The Goodies: Season 1, Episode 3

Love the Police (22 Nov. 1970)

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While enjoying some rare leisure time, the Goodies suddenly get their front door broken down by a rough police superintendent who wishes to hire the Goodies to improve the force's unpopular... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Graeme Garden ...
Bill Oddie ...
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Police Sergeant
Roland MacLeod ...
Jim Collier
Alexander Bridge
Bartlett Mullins
Katya Wyeth


While enjoying some rare leisure time, the Goodies suddenly get their front door broken down by a rough police superintendent who wishes to hire the Goodies to improve the force's unpopular image. A quick fact-finding mission reveals exactly why the police have a (very apt) bad reputation. But with the right incentive (namely, getting clubbed on the head by the superintendent), the Goodies brainstorm a few ideas that make the police beloved by all. However, this only earns the Goodies a place on Britain's most wanted list, as the superintendent suddenly decides that the Goodies are making the police seem too nice... Written by Camel13

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"Who Has Short Hair And Goes Round Hitting People?"
24 November 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

The police recruit the Goodies to help them change their image. Tim, Graeme and Bill become 'hippy' policemen - wearing sunglasses, handing out flowers, and generally being nice to people. But the new image doesn't sit too well with Commissioner Butcher - he has the Goodies arrested, and put on trial...

The sight of spaced-out policemen dancing in slow motion, uprooting 'No Bathing Allowed' signs, and skinny-dipping is the main image one takes away from this episode, also known as 'Give Police A Chance'. It drew criticism at the time for portraying the police as thuggish and corrupt; well, they had to be seen as such else they wouldn't have wanted a change of image, would they? The late Paul Whitsun-Jones makes a suitably hard-faced police commissioner, continually shouting and hitting people over the head; he's also to be seen in the 'Avengers' episode 'Room Without A View' and 'The Mutants' adventure of 'Dr.Who'. Roland McLeod also appeared alongside Tim Brooke-Taylor in 'Its Marty'.

Funniest moment - Butcher's reaction to a picture of Tony Blackburn ( I can't bring myself to write the word! )

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