The Goodies: Season 1, Episode 5

The Greenies (6 Dec. 1970)

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The Goodies arrive at the village of Penrudden Cove to enjoy a relaxing holiday only to discover the town strangely deserted with the exception of the local vicar. They quickly deduct a ... See full summary »


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The Goodies arrive at the village of Penrudden Cove to enjoy a relaxing holiday only to discover the town strangely deserted with the exception of the local vicar. They quickly deduct a local military base is the reason for the problems the town has suffered. Always the heroes the Goodies attempt to infiltrate the base and discover whatever dark secret the army has hidden. Written by glen_chapman

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[the vicar is threatening the Goodies with a shotgun]
Vicar: If I've got to go, I've got to go. But I'm taking one of you with me!
Bill OddieTim Brooke-TaylorGraeme Garden: [All pointing at each other] TAKE HIM!
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Army Games
25 November 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

The Goodies fancy a nice holiday in Penrudden Cove, Cornwall. They find it strangely deserted, except for one dotty old vicar. The British army has evacuated the area, planning on using it as a testing site for a new missile. The Goodies aren't having that, so they break into the barracks and alter the blueprints so that a new children's playground gets built instead...

One can easily see why 'The Goodies' was immensely popular with the young. 'Love The Police' made fools of the boys in blue, here the military gets it in the neck. George Benson who plays the vicar ( not Richard Caldicot, as listed above ) was in the delightful British comedy short 'A Home Of Your Own', while Timothy Carlton was the unctuous chat-show host 'Colin Pillock' in the second series of 'The Fall & Rise Of Reginald Perrin'.

Interestingly, no attempt is made to justify the military's actions on patriotic grounds. Its assumed ( probably rightly ) that the audience is broadly sympathetic to the Goodies' environmentalist aims. Whatever, its nice to see them working for themselves for once. Shame about the woman taking her clothes off to distract the missile experts though.

Funniest moment - soldiers beating a hasty retreat as the Goodies pelt them with eggs!

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