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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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The running joke concerning "A Walk In The Black Forest" by Horst Janowski dates back to an episode in the first series, "Radio Goodies", in which the team set up a pirate radio station with only one record - Janowski's 1965 light-instrumental hit. See more »

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Bill: Be fair, I think the GPO have got a very difficult job to do.
Tim: Yes, that's why they do it so badly.
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One of the funniest shows
27 July 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest UK comedy shows. The episode "Bunfight at the OK Tearooms" features the best western saloon bar poker game scene ever filmed (using toast for cards and biscuits as chips then pies and cakes and finally a three-tier wedding cake as the stakes got higher). The poker game is played entirely to piano music with no dialogue. The celebrity safari park one was great too. Especially when they released Tony Blackburn back into the wild and someone shot him. The show was derived from the radio show I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again which was also part of Monty Python's ancestry featuring John Cleese in the cast and Eric Idle and Graham Chapman among the writers.


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