Broaden Your Mind (1968–1969)

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Forerunner to the long running comedy "The Goodies", this was a sketch-based show with a surreal edge. Two series were made, in colour, for BBC2 (the only British network to run colour ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
 Various Characters (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Graeme Garden ...
 Various Characters (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jo Kendall ...
 Various Characters (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Nicholas McArdle ...
 Various Characters (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bill Oddie ...
 Various Characters (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Roland MacLeod ...
 Various Characters (7 episodes, 1969)
Sue Williams ...
 Various Characters (6 episodes, 1969)
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Forerunner to the long running comedy "The Goodies", this was a sketch-based show with a surreal edge. Two series were made, in colour, for BBC2 (the only British network to run colour transmissions before October 1969). Some ideas came from a long running radio series 'I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again' which featured the same cast plus John Cleese of 'Monty Python' fame and David Hatch (now an important man in the BBC's admin hierarchy!). Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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All episodes of this series are believed to be lost. Only a handful of brief filmed sequences survive, along with the audio track of each episode. See more »

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