The Goodies: Season 2, Episode 8

Wicked Waltzing (19 Nov. 1971)

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The Goodies watch a ballroom dancing championship, when a number of competitors collapse and are later found to have been involved a doping scandal. The phone rings, it is Penelope Fay. She... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview:
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Graeme Garden ...
Bill Oddie ...
Joan Sims ...
Delia Capone
June Whitfield ...
Penelope Fay
Roland MacLeod ...
Peter Vest
William Jenner
Wendy Hillhouse
Linda Hotchkin
Bebe Robson


The Goodies watch a ballroom dancing championship, when a number of competitors collapse and are later found to have been involved a doping scandal. The phone rings, it is Penelope Fay. She explains there has been a rash of issues with the Fay dancing team, and the Capone dancing team is behind it. She is convinced you can't beat the syndicates. The Goodies agree till she offers to pay them. The boys are inept at dancing till Graeme supplies specially designed suits that will do the dancing for the boys. Moments before the dance competition, Delia Capone visits the boys and tries to bribe them. They refuse, and she warns they better get insurance. The suits work perfectly and the boys stay competitive in the competition. During a break Delia discovers the Goodies secret and sabotages their efforts. However the judges still declares them winners. During the celebrations Capone pays a visit and reveals Fay's true identity, Peaches Ferneto, famous ballroom shark who'd served 5 years for ... Written by glen_chapman <>

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Strictly Goodies Dancing!
3 December 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

When The Penelope Fay Dancing Team are doped just prior to the finals of the B.B.C.'s 'Come Dancing', Miss Fay asks the Goodies to replace them. There's a snag - they can't dance. Graeme rigs up some special 'dancing suits' - suits that dance by remote control. The Goodies soon pull level with Miss Fay's rival - the unscrupulous Delia Capone - but she isn't about to let the Goodies waltz off with the trophy and prize money. She challenges them to an open-air duel...

The original 'Come Dancing' was a very different show to the one currently on air. No Z-list celebrities, no pompous judges, no booing audiences; instead they had formation dancing teams pitted against one another, lots of elegance and charm. Its that which this episode sends up. June Whitfield is surprisingly sexy as 'Penelope Fay' ( must be those false eyelashes and wig ), while Joan Sims comes on strong as the gangster-like 'Delia Capone'. With his dark brilliantine hair, Tim Brooke-Taylor looks uncannily like Conservative leader David Cameron!

Funniest moment - Tim and Bill learning to dance courtesy of a instructional record by Lionel Bleagghh!

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