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Graeme Garden
BIOGRAPHY: Graeme Garden
 
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An educated man
Graeme Garden was born in Aberdeen in 1943, educated at Repton and Cambridge University and later qualified in medicine at King's College, London.

The brain behind ISIHAC
He co-wrote and played in the long-running BBC Radio series, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, before devising the classic antidote to panel games, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Thirty years later, the series remains hugely popular and he has contributed to or edited three spin-off books: The I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Limerick Book; The Almost Totally Complete Guide To I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue; and Stovold's Mornington Crescent Almanac 2002.

Goody goody!
In 1973 Graeme joined forces again with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie in a new television project, the groundbreaking comedy The Goodies. Together, they recorded seven series which sold extensively overseas and won the Silver Rose at the Golden Rose of Montreux Television Festival in 1972 and 1975. The Goodies also enjoyed a successful recording career, with their records consistently making the Top 20 and 'The Funky Gibbon' reaching No. 4 in the UK charts.

A busy man
Graeme has since embraced the roles of novelist, playwright, West End actor, presenter and director. He continues to write for and perform on several BBC Radio 4 shows, including Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Motion Show and the Sony Award-winning sitcom Do Go On.

 
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