The Goodies (1970–1982)

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Long running British situation comedy with the vaguest of situations. The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do ... See full summary »

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Long running British situation comedy with the vaguest of situations. The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy reliance on slapstick. Ran for ten years on BBC TV before removing for one final series to the commercial channel London Weekend Television. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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When the show moved from the BBC to ITV in 1981, London Weekend Television commissioned a six part series which turned out to be the last outing for the show. See more »

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Bill: We're all dead! Dead! D-E-D-D, DEAD!
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The special effects may be dated, but the humour certainly isn't!
2 August 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

As the thirtieth anniversary of the Goodies loomed in the year 2000, there were rumours of a special 'Goodies night' on BBC2 to celebrate the wonderfully anarchic (and hugely influential) surreal humour of this timeless comedy team. Sadly, however, the station's controller spiked the idea, leaving us hardcore Goodies fans with nothing but six episodes on BBC videotapes, memories and those brilliantly camp novelty records the trio released all those years ago. Yes, the special effects have dated. Yes, they were prone to dodgy sexist / borderline racist gags. Yes, they wore flares, union jack waistcoats and star tanktops. But televison was a better, friendlier and crazier place for having known Bill, Tim and Graeme. And it's a sad man who doesn't laugh at Michael Aspel getting stomped by that giant kitten!


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