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ISIHAC First Autumn 2017 Recording Date
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British ComedyFrom the Official ISIHAC Mailing List:

Dear I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue Mailing List Member,

Here are the details of the first recording in the Autumn 2017 series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue".

The recording will take place as follows:

1) Monday 16th October at the Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe. This will be a double recording of the show (i.e 2 programmes will be recorded) for broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Tickets are all priced at £5 and are obtainable from 10am on Wednesday 4th October via the box office (located at the Wycombe Swan), by telephone (01494 512000) or online via the venue's website.

For those wishing to purchase tickets in person, the address is Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE. The Box Office opening times are 10am – 5pm.

The recording starts at 7.30pm and will be finished around 10.30pm. Tickets will be limited to a strict maximum of 4 per applicant - by whatever booking system. Demand for tickets is very great, so you are advised to purchase early to avoid disappointment, and you should allow for queue waiting times for the Box Office, either by phone or in person, to be longer than usual. Please do not try to obtain tickets before they go on sale.

The 68th series will begin transmission on Radio 4 from Monday 13th November at 6.30pm.
That’s about the size of it for now.

With best wishes,
Jon Naismith
Producer, "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue"

Posted by lisa at 29/09/2017 18:32 GMT
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Bananaman videos on Beano's website
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British ComedyBeano's website has episodes of the 1980's series "Bananaman", featuring the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie.
https://www.beano.com/categories/bananaman

Posted by lisa at 22/09/2017 19:38 GMT
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Clarion & Globe Update
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The GoodiesThe new September/October issue of the Clarion and Globe has been sent out to all members on the C&G mailing list.  If you have not received your copy please contact me on clarion@goodiesruleok.com.

If you would like to have the The Goodies Fan Club newsletter, arrive in your inbox. Send a blank e-mail to newsletter-subscribe@goodiesruleok.com and respond to the reply.  After that you will be on the mailing list!

You can also find a copy of the latest C&G in Articles and Guides, to your
left.

Edit:  If members have changed their e-mail addresses since the last issue of Clarion & Globe in November 2012.  You need to re-subscribe to the mailing list.  Just follow the above instruction on how to do this. Thanks.

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 21/09/2017 13:30 GMT
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Bananaman the Musical in London 15 December - 20 January
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British ComedyWhile the Goodies are not appearing in this show, we wanted to pass along a news item for the Bananaman fans. Apparently "Bananaman the Musical" is coming to London at the end of this year. As you may know, Tim, Graeme, & Bill provided the voices for the animated Bananaman television series in the mid 1980s).

The official site for the show is
http://www.bananamanlive.com/

Here's an article about the show:
http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/bananaman-musical-southwark-playhouse_44596.html

"Everyone's favourite fruit-based superhero, Bananaman, is set to hit the stage in an all-singing, all-dancing musical which will receive its world premiere in December.

Written and composed by Leon Parris (Wolfboy, Monte Cristo), the musical will see Eric swap 29 Acacia Road for 77-85 Newington Causeway when it debuts at Southwark Playhouse later this year.

Bananaman started fighting crime in 1980, before transferring to The Dandy and then The Beano in 2012. The popular TV cartoon ran between 1983 and 1986 for 40 episodes and featured the voices of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

The musical will be directed by Mark Perry (A Comedy of Arias, Little Shop of Horrors) and sees our hero attempt to halt the evili plans of supervillains Doctor Gloom and General Blight.

The production will have musical supervision by Alan Berry, design by Mike Leopold, and choreography by Grant Murphy. Casting to be announced.

Bananaman the Musical will run at Southwark Playhouse from 4 to 20 January 2018, with previews from 15 December 2017."

Posted by lisa at 12/09/2017 17:28 GMT
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At Last the 1948 Show - Live! in Chicago Sept 15, 2017
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British ComedyFor any "At Last The 1948 Show" fans in the Chicago, IL area - a live version of sketches from the 1967 television show (written by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Marty Feldman) will take place Sept 15th. The cast for "At Last the 1948 Show - Live!" includes Camilla Cleese (yes, daughter of John).

More details and a link for purchasing tickets can be found at
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1515248-last-1948-show-live-chicago/

Here's the show's description from that website: "At Last the 1948 Show -- LIVE!
After 50 years of preparation, rare sketches from one of British television’s silliest shows are being presented in America for the very first time for two weeks only.

“At Last the 1948 Show—Live” is written by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, and the cast is headed by Camilla Cleese (who is no relation to Chapman, Brooke-Taylor, or Feldman), with Isabeau Dornevil, Iris Kohler, Lauren Lonergan, Kristen Lundberg, and Lauren Pizzi—an all-female cast (if you don’t include Kim “Howard” Johnson, Michael McCarthy, and Bill Russell, although they are also in the cast).
The live show is produced and directed by Johnson in association with Wing Commander Muriel Volestrangler, F.R.H.S. and Bar, and the iO Chicago.

“At Last the 1948 Show” aired on British television in 1967. Afterward, the network realized they could save a little money by recording over these comedic masterworks, and it was only through the tireless efforts of Wing Commander Volestrangler and others that copies have been found and scripts reconstructed. While a few of these sketches were later re-recorded by Monty Python, and others can be found in the darkest corners of the internet, many simply don’t exist anymore. But now, Chicago audiences can experience them live on stage for the first time ever.

Camilla Cleese, with Isabeau Dornevil, Iris Kohler, Lauren Lonergan, Kristen Lundberg, and Lauren Pizzi—an all-female cast (if you don’t include Kim “Howard” Johnson, Michael McCarthy, and Bill Russell)"

Posted by lisa at 12/09/2017 17:25 GMT
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Clarion & Globe Update
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The GoodiesThe new Clarion and Globe has been sent out to all members on the C&G mailing list.  If you have not received your copy please contact me on clarion@goodiesruleok.com.

If you would like to have the The Goodies Fan Club newsletter, arrive in your inbox. Send a blank e-mail to newsletter-subscribe@goodiesruleok.com and respond to the reply.  After that you will be on the mailing list!

You can also find a copy of the latest C&G in Articles and Guides, to your
left.

Edit:  If members have changed their e-mail addresses since the last issue of Clarion & Globe in November 2012.  You need to re-subscribe to the mailing list.  Just follow the above instruction on how to do this. Thanks.

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 03/09/2017 11:39 GMT
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The Return of The Clarion and Globe Newsletter.
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The GoodiesYes as the above suggests.  I have indeed resurrected The Goodies Fan Club Newsletter - Clarion and Globe.

It is in a new viewable format to the previous editions. Now can be read as a PDF! Will add also it to Articles and Guides eventually (when I have worked how to do so that is).

The newsletter is more or less the same as last issue that came out in November 2012. (Five Years ago???)  But with a new shiny look! Just as shiny as Tim's shoes in fact.

There's lots of news, quite a big bit of Goody stuff of course! So sit back, with your sherbet fountain and enjoy the new Clarion and Globe.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B14GWA_BZ5mxLTIySHI1RTg0Qjg/view?usp=sharing

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 27/08/2017 04:07 GMT
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I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again. Back for a one night Christmas Show
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The GoodiesThe OfftheStage Theatre Company's I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again show.  Is back for a one off Christmas Special.

'I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again (Again) Xmas Wonder Show'

Ding Dong! Merrily On High! Angus Prune OBE is back, with the Plum Pudding of Radio Comedy - It's … I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again (Again) - A Christmas Wonder Show!

A brand-new and strictly one-off compilation, celebrating the festive episodes of this anarchic and deliciously surreal comedy series that gave birth to The Goodies, Monty Python's Flying Circus and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. After their critically-acclaimed tour this year, The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group once again recreates the famously full-frontal sketch show that laid waste to BBC Radio from 1964 to 1973 - with a live band and sound effects.

Stand by for wicked parodies, glorious puns and silly songs from the pens of Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, as well as the return of the ever-frisky Lady Constance de Coverlet in the form of special guest star TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR!

From Doctor Zhivago (and his Magic Lamp) to Jack The Ripper (and The Beanstalk), via the unmistakable strains of the Angus Prune Tune and the unavoidable rudeness of The Christmas Hymns Dirty Songbook, this is a chance to meet again the much-loved characters first created by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie.

Dress code: Christmas hats optional but encouraged!


Tickets £15
8TH OF DECEMBER 2017, CHELTENHAM PLAYHOUSE.
http://www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk/whats-on/autumn-2017/im-sorry-ill-read-that-againagain-xmas-wonder-show/

Also Barnaby and Co are trying to raise funds for plans to take this show on tour once again next year.  So if you can spare a few quid for this fantastic wonder show.  You will be able to see such delights as Gibbon Stuffing, Ferrets up noses, knees, and loads more Lady Constance 'de Cavalet.  Then head to this link https://www.gofundme.com/new-im-sorry-ill-read-that-again

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 14/08/2017 01:58 GMT
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Bill's new book 'Tales of a Ludicrous Bird Gardener' - Now available!
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The GoodiesThe new title 'Tales of a Ludicrous Bird Gardener' by Bill Oddie is now available to purchase from Amazon and various other book shops.

Here's a blurb about the book:


In a sense this book is a garden-based autobiography of Britain's most famous birdwatcher. The main narrative covers Bill's personal relationship, not only with his present garden, which was described by the Daily Mail as "Probably the most bizarre back garden in Britain", but also with the gardens he has known throughout his life. The first was what he has called "a sink full of mud" in industrial Rochdale in the 1940s. Next came a larger garden on the edge of Birmingham which he used as a bird ringing station, sometimes helped or hindered by his granny, who often trimmed the lawn with a pair of scissors!In Tales of Ludicrous Bird Gardens there are plenty of eccentric stories about garden characters such as the 'feng shui fox', who constantly rearranged the ornaments, 'Limpy', the one-legged single-parent Great Tit, and one memorable nightmarish occasion when over 50 rats came to visit! This book is NOT an instructional guide on 'How to be a ludicrous gardener' although it may well prove inspirational to others to have a go, or to warn them on what to avoid. Bill abhors decking, large concrete patios, and above, all leaf-blowers.As well as neighbours who whinge about the parakeets! What is certain about Tales of Ludicrous Bird Gardens is that Bill's entertaining take on gardening for birds makes compelling reading.



Follow the link for more info.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tales-Ludicrous-Bird-Gardens-Oddie/dp/1921517786/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1501595427&sr=1-1&keywords=bill+oddie

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 01/08/2017 05:21 GMT
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The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group needs you help to secure more ISIRTAA!
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The GoodiesFrom the fundraising page...

We are The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group and have been running from our base in Gloucestershire since 1991. We've won the odd award, toured the 'classics' and premiered a lot of original work, all of which has been highly-acclaimed.

In 2016, we performed a 'Greatest Hits' version of the classic BBC Radio comedy I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, after being given the exclusive licence to do so. This was a one-off production for charity.

In 2017, we took a revamped version of the show - I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again... Again! - on a 5-star reviewed tour...

"...Most importantly, they'd tweaked the material to bring it up to date, but only in a most sensitive manner, like somebody restoring an old master. Though timeless and surreal references to ferrets and groansome puns were its stock-in-trade, it seemed more like the original, ironically, when they occasionally included references to current events, so that it felt like a real show rather than a museum piece. Particularly impressive were the few comments about the general election result, which was only announced on the day of the performance. Purists needn't worry, they didn't change very much, it was still mainly packed full of swinging 60s zaniness, but those light touches of modernisation elevated the show to as near perfect as you could hope for. 5/5"

Here's the video trailer for that tour: 2017 Tour Trailer

So, what's next? Well, two things, actually. Thanks for asking!

Firstly, we'd like to put on a I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again Christmas Special (pieced together from the numerous Christmas shows that the original series produced).

Secondly, we'd very much like to go on a bigger tour in 2018, essentially doing a 'Greatest Hits II' - there's so much funny material over nine series that this would be an entirely NEW show.

And this is where YOU come in! If you saw the show, or were desperate to see it and couldn't make it, then perhaps you'd consider funding our next stage of the creative process? We'd be most grateful.

Our budget might seem like a lot but here's a little run-down of what this professional production has to pay for...

Cost of Venue Hire (performance and technical)
Cost of Adapting The Script
Cost of Rehearsal Space
Cost of 4 Professional Musicians
Cost of 5 Professional Actors
Cost of Special Guest Star(s); original cast members Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Jo Kendall and John Cleese, for example.
Cost of Graphic Designer/Artist (posters and artwork)
Cost of Set Building/Props (construction and materials)
Cost of Copyright Percentage
Cost of SFX Operator and Stage Manager
Cost of extra Sound Equipment for venue (mics, etc)
Cost of Public Liability Insurance
Cost of Publicity (posters, flyers, programmes, etc)
Cost of Producer/Director fees

So, we hope you might see your way to helping us with this and claiming one of the rewards up for grabs in doing so. It's a show that is purely entertaining and very, very silly. We'd appreciate your support.


The are a few prizes to choose from.  10 gets you a Gibbon Stuffing and if you have the pockets (like Graeme in the Movies episode) You can splash out on the Dirty Song Book item which is 750.

There a loads more things to chose from there so get picking!

https://www.gofundme.com/new-im-sorry-ill-read-that-again

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 21/07/2017 06:54 GMT
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