Bill Oddie is one of the most well-known and multi-talented show-biz personalities ever produced by this country. His popularity continues to increase with every television series, radio broadcast, book, stage and public appearance. There are not enough “Bills” to go round and his unique appeal makes him constantly in high demand.
Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, Bill was best known to television viewers as one third of ‘The Goodies’, an off-beat comedy series that ran for over ten years and won many international accolades, including two Silver Roses of Montreux and an EMMY nomination. More recently his time has been taken up with filming his wildlife programmes for BBC TV with the successful three series of ‘Birding With Bill Oddie’, ’Bill Oddie Goes Wild’ and the highly-acclaimed and successful ‘Springwatch’.
In recent years, Bill has promoted his lifetime passion for birds from the status of a hobby to a job. He has written several books on the subject, including ‘Bill Oddie’s Little Black Bird Book’ and ‘Birdwatching with Bill Oddie’ Other titles include ‘Gone Birding’, ‘Follow That Bird’ and the text for a field guide, ‘Bill Oddie’s Birds of Britain and Ireland’ Books for children include ‘Birdwatching for the Under Tens’ and ‘Bill Oddie’s Colouring Guides’. Most of these books are illustrated with his own photographs and drawings. More recently published is a companion book to the successful Springwatch and Autumnwatch series ‘How To Watch Wildlife’.