Bill Oddie Bonanza

A place for Bill Oddie related news and archives (but not general Goodies stuff, which is well catered for elsewhere).

A recent TV commercial for a range of bird food carrying Bill’s endorsement.

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Solo discography →

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Cash in the Celebrity Attic →

Bill’s sold a load of collectables on ‘Cash in the Celebrity Attic’, including an unreleased 1966 song, raising around £1,350 in aid of the International Primate Protection League.

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Bill Oddie: The twitcher →

Interesting insight into Bill’s personality, from June 2007.

Bill's official website →

Bill now has his own website. He posts news there, blog-style, but there’s no RSS feed and no comment facility.

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Bill in a McDonalds advert, 2’26” into this Thames Television ad break from 15 July 1982.

'It's been a fight, a battle': Bill on 10 years of the RSPB's Rainham Marshes →

Another video. Bill shares his memories of the long-running bird sanctuary as RSPB staff at Rainham Marshes celebrate their tenth anniversary. From the Guardian.

Bill speaks on wind farms… and cats

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Bill Oddie visits the Atlantic Rainforest →

Press release from the World Land Trust. CEO John Burton reports:Oddie (centre) & crew

At the beginning of May, with funding from some of our corporate supporters, I was able to take Bill Oddie to see the work our project partners are doing to conserve some of what is left of the Atlantic Rainforests of Brazil and Argentina. With around 93% already lost, saving the remainder is vital.

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Wildlife documentaries infringe animals' privacy, says report →

You couldn’t make this up!

In 2008 the BBC was inundated with complaints after Springwatch presenter Bill Oddie described an encounter between two beetles: “He crash-lands on top of a likely looking lady. There’s a bit of luck! One thing’s for sure: this boy is horny!”

Bill appears briefly (3’25”) in this live Monty Python recording.

Milton Keynes memorial for jazz star Johnny Dankworth →

Bill attended a memorial event for jazz star Johnny Dankworth, in Milton Keynes today (1 March 2010), reports the BBC.

Shocked by the Hunt →

In this League Against Cruel Sports campaign, celebrities express shock at pre-ban hunting footage.

[may be upsetting]

Bill Oddie's Really Wild Bird Food →

A review.

Bill’s 1965 Parlophone single “The Knitting Song”. It’s a real purl!

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