Menu
 Home
 News
 Articles/Guides
 Forums
 Goody Gallery
 Downloads
 FAQ
 Links
 Register
 Contact Us
 Club T-Shirts
 Journals

 Login

 Members Online
Last visits :
AzagTh0tHAzagTh0tH
wahskiwahski
ronhallau
zaphodzaphod
IAmNotSpartacus
Online :
Admins : 0
Members : 0
Guests : 64
Total : 64
Now online :

 Joining the Club

Instructions for joining the club & getting our newsletter can be found in the our FAQ.


 Requesting Goodies Repeats

Suggestions can be found in our FAQ.


  Survey for Goodies Repeats

Fill in The Goodies Uk Audience Survey.


C&G 156 Nov 2008
C&G 156 - Print Email PDF 
Posted by bretta 12/11/2008

Index

» C&G 156

       **********************************************
       *   THE GOODIES FAN CLUB CLARION AND GLOBE   *
       **********************************************
 
 
    * THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF 'THE GOODIES RULE - OK!' *
             (http://www.goodiesruleok.com )
 
 
Issue No. 156                   12th November 2008
 
 
THE LADS AND LASSES OF THE C&G
******************************
 
EDITOR
- Brett Allender <clarion@goodiesruleok.com>
 
ACE REPORTER:
- Lisa Manekofsky
 
FEATURE ARTICLE WRITER:
- Denise Baran-Unland
 
C&G CONTRIBUTORS:
David Balston, Wackywales, Sosia, bushbaby, Euan
 
 
CONTENTS
********
 
1. QUIZ & QUOTE - Goodies brainteasers for you and you and you
2. BOFFO IDEAS - The latest club news and happenings
3. SPOTTED!!! - The latest Goodies sightings.
4. 2001 AND A BIT - Tim, Graeme and Bill sightings post-Goodies.
5. FEATURE ARTICLE – The Other Goodies
6. GOODIES CROSSWORD
7. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
 
 
1. QUIZ & QUOTE
***************
(by "Magnus Magnesium")
 
QUOTE: "There's only three people that have those. That was Alexander The Great, Julius Caesar and David Frost. Mind you, Frosty pinched his!"
 
(a) Which Goody says this quote?
(b) What is it that these three people have?
(c) Which episode is this quote from?
 
QUIZ: This month's questions are from the episode "2001 And A Bit".
(d) Who were the three sons of the Goodies in this episode?
(e) And who was supposedly their mother?
(f) Which violent sport does young Graeme participate in?
(g) Whose face is on the 5 pound note in 2001 and a bit?
(h) Who is Tim mistaken for at the MCC, copping a barrage of fruit for his trouble?
 
The answers are listed at the end of this newsletter.
 
NOTE: "Magnus Magnesium's Bumper Goodies Quiz #4" has just been added to the "Goodies Articles – Creative" section of the website. It has been dated 28/12/2006 so that it fits into the menu directly below the other 3 quizzes and therefore it doesn't show up in the "Last Articles" box of the menu. It can however be accessed from the "Articles / Guides" menu or directly at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=145  
 
 
2. BOFFO IDEAS
**************
 
You can make it happen here. Liven up the club with a boffo idea for bob-a-job week. E-mail <enquiries@goodiesruleok.com> with your comments, ideas or suggestions - meanwhile these are the boffo ideas which our club has been working on this month:
 
WEBSITE POLLS
 
Last month we sought your perfect costume for "trick or treating" on Halloween and it seemed like the main trick that people wanted was the chance to practice the infinitely more subtle and superior martial art of Ecky Thump and belt unsuspecting householders over t'noggin with a black pudding. The idea of being a Masked Scout also tied in rather well with the Halloween theme, especially during 500 Quid A Job Week.
 
Which Goodies inspired Halloween costume would you chose?
- Jolly Rock Lighthouse Keeper               5 votes
- The Masked Scout                          30 votes
- Knight of Uncle King Arthur's Camelot      3 votes
- Eurovision Raving Loony contestant         9 votes
- Keeper at the Goodies Star Safari Park     2 votes
- Grand Master of Ecky Thump                51 votes
- In any garment made of string              7 votes
- Black & White Beauty                       6 votes
- other                                      2 votes
- Rolf Harris                               15 votes
Total                                      130 votes
 
This month's poll has less choices but is very topical seeing as the "sister show" of The Goodies on ABC television for much of the 1970s and 1980s, Doctor Who, is in the market for a new star:
 
David Tennant will be quitting Doctor Who after next year's specials. Who should replace him as the next Doctor?
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Graeme Garden
Bill Oddie
other
Rolf Harris
 
So take a TARDIS trip to the website polling booth and cast your intergalactic vote today. You know it makes sense!
 
 
3. SPOTTED!!!
*************
 
More exciting than getting your wig-spotters badge! If you've seen the Goodies recently, e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com> with the details. Here's where we've Spotted!!! the Goodies this month:
 
GOODIES RESCREENINGS
(Lisa Manekofsky – 14th Oct)
 
* various dates & times - The Comedy Channel in Australia occasionally is repeating episodes of "The Goodies". Consult their website (at http://www.comedychannel.com.au/WhatsOn/Detail.aspx?id=211 ) for details about any episodes coming up in the next 7 days.
 
 
TOP OF THE POPS 2
(Lisa Manekofsky – 11th Nov)
 
* Weds, 19 Nov - "TOTP 2" on Dave at 09:30 and 15:30 is another repeat of a Comic Relief edition of the show including clips from The Goodies, Monty Python, and others.
 
 
4. 2001 AND A BIT
*****************
 
If you've sighted Tim, Bill or Graeme in a post-Goodies role, e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com> so that we can tell everyone where to spot a Goodie nowadays. Those of you seeking radio and tv alerts between issues of the C&G should consider signing up for the Goodies-l mailing list (more details available on the club website), as our crack (cracked?!) team of reporters attempt to post alerts as the information becomes available.
 
** (All items in this section contributed by Lisa Manekofsky, except where otherwise credited) **
 
BILL SPOTTINGS
 
* Tues, 21 Oct - "The Wright Stuff" on Five at 09:00-10:30. Bill is scheduled to be a guest on this day. (thanks to wackywales for posting this info in the club's forums) It is scheduled to be repeated shortly thereafter on Fiver from 11:00am-12:30pm.
(14th Oct)
 
 
* Thurs & Fri, 23-24 Oct - "The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs", presented by Bill, is repeated on UKTV Documentary each day at 9:00. I suspect part 1 is airing Thursday and part 2 on Friday, but you should check your local listings to confirm this.
(14th Oct)
 
 
* Mon, 27 Oct - an episode of "Bill Oddie Goes Wild" is repeated on UKTV Gardens at 20:00
(14th Oct)
 
 
* Mon-Thurs, Oct 27-Nov 6 - "Autumnwatch" with Bill Oddie returns for a new series.
(14th Oct)
 
 
* Bill is to appear on "Richard & Judy" this Thursday (Oct 23rd). Richard and Judy's show has switched to the new UKTV digital channel 'Watch' which has taken on some of the programming from UKTV Gold. "Richard and Judy's New Position" page is here: http://uktv.co.uk/watch/homepage/sid/6916  and the show transmits at 8pm. It's on Sky Channel 109 and Virgin Media Cable Channel 124.
(from information provided by Lisa Manekofsky & David Balston – 22nd Oct)
 
 
* Here's some info about the new series of Autumnwatch, which is presented by Bill Oddie, Kate Humble, and Simon King. Fans in the UK - please let us know if you spot any local articles (scans of anything not available online are always appreciated!)
The show's website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/autumnwatch/ ) has been updated for this year's series. It has video clips called "a taster of what's on offer this year". I'm not able to view them presently, but they may only be viewable from within the UK. 
BBC Dorset's Introducing Autumnwatch page (at http://www.bbc.co.uk/dorset/content/articles/2008/09/24/autumnwatch_feature.shtml ) has links to a short video with clips of Bill & Kate (called "Autumnwatch on Brownsea Island launches"). The following two radio interviews can also be heard from that page or directly from these links:
- a BBC Hampshire interview with Bill Oddie & Kate Humble
- An Autumnwatch interview with Bill from BBC Hampshire
Also, there's an article on what's in store for this year's Autumnwatch at http://library.digiguide.com/lib/uk-tv-highlight/autumnwatch-5264/nature/
(24th Oct)
 
 
* The Bournemouth Daily Echo is planning extensive coverage of "Autumnwatch", including an interview with Kate Humble and Bill Oddie in Saturday's weekend Magazine. We'll keep an eye on the website (http://m6live.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/autumnwatch/ ); if you get the newspaper let us know if you spot any articles (especially those that don't appear in the online edition).
http://m6live.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/autumnwatch/3788055.The_BBC_on_Brownsea/  has an interview (print and video) with Bill & Kate; it was published today.
(24th Oct)
 
 
* The following short review of Bill's autobiography appeared in the Weekend supplement of the Melbourne Herald Sun on October 25th. The review was written by Kit Galer and, like all of the other books reviewed, featured a small photograph of the book's cover.
------
One Flew Into The Cuckoo's Egg
By Bill Oddie
Hachette Livre, rrp $35
ISBN 9780340951927
Life has been far from easy – or indeed funny – for the short third of the Goodies, now presenting wildlife shows on British television. Oddie grew up hardly knowing his bipolar mother, whose violent episodes led her to be confined in a mental institution. And he has been in hospital three times for clinical depression. But the Goodies still dominate and although the "Bill Oddie interviews Bill Oddie" writing technique is irritating beyond measure, what he has to say is fascinating.
In a word: Goody
(Brett Allender – 25th Oct)
 
 
(27th & 29th Oct)
 
 
* Bill Oddie will be attending the Bridport Literary Festival on Saturday, November 15; he will be reading from his recently published autobiography, "One Flew Into the Cuckoo's Egg".
The excerpt regarding Bills appearance reads:
A late arrival to the festival's impressive roster of speakers is everyone's favourite naturalist and Goodie, Bill Oddie.
He will be at Bridport Arts centre at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 15 and will be reading from his recent autobiography, One Flew Into the Cuckoo's Egg.
"We all love Bill Oddie as a Goodie and as the thinking man's naturalist, and we are very lucky to have him at the festival," said Tanya. "But then you see him on a programme such as Who Do You Think You Are and you find that a lot of people who appear light-hearted on the surface can have sadness and depression in their life.
"Bill's talk will be finding out about the other side of him, which I think will be fascinating."
(31st Oct)
 
 
* Fri, 7 Nov - "Green Balloon Club" on CBeebies at 16:00 is scheduled to include an appearance by Bill. The episode will be repeated Sun, 9 Nov at 09:00. Here's a listing: "Lily-Rose and friends travel Great Britain in a green hot air balloon hearing stories from children. As part of the Autumnwatch season Green Balloon Club team are having a good look at Autumn - how the leaves change colour and whether it is possible to preserve their lovely shades. Jelly pays a visit to Bill Oddie and finds out what's happening in his bird boxes at this time of year. Starring: Isabella Blake-Thomas, Adam Wells".
(31st Oct)
 
 
* various dates & times - "Bill Oddie Goes Wild" is being repeated on UKTV Gardens at various times over the next few weeks. Check your local listings for details.
(31st Oct)
 
 
* Thanks to Euan for posting the following info in the www.goodiesruleok.com forums. Let us know if you spot any further signings or appearances!
Bill will be signing copies of his book at several Waterstone's next month
 
Bill Oddie Book Signing
Bill Oddie
One Flew into the Cuckoo's Egg
WATERSTONE'S ST ALBANS
Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Come and meet BILL ODDIE who will be here to sign copies of his autobiography in which he shares the highs and lows of his life as comedian and wildlife presenter.
Further details: 01727 834966
--------------------------------
Meet Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
One Flew into the Cuckoo's Egg
WATERSTONE'S BRISTOL GALLERIES
Friday, 14 November 2008, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Come and meet Bill Oddie, the nations favourite twitcher. Known most recently for BBC's Springwatch, Bill Oddie's fascinating life is told with his usual wit and offbeat humour in this fantastic autobiography.
Further details: 0117 925 2274
--------------------------------
Meet Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
One Flew into the Cuckoo's Egg
WATERSTONE'S BATH
Friday, 14 November 2008, 5:30PM
Come and meet Bill Oddie, the star of Springwatch and Britain's best-known birdwatcher will be in store to sign his autobiography that is as witty, candid and unconventional as the man himself. Tales of tandems, broadway, the BBC banned list, George Martin and of course birdwatching await you!
Further details: 01225 448 515
----------------------------------
Come & Meet Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
One Flew into the Cuckoo's Egg
WATERSTONE'S YEOVIL
Saturday, 15 November 2008, 12:30PM
We are proud to welcome Bill Oddie to the store, he'll be signing copies of his autobiography, One Flew Into the Cuckoo's Nest.
Further details: 01935 479832
(3rd Nov)
 
 
* There is an article on news.com.au today headlined "BBC's Edward Stourton attacks Queen Mother; Bill Oddie laughs at Dead Squirrel" which features a photo of Bill peering out from behind some tree leaves with the caption "No laughing matter … TV star Bill Oddie". 
The full article can be read at http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24627625-2,00.html?from=public_rss , but the section relating to Bill reads as follows:
But the turmoil at the BBC doesn’t stop there.
Ex-Goodie turned nature-lover Bill Oddie is also in the firing line after his family friendly documentary series Autumnwatch aired close-up images of the corpse of a squirrel.
The squirrel had been electrocuted after gnawing through a live cable connected to presenter Bill Oddie’s garden shed.
According to the Daily Mail, Mr Oddie, 67, and his co-presenter Kate Humble joked about the incident, echoing Monty Python's famous "dead parrot" sketch.
Mr Oddie was quoted as saying: "Better red than dead … or grey. Let all squirrels watching be warned, because you can get too cocky."
Ms Humble said: "So, it’s not a sleeping squirrel? It’s an ex-squirrel."
Viewers complained, saying the footage had distressed their children.
The BBC defended the documentary, saying Autumnwatch "has a duty to show nature as it is, which sometimes includes scenes of death".
(Brett Allender - 10th Nov)
 
 
* Fri, 14 Nov - "Green Balloon Club" on CBeebies at 16:00 is scheduled to include an appearance by Bill. The episode will be repeated Sun, 16 Nov at 09:00. Here's a partial listing: "Jelly is visiting Bill Oddie in his garden where they'll be making an unusual bird feeder."
(11th Nov)
 
 
* Sun, 16 Nov - "100 Years of Wildlife Films", presented by Bill, is repeated on BBC 4 at 01:20.
(11th Nov)
 
 
* Sun, 23 Nov - "The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs", presented by Bill, is repeated on BBC Prime at 19:00
(11th Nov)
 
 
* some episodes of Autumnwatch will be available for UK residents from the BBC iPlayer for the next few days from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ff3hc/Autumnwatch_2008_Episode_7/  and http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ff3hw/Autumnwatch_2008_Episode_8/  
Also currently available on Listen Again - Alan Simpson's 5 November BBC Radio Ulster interview with the Autumnwatch team at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fc8v2/Alan_Simpson_05112008/  
(11th Nov)
 
 
GRAEME SPOTTINGS
 
* The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine (Issue 401, which went on sale in the UK today) includes an article about the new series of Doctor Who radio adventures. The press release says the article includes an interview with the cast, including Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Graeme Garden, Art Malik, Clare Buckfield and James Fleet.
Thanks for Sosia for pointing out that the first story in the series (the second series of Eighth Doctor audio adventures) starts this Sunday on BBC Radio 7. Graeme is in the second show in the series (Max Warp) while Tim appears in the sixth story (The Zygon Who Fell To Earth). Each story probably will be broken into multiple episodes; we'll have to watch for the start date of Tim's & Graeme's appearances.
(16th Oct)
 
 
* The Big Finish Doctor Who adventure "Max Warp", which was released on CD earlier this year, will air on BBC Radio 7 this Sunday, October 26th. Graeme is part of the cast for this story.
(24th Oct)
 
 
* Graeme has recorded an episode for the second series of the panel game "What the Dickens?" (you may remember that Tim was a team captain in the first series of the show, which features chairperson Sandi Toksvig). Broadcast dates for the new series haven't been announced yet. Let us know if you spot them!
(24th Oct)
 
 
* The Doctor Who adventure "Max Warp" with Graeme aired on BBC Radio 7 yesterday (Listen again available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00f676q) . bushbaby pointed us to the show "Beyond the Vortex", a behind the scenes look at "Max Warp" by director Barnaby Edwards, saying there's a big chunk about Graeme in the show (and that Barnaby is a Goodies fan!). "Beyond the Vortex is available from Listen Again from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00f68gg
(27th Oct)
 
 
* Sundays starting 16 Nov - "There'll Never Be Another" on BBC Radio 7 at 12:00 (repeated later in the day at 17:00 and 05:00 Monday morning). This is a repeat of the series presented by Graeme about famous comedians; the subject of the first episode is Benny Hill (it includes contributions from Nicholas Parsons). The show can be heard online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio7  and will be available from Listen Again for a week after broadcast.
(11th Nov)
 
 
TIM SPOTTINGS
 
* Thurs, 16 Oct - "I've Never Seen Star Wars" with Tim on BBC Radio 4 at 18:30. It can be heard online from www.bbc.co.uk/radio4  and will be available for a week after broadcast from Listen Again.
(14th Oct)
 
 
* Sundays - "Hello Cheeky" on BBC Radio 7 at 13:30 (repeated later in the day at 19:30 and Monday morning at 6:30). The show can be heard worldwide via the internet from www.bbc.co.uk/radio7 ; each episode will be available for a week after broadcast from Listen Again (on the BBC 7 website or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00db2x8 ).
(14th Oct)
 
 
* People might be interested to listen to the first ten minutes of last Friday's Feedback (a radio 4 program that talks about that weeks radio and any controversial shows) as it's talking about I've Never Seen Star Wars. Bill Dare (the producer) is defending the program and there's quite a bit of discussion about Tim buying pornography and Bill talks a bit about how this came about. It should be available on listen again until Friday.
The show can be heard from the Listen Again link at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/feedback.shtml
(Wackywales - 27th Oct)
 
 
* Sat, 8 Nov - the first series of "What the Dickens?" (in which Tim is one of the team captains) is being repeated on Sky Arts from 4:00-7:00pm (thanks to wackywales for spotting this). The second series of the show then begins on Weds, 12 November. While Tim is not returning as a team captain, Graeme will appear as a panelist in one episode.
(31st Oct)
 
 
* Still available on Listen Again - I believe BBC Radio 7 has aired their last repeat of "Hello Cheeky" in their current run. The episode will be available from Listen Again until Sunday from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00db2x8
(11th Nov)
 
 
I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE (ISIHAC) and
I'M SORRY I'LL READ THAT AGAIN (ISIRTA)
 
* Sat, 18 Oct - "The Archive Hour" this day is entitled "How Radio Comedy Changed a Nation" and includes contributions from Barry Cryer, among others. The program will air on BBC Radio 4 at 20:00-21:00 and can be heard online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 . I don't know if the show will mention any of Tim, Graeme, & Bill's projects, but it sounds interesting - "Nicholas Parsons explores how radio comedy has developed and how it reveals much about the way the British live. Through rarely-heard archive material and interviews with writers, performers and comedians, he investigates the impact that radio comedy has had upon the nation. Including contributions from Paul Merton, Barry Cryer, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and Sanjeev Bhaskar."
(14th Oct)
 
 
* Mondays - "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" with Tim, Graeme & Bill is being repeated on BBC Radio 7 at 12.30pm and 7.30pm. The show can be heard worldwide via the internet from www.bbc.co.uk/radio7; each episode will be available for a week after broadcast from Listen Again at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009zbr2  
(14th Oct)
 
 
* The following is from the official I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue mailing list.
 
Dear I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Mailing List Member,
I bring further programme-related news. The next series of the show will transmit on Monday 15th June 2009 on Radio 4 at the usual time of 6.30pm. I won't know the precise recording dates until well into the New Year, and will of course let you know the details as soon as they are confirmed.
Meantime, there are various ISIHAC-related items that you may want to rush out and purchase:
 
1. Lyttleton's Britain. This book is the complete collection of Humph's introductions to all the places we visited over the past seventeen years or so, written by Iain Pattinson and collected in gazetteer form. It contains a fair amount of previously unbroadcast material. It was published on 9th October and is already number 35 in the non fiction book chart. Click on this link to read all the blurb and see some sample pages from the book: http://www.prefacepublishing.co.uk/books.asp#lytteltonsamples  and to see a PDF image of the dust jacket, you can click on this link: http://www.prefacepublishing.co.uk/downloads/lyttelton_b_format.pdf
As I mentioned in the last mailout, the publishers Preface are offering a special discount to subscribers to this mailing list. If you click on www.chairmanhumph.co.uk < http://www.chairmanhumph.co.uk/ > you can order a copy of Lyttelton's Britain at 35% off the retail price, which I'm told is cheaper than Amazon. All you have to do is click on 'pre-order now' and enter the promotional code 'Lyttelton' before purchasing, and the price will amend to £9.74 plus £2.75 postage, so £12.49 in total. I'm told it doesn't amend the price straight away - not till just before you complete your order.
 
2. The New Uxbridge English Dictionary. This is a follow up to The Uxbridge English Dictionary, the very popular first collection of 'new definitions' from I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, and is beautifully illustrated throughout. It contains new definitions by the ISIHAC regulars, with additional contributions from Rob Brydon, Jack Dee, Stephen Fry, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, Tony Hawks, Ross Noble and Sandi Toksvig. Here's a link: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Contents/Title/Pages/default.aspx?objId=38997  The book is just £4.62 on Amazon, and Tim wanted me to point out that it is described by one reviewer as "the funniest book I have ever read".
 
3. The Doings of Hamish & Dougal - You'll Have Had Your Tea, by Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. This is a collection of the complete scripts to the popular Hamish and Dougal radio series, with accompanying photos and captions. Here's the Amazon link to this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doings-Hamish-Dougal-Youll-Have/dp/1848090234/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224253545&sr=8-3
 
4. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - Live On Stage. This is a DVD of the Tour show filmed at the Lowry Centre in Salford on 6th April 2008, just ten days before Humph went into hospital. It features the regular team of Tim, Barry, Graeme and Humph with Jeremy Hardy. And Colin on the piano of course. It contains nearly 2 hours and 12 minutes of material, and is a priceless souvenir for all fans of Humph and the show. It will be published on 10th November. I am negotiating with BBC Worldwide to see if they can do a discount price for members of the mailing list. I will send further details when I have them.
 
Finally, many of you have asked when the BBC4 tribute to Humphrey Lyttelton is going to be repeated. BBC4 tell me that they are thinking it will be in the run-up to Christmas, but don't yet have an exact date. I will of course let you know the details of this when I have them.
With best wishes
Jon Naismith
Producer, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
(17th Oct)
 
 
* Yet another "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" item to add to your holiday shopping list - The "Humph in Wonderland" special, which was originally broadcast on Christmas 2007, is being released on CD on November 13th. Note that the CD will include an extra 20 minutes of bonus material not heard in the broadcast.
(17th Oct)
 
 
There's an article by I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue scriptwriter Iain Pattinson in today's issue of The Guardian; this is in support of the new book, "Lyttelton's Britain: A User's Guide to the British Isles As Heard On BBC Radio's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue". The Guardian article can be read online at http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2008/oct/20/comedy-radio
(20th Oct)
 
 
* Amazon.co.uk is showing the following covers for the two new I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue CDs, both of which are scheduled to be released on November 13th.
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: Chairman Humph is at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Im-Sorry-Havent-Clue-Chairman/dp/1408426013/  
(24th Oct)
 
 
* Sun, 2 Nov - "Chairman Humph - A Tribute" will be repeated on BBC Radio 7 at noon (then again later in the day at 5pm and 5am). It can be heard online from www.bbc.co.uk/radio7 ; repeats will be available for a week after broadcast. Here's a description from BBC Radio 7's newsletter, "For over 30 years Humphrey Lyttelton entertained Radio 4 listeners as chairman of the enduringly popular "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue". In an affectionate tribute broadcast shortly after Humph's death, Stephen Fry presents this homage in conversation with close friends and admirers. The programme includes highlights from 'Clue'."
(31st Oct)
 
 
* Thursdays starting 6 Nov - "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" repeats return to BBC Radio 7. The first repeat is from January 1989 with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer and Willie Rushton. The show will be available online from www.bbc.co.uk/radio7 ; repeats will be available for a week after broadcast.
(31st Oct)
 
 
5. FEATURE ARTICLE
******************
(by Denise Baran-Unland)
 
THE OTHER GOODIES – HOLIDAY CHILDRESS
 
   Note from author: This is the first of two stories about other "Goodies" groups.
 
     When fans of British comedy hear "The Goodies," they may immediately think of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.
 
   But if search the Internet or MySpace for the group, you may be surprised to find another act by the same name. Local rock music fans in Asheville, North Carolina, may not be aware of the British comedy trio, but may instead recognize the images of Holiday Childress, Patrick Kelly and Michael Allen who have performed together since the early 1990s.
 
    Although the comedy trio only subtly influenced the name of the rock group, there are a number of coincidental similarities between the two.
 
   Like the Goodies television show, Goodies rock concerts contain quite a bit of theatrics, comedy and storytelling. At one time early in their career, all three Goodies band members lived communally, in an abandoned Georgian warehouse. Although not exactly a disused railway station, the warehouse was next to a set of railroad tracks.
 
   Additionally, each Goodies musician brought their own unique and distinct personalities and talents to the band, just as Brooke-Taylor, Garden and Oddie created separate identities for the comedy show.
 
    In its initial, adolescent inceptions, lead vocalist Childress was the conservatively dressed band member, one who doted on the music of Hall & Oates. Drummer Allen displayed his idolization of Kiss with his leather pants, leather-studded belt and football cleats.
 
   Kelly, who later joined the band as its bassist, was the practical member who had a sincere love for the musical group and a real job in a pizza parlor. This last had real value for the band, for it paid the bills and kept everyone well-fed, in exchange for bass lessons.
 
   Yet if Childress, when he formed the band, had ever intended to mimic the comedy trio, he did so subliminally.
 
    It was 1993 and the trio was seriously writing songs in anticipation of performing. Childress struggled to vainly to find a name for his three-piece rock band. One day, as he lay down for a nap, he hoped that his subconscious would give him some assistance. Childress promised himself that when he awoke, he would have a name.
 
   While sleeping, Childress dreamed the band's future name as a hangman puzzle, with each letter clearly identified, but in scrambled order. When he awakened, Childress shared his dream with Kelly and told him the letters. Kelly copied them exactly as Childress dictated them and played with rearranging them.
 
   "A few minutes later he said, 'Holiday, The Goodies?'" Childress said. "It was a Eureka moment."
 
   The child of a United States Air Force fighter pilot stationed in England until Childress was 7 years old, Childress vaguely remembers watching the Goodies on television with his mother, who enjoyed the show.
 
   "I remember three guys riding on a bike and it being a really fast paced comedy—sort of like The Three Stooges meets Three's Company," Childress said. "All of a sudden, I knew that was what we needed to call the band."
 
   Childress had even changed his name from "Stephen" to "Holiday," because its connotations of rest, vacation, as well as the word's roots in the term "holy day"— better expressed him than Stephen did.
 
   The Goodies recorded their first CD, "Greatest Hits," and released it in 1995. For the next four years, they steadily continued to perform. Although they no longer lived together in the warehouse, they had together moved to separate residences in Asheville.  
 
   Soon, Childress began to feel burned out from competing responsibilities and widening interests. Now married, he and his wife had just had a baby boy and his interests had widened. Childress needed a break from the band. Allen and Kelly moved back to Georgia.
 
   The following year, the musical trio returned to the stage for what was supposed to be a one-time reunion. But the chemistry among them was still strong. Instead of a permanent split, they recorded two more CDs: They released "Postcard e.p." in 2001 and "the Goodies Live!" (two CDs and one DVD) in 2004.
 
   Today, Childress, Allen and Kelly still occasionally perform as The Goodies, while pursuing individual projects. For Childress, like Oddie, it's this solo work that has stretched and developed his artistic talents, especially through performing in venues that are a bit more intellectual and sophisticated than the typical rock 'n' roll crowd.
 
   The solo Childress is not, he said, is not another Goodies.
 
   "The Goodies is a rock band that has a lot of energy, but when I play solo shows there is a lot of subtlety and quietness," Childress said. "Everybody is generally sitting down and I usually sit on a chair onstage, almost like storytelling. There is the sound of a cello here and the light touch of the piano there."
 
   One song, Foie Gras, tells the story of a man who's become addicted to the pate, except that he cannot afford the lifestyle that allows him to enjoy it. By the end of the song, the man is sneaking it under a bridge.
 
   During his performance to a spell-bound audience, Childress, while playing an acoustic guitar, alternates between narration and a high, operatic-style voice beckoning the tempting foie gras to the man. "You could have heard a pin drop," Childress said.
 
   Last year, Childress assumed the lead role in the ballet, "The Many Deaths of Edward Gorey," although he's quick to point out that he did not dance. Rather he assumed the persona of the illustrator, while the dancers themselves brought to life each of Gorey's sketches as Childress' Gorey simultaneously conceived them.
 
   When fabricating new material, Childress now responds to a wider variety of inspiration. At home, he experiments with accordions, a pump organ and a reel to reel machine. He's taking a new look at the roles cabaret and vaudeville play in entertainment and hopes to eventually create material for children as well.
 
   "It's a brand-new chapter and it's very interesting and exciting to me," Childress said. "It's nice to do something on a clean slate and just kind of go for it. I haven't done that for awhile."
 
   For more information as well as music and video clips, visit www.TheGoodiesOnline.com  and www.myspace.com/thegoodies . Also, search for "Holiday Childress" at www.youtube.com
 
 
6. GOODIES CROSSWORD
********************
(by Brett Allender)
 
Here's a new Goodies crossword for fans of the superchaps three to puzzle over.
 
As with my previous crosswords, if you're not familiar with a number of the Goodies episodes listed, the information in my Goodies Episode Summaries (in the "Articles/Guides" section) should help you solve the clues.
 
There is also a copy of the grid and clues in a print-friendly Word format in the "Articles/Guides" section of the website at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=5  along with the solution on a separate page. The solution will also be printed in next month's newsletter.
 
THE GRID
 
 

.

C

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

C

.

R

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

R

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

R

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

R

.

C

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

C

.
 
 
* CLUES *
 
ACROSS
 
Row 1, column 1 (6 letters) - Episode where Nanny Tim babysits a young girl (??????)
 
Row 1, column 8 (4 letters) - The Goodies discover a cream one in Cornwall (OK Tea Rooms)
 
Row 3, column 1 (4 letters) - Graeme: "That there's a five ????ton nun, son!" (U-Friend Or UFO)
 
Row 3, column 11 (2 letters) - Abbreviation for Kitten Kon, the Goodies Rule OK convention.
 
Row 4, column 4 (7 letters) - Tim and Bill are dressed as these while chasing Graeme (TO Black Magic)
 
Row 6, column 1 (5 letters) - Tim produces a stream of these at the thought of being a clown forever(Clown Virus)
 
Row 7, column 9 (4 letters) - Kitten Kong makes this sound in a very menacing way (Kitten Kong)
 
Row 7, column 8 (5, 5 letters) - A few pages of this magazine are left on the hook in the Goodies' loo (Hospital For Hire)
 
Row 10, column 2 (3 letters) - Goodies song used in chases in episodes like South Africa and Goodies In The Nick
 
Row 10, column 6 (7 letters) - Goodies song backing Bill's rampage while making a violent TV show (Gender Education)
 
Row 12, column 1 (5 letters) - He "pinched" his World Domination Badge, according to Graeme – surname (Scoutrageous)
 
Row 12, column 8 (5 letters) - A big ????? has been placed for clap gas by the man in the previous clue (The Greenies)
 
 
 
DOWN
 
Column 1, row 1 (8 letters) - Graeme installs a voicebox in this to find true love at last (Free To Live)
 
Column 3, row 1 (3 letters) - An essential trandem part which is rearranged in Greased Cycling (Sat.Night Grease)
 
Column 3, row 10 (3 letters) - Graeme is out spotting these in the park late at night (U-Friend Or UFO)
 
Column 4, row 3 (8 letters) - Graeme tries this therapy on Tim to cure his love of fox hunting (Hunting Pink)
 
Column 6, row 3 (3 letters) - G: "Gold ???" T: "???!" G: "Or something else …" (OK Tea Rooms)
 
Column 7, row 7 (5 letters) - Bill holds a competition for this kind of dancing at his disco (Sat.Night Grease)
 
Column 8, row 1 (5 letters) - "The Goodies sing Mummy I Don't Like My Meat" on the ????? Grease Show (Superstar)
 
Column 9, row 7 (2 letters) - (Marry the women to) Bill: "??!" Graeme: "Why not, they're not fussy!" (A Kick In The Arts)
 
Column 10, row 6 (4, 3 letters) - The part of London where the raincloud drops its entire fragrant load (Pollution)
 
Column 11, row 1 (3 letters) - Bill (upon receiving a cold shower): "Flippin' '???!" (Scoutrageous)
 
Column 12, row 5 (8 letters) - Graeme's Aussie sports entrepreneur alter ego – surname (A Kick In The Arts)
 
 
7. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
***********************
 
(a) Graeme
(b) A World Domination Badge
(c) Scoutrageous
(d) Bill Brooke-Taylor, Tim Garden and Graeme Oddie
(e) Racquel Welsh
(f) Rolleregg
(g) Margaret Thatcher
(h) Nicholas Parsons
 
YOUR SCORE:
8    Mastermind Of The Year
7    Goodies fan supreme
5-6 Clever clogs
3-4 Reasonably Goodie
1-2 Thick as old boots
0    Rolf Harris!
 
 
NEXT C&G EDITION:
- #157:    12th December 2008.
 
UPCOMING: (hopefully in December!)
 
THEMED ARTICLE: "Goodies Targets: Tony Blackburn"
MUSIC REVIEW: "Spring Spring Spring"
 
C&G BACK ISSUES CONTENTS INDEX: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=45
 
*******************************************************************************
The Goodies Fan Club Clarion and Globe is copyright The Goodies Rule - OK! 2008. All rights reserved.
Permission to reproduce this work or any section of it, in any form must first be obtained from the copyright holders.
 
For further information regarding this publication please e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com>.
For other general enquiries about the 'Goodies Rule - OK' fan club or 'The Goodies' itself, please e-mail enquiries@goodiesruleok.com
 
TO OBTAIN THIS NEWSLETTER IN WORD DOCUMENT FORM:
E-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com> requesting transfer to the Word mailing list.
******************************************************************************
 



Comments
We apologize, but you need to login to post comments. If you don't have an account, why don't you register? It's free!
 This website was created with phpWebThings 1.5.2.
© 2005 Copyright , The Goodies Rule - OK! Fan Club