Broaden Your Mind
|Broaden Your Mind|
|Created by||Tim Brooke-Taylor
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC 2 Colour|
|Original release||28 October 1968 – 29 December 1969|
Broaden Your Mind (1968–1969) is a British television comedy series starring Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden, joined by Bill Oddie for the second series. Guest cast members included Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Jo Kendall, Roland MacLeod and Nicholas McArdle. It was one of BBC2's earliest programmes to be completely broadcast in colour, which had been introduced by the network a year earlier.
Writers for the series included Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Roland MacLeod, Marty Feldman, Barry Cryer, Barry Took, Jim Franklin, Simon Brett and Chris Stuart-Clark.
Broaden Your Mind was subtitled 'an encyclopaedia of the air' and consisted largely of short sketches. All of the programmes were wiped by the BBC after their first broadcast in 1968, and only a handful of brief filmed sequences survive. These were included, digitally restored, on Network DVDs 2003 release, The Goodies At Last. All of the programmes, however, survive as off-air audio recordings made by a fan at the time of original transmission.
Some Broaden Your Mind sketches appear on the Goodies DVD, including the Peelers sketch and "Ordinary Royal Family".
- Broaden Your Mind at BBC Online Comedy Guide
- Broaden Your Mind at the Internet Movie Database
- Broaden Your Mind at Comedy Zone