring the voices of Bill Oddie as Asterix", etc. This VHS appears to be the only edition of the film with this cast.  While Asterix and the Big Fight was included in an Asterix box set with the credits from the 30th anniversary edition the actual film used had a different cast.

VHS
PAL format
Palace PVC 4037 A
Released 1989.   75 minutes

How to Irritate People (VHS & DVD)

Tim was part of the cast of this one-off 1969 television show featuring John Cleese introducing a series of sketches on ways to irriate people.  Also in the cast are Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Gillian LInd, Connie Booth, and Dick Vosburgh.  Given the Monty Python connections, it is not surprising that this show has been released multiple times on VHS & DVD.

VHS
NTSC format
White Star Video
Released 21 June 1995.  65 Minutes 

DVDs

NTSC Region 1
White Star Video - D1656
Released 30 January 2001.  65 minutes

PAL Region 0
Sanctuary - SDE2020
Released 2002.  65 minutes

PAL Region 0
Prism Leisure - PPA1581
Released  19 July 2004.  65 minutes

Barney: The Dog with Stars in His Eyes (VHS & DVD)

Tim Brooke-Taylor provides the voice of Barney the dog, "who\'s always dreaming of stardom even while his friend Roger the mouse" (voiced by Harry Enfield) "tries to keep his paws on the ground."  

This title includes the complete collection of all 13 Barney episodes: Barney\s Christmas Surprise, Barney Gets Into Mischief, Barney's Hungry Day, Barney\s Treasure Hunt, Barney's Forgotten Birthday, Barney Nabs a Crook, Barney's TV Act, Barney's Big Spring Clean, Barney the TV Director, Barney's Winter Holiday, Barney Goes to the Seaside, Barney on TV, and Barney Gets a Visitor. 

VHS
PAL format
Castle Home Video - CHV 2018
Released 1 June 1999.  53 minutes

DVD
PAL Region 2
Right Entertainment - 824 043 0
Released 23 January 2006.  65 minutes

VHS

DVD

Grasshopper Island (VHS, DVD, & Audio CD) 

Tim Brooke-Taylor plays "The Voices of Authority" in this 1971 television series about "three brothers nicknamed Toughy, Smarty and Mouse [who] run away to find an uninhabited island - as far as possible from the do's and don'ts of the real world."

In the audio CD Tim is the storyteller, narrating the entire story with music from the original series.

Both the video and audio versions are produced by Grasshopper Productions

VHS
PAL format
Grasshopper Enterprises
Released 2001.  104 minutes 

DVD
PAL Region 2.
Grasshopper Productions
Released 13 October 2008.  97 minutes

Audio CD
Grasshopper Productions
2 discs
Released 5 April 2010.  10 minutes

VHS

DVD

F for Fake (The Criterion Collection) (DVD)

This release of Orson Welles's "free-form documentary" F for Fake includes as a bonus feature the 1995 documetary Orson Welles: One-Man Band. The documentary looks at many of Welles's projects that were never completed as well as short movies that he never released.  This includes work he did with

Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden (in the Stately Homes and One Man Band segments).

DVD
NTSC Region 1.  2 disks.
Criterion Collection 288
Released 26 April 2005.  88 minutes

Do Not Adjust Your Set (DVD)

US Release (pictured)
NTSC Region 0. 2 disks.
Tango Entertainment – TE1005
Released 26 July 2005.
280 minutes (including bonus features)

UK Release
PAL Region 0. 2 disks.
Boulevard Entertainment – BLVDD0047
Released 25 July 2005.
280 minutes (including bonus features)

Australian Release
PAL Region 4. 2 disks.
Roadshow Entertainment
Released 1 December 2005.
280 minutes (including bonus features)

This set was released simultaneously with the At Last the 1948 Show DVD listed above. It is included in this guide because of Tim Brooke-Taylor’s contributions - he appears in one episode (filling in for an ailing Michael Palin), and a recent interview with him is included as a bonus feature (this is the same interview that appears on the 1948 Show set).

This release contains nine episodes from the late 1960’s series that featured future Monty Python members Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, along with castmates David Jason and Denise Coffee. Neil Innes’ Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band also appears in multiple episodes. My understanding is that none of the episodes in this set contain Terry Gilliam’s animations (even though the front cover claims they are included).

The DVD case comes packaged inside a cardboard sleeve. The back cover gives this detailed listing of the sketches in each episode:

Episode 1: Intro - King Lear - Musicians at Work - Family Grocer - Science for Sixth Forms - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Monster Mash - Maternity Ward - On Guard - The Wonder of Words - Stool Pigeon - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: The Sound of Music - An Extraordinary Sight - Captain Fantastic - The Tartan Thistle Club

Episode 2: Intro - Identity Parade - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Brief - Patient Noughts & Crosses - Time for Fun (Fivers Club) - Captain Fantastic - Stars of Tomorrow - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band:  Look Out, there's a Monster Coming - Concorde - Miss Pringle - "Two of Us" Song

Episode 3: Intro - How to Eat - Musicians at Work - Happy Grin Insurance - Flying Doctor - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: The Equestrian Statue - Take Your Clothes Off - Bus Stop - Cookery Class - Help! - Captain Fantastic - Sailor\'s Song - A Personal Note

Episode 4: Intro - Traffic Warden - Round Up - Thank You - Burglary Prevention - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Hunting Tigers - Thou Shalt Not - Royal Opera House - Morning Madam Scenes of Village Life - Captain Fantastic - Miss World

Episode 5 (Guest - Tim Brooke-Taylor): Intro - Sport - Whackfield Wanderers - Chairback Banana Grabbing - Angling - Frogman Routine - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Hello Mabel - Fortune teller - Miniskirt - Captain Fantastic - Romeo & Juliet.

Episode 6: Intro - Economic Axe - Chancellor of the Exchequer - Espionage - Custard Factory - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Love is a Cylindrical Piano - Miss Pringle - Rehearsal - Cinderella - Captain Fantastic - British Food

Episode 7: Intro - Holiday Club - Gremlin Easi-Suite - Welcome Home - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Death Cab for Cutie - Has Anyone Seen the Invisible Man? - The Vosburgh Art Gallery - Captain Fantastic

Episode 8: Intro - Instrumental - The Problems of Falling Over - The Wild and Woolly West - Weather - Hamster Allergies - Post Early for Christmas - Its Lucy! - You're Fired! - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Announcement - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Tubas in Moonlight - Fancy Dress for two - Dog Food - Captain Fantastic - Musicians at Work

Episode 9: Intro - Television Planning - The Beginning of the End - Spotters Corner - Backwards - Cookery Class - Arthur the Amazing Performing Dog - Come Out to Play - Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: Metaphorically Speaking - Miss Pringle - Pre-History - Captain Fantastic - The End

The Do Not Adjust Your Set DVD was originally prepared for release in the US by Tango Entertainment and was then licensed to distributors in the UK and Australia. The US set is pictured – artwork for the UK and Australian releases is largely the same, with minor country specific changes (such as the ratings symbols, distributor logos, etc.) While the UK and Australian sets are listed as PAL my understanding is that the disks were not converted from the US NTSC release (although I haven’t heard of anyone experiencing difficulties playing the DVDs in the UK or Australia).

A detailed review of the set can be found on the DVD Times website at http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=57899.

tlc (DVD)

Tim Brooke-Taylor appeared with Alexander Armstrong and Reece Shearsmith in the 2002 television series.  All six episodes are included in this DVD.

DVD
PAL Region 2
Metrodome Distribution - MTD5339
Released 29 October 2007.  180 minutes

The Frost Report is Back (DVD)

Home video release of  a show which originally aired in 2008.  From the official description: "A retrospective look at David Frost's groundbreaking 1960s satirical comedy show which became a breeding ground for many of Britain's top comic actors and writers. The programme includes contributions from Ronnie

Barker, Ronnie Corbett, John Cleese, Michael Palin,Terry Jones, and Tim Brooke-Taylor."

DVD
PAL Region 2
Network
Released 26 October 2009.  120 minutes

The Upper Hand Complete Series 4 (DVD)

Tim appears in Season 4 Episode 2 Blind Date (27 October 1992) as Trevor.

DVD
PAL Region 2.  3 discs.
Network 7953288
Released 27 September 2010. 475 minutes

Absolute Power - Series Two (DVD)

Tim Brooke-Taylor appears in Series 2 Episode 5, Spinning America, of this series starring Stephen Fry and John Bird.

DVD
PAL Region 2
2entertain BBCDVD1731
Released 2006.  180 minutes

Heartbeat - The Complete Series 15 

Tim guest stars as Ronnie Smethers in two episodes from the 2005 series of Heartbeat - Miller's Tale (episode 3) andBurden of Proof  (episode 10).  Ronnie returns in series 17 & 18, but as of this writing (in early 2013) those have not yet been released on home video.

DVD
PAL Region 2.  6 disks
Network
Released 27 May 2013. 1200 minutes

Do Not Adjust Your Set (DVD)

DVD

PAL Region 2.  3 disks

Bfi

Released 16 September 2019. 350 minutes

From the official product description:

Innovative and influential, and originally envisaged as a children s show Do Not Adjust 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Your Set was a madcap early-evening comedy sketch show that quickly acquired a cult following with Swinging Sixties adults, who rushed home from work to see it. Written by and starring Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, with performances and additional material from David Jason and Denise Coffey, it also provided a showcase for Terry Gilliam's animations and the musical antics of art-school jazz-anarchists The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. This collection brings together all the existing shows from the Rediffusion and Thames series for the first time. Among the five episodes entirely new to DVD, two were previously thought lost entirely.

Special features

  • Features five episodes never before released on DVD including the long-thought-lost Boxing Day pilot episode, the recently-recovered Series 1 Episode 4, the Summer-Special Special Edition, the full-length Do Not Adjust Your Stocking Christmas Special and the only fully-existent show from Series 2: episode 2

  • Putting Strange Things Together (2019, 33 mins): Michael Palin recalls his early TV days, including Do Not Adjust Your Set

  • We Just Want You to Invent the Show (2019, 34 mins): Humphrey Barclay on his comedy career from Footlights to Rediffusion

  • The Uninvited Guest Star (2019, 5 mins): Tim Brooke-Taylor on his Do Not Adjust Your Set appearance

  • The Funniest Thing on English Television (2019, 7 mins): John Cleese reflects on the show's impact

  • Bonzos on the Box (2018, 60 mins): new feature-length documentary on The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band featuring Neil Innes, Rodney Slater, Roger Ruskin-Spear and 'Legs' Larry Smith

  • The Doo-Dah Discotheque (2019): a Bonzo video jukebox

  • The Intro and the Outro (2018, 2 mins): a newly filmed introduction by Neil Innes

  • The Christmas Card (1968, 3 mins); Beware of the Elephants (1968, 3 mins); Learning to Live With an Elephant (1968, 4 mins): animations by Terry Gilliam, newly scanned from his own 35mm film masters

  • Lost Listens (1969, audio): rare sound-only excerpts from missing Thames episodes

  • Do Not Adjust Your Scripts: reproductions of scripts from missing Rediffusion episodes

  • The Humphrey Barclay Scrapbook: photos, cuttings and drawings from the legendary producer's personal archive

  • Illustrated booklet with an introduction by Michael Palin, an exclusive interview with David Jason, new contributions from Humphrey Barclay, Neil Innes, 'Legs' Larry Smith and Kaleidoscope's Chris Perry, plus essay and episode guides by the BFI's Vic Pratt, comedy context by Dick Fiddy and musical notes by The Doo-Dah Diaries' David Christie

 
 
Tim's Corporate Videos

Tim Brooke-Taylor appears in a series of training videos from the Inns of Court School of Law which use dramatised examples to teach the golden rules of communication.  In the first of the series, Do I Have to Talk to the Client, Tim is the ill-prepared barrister, "giving a comprehensive example of how NOT to talk to the client and the dire consequences of getting it wrong. As the story unfolds, two

professional barristers intervene and give advice on the do's and dont's. The end result is an effective and productive interview, where the client leaves with a positive impression of the law and a clear understanding of her situation."

VHS
PAL format
Inns of Court School of Law (published by Blackstone Press)
Released June 1995

Legal Skills Training Series  - 3. There Are Two Sides to Every Story (VHS)

Tim appears in a series of training videos from the Inns of Court School of Law which use dramatised examples to teach the golden rules of communication.  The third video in the series follows the progress of the same case as in the previous videos; it "considers the essential skills which are vital for advocates to acquire in order to effectively conduct their case in court.  Tim

Brooke-Taylor and a fellow would-be advocate perform the tasks of examination-in-chief and cross-examination under the watchful eye of a judge and two barristers, who not only criticise their performances, but also demonstrate how it can be done more effectively."

VHS
PAL format
Inns of Court School of Law (published by Blackstone Press)
Released June 1995.  35 minutes

Career Best with Tim Brooke-Taylor

Tim presents a series of videos intended to give advice to job seekers interested in working in various fields.  Some of the fields covered in this series include accountancy, the food industry, hotels & catering, the I.T. industry, the media, and the travel industry (see more details below).

Here is the description from the back of the video for The Food Industry: "It is one thing to want to "break into" the food industry.

It is quite another thing to know how to make the all important first entry - what to do - what to expect - what will be expected of you.  But this knowledge is vital.

This video sets out to provide some of the answers by using the knowledge of people who have "...been there, done that..." and would like to help others do the same.  It is independently produced with no commercial sponsorship.  There's in-depth advice from people at every level, from the boss of one of Britain's largest food industry employees to young people grasping the first link in the food career chain."

VHS
PAL format
Career Best Limited
Releaesd 1993-1996

More details on titles in this series:

Animal Care (Released 1993)
Provides information about careers involving caring for animals. In-depth advice is given by people at many different levels, including the Director of the Animal Health Trust, the Manager of the National Stud, a leading veterinary surgeon, a farrier, and boarding kennel students. Aims to offer an insight into the nature of the work, the levels of competence needed and how to open up opportunities.

The Food Industry (Released 1993)
Provides information on the range of career opportunities in the food industry, covering production, hygiene, technology, and buying and selling. In-depth advice is given by people at all levels, from the boss of one of Britain\'s largest food industry employers, to young people on the first rungs of the career ladder. Includes contact details for major agencies and organisations which can offer further assistance.

The Law (Released 1993)
Provides information on how to start on a career in the legal profession, and what kind of work is involved after qualifications have been gained. Features advice from people who have reached the top, and from whose who have taken the first steps along the career path. The disadvantages as well as the benefits of a career in the law are specified.

The Media (Released 1993)
Provides information on career opportunities in television, radio and journalism, including how to make the important first entry and what to expect. In-depth advice is given by television presenter Chris Evans, newspaper editor and journalist Eve Pollard, and young people on the first rungs of the career ladder.

The Travel Industry (Released 1993)
Provides information about the range of career opportunities in the travel industry. Examines how much training is needed. Advice is given by people at all levels, including reps abroad, agents in Britain, cabin crew and managements. Details the disadvantages as well as the benefits of a career in travel.

Working in Europe (Released 1993)
Describes a variety of jobs available throughout the European Union. Considers: how job descriptions and ways of working differ; what type of qualifications are required; the possibilities of financial assistance for training and language studies abroad. Points out the disadvantages as well as the benefits of a career in Europe.

Accountancy (Released 1994)
Features examples of the great variety of activities embraced by the profession of accountancy. Young people on the first rungs of the career ladder talk about the way in which they qualified for their jobs, and others who have "made it to the top", including Sir Michael Checkland, former Director General of the BBC, describe their experiences and give advice. Provides a guide to the various professional bodies concerned with different branches of the profession and information about the rewards and the drawbacks of working as an accountant.

Engineering (Released 1994)
Looks at the wide range of opportunities, in Britain and overseas, in the field of engineering. Features top executives and young people in the early stages of their careers talking frankly about the rewards and the pitfalls.

Hotels and Catering (Released 1994)
Looks at the range of career opportunities for young people from 16 year-old school leavers to university graduates. Explains that the industry is a worldwide one, embracing a wide variety of jobs, including special events and conferences, as well as cooking, waiting and housekeeping duties. Features scenes of working life in the Savoy Hotel in London, and the banqueting hall of the Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

The I.T. Industry  (Released 1996) 
Tim Brooke-Taylor talks to various people pursuing a career in the rapidly-growing industrial technology industry, including development managers, software engineers, programmers, graphic designers and people creating virtual worlds. He discovers a dearth of women, but reveals the opportunities the industry presents for a wide range of skills and interests.

Legal Skills Training Series  - 2. Do You Want to Hear a Story? (VHS)

Tim appears in a series of training videos from the Inns of Court School of Law which use dramatised examples to teach the golden rules of communication.  The second video in the series looks at the basic skills of Advocacy through the vehicle of an Opening Speech for the Prosecution. "Tim Brooke-Taylor continues his quest for knowledge and

now takes on the role of a student attempting to learn the fundamental skills of advocacy."

VHS 
PAL format
Inns of Court School of Law (published by Blackstone Press)
Released June 1995.  35 minutes

Legal Skills Training Series  - 4. I'll See You in Court (VHS)

Tim appears in a series of training videos from the Inns of Court School of Law which use dramatised examples to teach the golden rules of communication.  The fourth video in the series discusses what is required to be an effective negotiator. "Tim Brooke-Taylor is joined by two barristers – one acting as his opponent and one as his instructor. As Tim attempts to reach a settlement on behalf of

his client, he repeatedly finds himself tangled in some of the many difficulties and dilemmas involved in negotiating. Learning from his own mistakes, the advice of his instructor and the example of his opponent, Tim reaches an agreement with his opponent that meets with the approval of his client and the judge." 

VHS
PAL format
Inns of Court School of Law (published by Blackstone Press)
Released June 1995.  45 minutes

Legal Skills Training Series  - 1. Do I Have to Talk to the Client? (VHS)

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