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C&G 178 Sep 2010
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       *   THE GOODIES FAN CLUB CLARION AND GLOBE   *
       **********************************************
 
 
    * THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF 'THE GOODIES RULE - OK!' *
             (http://www.goodiesruleok.com )
 
 
Issue No. 178                   12th September 2010
 
 
E-MAIL ADDRESSES
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Newsletter enquiries: clarion@goodiesruleok.com
General enquiries: enquiries@goodiesruleok.com
 
POSTAL ADDRESS
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'The Goodies Rule - OK!'
P.O. Box 492
Rosanna VIC 3084, AUSTRALIA
 
 
THE LADS AND LASSES OF THE C&G
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EDITOR
- Brett Allender <clarion@goodiesruleok.com>
 
ACE REPORTER:
- Lisa Manekofsky
 
C&G CONTRIBUTORS:
- Steve Gerlach, Peter Wearden, Andrew Gowans, Goodies Podcast team, Kirri (skinheadskippy)
 
CONTENTS
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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. GOODIES CROSSWORD PUZZLE
6. GOODIES WORD PUZZLE SOLUTION – from C&G 177
7. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
 
 
1. QUIZ & QUOTE
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(by "Magnus Magnesium")
 
QUOTE: "And don't forget, first prize is a night out with me. Second prize - a night out with Tony Blackburn. Third prize - two nights out with Tony Blackburn...!"
 
(a) Who says this quote?
(b) Which Goody is actually providing the voice of this character?
(c) Which episode is this quote from?
 
QUIZ: This month's questions are from the episode "Winter Olympics"
 
(d) Which politician arrives at the Goodies office to talk them into competing in the Winter Olympics?
(e) How are the British 3 Man Bobsleigh Champions depicted in a portrait?
(f) What is so surprising about the Chicken Surprise dished up to the Goodies at the North Pole?
(g) Who gets squirted in the face by the periscope of the US submarine?
(h) According to Graeme, it would take 178,000 years to melt the polar ice cap using which devices?
 
The answers are listed at the end of this newsletter.
 
 
2. BOFFO IDEAS
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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
 
The August poll ended up being one of the most clear-cut results in history, with the Rolf option not even getting a look-in (just as it should be too!) The decision by ABC TV to repeat The Goodies for the first time in many years has been a clear votewinner in the GROK electorate without any need to go to preferences or offer bribes, er deals, to supposed independents.
 
Are you watching The Goodies repeats on ABC 2?
Yes (keep them coming!)                                     166 votes
I would if I lived in Australia                                   73 votes
No                                                                          1 vote
I'm waiting for the one with Rolf Harris                     8 votes
Total                                                                    248 votes
 
There's no poll for this month up on the website as yet, but stay tuned. You know it makes sense!
 
 
3. SPOTTED!!!
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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:
 
A LONG LONG TIME AGO ...
(Lisa Manekofsky – 25th Aug)
 
Here's a fun column which appeared in yesterday's edition of the Huddersfield Examiner (available online at http://www.examiner.co.uk/views-and-blogs/columnists/2010/08/23/denis-the-beginnings-of-ecky-thump-86081-27119880/ ):
 
Denis: The beginnings of Ecky Thump
Aug 23 2010 By Denis Kilcommons
 
THE Observer crossword provided me with a chuckle or two this week and a pause for thought.
Not that I was doing the crossword. My neighbour John Murray did it and found the answer to one of the clues was Ecky Thump.
"I couldn't believe it was a real name," he said. "So I Googled it."
And he found an entry in the "uncylopaedia wikia" that explained it was an ancient martial art that originated in Lancashire.
"Similar but superior to Kung Fu in many respects, it utilises long, fierce-looking black puddings in place of more inferior Eastern weaponry. Practitioners of the martial art are easily distinguished through their ritualistic flat caps and accompanying whippets."
Ah yes, I remember it well.
They trace its origins to the 17th century and say it may well have developed alongside the related martial art form of Ken Do'dd.
"Ecky-Thump is an exercise in spiritual cleansing, moral purity, and beating the unholy hell out of the enemy by the deadly wielding of a blood-filled intestine. And unlike the haggis wielding Scotsman, it is achieved without wearing a dress."
Grand Master Bill Oddie first revealed Ecky Thump as a martial art to a wider world in 1975.
Oddie, along with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden, featured the deadly skills of black pudding fighting in a memorable episode of The Goodies.
Just to illustrate the type of humour they indulged in, other shows in the series included Kitten Kong and It Might As Well Be String.
Ecky Thump was so popular that one viewer actually died laughing.
Ecky Thump, of course, is also an expression of surprise or shock, which, I suppose, you would be quite likely to utter, if you were ever beaten over the head with a black pudding.
And while I was still laughing at the memories, I had that pause for thought.
Why haven't The Goodies been re-run on TV?
 
 
GOODIES PICNIC GET-TOGETHER IN MELBOURNE
Kirri (skinheadskippy) – 25th Aug
 
I am hosting a fan picnic on Sunday November 21 at the Catani Gardens in St. Kilda (Melbourne, Australia). Anyone wishing to attend should meet us at 1pm with nibblies to share, picnic blankets and games/activities for the afternoon (games are being discussed in the 'Get together' thread of the forum). Costumes are encouraged but optional. Bring any Goodies-related items you can carry and enjoy a fun and relaxing afternoon in the (fingers crossed) sun!
 
(An alternative location will be announced on the forum in case of bad weather.)
 
Any questions should be sent to Kirri (skinheadskippy) either in a private message or by emailing kirri@bigpond.net.au .
 
 
CELEBRITY AUCTION
(Lisa Manekofsky)
 
The producers of BBC2's "Cash in the Celebrity Attic" (a show in which celebrities auction off their old possessions to raise money for charity) have passed along the following information:
"We will be filming with Bill Oddie of 'The Goodies' fame on the 11th September. Bill will be auctioning off 'Goodies' memorabilia for charity including vinyl's, original 'The Goodies' scripts and VHS original copies of 'The Goodies' series. The Auction will take place in Tring, England. I am sure Bill would be happy to sign any items bought through auction."
The link for the auction house is http://www.tringmarketauctions.co.uk/  
The Auction will start at 9:30am on Saturday 11th September.
(21st Aug)
 
 
 
Celebrity's items go under the hammer
Published Date: 08 September 2010
 
TV star Bill Oddie will be the celebrity guest as an auction rooms hosts Cash in the Celebrity Attic.
Tring Market Auctions in Brook Street will be home to exciting items for the sixth series of the BBC programme.
Mr Oddie will be selling some of his own artwork, including a painting of a lapwing and some sketches.
The celebrity, who rose to fame in British comedy series The Goodies, which he created, has searched his home for memorabilia from the show to auction.
The items include an original shooting script with a storyboard and music script, a selection of original VHS viewing copies and a large collection of The Goodies vinyl.
He will also sell a collection of ornithology and natural history books among other items and money he raises will be given to his favourite charity, the International Primate Protection League.
The star will also be joined by presenter Angela Rippon and antiques expert John Cameron.
Tring Market Auctions managing director Stephen Hearn said: "We are delighted to have Cash in the Attic back.
"It will be an exciting day with some rare and collectable items on offer."
Viewing is on Friday from 9.30am-6pm and from 8.30am on Saturday before the sale at 9.30am.
For more information contact Tring Market Auctions on 01442 826446.
(7th Sep)
 
 
Jeffers learned that the auction house will be able to take phone bids, although they have a limited number of lines. See the discussion in this forum thread: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/forum.php?forum=2&msg=37637&msgref=37749&topic=3780#anch37749  
(7th Sep)
 
 
THE GOODIES PODCAST
 
New Goodies Podcasts since last month's C&G:
 
#29: Commentary: Frankenfido
#30: Commentary: Lighthouse Keeping Loonies
#31: Miscellaneousity 2
#32: Interview: Matthew K. Sharp
 
You can find these and other awesome commentaries and interviews at: http://goodiespodcast.libsyn.com/
 
 
ABC GOODIES ... GOODY GOODY YUM YUM!
 
* ABC 2 The Goodies - For Those In Peril On The Sea
8:00pm Monday, August 30 2010
In this episode, The Goodies set sail on a Viking raft to search for a lost paradise. On the way, they meet their old archenemy, Nastyperson (Henry McGee) who has his own villainous ideas for the legendary island.
(Steve Gerlach – 13th Aug)
 
 
* If anybody misses it on the night, ABC2 have also made the episodes available to watch on their iView service.. It allows you to be able to watch the show if you miss it on the TV. Also, I can recommend iViewNapper, http://users.on.net/~m.elliott/i/index.html , as a good method of downloading from the iView service for later viewing.
(From information provided by Peter Wearden & Andrew Gowans)
 
 
* The following information was posted on The Goodies Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thegoodies ) earlier today:
"Feeling nostalgic about The Goodies? Come and enjoy an episode of the cult TV show screening on ABC2 on the Big Screen this coming Monday at 8pm in the Square! BYO 3 person bicycle.
*Please note that the screen program is subject to change - refer to the website for updates www.fedsquare.com "
(Lisa Manekofsky – 14th Aug)
 
 
* Fans in Australia can use ABC iView (http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/series/2968858 ) to watch the two most recent Goodies repeats (currently these are "Hunting Pink" and "The Winter Olympics")
(Lisa Manekofsky - 20th Aug)
 
 
* For anyone recording the Goodies repeats on ABC2 in Australia, please note that at least the next two week's episodes are scheduled to start at 8:05pm (as always, it's advisable to check your local listings for the correct times).
This coming Monday (13 Sept) they are scheduled to show the rarely seen special "Superstar". The following Monday (20 Sept)'s episode will be "Camelot".
Fans in Australia can watch the two most recently broadcast Goodies episodes on ABC iView at http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/series/2968858  
(Lisa Manekofsky - 11th Sep)
 
 
4. 2001 AND A BIT
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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. Large files (such as scans of articles or photos) for posting on the club's website can be sent to us at: groksite@gmail.com
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) **
 
Please note: BBC RADIO SHOWS listed below can be heard online via each station's website (www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 or www.bbc.co.uk/radio7 ) and then for a week after broadcast from the BBC iPlayer (aka Listen Again), www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer. Radio shows on the iPlayer are supposed to be available for listening worldwide.
 
 
BILL SPOTTINGS
 
* A news item about Bill attending an RSPCA open day at Mallydams Wood in Fairlight, near Hastings, East Sussex on Sunday, August 15 can be found at:
(13th Aug)
 
 
* An article titled "Bill Oddie Sets Off to Sri Lanka for the First Time to Discover its Unique Indigenous Birds and Wildlife" appeared last week on
(17th Aug)
 
 
* There is also a follow-up article with quotes from Bill upon his return from Sri Lanka at:
(18th Aug)
 
 
* Bill has posted a new blog about his recent holidays on his official website at http://www.billoddie.com/Bills_Blog.htm  Links to his previous blogs can be found on the bottom right-hand corner of that page.
(20th Aug)
 
 
GRAEME SPOTTINGS
 
* Issue 45 of Andromeda Spaceways, which includes a poem by Graeme, can be ordered from http://www.andromedaspaceways.com/756/  Thanks to the Goodies Podcast team for letting us know about the magazine.
(20th Aug)
 
 
I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE (ISIHAC) and
I'M SORRY I'LL READ THAT AGAIN (ISIRTA)
 
* BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting portions of the Humphrey Lyttelton celebration concert that was held a few months ago. The show will air next Monday, 30 August at noon. 
Here's a listing: "Humphrey Lyttelton's son Stephen introduces a concert celebrating the life of his father, the acclaimed jazz musician, bandleader and much-loved host of Radio 4's perennial antidote to panel games I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. The cast of friends and admirers drawn from the worlds of music and comedy includes Wally Fawkes, Stacey Kent, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Tony Hawks, Andy Hamilton, Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy, Rob Brydon, Jack Dee, Elkie Brooks, Jools Holland, Charlie Watts, the Humphrey Lyttelton Band."
(24th Aug)
 
 
* The following are the upcoming tour dates for the 2010 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Official Stage Tour (as listed at http://www.isihac.net/tour_dates2.html ). Please note that the special fundraising performance announced a few months ago, which will be held at Colston Hall in Bristol on November 2nd
(http://www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event1497 ), appears to be sold out online at least. 
 
* Sunday, 14 November: NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF
 
* Monday, 15 November: WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE
 
* Tuesday, 16 November: ASSEMBLY HALL THEATRE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
 
* Thursday, 18 November: THE HEXAGON, READING
 
* Monday, 6 December: CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE
 
* Wednesday, 8 December: NEWCASTLE CITY HALLS
 
* Sunday, 12 December: THE IPSWICH REGENT
 
* Monday 13 December: NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
(11th Sep)
 
 
5. GOODIES CROSSWORD PUZZLE
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(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=10  along with the solution on a separate page. The solution will also be printed in next month's newsletter.
 

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* CLUES *
 
ACROSS
 
Row 1, column 1 (9 letters) - This is "Cheese & Chutney" Pollock's hobby (The Stone Age)
 
Row 3, column 1 (3 letters) - Bill finds this when drilling under the Jolly Rock (Lighthouse Keeping Loonies)
 
Row 3, column 8 (5 letters) - The name of the DJ that Tim is listening to (Chubby Chumps)
 
Row 4, column 3 (2, 4 letters) - The racetrack where the Goodies take on Baron O'Beef (The Race)
 
Row 6, column 10 (3 letters) - Tim to Desiree Carthorse: "Belt up you silly old ?.?.?" (Gender Education)
 
Row 7, column 1 (8 letters) - Tim refers to Bill as this when reading out the hunter's menu (Dodonuts)
 
Row 9, column 3 (6 letters) - The real brains behind the army of babies (Way Outward Bound)
 
Row 9, column 10 (3 letters) - "A boy scout leaves no litter, ??? indeed kindling" (Scoutrageous)
 
Row 10, column 8 (3 letters) - The gardens where Graeme's redevelopment scheme is located (The End)
 
Row 11, column 1 (4 letters) The Goodies are summoned here by the Emperor (???? Antics)
 
Row 11, column 10 (3 letters) - Graeme's new business produces these (Politics)
 
Row 12, column 5 (3 letters) - Major Charles M Cheeseburger's home country (Clown Virus)
 
Row 13, column 8 (4 letters) - One of the ingredients of the black pudding mix (Kung Fu Kapers)
 
Row 13, column 8 (4 letters) - A plague of him overruns Britain – first name (Scatty Safari)
 
 
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Column 1, row 1 (9 letters) - The Goodies take on this role at Pine Tree Studios (The Movies)
 
Column 1, row 11 (3 letters) - The colour of Bill's little book of wise sayings (Kung Fu Kapers)
 
Column 3, row 1 (5, 2 letters) - Uncle Butcher yells this as he prepares to ride (Hunting Pink)
 
Column 3, row 11 (3 letters) - Miss Heifer goes wild when she finds out Mitzi is a ??? (Playgirl Club)
 
Column 4, row 7 (5 letters) - The Olympic one is eventually lit on the Queen's orders (A Kick In The Arts)
 
Column 6, row 3 (5, 6 letters) - The Goodies sing "Mummy I Don't Like My Meat" on his show (Superstar)
 
Column 8, row 1 (4 letters) - Hazel's surname (The Lost Tribe)
 
Column 8, row 7 (5 letters) - The Emperor claims he isn't ????? by Roman standards. (Rome Antics)
 
Column 10, row 2 (3 letters) - Tim objects to this being bought by the Americans (Antiques)
 
Column 10, row 6 (8 letters) - The Goodies go prospecting for gold there (OK Tea Rooms)
 
Column 11, row 5 (2 letters) - Bill's ad man character (It Might As Well Be String)
 
Column 12, row 1 (3 letters) - This word makes the Minister Of Health sneeze (Hospital For Hire)
 
Column 12, row 6 (6 letters) - Bill orders a pie made from one of these (Winter Olympics)
 
 
6. GOODIES WORD PUZZLE SOLUTION
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Unscramble to form the title of a well-known Goodies song (4, 3, 5 letters).
 
LBSEU SCKI AMN = SICK MAN BLUES
 
 
7. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
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(a) BBC DJ Terry
(b) Graeme
(c) Chubby Chumps
(d) The Minister of Sport
(e) By 3 coffins draped with Union Jack flags
(f) That it's really whale blubber, just like all of the other dishes
(g) Bill
(h) Hot water bottles
 
YOUR SCORE:
8    Mastermind Of The Year
7    Goodies fan supreme
5-6 Clever clogs
3-4 Goody Goody effort
1-2 Time to watch some more episodes
0    Are you sure you're not Rolf Harris?!
 
 
NEXT C&G EDITION:
- #179: 12th October 2010.
 
UPCOMING ARTICLES:
- October / November: A Collection Of Goodies Themes – Goodies Targets: Rolf Harris
- November / December: Goodies Music Review – Run
 
C&G BACK ISSUES CONTENTS INDEX: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=45
Updated to C&G 162 (May 2009)
 
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Permission to reproduce this work or any section of it, in any form must first be obtained from the copyright holders.
 
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For other general enquiries about the 'Goodies Rule - OK' fan club or 'The Goodies' itself, please e-mail enquiries@goodiesruleok.com
 
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