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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Episode cast overview:
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Graeme Garden ...
Bill Oddie ...
George Benson
Richard Caldicot ...
Pauline Devaney


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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6 December 1970 (UK)  »

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When the Goodies are setting off on their holiday, Bill falls off the bike. He gathers up all the luggage that he dropped, but not his large hat, which had also fallen off. In the next scene, where he is shown chasing Tim and Graeme to Penrudden Cove on foot, he is wearing his hat. See more »


[the vicar is describing the strange goings-on that have driven everyone else out of town]
Vicar: ...and then one night we heard strange sounds coming from Penrudden hill, and the next morning old Jed Tredinnick climbed up there to investigate. Gentlemen, he returned a mindless raving idiot!
Tim Brooke-Taylor: I remember old Jed Tredinnick... He always was a mindless raving idiot!
Vicar: True. But the people of Penrudden cove are a superstitious lot.
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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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