The Goodies: Season 2, Episode 3

Pollution (15 Oct. 1971)

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The Goodies become increasingly frustrated at the levels of pollution in London. They set of in search of answers. What they find shocks them to the core, but is the cure worse than they symptoms

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Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Graeme Garden ...
Bill Oddie ...
Himself
Ronnie Stevens ...
Minister for Pollution
Corbet Woodall ...
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Peter Davidson
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The Goodies become increasingly frustrated at the levels of pollution in London. They set of in search of answers. What they find shocks them to the core, but is the cure worse than they symptoms

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Tim: I'm going to make a complaint to the very highest authority.
Graeme: [shocked] Not...
Bill: [also shocked] ... David Frost!
Tim: No, not that high, no... no...
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"Affluence means effluence!"
29 November 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

London is becoming increasingly polluted, so the Goodies try to do something about it. They go to the Ministry Of Pollution in Eastbourne. Graeme thinks the Ministry might be causing the pollution. He's right. The Minister openly admits to making the air unbreathable so he - and the Government - can grab credit when he finally puts it right.

The Goodies take to the air in their flying bike, intending to create rain. Unfortunately, they use too much chemical on one cloud. As it drifts over London, it turns the city into a lush tropical paradise...

Ahead of its time or what? The sight of the entire British population in gas-masks, dead birds falling from the skies and glowing radioactive cattle might have amused in 1971, but makes disturbing viewing now. Nevertheless, the episode's got more than its fair share of laughs. The late Ronnie Stevens was a familiar face in British comedy films of the '50's and '60's. Some excellent visual effects as London becomes a jungle, inhabited by people who resemble walking Christmas trees.

Funniest moment - Tim putting his hand out of the window to see if it is raining, and when he pulls it back it is covered in black sludge! Second funniest moment - a sign on the Ministry Of Pollution that reads: Conservationists Get Lost!


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