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Slapstick Festival 2016 - Full Line up of Tim, Bill, Graeme and Barry C Events
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The GoodiesUpdate. According to the recent Slapstick newsletter, Graeme is unable to attend the the Mack Sennett and Harold Lloyd, Barry Cryer and friends events. And David Robinson 'the respected film historian and critic David Robinson'

Mack Sennett: King Of Comedy Cert: U
with Graeme Garden


Fri 22nd Jan | Watershed | 11:30AM
Tickets: �6.00/�8.00 (plus booking fee)


Graeme has championed many silent comedians at Slapstick Festival in his discovery series over the years including Harry Langdon, Charley Chase and Max Davidson. Here Graeme celebrates the mastermind of early Slapstick comedy, the actor and producer, Mack Sennett. Graeme will reveal a selection of his best comedies shorts from the 1910s and 1920s featuring performers from the Keystone stable including Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Roscoe Arbuckle and perhaps even a glimpse of Sennett�s �Bathing Beauties� and the renowned, often imitated Keystone Cops. With live accompaniment By John Sweeney on Piano.

http://www.slapstick.org.uk/mack-sennett-king-of-comedy/

At Last the 1948 Show Revisted Cert:PG
with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Aimi MacDonald


Sat 23rd Jan | Watershed | 9:15AM
Tickets: �6.00/�8.00 (plus booking fee)


�At Last the 1948 Show� triggered a revolution that was destined to change the face of TV comedy forever. Bursting onto the nation�s small screens in an explosion of unrelated and often surreal sketches, its main perpetrators were Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Marty Feldman and Aimi MacDonald. What �At Last the 1948 Show� began the Monty Python and The Goodies would finish in their own inimitable way. Four �lost� episodes of At last the 1948 Show have recently been recovered from the David Frost Collection. Here we offer a rare opportunity to watch excerpts from the show�s best bits and from some of the newly discovered editions followed by a Q&A as Tim and Aimi discuss this seminal comedy show on stage with presenter Chris Serle.

http://www.slapstick.org.uk/at-last-the-1948-show-revisited/


Bill Oddie�s Saturday Banana Cert:U

Sat 23rd Jan | Watershed | 11:15AM
Tickets: �6.00/�8.00 (plus booking fee)


Bill Oddie introduces highlights and extracts from popular Slapstick children�s television programmes from the 1960s and early 70s. Bill hosted the popular children�s TV programme Saturday Banana in the late seventies whilst being one third of comedy legend trio The Goodies. Here Bill shares his memories of children�s television from this period in a fun packed family programme featuring highlights from Here Come The Double Deckers! (1971), The Banana Splits (1968-70) , Batman (1966-68) and more.

http://www.slapstick.org.uk/bill-oddies-saturday-banana/


Marcus Meets The Goodies

Sat 23rd Jan | St. George�s | 5:00PM
Tickets: �15.00/�12.00/�6.00 (plus booking fee)


Satirist and comedian Marcus Brigstocke (God Collar, The Brig Society) meets the UK�s finest comedy trio reunited at Slapstick Festival for a rare public screening of their western comedy classic �Bun Fight at the OK Tea Rooms� (1975) Dir Jim Franklin, UK, 28mins.

From 1970 to 1982, television audiences roared with laughter in their millions at weekly editions of the visually inventive and stunt-led episodes of The Goodies that made Tim, Bill and Graeme household names. Here Marcus meets the classic comedy team as they discuss their legacy in comedy, their comic influences, western comedies and much more. With a chance too for Q&As, this is a unique opportunity to see these legendary performers together on stage discussing their love of silent comedy.

url]http://www.slapstick.org.uk/marcus-meets-the-goodies/[/url]


Hooray For Harold Lloyd, Barry Cryer and Friends!

Sun 24th Jan | St. George�s | 2:30PM
Tickets: �15.00/�12.00/�6.00 (plus booking fee)


Join us for a classic double bill of Lloyd�s finest onscreen comedy hosted by �king of the one liners� and national treasure Barry Cryer. Harold appears in two of his finest comedy shorts �Now or Never� (US 1921, 35mins) and �I Do� (US 1921, 25mins). In addition Barry will be joined onstage by fellow �I�m Sorry I Haven�t a Clue� team mates Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor who will lead a �Kazooalong� audience accompaniment to two additional animated shorts including a rare Felix the Cat short. A delightful classic silent comedy double bill with a twist of clue. With live musical accompaniment from multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne.

http://www.slapstick.org.uk/hooray-for-harold-lloyd-barry-cryer-and-friends/

Laurel & Hardy: Way Out West (1937) Cert: U
introduced by Bill Oddie


Sun 24th Jan | Watershed | 9:15AM
Tickets: �6.00/�8.00 (plus booking fee)


What better way to start your Slapstick Sunday than with a Stan & Ollie Classic? Way Out West is perhaps Laurel and Hardy�s greatest feature-length film and is being screened here in a newly restored digital print. Spike Milligan said: �From the moment I saw Laurel and Hardy on the screen I knew they were my friends� and friendship is at the heart of their 1937 spoof Western comedy, which contains their most famous song and one of the most charming dance sequences in cinema history. Laurel &Hardy admirer and Goodie Bill Oddie introduces.

http://www.slapstick.org.uk/way-out-west-1937/


Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golder: Past Masters

Sun 24th Jan | St. George�s | 8:00PM
Tickets: �15.00/�12.00/�6.00 (plus booking fee)


Live music and classic comedy from this exceptional pair as they close the weekend Slapstick Celebrations. Expect comedy songs and gags galore from the well-loved duo, just back from the Edinburgh Fringe and proving they are still alive and old is cool. Barry will have an aviary of new parrot jokes and Ronnie will be cleaning up after them. �Two of comedy�s most fabled masters� FESTIVAL TIMES

http://www.slapstick.org.uk/barry-cryer-ronnie-golder-past-masters/



For more information on the festival you can visit the Official website at
http://www.slapstick.org.uk/

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 13/12/2015 03:02 GMT
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Just 67 hours to go on The Slapstick Festival Kickstarter Campaign!
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The GoodiesThe annual Slapstick Festival that takes place in Bristol, which Tim, Graeme and Bill regularly attend.  Is in need of your help!

Festival Director, Chris Daniels has created a Kickstarter page to help raise extra funds to make Slapstick 2016 an event to remember!

5.000 is the target and so far the total is now 4.776

There are many rewards to choose.  From Festival Access all area passes to a Custard Pie in the face from a Goody etc.

There's only 67hrs to go on this. So make your choice and make a pledge.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004951278/please-support-the-only-slapstick-festival-in-the

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 30/11/2015 12:27 GMT
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9 days to till The Slapstick Festival Kickstarter campaign ends. Get choosing!
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The GoodiesThe annual Slapstick Festival that takes place in Bristol, which Tim, Graeme and Bill regularly attend.  Is in need of your help!

Festival Director, Chris Daniels has created a Kickstarter page to help raise extra funds to make Slapstick 2016 an event to remember!

5.000 is the target and so far the total is now 3.619

There are many rewards to choose.  From Festival Access all area passes to a Custard Pie in the face from a Goody etc.

There's only 9 days to go on this. So make your choice and make a pledge.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004951278/please-support-the-only-slapstick-festival-in-the

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 23/11/2015 09:29 GMT
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BBC 'snubs' The Goodies again - Bill Oddie's fury
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The GoodiesBill Oddie has attacked the BBC for not putting The Goodies on to the BBC Store.

The corporation has just made more than 7,000 hours of its archive available to buy on the digital store but not the classic 1970s show he made with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden.

Oddie told the Times: Surprised wouldnt be the word. Weve come to expect rejection. We dont understand why.

And he added the show wasnt given the same status as other classic comedies within the Corporation. You put on Dads Army and, with respect, even Python has been repeated a million times, he said. Weve hardly been repeated at all. So somebody must hate it.

The team have regularly complained that the BBC never repeats the programme, which marks its 45th anniversary this year.

Brooke-Taylor has previously said: We are cross. The programmes are still regularly aired in Australia and the show is still massive, over all ages. So we do know that it still appeals. Thats whats frustrating. If they showed a few and people said thats rubbish, wed accept that. Its the fact that its not given the chance.

And Garden said: Weve never known the real reason they wont show us, because whenever weve asked about repeats weve been given a different story.

Of the decision not to include The Goodies on iPlayer, the BBC says it has more than 2.5 million programmes and could not put them all on at once - but would add The Goodies to the store as soon as we possibly can.

Previously Goodies DVDs have been released under licence by the independent label Network, rather than via the BBCs commercial arm.


http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2015/11/13/23582/bbc_snubs_the_goodies_again?rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.VkYO4-7gzEk.facebook

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 18/11/2015 03:00 GMT
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Tim in Doctors - BBC One - 6th November
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The Goodies Tim was in the day time drama Doctors.  Totally recomend watching!
It is still available on the BBC Iplayer.
http://bbc.in/1NhjDsZ

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 16/11/2015 18:15 GMT
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Please support the only Slapstick Festival in the world by Chris Daniels
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The Goodies The annual Slapstick Festival that takes place in Bristol, which Tim, Graeme and Bill regularly attend.  Is in need of your help!

Festival Director, Chris Daniels has created a Kickstarter page to help raise extra funds to make Slapstick 2016 an event to remember!

5.000 is the target and so far the page has raised 2,626!

There are many rewards including..

This reward has now gone
Pledge 600 or more

0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

AFTERNOON TEA AND 'MEET THE GOODIES' PACKAGE

Afternoon tea for 2 with The Goodies at the Hotel Du Vin - a once in a lifetime chance to meet this iconic comedy trio in person and eat cake! Plus 2 premier tickets to the Festival Goodies event, a limited edition Slapsticker Slapstick Festival kickstarter tshirt, a big public thank you from the Slapstick Festival on our website, and a slapsticker!

Rewards do not include travel, accommodation or food unless clearly specified.


Estimated delivery:
Jan 2016

There's 18 days to go on this. So make your choice and make a pledge.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004951278/please-support-the-only-slapstick-festival-in-the

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 15/11/2015 07:01 GMT
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The Goodies are at The Slapstick Festival in Bristol once again!
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The Goodies Sat 23rd Jan | St. Georges | 5:00PM
Tickets: 15.00/12.00/6.00 (plus booking fee)

Satirist and comedian Marcus Brigstocke (God Collar, The Brig Society) meets the UKs finest comedy trio reunited at Slapstick Festival for a rare public screening of their western comedy classic Bun Fight at the OK Tea Rooms (1975) Dir Jim Franklin, UK, 28mins.

From 1970 to 1982, television audiences roared with laughter in their millions at weekly editions of the visually inventive and stunt-led episodes of The Goodies that made Tim, Bill and Graeme household names. Here Marcus meets the classic comedy team as they discuss their legacy in comedy, their comic influences, western comedies and much more. With a chance too for Q&As, this is a unique opportunity to see these legendary performers together on stage discussing their love of silent comedy.

http://www.slapstick.org.uk/marcus-meets-the-goodies/


Hooray For Harold Lloyd, Barry Cryer and Friends!

Sun 24th Jan | St. Georges | 2:30PM
Tickets: 15.00/12.00/6.00 (plus booking fee)

Join us for a classic double bill of Lloyds finest onscreen comedy hosted by king of the one liners and national treasure Barry Cryer. Harold appears in two of his finest comedy shorts Now or Never (US 1921, 35mins) and I Do (US 1921, 25mins). In addition Barry will be joined onstage by fellow Im Sorry I Havent a Clue team mates Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor who will lead a Kazooalong audience accompaniment to two additional animated shorts including a rare Felix the Cat short. A delightful classic silent comedy double bill with a twist of clue. With live musical accompaniment from multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne.

http://www.slapstick.org.uk/hooray-for-harold-lloyd-barry-cryer-and-friends/

Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golder: Past Masters

Sun 24th Jan | St. Georges | 8:00PM
Tickets: 15.00/12.00/6.00 (plus booking fee)

Live music and classic comedy from this exceptional pair as they close the weekend Slapstick Celebrations. Expect comedy songs and gags galore from the well-loved duo, just back from the Edinburgh Fringe and proving they are still alive and old is cool. Barry will have an aviary of new parrot jokes and Ronnie will be cleaning up after them. Two of comedys most fabled masters FESTIVAL TIMES

http://www.slapstick.org.uk/barry-cryer-ronnie-golder-past-masters/
More Goodies and Barry events at the festival, are possible to be added in due course.


For more information on the festival you can visit the Official website at
http://www.slapstick.org.uk/

Posted by Jenny_Gibbon at 15/11/2015 05:09 GMT
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New GROK website articles for December
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The Goodies New website articles for December:

* Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360&page=12

* Goodies Word Finder:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=29

* A Collection Of Goodies Themes #31: Tim Crying:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=107&page=32

Posted by bretta at 30/11/2014 22:35 GMT
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All three Goodies to participate in Slapstick 2015 Festival
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The GoodiesOnce again all three Goodies will be participating in Bristol's Slaptstick Festival.  The 2015 festival runs from January 22-25.  The full schedule is available at  http://www.slapstick.org.uk/events

Here are the events at which one or more of the Goodies are set to appear:

Thursday, 22 January:
  Seeing Double! Mr Laurel & Mr Hardy - Apart!
  With Graeme Garden
  Watershed 1600hrs 8.00/6.50

Friday, 23 January:
  Lost Clowns: Harry Watson Jr
  The Mishaps of Musty Suffer
  With Bill Oddie
  Watershed 1000hrs 6.50/5.00

Saturday, 24 January:
  Do Not Adjust Your Set: Revisited.
  With Denise Coffey, Neil Innes and Tim Brooke-Taylor
  Watershed 1215hrs 8/6.50

  SEEING DOUBLE! COMEDY DOUBLE ACTS
  Laurel & Hardys Silent Goodies
  with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, & Bill Oddie
  1930hrs Bristol Old Vic 15

Booking links can be found on the festival's website.  Tickets to individual events are available now.  Festival passes are scheduled to go on sale mid-November.

Posted by lisa at 13/11/2014 19:26 GMT
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New website articles for November
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The Goodies New website articles for November:

* Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360&page=11

* Goodies Word Finder:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=28

Posted by bretta at 03/11/2014 23:52 GMT
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New website articles for October
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The Goodies * Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360&page=10

* Goodies Crossword:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=24

Posted by bretta at 01/10/2014 05:22 GMT
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New website articles for September
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The Goodies New articles available for September:

* Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360&page=9

* Goodies Word Finder:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=27

Posted by bretta at 01/09/2014 05:37 GMT
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New website articles for August
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The Goodies New website articles for August:

Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360&page=8


Goodies Crossword
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=23


A Collection of Goodies Themes #30
Goodies Targets The Royal Family
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=107&page=29

Posted by bretta at 31/07/2014 01:43 GMT
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"Kitten Kong" repeat on BBC Two Saturday, 31 May
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The GoodiesThe Goodies episode "Kitten Kong" is being repeated on BBC Two on Saturday, 31 May! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x4k3t

Posted by lisa at 25/05/2014 02:27 GMT
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BBC iPlayer link for Tim on "Pointless Celebrities"
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The GoodiesA reminder for viewers in the UK that Tim's episode of "Pointless Celebrities" is available on the BBC iPlayer for another two days from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042rm9b

Posted by lisa at 02/05/2014 02:52 GMT
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Tim & Graeme interview from 2009
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The Goodies I've come across the following interesting interview with Tim and Graeme that I don't recall reading before.  It was conducted when they visited Sydney for the World's Funniest Island comedy festival in October 2009

Interview: Tim Brooke-Taylor & Graeme Garden - The Goodies
by Sean Lynch
October 2009
http://www.webwombat.com.au/entertainment/dvds/tim-brooke-taylor-graeme-garden-goodies-interview.htm

Posted by bretta at 01/05/2014 02:00 GMT
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New website articles for May
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The Goodies The following new articles are available on the GROK website for May:

* Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360&page=5

* Goodies Word Finder:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=25

Posted by bretta at 30/04/2014 23:08 GMT
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New website articles for April
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The Goodies New articles for April:

* Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360&page=4

* Goodies Word Finder:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=24

Posted by bretta at 07/04/2014 01:36 GMT
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New website articles for March
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The Goodies New articles for March:

* Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360&page=3

* Goodies Crossword:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=21

Posted by bretta at 02/03/2014 20:29 GMT
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New articles on website
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The Goodies New articles for February:

* Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360&page=2

* Goodies Word Finder:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=23

* A Collection of Goodies Themes #29
(Graeme Falling Over):
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=107&page=30

The photo gallery has now been added to the themed article of Graeme falling over.

Posted by bretta at 02/02/2014 22:21 GMT
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New articles for January
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The Goodies New articles for January:

* Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=360

* Goodies Crossword:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=20

Happy New Year to all Goodies fans!

Regards

Brett

Posted by bretta at 01/01/2014 21:02 GMT
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all three Goodies to participate in Slapstick 2014 festival in Bristol, England
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The GoodiesThe Slapstick 2014 festival schedule has been announced, and we're pleased to see that all three Goodies will be participating again this year.  The full schedule of events for the festival (which will be held January 24-26, 2014 in Bristol, England) on can be found at http://www.slapstick.org.uk/events - here are some highlights for Goodies fans.


1. Lost Keaton Goodies

With Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden & Serge Bromberg
SAT 25 JAN 1630hrs Bristol Old Vic 15.00

Tim, Bill & Graeme were one of UKs funniest and most successful TV comedy teams of the 70s. Huge admirers of Buster Keaton the boys have been inspired recently by the discovery of 6 minutes of completely lost and unseen footage from a newly discovered version of his comedy well known comedy short The Blacksmith (1922). Appearing alongside the inimitable Serge Bromberg (Lobster Films, Paris) the boys will delight audiences with the UK premiere of unseen Keaton extracts and the world premiere of The Gorilla Man (1950) in this Lobster Films/Slapstick Festival co-production. A unique event for Keaton fans everywhere.


2. Lost Clowns: Max Davidsons Best Comedy Shorts

With Graeme Garden
SUN 26 JAN 1000hrs Watershed 8.00/6.50

Max Davidson (1875-1950) was a German actor who specialised in playing the henpecked Jewish family father. At the peak of his career in 1927 he was given his own series of two reeler comedies, when he was signed to the Hal Roach studios for a series of Jewish comedies which belong to the best and funniest shorts the studio ever produced. The character Davidson played was a fish out of water, struggling to adjust to mainstream America, and his comedy grew out of the gulf between his old world manners and the new world that his children were born into. Graeme Garden selects his favourite Davidson silent shorts to reveal Max at his brightest and funniest.


3. Harry Hills Top Comedy Moments

SUN 26 JAN 1600hrs Bristol Old Vic 15

We are delighted to welcome award winning comedian Harry Hill to Slapstick Festival as he chooses his top visual comedy films in this annual Slapstick sell-out show. Showing favourite clips and discussing his comic influences, Harry will be in conversation onstage with Im Sorry I Havent A Clue star and Goodie Graeme Garden. A rare insight into the comic influences of the master of surrealist comedy as he reveals his top comedy moments to delight and entertain. A guaranteed highlight of the festival!


and for those who are also  I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue fans:

4. Safety Last (1923):

Colin Sell On the Piano, Introduced by Barry Cryer
SUN 26 JAN 1400hrs Bristol Old Vic 15

Dir: Fred Newmeyer 70mins Colin Sell.... on the piano is a familiar phrase for fans of Im Sorry I Havent a Clue from Colins 40yrs as the accompanist on the BBC R4 comedy show. There, hes usually only ever heard in short bursts. Here, he proves his true talent as musician, playing live to one of the very finest and funniest full length silent features Harold Lloyds Safety Last (featuring the famously gripping clock tower climb that was a marvel of filmmaking ingenuity in its day). With an introduction by Slapstick Festival favourite Barry Cryer. Prepare to laugh yourself silly and for thrills that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Posted by lisa at 03/12/2013 05:10 GMT
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New articles on GROK site
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The GoodiesNew Goodies articles for December:

The Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=265&page=12

Goodies Word Finder:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=22

A Collection of Goodies Themes #28
(Goodies Targets: The Radio Times & Bognor):
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=107&page=29

Posted by bretta at 01/12/2013 22:31 GMT
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New articles on GROK website
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The Goodies New articles for November:

* Magnus Magnesium's Goodies Quiz:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=265&page=11

* Goodies Crossword:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=19

* 'An Oldie But A Goodie Bill's Australian Tour 2013':
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=359

Posted by bretta at 31/10/2013 21:53 GMT
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New website articles
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The Goodies * The Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz for October is now available at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=265&page=10

* A new Goodies Word Puzzle for October can be found at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=98&page=10

* A new Goodies poem titled 'T' Art of Ecky Thump' can be found at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=19&page=9

Posted by bretta at 02/10/2013 02:03 GMT
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New Goodies website articles for September
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The Goodies * The Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz for September is now available at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=265&page=9

* A new Goodies Word Finder for September can be found at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=21

* A Collection Of Goodies Themes #27 (Foreigners) is available at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=107&page=28

Posted by bretta at 17/09/2013 01:09 GMT
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Bill Oddie Tour DVDs have been mailed
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The GoodiesUpdate on the Bill Oddie Australia Tour DVDs the DVDs were all mailed last Friday. If you purchased one you should be receiving it soon!

For anyone who didnt purchase a DVD but would like one, there are a few copies available for purchase by sending an email to botorders1@gmail.com . Because these are not autographed by Bill, the cost is $25 (which includes postage within Australia).

Posted by lisa at 22/08/2013 04:13 GMT
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Bill Oddie on "Rage" Saturday, 20 July
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The GoodiesA reminder that Bill Oddie will be the guest programmer on Australia's "Rage" on Saturday, 20 July. http://www.abc.net.au/rage/archive/s3805188.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwhR-ltNyko

Posted by lisa at 19/07/2013 15:19 GMT
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Perth trandem ride featuring GROK member Vanessa Cricklewood!
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The GoodiesOur very own Vanessa Cricklewood as Timbo on the trandem in Perth!



Posted by lisa at 26/06/2013 18:59 GMT
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final show in Bill Oddie Australia Tour tonight (27 June) in Perth
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The GoodiesNOTE TO FANS IN PERTH: tonight is the final show in Bill Oddie's tour. This show is close to having the biggest audience so far - you're just 50 tickets away from beating current record holder Melbourne! Tickets are $50+fees from http://www.showticketing.com.au/articles/events/music/bill-oddie-an-oldie-but-a-goodie

Posted by lisa at 26/06/2013 18:59 GMT
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review of Bill's show in Melbourne‏
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The GoodiesA review of Bill's Melbourne show appears online at http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/reviews/bill-oddie-oldie-goodie-tour  (Note that due to sound problems at the venue they weren't able to do  the sing-a-long at this show).

Posted by lisa at 26/06/2013 18:50 GMT
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Bill Oddie interview on "Breakfast with Barr" from RTR FM 92.1 (24 June)
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The GoodiesBill Oddie was interviewed by Peter Barr on his "Breakfast With Barr" show on RTR FM 92.1 on Monday, June 24th. 

The show can be heard by visiting http://rtrfm.com.au/shows/breakfast/ and clicking on the "Listen to Program" link (be sure to select the 24 June show).  The interview starts at 2 hours 15 minutes 38 seconds into the broadcast. 

This is to promote his Australian tour - the last two dates will be in Adelaide June 26th and in Perth June 27th (ticketing links below).
* ADELAIDE (June 26th at Adelaide Town Hall):
http://www.bass.net.au/events/bill-oddie.aspx
* PERTH (June 27th at The Astor in Mt Lawley):
http://www.showticketing.com.au/articles/events/music/bill-oddie-an-oldie-but-a-goodie

Posted by lisa at 24/06/2013 16:58 GMT
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fan review of Bill's Brisbane show from ABC blogs
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The GoodiesHere's a fan's review of Bill's show in Brisbane last night:
http://blogs.abc.net.au/files/210613-bill-oddie-home-review.mp3

Posted by lisa at 21/06/2013 01:17 GMT
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lower ticket pricing for Bill's shows in Adelaide & Perth
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The GoodiesNews for fans in Adelaide and Perth:  as was done for the other shows in Bill Oddie's current tour, a special late booking fee is now available to help make it possible for more to come enjoy the show (we hear last night's show in Brisbane went for 3 hours!).  This drops ticket prices for these cities to $50 plus fees.  Ticketing links for these shows, plus tonight's show in Sydney and the Saturday afternoon show in Melbourne, are below. You may need to look for a "Late Special" or "Special Reduced Adult Price" option when purchasing tickets to get the lower price.

LINKS FOR PURCHASING TICKETS:

* SYDNEY (June 21st at The Concourse Theatre):
http://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/bill-oddie-oldie-goodie

* MELBOURNE (June 22nd at The Astor in St Kilda):
http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=44390

* ADELAIDE (June 26th at Adelaide Town Hall):
http://www.bass.net.au/events/bill-oddie.aspx     

* PERTH (June 27th at The Astor in Mt Lawley):
http://www.showticketing.com.au/articles/events/music/bill-oddie-an-oldie-but-a-goodie

Posted by lisa at 20/06/2013 22:26 GMT
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link for Bill's interview from Channel 9's Mornings from 19 June
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The GoodiesBill Oddie's interview from Channel 9's Mornings earlier today can be seen
online at http://tinyurl.com/m6fr8yh 

(the full URL is
http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/videos/mornings?videoid=EEF9D22E-C709-4A9F-91BB-71A3BC37DE4A)

Posted by lisa at 19/06/2013 03:39 GMT
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Bill Oddie interviews for Australian tour (June 20-27, 2013)
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The GoodiesThanks to everyone who's sending links to Bill's interviews. I've tried to recap all the info I've been getting from various sources here (my apologies if I haven't thanked everyone by name - things are coming in fast & furious
right now!). If you have scans of any newspaper articles we'd love to see them!

1. Interview from the Brisbane Times, online version:
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/goodie-is-coming-for-you-20130618-2ofwv.html

2. Interview from The Courier Mail, online version:
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/the-goodies-star-bill-oddie-recalls-his-first-visit-to-brisbane-in-the-1970s-as-a-longhaired-comedian/story-fnihsrf2-1226665869500

This same article appears in The Herald Sun:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/the-goodies-star-bill-oddie-recalls-his-first-visit-to-brisbane-in-the-1970s-as-a-longhaired-comedian/story-fnii5v70-1226665869500


3. 891 ABC Adelaide radio interview (look for "Download audio" link below Bill's photo:
http://blogs.abc.net.au/sa/2013/06/where-are-they-now-bill-oddie.html



4. Bill Oddie: "Fame was 'damn scary'" video interview (this interview appears online on multiple sites):
http://media.theage.com.au/entertainment/inside-entertainment/bill-oddie-fame-was-damn-scary-4500217.html

Posted by lisa at 19/06/2013 03:36 GMT
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Bill's tour articles in Melbourne Herald Sun newspaper
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The Goodies An article titled "Goodie Oddie ready" about Bill's upcoming Melbourne show appears in the Arts section of Tuesday's Herald Sun newspaper, though it has not been posted up on the Herald Sun website at this stage:

The text and a scanned copy of the article can be seen at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=358&page=7

A second article about Bill's tour appears in Wednesday's Herald Sun.  A scanned copy of it is posted at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=358&page=10

Posted by bretta at 19/06/2013 01:33 GMT
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Bill on Australian TV 19 June / Tim on "Great Wall of Comedy" 23 June
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The GoodiesBill Oddie will be on the following Australian shows Wednesday (19 June):
* 9-11am Channel 9 Mornings Show interview
* 6:30pm The Project on Chanel Ten
* 8:30pm ABC TV Adam Hills Tonight

Thanks to John Williams for the news that Bill will be hosting the ABC music clips show 'Rage' on 20th July (http://www.abc.net.au/rage/guest/)

Thanks to Jenny Doyle for the news that Tim will be on the next episode of The Great Wall of Comedy on the UK's Sky/Virgin channel GOLD (along With Jo Brand, Barry Cryer and Rebecca Front) on Sunday 23rd June at 7.30pm.

Let us know if you spot any other shows, interviews, or articles!

Posted by lisa at 18/06/2013 03:19 GMT
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special late booking prices for Bill's shows in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne
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The GoodiesNews for fans in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne: as of Friday afternoon, the adult ticket price for Bill Oddie's shows will drop to $55.00 in Brisbane and Sydney and to $50.00 in Melbourne. If you've been waiting to buy your tickets be sure to take advantage of this late booking offer! Here are the links for purchasing tickets to these shows:

* BRISBANE (June 20th at The Tivoli):
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=BILLODIE13

* SYDNEY (June 21st at The Concourse Theatre):
http://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/bill-oddie-oldie-goodie

* MELBOURNE (June 22nd at The Astor in St Kilda):
http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=44390

Posted by lisa at 16/06/2013 03:39 GMT
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Bill Oddie interview from the Sydney Morning Herald
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The GoodiesThe following interview appears online at http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/leave-rolf-alone-pleads-exgoodie-20130615-2oavc.html

Leave Rolf alone, pleads ex-Goodie

Date June 16, 2013

Giles Hardie

As a member of the famed comic troupe the Goodies, British comedian Bill Oddie wrote and starred in an episode in which the trio ran a zoo filled with celebrities, including a Rolf Harris breeding program.

Now with Harris facing sex abuse allegations in England after child sexual abuse allegations involving the late Jimmy Savile, Oddie has expressed his frustration at the treatment of the Australian performer.

"I just find this really, really sad," says Oddie. "I find it really, really awful, because his wife is not well, hasn't been for a long time. As if life isn't tough enough really with all that sort of thing going on. Leave him alone."

While Oddie says that in the 1970s Savile "had a big label on saying weirdo", he viewed Harris very differently.

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"He's a jolly bloke," Oddie says. "He would want his morning cuddle from the secretary and she'd be only too happy to give it him. It wasn't molestation or anything like that."

Oddie is instead horrified by denials by BBC chiefs of any knowledge of Savile's conduct.

"It was one or two right top bosses who said, 'I know it might be hard to believe but we didn't know anything about what went on in the '70s'.

"It is hard to believe. It's impossible to believe. And if you don't know, you weren't doing your job."

Oddie is touring Australia with his one-man show An Oldie but a Goodie, in which he will recount tales from his career as a Goodie, a wildlife presenter and one-time pop star, including previously unseen material dating back to his time at Cambridge University in the Footlights with members of the Goodies and Monty Python.

"I've managed to assemble quite a lot of archive stuff which embarrassed me, from before the Goodies, and [material from] after the Goodies which I'm rather more proud of,'' the 71-year-old said.

"There's so many Goodies fans in Australia I can't imagine there's a single frame they haven't seen."

Not that he expects universal recognition. "There must be generations coming up now even down there who say, 'who are the Goodies?'. I mean one of your ministers got us mixed up with the Wiggles," he recalls, referring to a meeting with then education minister Amanda Vanstone in 2005.

Oddie's show will include some singing and also elements from his career as a wildlife presenter.

Bill Oddie will perform at the Concourse Theatre on Friday.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/leave-rolf-alone-pleads-exgoodie-20130615-2oavc.html#ixzz2WLYp2zrS


Posted by lisa at 16/06/2013 03:38 GMT
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Bill Oddie interview from 100% Rock Magazine
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The GoodiesThere's a great interview with Bill Oddie from 100% Rock Magazine in which they discuss Bill's upcoming Australian shows and other topics at  http://magazine.100percentrock.com/interviews/201306/19527

At the end of the article is a contest for ticket's to Bill's Perth show.

Posted by lisa at 14/06/2013 04:28 GMT
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Bill Oddie on "Adam Hills Tonight" on Weds, June 19th
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The GoodiesThanks to Jane D and Peter W for the news that Bill Oddie will be on Adam Hills Tonight on Wednesday, June 19th on ABC1. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc1/201306/programs/LE1246V006D2013-06-19T203250.htm

Posted by lisa at 13/06/2013 20:57 GMT
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Bill Oddie radio interview on 2UE re: Sydney show
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The GoodiesHere's the link for an interview Bill Oddie did with Paul Murray of 2UE about Bill's upcoming show in Sydney:
http://www.2ue.com.au/blogs/2ue-blog/bill-oddie-returns-to-talk-goodies/20130611-2o0zh.html

Description from that page: "Paul Murray speaks with Bill Oddie, about to tour in Sydney. Bill reveals he will be reminiscing about his complete career to date, most particularly The Goodies, bringing clips never seen in Australia."

Posted by lisa at 11/06/2013 22:15 GMT
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trandem spotting in Adelaide, Melbourne & Perth
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The GoodiesThe Bill Oddie Australia Tour team has built a replica of The Goodies trandem bike; weve gotten information about where & when you can see it being ridden by Goodies look-a-likes in Adelaide, Melbourne & Perth.  Fans are encouraged to come out and cheer on the bike & its riders; if you come in costume you might even get on TV (so get our your best flares!)

Here are the details:
ADELAIDE 12th June  at 11:00am at the Rundle Mall next to the Balls
MELBOURNE 17th June at 11:00 am in Federation Square
PERTH 26th June at 11:00am  in the London Court Mall

Posted by lisa at 10/06/2013 17:10 GMT
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professional photographer sought for Bill Oddie's Australian tour
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The GoodiesATTENTION PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN AUSTRALIA: Ever wanted to get paid to take photos of Bill Oddie?  This is a real job offer from the promoter of Bill Oddie's Australian tour.

The promoter is seeking professional photographers in each city the tour is visiting (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth) to take photos of Bill with fans in the post-show meet & greet area.  Photographers must be able to print their photos instantly so that Bill can sign them for the fans; the SD cards with the photos will be given to the promoter at the end of the event.  Photographers will get a ticket to the show and an agreed price per photo.  Expressions of interest should be sent to billoddietour@gmail.com.

Here are the dates of the five shows:
* BRISBANE (June 20th): http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=BILLODIE13

* SYDNEY (June 21st): http://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/bill-oddie-oldie-goodie

* MELBOURNE (June 22nd): http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=44390

* ADELAIDE (June 26th): http://www.bass.net.au/events/bill-oddie.aspx

* PERTH (June 27th): http://www.showticketing.com.au/articles/events/music/bill-oddie-an-oldie-but-a-goodie

Posted by lisa at 06/06/2013 03:50 GMT
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"The Goodies And Some Untold Kaper's Art Show The Complete Collection" book
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The GoodiesThe complete collection of artwork from "The Goodies and Some Untold Kapers" - an exhibition of Goodies-themed fan artwork by artist (and Goodies Rule - OK! fan club member) Jenny Doyle - is now available in a book which can be purchased from Amazon or via the exhibition's own website, www.thegoodiesandsomeuntoldkapers.wordpress.com/merchandise/

Posted by lisa at 05/06/2013 21:33 GMT
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Win tickets to Bill Oddie's Australian tour, plus more Bill interviews
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The GoodiesMore Bill interviews to promote the tour (plus two contests to win tickets):

1. Channel 9 Mornings is running a competition to win a pair of tickets to see one of Bill Oddie's shows in Australia this month (you can select which of the five shows you want to attend). The video with the details can be seen on the Bill Oddie Australia Tour Facebook page at  http://tinyurl.com/kcfsyso (we also have the video on The Goodies Facebook page - www.facebook.com/thegoodies)


2. The AU Review is also running a competition to win a pair of tickets - see the details at http://www.theaureview.com/competitions/win-a-double-pass-to-see-bill-oddie


3. There's a print Bill Q&A from AdelaideNow at http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/first-person-qa-with-bill-oddie/story-fn3o6wog-1226649317244


4. Bill can be heard discussing the tour in an interview from Jonesy & Amanda in the Morning (Bill's interview starts about 9 1/2 minutes into this clip): http://www.wsfm.com.au/shows/jonesy-amanda-morning/listen/jonesy-and-amandas-jamcast-4-june-2013


5. Another print interview appears on The Daily Telegraph website at:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/goodie-bill-oddie-brings-his-surreal-silliness-down-under/story-fni0cx4q-1226654615744


Let me know if you spot any others!

Posted by lisa at 04/06/2013 21:56 GMT
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Win a double pass to see Bill Oddie in Australia!
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The GoodiesThis competition information comes from http://www.theaureview.com/competitions/win-a-double-pass-to-see-bill-oddie  Please spread the word!

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Calling all fans of the Funky Gibbon, Twinkle the giant kitten and Ecky ThumpBill Oddie, star of the classic hit BBC TV comedy The Goodies will be touring Australia in late June. Comedian, television personality, author, musician, composer, and wildlife enthusiast, Bill Oddie is a man of many talents. His one-man show will hit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and feature a live and unplucked reminiscence about his crazy days as one third of The Goodies.

We've got a double pass to give away to each of his shows!

For your chance to win, email competitions@theaureview.com with the subject line BILL ODDIE and the show you wanna go to. Make sure to include your full name, a contact number, and that you send from the email address you use most often.

Competition closes June 18th. Good luck!

Show dates:
Brisbane - Thursday 20th June 7.00pm The Tivoli
Sydney - Friday 21st June 8.00pm The Concourse Theatre
Melbourne - Saturday 22nd June 3.00pm The Astor, St Kilda
Adelaide - Wednesday 26th June 7.00pm Adelaide Town Hall
Perth - Thursday 27th June 7.00pm The Astor, Mt Lawley

Posted by lisa at 31/05/2013 19:50 GMT
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more details about content of Bill's Australian shows (June 20-27, 2013)
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The GoodiesIn response to those who have asked what Bill Oddie's Australian Tour will be like, here are more details.  The show is Bill reminiscing about his complete career to date, most particularly The Goodies, bringing clips never seen in Australia. During the course of the show Bill will answer questions submitted by fans and lead the audience in singing a Goodies classic. Which song you ask? They'll keep that for a surprise on the night!

The show will have two 40 minute sessions separated by a 20 minute intermission.
A meet and greet area will be set up post show for fans to meet Bill and purchase his tour merchandise. The first half of the show will focus on Bill's School and Uni Days; Other Projects Before The Goodies; and The Goodies - its First Years.  The second session will include Audience Questions; What is Bill Doing Now?; Projects After The Goodies; and The Goodies Glory Days.

Don't forget to send in (to http://www.billoddietour.com.au/enter-competition-here.html) the question you want answered by Bill Oddie! The 5 judged most interesting or unique in each state will be selected and those audience members will win the opportunity to ask their question directly to Bill live at the event!

Tickets for all 5 shows are on sale from http://www.billoddietour.com.au/shows.html
Show dates/times/venues:

* Brisbane: Thurs, June 20th at 7:00pm at The Tivoli
* Sydney: Fri, June 21st at 8:00pm at The Concourse Theatre
* Melbourne: Sat, June 22nd at 3:00pm at The Astor in St Kilda
* Adelaide: Weds, June 26th at 7:30pm at Adelaide Town Hall
* Perth: Thurs, June 27th at 7:30pm at The Astor in Mt Lawley

Posted by lisa at 31/05/2013 04:45 GMT
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Bill Oddie interviews to promote his Australian tour (June 20th-27th)
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The GoodiesBill Oddie is doing interviews to promote his Australian Tour (in Brisbane June 20th, Sydney June 21st, Melbourne June 22nd, Adelaide June 26th, and Perth June 27th - full details at http://www.billoddietour.com.au/shows.html).  Here are links to some of the
interviews we know about so far - let us know if you spot any others!

* 612 ABC Brisbane:
http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2013/05/bill-oddie-to-perform-one-man-show-in-brisbane-next-month.html

* Bay FM in Geelong:
http://www.bayfm.com.au/index.php/the-team/the-morning-crew/audio/23949-bill-oddie-the-goodies

* Print Q&A from SA Weekend Magazine and AdelaideNow:
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/first-person-qa-with-bill-oddie/story-fn3o6wog-1226649317244

Posted by lisa at 31/05/2013 03:40 GMT
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The Goodies interview from Channel 9's Morning
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The GoodiesThe Goodies appeared on Channel 9's Morning earlier today to promote Bill's upcoming shows in Australia (http://www.billoddietour.com.au/). 

Here's the link to view the interview online:

Tiny URL version: http://tinyurl.com/malvbxy
 
Full link:
http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/videos/mornings?videoid=352E42D8-61A3-4E91-B4AF-7803E111094F

Posted by lisa at 20/05/2013 04:35 GMT
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iPlayer links for ISIRTA & "The Unbelievable Truth"
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The GoodiesListen again links for the final two episode of "The Unbelievable Truth" from the current series (both of these should be available until May 20th)
- Episode 5:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01s7zpg/The_Unbelievable_Truth_Series_11_Episode_5/

- Episode 6:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01sd7fg/The_Unbelievable_Truth_Series_11_Episode_6/


BBC iPlayer link for the latest BBC Radio 4 Extra repeat of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wmxgc/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_5_Episode_12/


BBC iPlayer link for the repeat of "One", series 2 episode 3 (Graeme is one of the cast members of this sketch show written by David Quantick):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0092j16/One_Series_2_Episode_3/

Posted by lisa at 18/05/2013 03:40 GMT
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Bill Oddie interview from Time Out Sydney
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The GoodiesThere's a great interview with Bill Oddie from Time Out Sydney, in which hetalks about his upcoming Australian shows and more at  http://www.au.timeout.com/sydney/comedy/events/34997/bill-oddie

Posted by lisa at 18/05/2013 03:36 GMT
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Tim, Graeme,& Bill record a video to be shown at Bill's upcoming Australian tour
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The GoodiesTim, Graeme, and Bill got together in London earlier this month to record a video that will be shown during Bill's Australian Tour (June 20th-27th).  The producer kindly sent us this photo from the recording session. 



Tickets for Bill's 5 shows are on sale from http://www.billoddietour.com.au/shows.html

Show dates/times/venues:
* Brisbane: Thurs, June 20th at 7:00pm at The Tivoli
* Sydney: Fri, June 21st at 8:00pm at The Concourse Theatre
* Melbourne: Sat, June 22nd at 3:00pm at The Astor in St Kilda
* Adelaide: Weds, June 26th at 7:30pm at Adelaide Town Hall
* Perth: Thurs, June 27th at 7:30pm at The Astor in Mt Lawley

Posted by lisa at 17/05/2013 04:06 GMT
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Interviews and articles from Bill's Australian tour on GROK site
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The Goodies A new article has been set up on the website which will be used for the posting of media interviews and articles related to Bill's upcoming tour of Australia in June:

Bill's Australian Tour 2013 - Articles & Interviews
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=358

The article already contains two interviews with Bill (The AU Review and Time Out Sydney) and further news spottings will be added as they come to hand.

Posted by bretta at 15/05/2013 02:29 GMT
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Reporter seeking interviews with fans attending Bill's Adelaide show
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The GoodiesSouth Australian newspaper The Advertiser would like to hear from fans planning to dress up in costume when they see Bill Oddie in Adelaide on June 26th.  If you're interested in chatting with a reporter about a potential story  please email: petra.starke AT news.com.au

Posted by lisa at 06/05/2013 16:14 GMT
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New articles on GROK website
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The Goodies The following new articles are now available on the GROK website:

* Magnus Magnesium's Goodies Quiz for May
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=265&page=5


* Goodies Word Finder May 2013
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=19


* A Collection of Goodies Themes #26
Memorable Animals
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=107&page=27


* Goodies Music Review #47
Shiny Shoes
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=356

Posted by bretta at 30/04/2013 23:43 GMT
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Bill Oddie Brisbane tickets on sale Thursday, April 11th at 9:00am
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The GoodiesFor anyone waiting to buy tickets to Bill Oddie's June 20th show in Brisbane, the tickets will go on sale on Thursday, April 11th at 9:00am. The show will be held at the Tivoli.

The link for purchasing tickets to this and the other four shows can be found at http://www.billoddietour.com.au/shows.html 

The full list of shows is:

* Brisbane - Thurs, June 20th 7:30pm at The Tivoli

* Sydney - Fri, June 21st 8:00pm at The Concourse Theatre

* Melbourne - Sat, June 22nd 3:00pm at The Astor in St Kilda

* Adelaide - Weds, June 26th 7:30pm at Adelaide Town Hall

* Perth - Thurs, June 27th 7:30pm at The Astor in Mt Lawley

Posted by lisa at 10/04/2013 15:38 GMT
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Facebook Page and Twitter site for Bill Oddie's Australia Tour (June 2013)
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The GoodiesBill Oddies June 20-27 tour of Australia now has its own Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/BillOddieAustraliaTour) and Twitter account (twitter.com/BillOddieOzTour). 

We've been  told that Bill will be making regular posts to these up until his arrival in Australia.

Posted by lisa at 08/04/2013 04:17 GMT
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New quiz and crossword on Goodies website
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The Goodies * The Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz for April is now available at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=265&page=4
with the answers on a separate page.

* A new Goodies crossword for April can be found at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=16


Posted by bretta at 01/04/2013 22:46 GMT
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Bill Oddie tickets for Adelaide now on sale
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The GoodiesThe tickets for Bill's June 26th show at Adelaide Town Hall have gone on sale.  The ticketing link can be found at
http://www.billoddietour.com.au/shows.html

As was previously announced, Bill's shows in Sydney (June 21st), Melbourne (June 22nd), and Perth (June 27th) also are on sale.  Tickets for the Brisbane show (June 20th) should be on sale soon.

Posted by lisa at 25/03/2013 03:01 GMT
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Bill Oddie & Stephen Moss Unplucked tour in the UK‏
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The GoodiesFor Bill Oddie fans in the UK - Bill Oddie & Stephen Moss's Unplucked tour has several upcoming dates: 27th March at The Camberley Theatre in Surrey; 2nd June at The Royal Spa Centre in Warwickshire; 20th July at The Sundial Theatre in Cirencester; and 19th Sept at City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds. For full details and links to purchase tickets visit http://www.billoddie.com/bill-oddie-tour-dates.htm

Posted by lisa at 15/03/2013 14:20 GMT
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ticekts for Bill Oddie's show in Sydney now on sale!
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The GoodiesTickets for Bill Oddie's show at The Consourse Theatre in Sydney on June 21st have now gone on sale.  Tickets for the shows in Melbourne (on June 22nd) and Perth (on June 27th) are also on sale.


Links for purchasing tickets can be found on http://www.billoddietour.com.au/shows.html

Posted by lisa at 15/03/2013 13:53 GMT
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tickets on sale for Bill Oddie's Melbourne & Perth shows
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The GoodiesBill Oddie is coming to Australia in June for shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth (dates & times below). The Melbourne & Perth shows currently are on sale from the tour website, http://www.billoddietour.com.au/ . Tickets for the other three shows should go on sale within the next two weeks.

Show dates/times/venues:
* Brisbane: Thurs, June 20th at 7:00pm at the Brisbane Powerhouse
* Sydney: Fri, June 21st at 8:00pm at The Concourse Theatre
* Melbourne: Sat, June 22nd at 3:00pm at The Astor in St Kilda
* Adelaide: Weds, June 26th at 7:00pm at Adelaide Town Hall
* Perth: Thurs, June 27th at 7:00pm at The Astor in Mt Lawley

Here's a description of the shows from the tour promoter:
Join Goodies legend BILL ODDIE for an entertaining and enlightening evening. A night of fun and a trip down memory lane. It's been 8 long years and now Bill returns to the country that created Rolf Harris for a series of entertaining and enlightening shows. It's Bill live and unplucked! Come as your favourite character from The Goodies. Sing along with the Funky Gibbon! Keep a watch for herds of roaming Rolfs! And look out for Twinkle!



Posted by lisa at 13/03/2013 17:51 GMT
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BBC iPlayer link for "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, Again" special
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The GoodiesBBC Radio 4 Extra's special to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" can be heard on the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01r5495/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Again/.  This three-hour special is hosted by Bill Oddie, "with comments by Humphrey Barclay".

Posted by lisa at 11/03/2013 03:29 GMT
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tickets to Bill Oddie's June 22nd show in Melbourne on sale now!
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The GoodiesA website for Bill Oddie's Australian tour has been set up: http://www.billoddietour.com.au/

Below is the list of dates, times, & venues.  Note that the show in Melbourne is now on sale; a booking link can be found on the tour site at http://www.billoddietour.com.au/shows.html
Tickets to the other 4 will be on sale in the next 2 weeks.


  * Brisbane: Thurs, June 20th at 7:00pm at the Brisbane Powerhouse

  * Sydney: Fri, June 21st at 8:00pm at The Concourse Theatre

  * Melbourne: Sat, June 22nd at 3:00pm at The Astor in St Kilda

  * Adelaide: Weds, June 26th at 7:00pm at Adelaide Town Hall

  * Perth: Thurs, June 27th at 7:00pm at The Astor in Mt Lawley

Posted by lisa at 11/03/2013 02:19 GMT
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Production Manager wanted for Bill Oddie Australian Tour‏
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The GoodiesThis is a real job offer from the promoter of Bill Oddie's upcoming Australian tour.

Production Manager required Bill Oddie Australian Tour contract position with lots of perks


Job description:

*  A Goodies fan who resides on the Gold Coast or Brisbane is preferred

* Tour production manager required must been experienced in rider production and implementation for stage, back of house, tech and travel logistics

* 1 weeks work (40-50hrs) in March and another week in May flexible hours; then required to travel in June as Bills tour manager

Short resumes pertaining to relevant qualifications and a cover letter to be sent to jmgkarcher@gmail.com

Posted by lisa at 02/03/2013 05:04 GMT
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feedback requested on venue for Bill's late June show in Brisbane
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The GoodiesA question for Goodies fans in Brisbane, Australia: As I mentioned a few months ago, Bill Oddie will be coming to Australia in late June to do five shows. The tour promoter would like to know if Brisbane fans would prefer to see Bill at the Tivoli or the Powerhouse theatre. If you have a preference please comment on this post and we'll be sure the promoter gets the info. Thanks!

(the promoter has provided the following cities & dates.  The venue information will be provided in the near future.

Brisbane - Thursday, June 20th
Sydney - Friday, June 21st
Melbourne - Saturday, June 22nd
Adelaide - Wednesday, June 26th
Perth - Thursday, June 27th)

Posted by lisa at 02/03/2013 04:01 GMT
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for UK viewers: iPlayer link for Tim on Great British Menu
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The GoodiesFor viewers in the UK:
Tim Brooke-Taylor was one of the judges on last Friday's episode of Great British Menu.  The episode is available on the iPlayer until Saturday at 9:59am (UK time) from:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qxzzv/Great_British_Menu_Series_8_North_East_Judging/

Posted by lisa at 27/02/2013 22:46 GMT
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Happy Birthday, Graeme!
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The GoodiesWishing Graeme Garden a very Happy Birthday!

Posted by lisa at 18/02/2013 02:13 GMT
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New items on the GROK website
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The Goodies * The Magnus Magnesium Goodies Quiz for February is now available at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=265&page=2 with the answers on a separate page.

* The February 2013 Goodies Word Finder can be found at:
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=92&page=18


Posted by bretta at 31/01/2013 10:25 GMT
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Goodies in space - for real!
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The GoodiesThanks to Victoria Shutt for this news:

Provided the satellite is finished on time, an image from "Invasion of the Moon Creatures" will be carried on the hard drive of Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd's STRaND satellite into space on 18th Feb. The satellite is powered by an Android smart phone. An onboard camera will record what is shown on the phone's screen. This image will be one of the archive."

The photo can be seen on our Facebook page (where Victoria posted it) at http://tinyurl.com/bx78zgf

Posted by lisa at 26/01/2013 22:28 GMT
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Daily Mail interview of Tim Brooke-Taylor‏
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The GoodiesThere's a nice interview with Tim Brooke-Taylor (as part of the promotion for his new BBC TV series "Animal Antics" in the Daily Mail at http://tinyurl.com/ajteptd (the full URL is http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2268122/Tim-Brooke-Taylors-spent-career-turning-madcap-comedy-Now-hes-.html?ito=feeds-newsxml ).

Posted by lisa at 25/01/2013 23:24 GMT
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An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor - 12 March in Keswick
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The Goodies"An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor" is coming to the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick on 12 March 2013.  Information about the show and a link for purchasing tickets can be found at the following link.  The Box Office can be reached at Box Office: 017687 74411

http://www.theatrebythelake.com/production/10005/Tim-Brooke-Taylor



Here's the show synopsis from the theater website:

An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor

Tim Brooke-Taylor has been delighting audiences with his gentle, zany humour ever since joining the famous Cambridge Footlights. He rocketed to West End stardom, trading custard pies with John Cleese and one-liners with Bill Oddie in the hugely popular Cambridge Circus revue. Now better known for being one third of The Goodies and a regular panellist on radio show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Tim talks to broadcaster Chris Serle about his life in showbiz.

To find out more about this show visit www.cliveconwayproductions.com


Posted by lisa at 17/01/2013 17:42 GMT
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Bill Oddie speaking at the Caravan & Motorhome Show in Manchester on 20 January
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The GoodiesBill Oddie will be one of the celebrity speakers at the Caravan & Motorhome Show in Manchester (17-20 January).  Bill will be speaking on Sunday, 20 January.  Please see the event's website for further details:
http://www.caravanshows.com/attractions/celebrity-speakers

Posted by lisa at 17/01/2013 17:41 GMT
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Tim Brooke-Taylor interview on Richard Bacon's show 14 Jan 2013
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The GoodiesTim Brooke-Taylor appeared on Richard Bacon's Radio 5 Show on January 14th.

The entire show is available for another few days from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pw3p4 , and a three-minute clip from Tim's interview can be heard at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p013r7pf

Posted by lisa at 17/01/2013 17:40 GMT
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Back issues of the C&G
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The Goodies All 194 regular issues and 7 special editions of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter are now located in the Articles / Guides section of the website (accessible from the menu left of screen).

Posted by bretta at 13/01/2013 22:37 GMT
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Oxford Mail article about "The Goodies & Some Untold Kapers" art show
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The GoodiesThe Oxford Mail has a nice article about the Goodies-inspired art show "The Goodies & Some Untold Kapers", which is at Oxford Gallery The Jam Factory until 19 March.
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/10155112.Artworks_inspired_by_a_TV_comedy_classic/

Posted by lisa at 12/01/2013 05:39 GMT
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GROK website updates
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The Goodies * The new 'Magnus Magnesium's Monthly Goodies Quiz 2013' is now up and running with the questions for January available at www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=265 and the answers and scoring system on a separate page.

* A start has been made on consolidating the back issues of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter in the 'Articles / Guides' section of the website.
Up until recently, the first 133 editions were only available from the 'Clarion & Globe section in very basic text format while editions 134 -194 in 'Articles / Guides' are in a much more user-friendly format (with active hyperlinks, properly formatted puzzles, etc).
C&Gs 90 - 133 and all of the special editions are now available in the 'Articles / Guides' section and the remaining back issues will be added in coming weeks, after which the 'Clarion & Globe' section and the old text files will probably be deleted from the website.

Posted by bretta at 01/01/2013 02:39 GMT
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Bill Oddie to do five shows in Australia in June
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The GoodiesExciting news for Goodies fans in Australia - Bill Oddie will be heading your way in late June for a series of five appearances (in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, & Sydney)!

The plans are still being finalized, but the organizer has given the Goodies Rule-OK! Fan Club the okay to make this special announcement now, "to bring a little Christmas cheer to The Goodies and Bill Oddie fans".  We've been promised all the news (including all the dates & venues) as soon as it is available.  Be sure to watch for updates here on www.goodiesruleok.com and on our Facebook site www.facebook.com/thegoodies!

Posted by lisa at 23/12/2012 23:22 GMT
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Slapstick 2013 Festival Passes now available
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The GoodiesThis information comes from http://www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event3411 :

"Slapstick Festival are offering a limited number of passes to people who wish to attend every event at the festival over the four day event.  For full festival listings, visit www.slapstick.org.uk 

A festival pass to allows admission to every event throughout the festival including the Slapstick Gala is 130.00. A festival pass excluding the Slapstick Gala is 113.00. Passes do not include tickets to the Bristol Old Vic Steptoe & Son show (24th Jan) which needs to be booked independently.

The Slapstick Festival Pass is only available from the Colston Hall."


Note that, according to the Slapstick Festival Facebook page, if you want to purchase a pass excluding the Gala you may need to call the Colston Hall Box Office at 0117 922 3686.

Among the events included in the Festival Pass are the Goodies-related ones mentioned in my email from November 28th (see the thread in our forums at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/forum.php?forum=2&fpage=1&msg=39953&topic=4195 for more details).

Posted by lisa at 19/12/2012 17:58 GMT
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New and updated articles on GROK website
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The Goodies Some new and updated articles available on the website:

* A Collection of Goodies Themes #24
Monty Python references
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=107&page=25

* Goodies Crossword - December 2012
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=15

* A Collection of Goodies Media Interviews has been updated to include nearly 40 interviews with Tim, Bill and Graeme
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=67

* The Goodies Clarion & Globe Index has been updated to include information for all 194 regular editions and 7 special editions of the C&G.
www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=45

Posted by bretta at 17/12/2012 23:49 GMT
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Sir Patrick Moore, RIP
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The GoodiesWere very sorry to learn about the death of Sir Patrick Moore, who was a guest star on multiple episodes of "The Goodies" (in addition to the rest of his long career as an astronomer & broadcaster). Thanks to Stephen O. for this link to a
YouTube tribute showing most of Moore's appearances in "The Goodies": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4nq5i64xSE

(A BBC News article about Moore can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939)

Posted by lisa at 10/12/2012 19:43 GMT
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Network DVD Christmas Sale
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The GoodiesNetwork DVD's shop (http://www.networkdvd.net/
) is having a Christmas sale from 3-16 December.  Prices of many DVDs are 50% off - this includes DVDs from The Goodies, Hello Cheeky (with Tim), and Astronauts (written by Bill & Graeme).


For those who have been waiting to purchase the "Hello Cheeky" DVD (with Tim), please note that this title will only be available until January 13, 2013.

Posted by lisa at 06/12/2012 22:15 GMT
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BBC iPlayer links for ISIHAC & ISIRTA
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The Goodies1. The latest episode of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", from Monday, 3 Dec, can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p40hc/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_58_Episode_4/

Last week's episode is available until next Monday from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p0bn3/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_58_Episode_3/


2. This week's "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" repeat can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sz54y/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_4_Episode_4/

Posted by lisa at 06/12/2012 22:15 GMT
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BBC iPlayer link for this week's ISIRTA repeat
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The GoodiesThe adventures of the Flying Wombat continue in this week's BBC Radio 4 Extra repeat of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sxklf/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_4_Episode_3/

Posted by lisa at 29/11/2012 20:52 GMT
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Slapstick 2013 (Bristol, England) Goodies & ISIHAC related events
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The GoodiesThere are lots of great events scheduled for Slapstick 2013 (to be held in Bristol, England in late January); the full schedule can be found on their website http://www.slapstick.org.uk/ .  Following are details about several events of particular interest to Goodies/ISIHAC fans.  NOTE THAT THE ISIHAC event (#3 below) is almost sold out!


1. Lost Goodies
      With Tim Brooke-Taylor. Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
      SAT 26 Jan 1430hrs Arnolfini 8.00/6.50 Box office +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or book online
http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/films/details/1518

From 1970 to 1982, British television audiences roared regularly with delighted laughter at the zany and visually-inventive comedy shows and specials created by the madcap trio known as The Goodies. Slapstick is reuniting all three Goodies for a look-back at rarely-seen gems from their multiple award- winning output. Chris Serle is in the chair giving you a chance to put questions.


2. Bill Oddies Laurel & Hardy Classics
      SUN 27 Jan 1000hrs Watershed 8.00/6.50
      Box office 0117 927 5100 or book online at
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=watershed&organ_val=27849&schedule=list

Bill Oddie, national treasure, Goodie and wildlife guru returns to Bristols Slapstick festival to introduce audiences old and young to another of his passions: Laurel & Hardy. Bill chooses his favourite talkies in this early morning programme set to get you buzzing with nostalgia and delight. What better way to start your Sunday? Approx running time 70mins.


3. Im Sorry I Havent a Clue The Best of 40 Years
      SUN 27 Jan 1130hrs Bristol Old Vic Box office 0117 9877877 or book online at http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/slapsticksunday.html

Just what are the rules of Mornington Crescent? And who is the lovely Samantha? Join Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Colin Sell at the piano - the team from the self-styled antidote to panel games - as they mark the publication of their new book celebrating 40 years of being given silly things to do, and delighting their legions of fans across the world. Co-presented with Bristols Festival of Ideas.


4. Slapstick Festival presents Silent Comedy Gala hosted by Dara O Briain
      Featuring Harold Lloyd in his classic comedy KID BROTHER (1927)
      FRI 25 Jan 1930hrs Colston Hall 20.00/17.00/8.50 Under 12s Box Office 0117 922 3686 or book online
http://www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event3318

This year's Silent Comedy Gala (Friday, 25 January) will include "music and entertainment from comedy legend Barry Cryer and his partner in comedy crime Ronnie Golden", along with classic comedy film masterpieces from Harold Lloyd (Kid Brother), Buster Keaton (The Goat) and Georges Melies (A Trip to
the Moon).

Posted by lisa at 28/11/2012 22:52 GMT
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Goodies Podcast 120 - "I Was There When..."
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The GoodiesThe latest edition of the Goodies Podcast (episode 120) includes "A chat with superfans Pete Merrett & Olga Ruocco, who were there in person from the 1960s onwards, watching the recordings of ISIRTA, The Goodies, ISIHAC, Monty Python and so much more. Starring Isabell Olevall from The Sveeden!"

The direct link for the episode is
http://goodiespodcast.libsyn.com/goodies-podcast-120-i-was-there-when

Posted by lisa at 26/11/2012 21:35 GMT
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"Lost Goodies with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie" event at Sl
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The GoodiesSlapstick 2013, the festival to be held in Bristol, England at the end of January, will feature all three Goodies in an event called "Lost Goodies with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie" on Saturday, 26 January at the Arnolfini Theatre.  Following are details from the venue's website at http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/films/details/1518 - tickets can be booked from this page or  by calling the Arnolfini box office at +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01

FROM THE VENUE WEBSITE:

Lost Goodies with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie

Sat 26 Jan, 2.30pm

8/6.50 concs




From 1970 to 1982, British television audiences roared regularly with delighted laughter at the zany and visually-inventive comedy shows and specials created by the madcap trio known as The Goodies. Slapstick is reuniting all three Goodies for a look-back at rarely-seen gems from their multiple award-winning output. Chris Serle is in the chair giving you a chance to put questions.

Slapstick Festival 2013
Bristol's celebrated silent and visual comedy festival returns for a ninth year bringing hilarity to Bristol with an incredible line up of events with live music at Arnolfini. From Buster Keaton to The Goodies, to rarities from pioneering silent film comediennes Colleen Moore and Anna Sten, there really is something for everyone in this diverse and exciting programme.

www.slapstick.org.uk

Posted by lisa at 26/11/2012 21:31 GMT
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Bill Oddie interview from The Telegraph (22 November 2012)
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The GoodiesAn interview with Bill, with some nice photos, appeared in The Telegraph on November 22nd. The online version can be found at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/9695949/Bill-Oddie-My-garden-shed-is-one-of-the-few-places-I-feel-secure.html

Here's a cut & paste of the text:

Bill Oddie: 'My garden shed is one of the few places I feel secure'

Bill Oddie gives Stephanie Clark a tour of his beloved shed, a sanctuary away from the stresses of life, and a base to watch the wildlife that flocks to his garden.



By Stephanie Clark
1:10PM GMT 22 Nov 2012

Bill Oddie looks about his leafy, charmingly untamed garden in a quiet corner of a north London suburb and counts. Theres blue tit, grey tit, coal tit, robin, song thrush, five, blackbird, six, wood pigeon, seven, and so it goes on. Wren. I would think jay, magpie that there are about 15 species there now. Thats just how many birds the Goodie/comedy actor/writer turned wildlife conservationist can see as we wend our way to his favourite space.

On the way, we pass his idiosyncratic planting schemes. There is the extensive garden gnome border, which adds, in gardening parlance, billows of colour, and further along, the Buddha bed: the different styles and sizes providing plenty of architectural interest. So far, so Goodie. Then finally, our destination: Bills beloved green shed, which has experienced a renaissance, after 25 years of falling apart.

The shed was here when we moved in, he recalls, and, lets face it, it was on the brink of collapse several times. I managed to go through the roof several times over the years, when I tried to mend it. But I wanted to use it, I wanted it dry; at one point I might have had the only water butt that was inside.

Three or four months ago, help arrived. A friend with a firm supplying corporate planting, whom Bill, 71, had met through his wildlife interests, offered to create a green shed roof. When Bill pointed out that the shed was in a terrible state, the friend fixed that too.

Water-tight and snug, with a lick of paint and a flourishing roof of wild flowers, it is the perfect place to sit. Does he come out most nights when theres decent weather?

I do, because if its reasonable, and warm enough, I switch on the moth trap lamp. I come out here, just as its getting dark, and turn that on, and often just sit out here for 10 minutes and take in the dusk.

The shed houses Bills bird seed supplies; for the record, he uses Haiths.
I would be very happy to have some of their mixed seed with some milk on it, because it does look delicious, he laughs.



A slightly rusty saxophone is a reminder of what Bill says is a lifelong, unsuccessful quest to learn the instrument; there are some timbales, cast-offs from his drum kit inside the house, decoy birds and a work bench.
An old cupboard in vivid purple and green has a sweet back story: the small green handprints came from Rosie, 27, his daughter from his second marriage to childrens television writer and author Laura Beaumont, and resulted from an alarmingly close encounter between a very young Rosie and a tin of gloss paint.

Its outside where the real fun starts. The faade is adorned with memorabilia; the space in front, with its little outdoor table and two fold-up chairs, is festooned with hurricane lanterns, fairy lights and light-sensitive lanterns planted in the Buddhist corner.

It does look very nice, the lights are always on, says Bill, who sits out with the special bulb of his moth trap on, admiring the different species he sees. Later he will identify and carefully re-release them. You can see it from the house and it looks lovely.

Its also a place to heal from bouts of bipolar depression.

I had a really, really bad year, around three years ago now, I was in hospital a couple of times, and I was home a lot. I wouldnt get up at all a lot of the time, but when I did manage to get up, one of the few places I could feel reasonably secure in was the garden, theres no doubt about that.

Recovered, his thirst for explaining the importance of wildlife preservation is undiminished. A return to comedy writing is firmly ruled out, but he still judges success or failure in comedy terms.

I was giving this Save the Whales presentation a little while ago, and I came away thinking, 'Well that didnt go very well, I didnt get a laugh.


Posted by lisa at 26/11/2012 21:28 GMT
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Tim interview from Steve Wright in the Afternoon (26 Nov 2012)
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The GoodiesTim appeared on Steve Wright in the Afternoon (along with Barry Cryer) earlier today to promote the "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" 40th anniversary book.  The show can be heard online at the following link.  The interview starts at the 1 hour 41 minute mark.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p065r/Steve_Wright_in_the_Afternoon_
Barry_Cryer_Tim_BrookeTaylor_and_Bryan_Ferry/


Barry Cryer was also on BBC Radio Sheffield last Wednesday, the show can still be heard for another few days from the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p010r4p1/Paulette_Edwards_Barry_Cryer/

Posted by lisa at 26/11/2012 21:25 GMT
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November C&G hot off the presses!
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The Goodies The November (and final) edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#194) is now available on the website.

It can be accessed either via the Articles/Guides menu option on the left or the Last Articles box at the bottom of this page

Posted by bretta at 23/11/2012 21:47 GMT
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link for this week's ISIRTA repeat
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The GoodiesThiis week's BBC Radio 4 Extra repeat of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" (with Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, & Bill Oddie) is the Liverpool episode which was originally broadcast in May 1966.
(Note that radio shows on the BBC iPlayer are available to most of the world but, according to the BBC website, will not play on mobile devices outside of the UK.)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00spmnm/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_3_Episode_13/

Posted by lisa at 07/11/2012 22:45 GMT
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Graeme Garden doodle for charity on eBay
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The GoodiesGraeme Garden has donated a Goodies doodle to the STEPS Club for Young People charity auction (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181014421238).  The auction ends Sunday night (11th November) UK time.

Posted by lisa at 06/11/2012 20:24 GMT
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link to some of Graeme's interviews to promote "The Unbelievable Truth"
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The GoodiesHere's a link to some of Graeme's interview from earlier today to promote his 18 October appearance on Channel 7's "The Unbelievable Truth":

From on 4KQ :
http://www.4kq.com.au/shows/laurel-gary-mark-morning/listen/goodies-graeme-garden-unbelievable-truth


From Gold 104.3: http://www.gold1043.com.au/shows/breakfast/listen/the-goodies-graeme-garden

From 4BC: http://www.4bc.com.au/blogs/4bc-blog/remember-the-goodies/20121018-27sp1.html

Posted by lisa at 18/10/2012 01:33 GMT
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Bill Oddie interview in Cambridge's "Varsity"
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The GoodiesThere's a great interview with Bill in the Cambridge Varsity which can be found online at http://www.varsity.co.uk/lifestyle/4956



Posted by lisa at 17/10/2012 15:21 GMT
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Graeme on Channel 7's (Australia) "The Unbelievable Truth" Thurs, 18 Oct
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The GoodiesFor viewers in Australia: A reminder that Graeme Garden will be appearing in "The Unbelievable Truth" this Thursday, 18 Oct, on Channel 7 at 9:30pm. Here's a listing for this episode: "With Craig Reucassel sitting in the host chair, Graeme Garden, Merrick Watts, Andrew Hansen, and Sarah Kendall join the hilarious panel. Each speaking on various topics, they'll tell lots of lies while masking some unbelievable truths along the way."

http://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/the-unbelievable-truth/

Posted by lisa at 16/10/2012 20:53 GMT
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Daily Mail interview with Bill 12 October 2012
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The GoodiesThe Daily Mail published an interesting interview with Bill yesterday over the weekend.  The online version (which includes a photo of Bill) appears online at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2216800/Bill-Oddie-My-dad-parents-mum-taken-psychiatric-hospital-I-I-didn-t-appreciate-time-strength-had.html?ito=feeds-newsxml    Following is a cut & paste from that page.


Bill Oddie: 'My dad became both parents when my mum was taken into a psychiatric hospital when I was six. I didnt appreciate at the time what strength he had'

By Rob Mcgibbon

PUBLISHED:20:26 EST, 12 October 2012

We ask a celebrity a set of devilishly probing questions and only accept THE definitive answer. This week: presenter and ex-Goodie Bill Oddie



The prized possession you value above all others My Victorian house by Hampstead Heath in north London. Every room is full of memories. 

The unqualified regret you wish you could amend I wish Id learnt to read music. I can play drums and a bit of guitar, but I cant read music. If I could Id definitely have made music my career.

The way you would spend your fantasy 24 hours, with no travel restrictions Id wake after a perfect eight hours sleep. Id begin with birdwatching in Central Park, New York, at 5.30am to see a great fall of migrant American birds, like warblers and thrushes its  like its raining birds. Id then nip into Greenwich Village for a cream cheese and smoked salmon bagel. Id spend some time searching online for rare CDs, then my wife Laura would join me for lunch on a beach near Cape Town where you can whale-watch. Wed have a siesta in the serenity of the hotel on Bird Island in the Seychelles. In the early evening Id go to Jim Corbett National Park in northern India for an elephant ride to see some tigers. At some point Id have a glass of Metaxa brandy, but not too much, nor too late.

The temptation you wish you could resist Snacks late at night, like crisps, nuts or After Eight mints.

The book that holds an everlasting resonance Birds Of Britain And Europe by naturalist Roger Tory Peterson. It came out in the 60s and was the first well-illustrated bird book.

The priority activity if you were the Invisible Man for a day Id go to central Africa to sit among the gorillas.

The pet hate that makes your hackles rise The BBC asking me every year to do Strictly Come Dancing! I hate ballroom dancing with a passion.

The film you can watch time and time again This Is Spinal Tap is a masterful comedy and beautifully observed. It always cheers me up. 

The person who has influenced you most My dad, Harry. He became both parents when my mum, Lilian, was taken into a psychiatric hospital when I was six. I didnt appreciate at the time what strength he had. He died at 57 from breathing problems.

The figure from history for whom youd most like to buy a pie and a pint Sir Peter Scott, Captain Robert Scotts son, who did incredible things for nature conservation. Hes a hero of mine.

The piece of wisdom you would pass on to a child Just because a person is an adult, it doesnt mean they know best.

The unlikely interest that engages your curiosity I adore music by Prince. Hes a rock god and I probably have everything hes ever released.

The treasured item you lost and wish you could have again Our local post office because it was the heart of our community. It closed three years ago despite a big campaign to save it.

The unending quest that drives you on To never become a grumpy old person who whinges about the youth of today. Im 71 and intend to remain interested in what youngsters do. I love their energy.

The poem that touches your soul No poem has ever touched my soul but Im obsessed with lyrics by the likes of Randy Newman, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. Jonis song The Magdalene Laundries is beautiful and very moving.

The misapprehension about yourself you wish you could erase That Im ill. I was diagnosed as bipolar three years ago. I have been all sorted for the past two years, but theres still this sense that Im not available for work.

The event that altered the course of your life and character Having a complete breakdown 11 years ago. It was hard having to accept I had an illness.

The crime you would commit knowing you could get away with it Id jump traffic queues by driving in bus lanes.


The song that means most to you I Cant Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt makes me cry, but I love it.


The happiest moment you will cherish forever Being at Wembley Stadium with my dad for the 1953 FA Cup Final when Blackpool beat Bolton 4-3. It became known as The  Matthews Final because Stanley Matthews set up the goals for Blackpool to come back from 3-1 down.


The saddest time that shook your world Re-meeting my mother for the first time since I was 14 when I was in my 40s. I went to her flat in Manchester and she just sat there smoking. It was like meeting a stranger. 


The unfulfilled ambition that continues to haunt you To make Inspired By Nature, a series I started working on with the BBC three years ago which got shelved because of cuts. It tells how nature has inspired the arts.


The philosophy that underpins your life Always tell the truth.


The order of service at your funeral Im an atheist, so I will have a humanist funeral. I want to come in to Nothing Compares 2 U by Prince and disappear to Cocktails For Two by Spike Jones. My ashes can be scattered on Hampstead Heath. I love it there. 


The way you want to be remembered... As someone who made good television programmes that touched people.


The Plug... I blog on my website www.billoddie.com and I tweet at @billoddie. Please support the great charities that are protecting our environment.


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win Bill's walking boots!
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The GoodiesBill has donated a pair of autographed walking boots the Small Steps Celebrity Shoe Auction 2012 on eBay. (In case you were wondering, Bill wears a size 8 boot).  The auction item number is 110961855315 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/110961855315); the auction ends on 21 October (though please check the end date/time for your local area if you are interested in bidding).

Posted by lisa at 15/10/2012 16:27 GMT
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Bill at fundraising event in Nailsea on 23 November
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The GoodiesThe following information come from http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/date_with_oddie_1_1656055:

Date with Oddie

Vicky Angear
Monday, October 15, 2012

CONSERVATIONIST and comedian Bill Oddie is putting on a special performance in Nailsea to support a charity close to his heart. He has agreed to take part in a conversational fundraising event with presenter, broadcaster and Wellspring trustee Chris Serle.

The performance is taking place at Nailsea School on November 23 and the audience will be able to hear all about his top onscreen musical comedy moments. Bill offered to put on the one-off performance for free to raise money for Wellspring Counselling, which provides low-cost professional counselling for people in North Somerset.

Tickets are 12 and can be booked on 01275 810879.


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reissue of Australia Goodies LWT series DVD
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The GoodiesThanks to Blabs for posting this news in the forums.  The Goodies LWT series is being reissued in Australia (the original DVD release from 2008 had gone out of print).  "The Goodies - The Final Episodes" is scheduled for release on 21 November.  We have no information yet about whether the set will include any bonus features.



Here's a description of the set from the ABC Shop website (http://shop.abc.net.au/products/goodies-the-dvd-final-eps): "One of the most loved comedy shows of the seventies and early eighties, The Goodies made household names of its cast, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor, in a show highly rated for its visual humour and surreal take on life. The 9th and final series include Snow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Big Foot, Change of Life, Holiday and Animals are People Too all loaded with The Goodies trademark left-of-centre humour."

The set has also been spotted on EzyDVD's website at http://www.ezydvd.com.au/DVD/goodies-the-final-episodes/dp/6116282#secinfo

Posted by lisa at 15/10/2012 15:22 GMT
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message from Graeme Garden about "The Unbelievable Truth"
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The GoodiesGraeme Garden sent the following information earlier today:

"I'm sure our Australian chums know that The Unbelievable Truth goes out on Channel 7 TV on Thursday 11th.  This is just to let you know that I should be appearing on Breakfast Radio (not sure which channel) the following Thursday 18th, as that's the day the show I am in airs.

There seems to be a good buzz about the show in the press, so let's hope it's well received by the viewers.

all the best,
Graeme


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TV Tonight interview with Graeme Garden about TUT
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The GoodiesThe following article appears online at
http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2012/10/the-unbelievable-graeme-garden.html  The
online article includes a photo of Graeme:


The Unbelievable Graeme Garden
By David Knox on October 9, 2012

For nine seasons and 76 episodes Graeme Garden was one third of The Goodies, and to many Australians he always will be.

Together with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie, he produced classic British comedy from 1970 - 1982, replayed relentlessly on Australian television.



The replays have made The Goodies trio revered by generations and Garden (pictured, second from left) remains grateful.

"You get the impression it's part of the culture because everyone saw it every night over here, for years and years," he says.

"We have a big fan base and footprint in Australia. Much bigger than the UK. They never repeated it. So after 1982 or whenever it was we were never seen again."

In Australia he is still recognised despite the intervening decades.

"I do look a bit different but they still seem to recognise me now and again. I don't know how!" he laughs.

"In the UK they recognise my voice more because I'm on the radio."

Three die-hard fans, Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow and Andrew Hansen were so determined to work with Garden on a TV adaptation of his long-running radio show The Unbelievable Truth they were were willing to work with Seven for their first commercial TV project.

"It started when Tim Brooke-Taylor and I were on Cockatoo Island (comedy festival) and Andrew interviewed us. We'd been talking about developing the radio show over in the UK and I suggested possibly getting it going in
Australia. But of course there's no kind of radio outlet for it," Garden explains.

"I spoke to The Chaser guys and they said 'We could give it a go on television.' So the upshot is here we are."

The series sees three celebrity panelists asked to lie on a given subject, whilst also trying to include several truths without being detected.

"I thought it was much funnier to have a lecture which is entirely untrue and then try and some facts in that. So bizarre facts are hidden amongst bizarre lies, which means that you can do so many more gags. With any luck
the bizarre truths are as funny as the lies."

Whilst Reucassel acts as host, Morrow and Hansen alternately appear with more fake lectures.

The radio version has been running on the BBC since 1985 but the Seven series is the first television adaptation

"There's an amazing team of graphics, artists, photographers, editors, who are producing lots of images that we can drop in to illustrate as we go along. I'm amazed by the amount of stuff they've produced in a very short time and how well they cue them in at exactly the right moment.

"That gives the show a whole flavour and a big lift and really makes it television."

In the UK the host is Peep Show's David Mitchell.

"Unfortunately he's already involved in two shows on television that are to do with truth and lies. So we thought rather than offer it up and get knocked back for that reason, we'd bide our time until the other shows grind
to a halt, and then maybe push for it then!

"In the UK we have a long history of panel shows going right back to early radio days and a lot were developed on radio before moving to television.

"I think audiences in the UK are used to a diet of panel games and they respond very well to them. Here I don't know if audiences respond to them as well. With this one I would have thought you'd have as many laughs as you
would in a good sitcom."

Garden is no stranger to the art of deception, having also been host of the UK series of Tell the Truth.

"It was a team show about truth and lies with somebody claiming to be somebody interesting and two of them being liars and the panel had to question them," he says.

"This one is only similar in that it's about truth and lies. The panel don't get to question the speaker, they just have to interrupt and say 'That's a truth!' whenever they think they've spotted one.

"It's not a team show it's every man for himself."

Comedians appearing in the Australian series include Toby Truslove, Scott Dooley, Sam Simmons, Merrick Watts, The Umbilical Brothers, Kitty Flanagan, Sarah Kendall, Virginia Gay, Cal Wilson and Tom Gleeson.

Garden says Australia's "go-for-it culture" sees The Chaser team bringing energy to the TV version, although shooting has required some explanation to studio audiences.

"Because they don't really know how the game works we play a round with the audience before the show starts. We get them out to show them how the game
works and once they know how it works they can appreciate it from the start," he says.

"They've been very much up for it, whooping and cheering when people score points, so it's very exciting."

Lastly for Goodies fans, there is good news on the horizon with the three veteran comedians still close friends.

"I work with Tim all the time on our other radio show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and I see Bill now and again. The three of us came out in 2005 and did a stage tour and Tim and I have been back again. Tim and I are certainly hoping to come back and do some things," he says.

"So watch this space."

The Unbelievable Truth premieres 9:30pm Thursday on Seven.


Posted by lisa at 09/10/2012 01:10 GMT
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"I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - The Specials" CD box set
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The GoodiesThanks to Andrew Williams for this news.

Play.com is listing the CD box set " I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - The Specials - 40th Anniversary" with a 1 October 2012 release date at
http://www.play.com/Books/AudioBooks/4-/34511634/0/I-m-Sorry-I-Haven-t-a-Clue-The-Specials-40th-Anniversary/ListingDetails.html

The information on the page at this time says this will be a box set include the previous releases:

    1. In Search of Mornington Crescent (a 2 CD set originally released in 2007)

    2. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Christmas Clue (a 2 CD set originally released in 2004)

    3. Humph In Wonderland (a 1 CD set originally released in 2008)

    4. The Anniversary Special (a 2 CD set originally released in 2002)

There are additional details about the individual releases on The Goodies Illustrated Guide at http://www.thegoodies.info/recs_isihac.html and on various retailers' websites.

Posted by lisa at 10/09/2012 21:38 GMT
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"The Goodies" a topic on "Mastermind" on 24 August
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The GoodiesThanks to Richard Sleeman for the news that The Goodies will be a subject on "Mastermind" this coming Friday, 24 August on BBC 2 at 20:00.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m9l71

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Australian news articles about censored Goodies clips
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The GoodiesAustralian newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have run articles about the discovery of footage which had been censored from episodes of "The Goodies" during their 1970's broadcasts on the ABC.  While it's great to have feature newspaper articles about The Goodies, especially
ones including extensive quotes from Tim, Graeme, and Bill, the timing of these articles is a little odd. The footage was discovered in 2009 by ABC Archivist John Williams; some of the recovered clips were shown publicly that year by Tim and Graeme during their shows at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta (October 15) and the World's Funniest Island in Sydney (October 17 & 18). John kindly had provided the story about how he recovered the footage for the fan club's Clarion & Globe Newsletter - it appeared in the November 2009 World's Funniest Island Special Edition which can be found online at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=164


Today's new articles about the censored footage can be found at:

1. Sydney Morning Herald: "The Goodies on the baddies the censors blocked"

Full URL:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/the-goodies-on-the-baddies-
the-censors-blocked-20120818-24ev9.html


TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/bvw5wtt


2. Sydney Morning Herald: "After a 30-year wait, the Goodies can finally reveal all"

Full URL:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/after-a-30year-wait-the-goo
dies-can-finally-reveal-all-20120818-24fgc.html


TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/8sur624


3. The Age: "Goodies: censored tapes exposed"

Full URL:
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/goodies-censored-tapes-e
xposed-20120818-24f79.html


TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/bqb7f8r

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BBC Radio 4 Extra ISIRTA & TUT repeats
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The GoodiesBBC Radio 4 Extra is repeat the second series of "The Unbelievable Truth" on Thursdays.  Episode 2 became available today at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00b73ht/The_Unbelievable_Truth_Series_2_Episode_2/

I was traveling last week and missed reporting on series 2 episode one - it's available for a few more hours (until 3am UK time Friday morning) from
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00b4r5f/The_Unbelievable_Truth_Series_2_Episode_1/


BBC Radio 4 Extra's "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" repeats have moved on to series 3.  Here's the link for episode 1, which was broadcast yesterday:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rfqxx/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_3_Episode_1/

Posted by lisa at 16/08/2012 22:01 GMT
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Guardian interview: "What I see in the mirror: Tim Brooke-Taylor" 10 Aug 2012
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The GoodiesThis article appears online at http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2012/aug/10/what-see-mirror-tim-brooke-taylor?newsfeed=true



What I see in the mirror: Tim Brooke-Taylor

'My best feature is my nose. It's pointy, which makes it easier for cartoonists to draw my face'


Tim Brooke-Taylor

guardian.co.uk, Friday 10 August 2012 17.59 EDT



There's a fuzzy face when I look in the mirror damn, where are my glasses? That's better. So who is this academic person in front of me? I am thinking it must be the glasses. "Take them off," my wife says. "You look better without them and, while you're about it, cut the hairs in your nose." She's got a thing about nose hair. Fortunately, I don't have ear hair, or we'd be off to Relate.

My wife says I look young for my age I am 72; I think it's the fairish hair, which hides the grey. I have rosy cheeks and bluey-grey eyes and my best feature is my nose, because it's pointy. It makes it easier for cartoonists to draw my face.

I would like to be taller I am five foot eight and a half and an Olympic athlete. I don't do serious exercise, although I play golf, which gets me out, and I swim a bit. I am very good at sport-watching.

I eat what I like, but over the past two or three years, I have been getting a smaller and smaller appetite, which has allowed me to remain slim. I now find that I am appalled at how much people eat.

Recently, I was looking on YouTube at an interview I did in Australia in the 70s, when I was promoting The Goodies. I couldn't believe it, I looked quite good looking. I seriously don't remember that. I think it's probably true of most people, when they see it, they don't believe it. When they do believe it, it's too late.

Tim Brooke-Taylor's new BBC1 series, Animal Antics, starts next month.


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upcoming dates for "An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor"
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The GoodiesThe website for "An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor" (http://www.celebrityproductions.info/displayer_productions.php/280/) lists the following upcoming dates:


20th Sep 2012 : Le Manoir    (Oxford)  -  For more information and to book, visit http://www.manoir.com/web/olem/calendar_of_events.jsp


2nd Oct 2012 : G Live    (Guildford) - https://glive.co.uk/online/default.asp.  Tickets are on sale from http://tinyurl.com/9latcze or by calling the box office on 0844 7701 797


7th Oct 2012 : Bewdley Festival  (Bewdley) - http://www.bewdleyfestival.org.uk/  Tickets will go on sale from 28th July (Saturday). [thanks to Jenny_Gibbon for this info]


11th Feb 2013 : Princes Theatre, Clacton & NE Literary Society    (Clacton)- http://www.clactonartsandlits.com/

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article about Bill at 2012 Hampstead Heath Community Summer Festival
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The GoodiesThe following article appears online at http://tinyurl.com/7xdqt8e (original URL http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2012/jul/former-goodie-bill-oddie-joins-guitarist-john-etheridge-hampstead-heath-community-summ) - the online version has a nice photo of Bill.



Former Goodie Bill Oddie joins guitarist John Etheridge at Hampstead Heath Community Summer Festival

Published: 19 July, 2012
by STEVE BARNETT

CRIES from the crowd of play the Funky Gibbon were laughed off on Sunday as Goodies star Bill Oddie joined jazz guitarist John Etheridge on stage to round-off an afternoon of top entertainment at the Hampstead Heath Community Summer Festival.

The comedian and wildlife TV presenter joked: You wont get that, youll get arrested, before continuing with a 45-minute set of soul and blues music.

Mr Oddie, who lives within a stones throw from the South End Green celebrations, added: Rather than sit at home and complain about the noise, I thought Id come out and make some of my own.

Other highlights included a high-energy routine from dance group Interlude, a performance from the Blossom Time Gospel Singers and a jam session from Camden-based band The Autistix.

A host of stalls and amusement rides, plus plenty of food, gave the hundreds who flocked to the fair every reason to smile, while Fairy Shari led a procession of children to the new World Peace Garden.

There were also performances by local stars Zada and Dado film composer Dado Dzihan, who wrote the soundtrack to Angelina Jolies directorial debut, In The Land Of Blood & Honey and his daughter Zada.

Chairman of Hampstead Heath Community, Amjad Butragueno, was delighted with how successful their second summer festival was.

It was fabulous, he said. We were very fortunate with the weather and everybody really enjoyed themselves.

A special thank-you must go to all the local businesses and volunteers who helped put on such a wonderful show.

I also really want to thank Fifth Column, who donated 500 T-shirts and sweatshirts for us to sell.

All the proceeds will be going to charity.


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"I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" Series 2 Episode 6 on BBC iPlayer
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The GoodiesThis week's "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" repeat on BBC Radio 4 Extra, featuring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Jo Kendall and David Hatch, includes a guest appearance by singer Jean Hart (Bill's first wife).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qt2hk/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_2_Episode_6/

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Happy Birthday Tim!
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The GoodiesWishing Tim Brooke-Taylor a very Happy Birthday!

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New 'A Collection Of Goodies Themes' article
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The Goodies I've just completed a new article in the 'A Collection Of Goodies Themes' series: Graeme's Computer.
The article will be published in the next Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter in August 2012, but if you'd like to have an early read (and check out the associated photo gallery) it can be viewed at:
http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=107&page=24

Posted by bretta at 17/07/2012 12:15 GMT
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Updated Goodies Episode Summaries
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The Goodies The Goodies Episode Summaries for Series Nine have now been fully updated with expanded written summaries and extra photos included for each episode (each Goodies Gallery now has 30+ photos).

The Series Nine summaries can be accessed directly at: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=66

The Goodies Episode Summaries for the first eight series have already had similar updates and can be accessed from the Articles / Guides menu option on the left of this page.

My final Goodies Episode Summary project (after a long Oddie-sey!) will be to write a brand new summary of the 'Return of the Goodies' special from 2005, complete with photo gallery. 

...

UPDATE (9/7): The summary of 'Return of the Goodies' is now available from the 'Last Articles' box at the bottom of the page or from the 'Articles/Guides' menu on the left.

Posted by bretta at 09/07/2012 00:30 GMT
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BBC iPlayer links for ISIRTA & LHS
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The GoodiesBBC Radio 4 Extra is repeating episodes of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" and Graeme's 1980's sketch comedy series "The Long Hot Satsuma.  Here are the BBC iPlayer links for this week's episodes:


ISIRTA Series 2 Episode 4:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qhq9b/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_2_Episode_4/


The Long Hot Satsuma Episode 3:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00mjnwg/The_Long_Hot_Satsuma_Episode_3/

Posted by lisa at 06/07/2012 01:41 GMT
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More coverage of the Mitchell family story
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The GoodiesThe story has now been picked up by BBC News and Scotland's Daily Record:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18542377

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird-news/2012/06/22/revealed-scottish-grandad-really-did-die-laughing-at-the-goodies-tv-show-86908-23899339/

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Telegraph article about Alex Mitchell, including quote from Tim Brooke-Taylor
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The GoodiesAnother article about the solution to the medical mystery of Alex Mitchell, who died laughing at the Goodies, this time from The Telegraph.  This article includes a response to the news from Tim Brooke-Taylor. 

The article appears online at the following URL.  I've heard that the print version appears on page 3 of today's paper and includes a photo of The Goodies - if anyone can send us a scan for the club's website (email to president@goodiesruleok.com I'd be grateful.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9344957/Man-who-died-laughing-at-Goodies-had-Long-QT-syndrome.html

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Daily Mail article: "Doctors solve mystery of a man who 'died from laughter
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The GoodiesThe Daily Mail has Interesting article related to the "man who died from laughter while watching The Goodies", including screen shots from the episode "Kung Fu Kapers" and even a box detailing "The Battle of Ecky Thump"!  The article can be found at http://tinyurl.com/6tzjmpn

(the full URL is http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2162102/Doctors-solve-mystery-man-died-laughter-watching-The-Goodies-granddaughter-nearly-dies-rare-heart-condition.html)

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Bill Oddie' favorite albums
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The GoodiesBill Oddie talks about his six favorite albums in The Express in an article online at http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/326610/My-Six-Best-Albums-Bill-Oddie/


Here's a cut & paste of the article:

MY SIX BEST ALBUMS- BILL ODDIE

Friday June 15,2012

By Daily Express reporter

TELEVISION presenter and birdwatcher Bill Oddie, 70, made his name in the BBC comedy series The Goodies which ran between 1970-82 and on Springwatch/Autumnwatch. www.billoddie.com


CHARLES MINGUS: Mingus
Ah Um
(Sony)
Even heavy rock and rollers rate Mingus because they can relate to him. He was funky and his music contained a wild spirit which appealed to rockers.
The melodies are so simple and memorable.
His arrangements contain the sound of Duke Ellington mixed with a raucous, rebellious feel often containing political references and he was a real genius.


PRINCE: Sign O The Times
(Warner)
Im a huge Prince fan and cant imagine anyone being more satisfying in concert than him.
Ive seen him lots of times and you get music and great showmanship. I think that people who dismiss him have got it so wrong. This album is my favourite as its packed with such brilliant tracks.

JONI MITCHELL: Shadows and Light
(Elektra)
The musicianship on this live double album is stunning.
Mitchells music is a mix of beautifully complex and straightforward tunes as demonstrated here. There is a great mix of tracks on this album. There are some excellent singer-songwriters around but most would bow to Joni Mitchell, agreeing no one is as good as her.


PAUL SIMON: Paul Simon
(Warner)
I wasnt a massive Simon and Garfunkel fan but am a huge admirer of Paul Simon.
This is his first solo album and is the real deal. As well as being one of the few people who can write excruciatingly sad songs, he can write humorous lyrics.
Hes a tremendous musician with a wonderful musical mind.
This is a significant album.


THE BAND: The Band
(Capitol)
Ive never been a massive Dylan fan as a performer, preferring others singing his songs.
As The Band were Dylans backing group I find this is perfect listening.
Their seminal album was probably Music From Big Pink but I would pick this as my favourite.
Their music has influenced so many artists.


LAURA NYRO: Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
(Columbia)
Laura Nyro was a tremendous, gorgeously voiced singer.
Although she possessed almost an operatic voice she wrote some earthy songs with meaty lyrics.
A versatile artist, Laura was also brilliant live and this album reflects that brilliance.

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Astronauts: The Complete Series release date
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The GoodiesNetwork DVD has updated the webpage for "Astronauts: The Complete Series" to show a 9 July 2012 release date.  "Astronauts" was a television series written by Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie which aired from 1981-1983.
http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1325

In other Network DVD news, please note that the "Hello Cheeky" DVD (with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, John Junkin, and Denis King) will only be available until 13 January 2013 (due to licensing issues).

Posted by lisa at 05/06/2012 03:49 GMT
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Network DVD "Best of British" sale through midnight (UK time) 7 June
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The GoodiesNetwork DVD are having a "Best of British" Sale which runs through midnight (UK time) on 7 June.  All of their Goodies DVDs are included in the sale: http://www.networkdvd.net/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=the+goodies

Posted by lisa at 04/06/2012 16:44 GMT
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Listen Again link for 7th May episode of "The Unbelievable Truth"
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The GoodiesBelow is the link for this week's episode of "The Unbelievable Truth", with panelists Miles Jupp, Susan Calman, Marcus Brigstocke and Alan Davies. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01h646f/The_Unbelievable_Truth_Series_9_Episode_6/

Posted by lisa at 07/05/2012 21:43 GMT
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reminder: Graeme at ChipLit Festival Saturday / Bill Oddie Unplucked tour dates
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The GoodiesA reminder that Graeme Garden will be appearing at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival this Saturday (April 21st); the festival runs from April 20-22.  Details on "An Audience with Graeme Garden" (and a link to book tickets) can be found at http://chiplitfest.com/mh9-graeme-garde

Also, a number of dates in the "Bill Oddie & Stephen Moss - Unplucked" tour (in which the two will talk about Bill's wildlife programs) will be taking place next week starting on April 24th.  For a full list of dates and booking info please visit http://www.billoddie.com/bill-oddie-tour-dates.htm

For viewers in the UK, Bill made an appearance on Channel 5's Live show Tuesday to promote the tour - the show can be seen for another few days from
the http://www.channel5.com/shows/live-with/episodes/tuesday-17-april-6

Posted by lisa at 19/04/2012 03:35 GMT
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Michael Barratt's Autobiography
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The Goodies The following press release has just been issued regarding Michael Barratt's recently-released autobiography.  Michael Barratt was in a number of Goodies episodes as a BBC newsreader and Nationwide presenter, including Kung Fu Kapers (where he hits his interviewee with a black pudding), Goodies Rule OK? (where he bounces in his chair and later interviews Prime Minister Sooty) and Punky Business (where he turns punk as well)  Many thanks to Anthony Harvison for the Spotted!!!

TV ICON MICHAEL BARRATT PENS 'WARTS AND ALL' AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Former print & broadcast journalist covers his glittering media career in Mr Nationwide

April 17, 2012: In a TV and radio career as eclectic as the pioneering current affairs show he's best remembered for, British broadcasting icon Michael Barratt scoured the world for scoops when journalism was still an adventure and interviewed everyone from prime ministers and public enemies to puppets and skateboarding ducks.

Now 84 and still going strong, the much-loved presenter of BBC's quirky news programme Nationwide recalls in a new 'warts and all' autobiography the roller-coaster reporting career that made him as much a household name as the myriad politicians, members of royalty, sporting heroes and celebrities he encountered for a living, and which also led to unlikely appearances in cult comedy shows and films.

"Mr Nationwide" - just released through Kaleidoscope Publishing is packed with famous names and colourful anecdotes, and takes readers from Yorkshire-born Michael's beginnings as a cub reporter for the Sunday Mail in Glasgow right through to his most recent work in commercial video and media coaching.

A posting to Nigeria in the dying days of the British Empire led to Michael's big break with the BBC back in the UK, on the world's longest-running public affairs television programme, Panorama. Rubbing shoulders with broadcasting legend Richard Dimbleby forced the young journalist to overcome his natural shyness and do whatever it took to get the story, even if that cost him a spell or two in foreign jails.

Moving on to 24 Hours with Cliff Michelmore in the early sixties, Michael become the first reporter from the West to enter Cuba after the Castro revolution, and also undertook unnerving interviews with notorious East End gangsters such as The Kray Twins and Michael X. After cutting his teeth on these flagships shows, Michael was chosen in 1969 to launch Nationwide, the hugely-popular magazine programme that combined political discussion and consumer affairs, light entertainment and sports reporting.

At its peak Nationwide would attract an audience of up to eleven million viewers every weekday evening at 6pm, and would make Michael one of the country's biggest broadcasting personalities. During these heady years, Michael also presented shows such as Gardeners' Question Time and Songs of Praise, could be caught on crazy comedy series The Goodies interviewing Sooty and hitting people with a black pudding, or even be seen on the big screen, in films including star-studded Brit flick The Magic Christian. Indeed, the Nationwide anchor proved so popular that when he decided to leave the show in 1977, to marry his second wife, Dilys, he was sent by the BBC on a farewell tour of the UK aboard an especially-hired train.

Having lost none of his celebrated skills for sharing a story in compelling fashion, Michael uses Mr Nationwide to look back at an amazing seven-decade journalistic career with refreshing honesty,
intelligence and humour. The sometimes painfully frank account of successes and failures - both professional and personal - gives readers a fascinating insight into his incredible life and offers a rare glimpse into the workings of a media world long since vanished.

Mr Nationwide by Michael Barratt (Kaleidoscope Publishing, 110pp) is out now in paperback, priced 9.99. Visit  www.kaleidoscopepublishing.co.uk

ABOUT MICHAEL BARRATT

Michael Barratt was born in Leeds in 1928. After being educated at Rossall School, an independent boys' school near Fleetwood, Lancashire, and at Paisley Grammar School in Scotland, he entered the world of journalism at 16, working for Scottish tabloid the Sunday Mail.
Following a spell on sister paper the Daily Record he moved to Nigeria to be editor of the Nigerian Citizen and to work for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service. Following his return to the UK, he worked as a production journalist on several English regional newspapers including the Wolverhampton Express & Star, Wolverhampton Chronicle and Loughborugh Monitor, while also contributing to the BBC's Midlands regional current affairs magazine Scan and the BBC's African Service.
His work for the BBC led him to become a reporter on the BBC current affairs programme Panorama, then 24 Hours. He was presenter of Nationwide from 1969 to 1977 and was also chairman of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time from 1973 to 1979. He then moved to Thames TVs Reporting London and formed his own successful commercial video production company, Michael Barratt Limited, until 1997.
He has appeared, as himself, in both films and television, including the film The Magic Christian and The Goodies. In 1972 he was elected Rector of the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of several books including Michael Barratt's Complete Gardening Guide, Michael Barratt, Making the Most of the Media, and Making the Most of Retirement.

Posted by bretta at 18/04/2012 10:52 GMT
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The Story of Slapstick- repeated Easter Monday BBC TWO
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The GoodiesThanks for Jenny_Gibbon for posting the following in the GROK forums:

The Story of Slapstick is being repeated on Easter Monday, BBC TWO at 23.00

Slapstick comedy special narrated by Miranda Hart, charting the highs and lows of physical comedy and examining the audience's love of visual humour. Featuring pies and pratfalls from over a century of comedy and entertainment programming including Monty Python, Charlie Chaplin, Morecambe and Wise and even Hole in the Wall.

From the craft of the Buster Keaton classics to the cartoon antics of The Goodies and the absurdly violent anarchy of Bottom, the genre has shifted through silent films, surrealism, sketch and sitcom, and today even filtered in to Saturday night family entertainment.

Featuring analysis from great physical gag practitioners including Vic Reeves, Mathew Horne, Reece Shearsmith, Ben Miller and Sally Phillips. A festive treat that features physical comedy both classic and contemporary, including the inappropriate manhandling of Manuel from Fawlty Towers, the roller-skating Frank Spencer epic from Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em and more funny physical pain than you can fling a Frying Pan at!


Posted by lisa at 09/04/2012 14:45 GMT
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Bill Oddie interview in "The Lady"
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The GoodiesBill's article for "The Lady" magazine can be found online at http://www.lady.co.uk/i_really_was_suicidal%E2%80%A6_now_i%E2%80%99m_back

Posted by lisa at 05/03/2012 16:02 GMT
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"An Audience with Graeme Garden" at Chipping Norton Literary Festival 21 April
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The GoodiesGraeme will be appearing at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival on 21 April in an event called "An Audience with Graeme Garden".  Details about the event can be found at http://chiplitfest.com/mh9-graeme-garden 

Tickets can be booked from http://www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk/index.php?p=whatson&id=1429 or by calling The Theatre Chipping Norton Box Office at 01608 642350.

There's a lovely long interview with Graeme to promote his festival appearance at http://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/article/cotswold-character-graeme-garden-39453/

Posted by lisa at 24/02/2012 17:06 GMT
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Goodies C&G hot off the presses!
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The Goodies The February edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#191) is now available on the website.  It can be accessed from either the "Articles / Guides" menu on the left or from the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page

Posted by bretta at 22/02/2012 09:54 GMT
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Two new Magnus Magnesium Goodies quizzes
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The Goodies Two new Magnus Magnesium's Bumper Goodies Quizzes (#5 & #6) have been uploaded to the "Goodies Related Articles - Creative" section of the website under the "Articles / Guides" menu option on the left.

Quiz #5 was put together in 2009 but I forgot to post it up at the time (better late than never!) while #6 has just been compiled today (despite the dates being listed as Dec 2006 in the menu - this is only to keep all of the quizzes together in the listing)

The direct links for the two new quizzes are:

#5: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=207

#6: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=208

Posted by bretta at 20/02/2012 09:49 GMT
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ABC Radio National Interview with Graeme
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The GoodiesThere's a new audio interview with Graeme on the ABC Radio National website at the following link - look for the "Listen Now" and "Download Audio" buttons to listen to it:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/graeme-garden-of-the-goodies/3837000

Posted by lisa at 17/02/2012 13:39 GMT
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for UK viewers - Bill on "The Wright Stuff" on catch-up service
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The GoodiesThanks to Jenny Doyle for this info for viewers in the UK:

Bill's 14 January appearance on The Wright Stuff is now on the catch up service http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-wright-stuff/episodes/episode-27-76 He also answers a question on The Goodies!

Posted by lisa at 16/02/2012 15:32 GMT
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Cor!! Comic Synopses updated
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The Goodies The original Cor!! comic strips of the Goodies from 1973 have now all been scanned and added to the end of each of Linda Kay's excellent Cor!! Comic Synopses. These can be accessed from the "Goodies Related Articles - Creative" section of the "Articles / Guides" menu on the left, or directly from: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=138

Posted by bretta at 13/02/2012 20:53 GMT
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Bill to be a guest on "Pointless Celebrities"
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The GoodiesAccording to the following article, Bill is to be one of the guests on "Pointless Celebrities", an evening spin-off of the BBC daytime show
"Pointless".  The celebrity specials will being to air in March.  The full article, pasted below, appears online at http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/tv/2012/02/01/pointless-lands-primetime-saturday-bbc-slot-115875-23729732/


Pointless lands primetime Saturday BBC slot

By Nicola Methven 1/02/2012

Hit BBC daytime show Pointless has landed a primetime slot after pulling in more than 5million viewers over Christmas.

The new series will include 18 celebrity specials, with 10 shown in the normal weekday slot and eight screened on Saturday nights from March.

Alexander Armstrong, 41, said: "It's going to be fun. Including the usual version we'll be on six days out of seven - blimey."

His co-host Richard Osman added: "We haven't changed the show at all for Saturdays, so we'll still be our normal, bumbling, amateur selves."

The spin-off, called Pointless Celebrities, will allow stars including Arlene Phillips to win money for their chosen charities.

The celebrities are set to include Bill Oddie with fellow wildlife presenter Chris Packham, TV favourites Claire Sweeney and Anthea Turner, Formula 1 host Jake Humphrey and David Coulthard and Arlene Phillips and her daughter Alana.

If the weekend shows return for further runs, the pair already know who they'd like to attract. Armstrong would love to see Stephen Fry tackling thethorny subject of Britney Spears songs while Osman fancies Denzel Washington having a go at the rivers of Wiltshire.

BBC1 has ordered a total of 158 new episodes of Pointless for the coming year. The show kicked off on BBC2 and was so popular it shifted to BBC1 last July.

David Flynn, boss of production company Remarkable Television, laughed: "There are not enough Pointless Celebrities on Saturday night television so it's great to bring our show to this new slot."

In Pointless every question is asked to a panel of 100 people before the show - to find out the most obvious and the most obscure answers.

The contestants aim to win the fewest points by selecting the least popular responses and the ultimate goal is to find one that none of the 100 people thought of.


Posted by lisa at 02/02/2012 02:14 GMT
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update from Graeme about Australian "Unbelievable Truth" recordings
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The GoodiesAn update from Graeme about the Australian "Unbelievable Truth" recordings

Good news! The Unbelievable Truth TV show has got the green light from Channel 7 in Australia. Sydney recordings : Feb 7-9, 15-17, 21-24. I'm in the recording on the 9th. Tickets from audience@giantdwarf.com.au

All the best
Graeme


I've asked about the time of day for the recordings (per a question in the GROK forums) and will let you know when I get that info.

Posted by lisa at 27/01/2012 16:09 GMT
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Slapstick festival photo with Bill & Graeme
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The GoodiesThanks to Slapstick 2012 (http://www.slapstick.org.uk/) for this photo and caption:



"Graeme and Bill with their fellow Slapstick 2012 guests back row: Neil Innes, the Pythons music-maker; Chris Serle and Dads Army veteran Ian Stupid Boy Lavender; front row, Paul McGann, left, with Barry Cryer, far right? Not sure what theyre shushing. Maybe Tims whereabouts or what each will choose as a favourite from the 17 events events in this years festival programme."

Posted by lisa at 24/01/2012 21:14 GMT
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Slapstick 2012 events starting to sell out
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The GoodiesWe've gotten word that many of the Slapstick 2012 events have either sold out or are close to selling out.  As of a few hours ago there were still tickets to the events featuring one or two of The Goodies, but if you're planning to attend it may be wise to book before it is too late (the festival Events page, http://www.slapstick.org.uk/events.htm, has the complete schedule and booking info).

As a reminder, Slapstick 2012 is being held in Bristol, England from this Thursday to Sunday (January 26-30).

Posted by lisa at 24/01/2012 20:25 GMT
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The Goodies...And some Untold Kapers! exhibition in Bristol, UK
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The GoodiesPassing along the information from Jenny_Gibbon about her Goodies-themed art exhibition in Bristol, England which opens next week.  She told me that the private view should be open to everyone.

Here are the details:

The Goodies...And some Untold Kapers!- Private View

27th Jan 2012 11am-1pm

Free Entry!

This exhibit celebrates the 1970s hit comedy show The Goodies. Featuring fan-art produced by Jenny Doyle. With tribute images from episodes and some new fan-fiction ideas. Come along, laugh and enjoy The Goodies in this new Art show!

At the CentreSpace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA

http://centrespacegallery.com/index.php/co...7/view,details/


Posted by lisa at 20/01/2012 13:20 GMT
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Graeme Garden interviewed on BestBritishTV.com
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The GoodiesA new interview with Graeme appears on the Best British TV website, written by Kieran Kinsella.
http://www.bestbritishtv.com/?p=2360

"Like most people born in the 1970s, I was a huge fan of the Goodies as a kid. My personal favorite was Graeme Garden who I regarded as the sensible Goodie. As I grew up, I began to realize that The Goodies was just one highlight in a distinguished career during which the Scotsman established himself as one of Britains top comedy performers. While he is a well known entertainer, many people do not realize that Graeme Garden is also a qualified physician. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Graeme and I began by asking him how he made the transition from medical school graduate to TV funny man.

I appeared in a couple of plays at school, but didnt start writing and performing until I was a student at Cambridge. I joined the Footlights Club, and after Id left the university to study at Kings College Hospital, Humphrey Barclay the producer asked me to write for and appear in a radio show (Im Sorry Ill Read That Again). I jumped at the chance, so by the time Id finished my medical studies Id been working on radio for a couple of years. When TV producer Tony Palmer then asked me to work on a TV series (Twice a Fortnight) I put my medical career on hold and jumped again. Its been on hold ever since.

Over the years you have collaborated with Bill Oddie on many different projects. How did the the two of you first meet?

We met at Cambridge, through the Footlights Club. We also had contact when he was drawing cartoons for a student magazine (Ffobia) of which I was Art Editor at the time.

You are probably best known for your work on The Goodies. What is your favorite memory from working on that show?

It was always a pleasure to see the big props turned into reality from the written description the mobile railway station, the cream machine in bunfight, the dodo flying a plane etc etc. The special and visual effects folk did some wonderful work. And of course it was always fun in the studio when the audience laughter came.

When you started work on The Goodies did you have any idea that it would become a cult classic? and why do you think it proved to be so successful?

Im not sure we had cult classics in those days! We certainly didnt think about the long-term future for the shows. I think it got big audiences because it appealed to a wide age-range in the family. Of course it stopped being successful in the UK after about 1982 when it disappeared from the screens.

Bananaman is something of a classic for the generation X crowd. What was it like working on that show?

We didnt write the scripts but it was fun getting together with the chaps and doing lots of silly voices. Nice to think it has its own little cult following now.

Away from TV, Im Sorry I Havent a Clue is one of BBC radios longest lasting and most popular shows. As a panelist do you ever worry that your mind will go blank when the chairman calls on you?

Well we try to go in with a bit of preparation to prevent us drying up completely. But I always think half the fun of the show is when the audience see something that doesnt quite work, or when someone is caught wrong-footed. The trick then is to turn that into a laugh!

What projects are you currently working on?

Were doing a charity performance of our stage version of ISIHAC at the Oxford New Theatre on March 5th and recording the radio series again in May/June. Later in the year well make another series of The Unbelievable Truth for Radio 4 the latest series is going out at the moment.

We are also working on a TV version of The Unbelievable Truth in Australia, with the Chaser chaps for Channel 7. Ill be going to Oz in February to help script edit and appear in the show. Meanwhile Ill be in Bristol Jan 26-29 for the Slapstick Festival, where Ill be showing the work of Charley Chase, and having an onstage chat about Buster Keaton with legendary film historian Kevin Brownlow. (http://www.slapstick.org.uk/)

Then after short holiday Ill be at the Laugharne Literary Festival (April 13-15) with Barry Cryer and Ill also be at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival (April 21) . Meanwhile Jon Naismith and I continue to work on developing new shows at Random Entertainment. So watch this space!

Posted by jeffers at 17/01/2012 10:49 GMT
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update from Graeme
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The GoodiesHere's an update kindly provided by Graeme Garden:

After Slapstick I'm flying out to Australia.  We just recorded 2 TV shows based on The Unbelievable Truth, and are now hoping we get the go ahead to make the rest of the series in February.

We have a charity Clue show at the New Theatre Oxford on March 5th, and then we'll be recording the next series in May - June.



As you may know, "The Unbelievable Truth" was developed by Graeme Garden & Jon Naismith as a series for BBC Radio 4.  Here's an article about the filming of the Australian pilot of the series (thanks again to Graeme, who provided this link on Twitter: http://www.mediaspy.org/report/2012/01/14/the-chaser-boys-film-pilot-for-seven/):


Saturday, 14 January 2012. By Lowie.

The Chaser boys film pilot for Seven

The Chasers Craig Reucassel is poised to host a new panel-comedy series on Seven, following the filming of a pilot on Thursday.

Titled The Unbelievable Truth, the series will be based on the BBC radio programme of the same name, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The panel programme sees four comedians each giving a lecture on a particular subject, with the majority of the lecture consisting of lies. Each contestant must include five peculiar facts, hoping that the fellow panellists cannot pick the unbelievable truths from the lies.

Joining Reucassel as guests will be fellow Chasers Andrew Hansen and Julian Morrow.

News of the series being developed for Seven first surfaced in May last year.

If the pilot is picked up to series, it will likely screen on Seven later this year.


Posted by lisa at 15/01/2012 04:36 GMT
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Tim Brooke-Taylor at Perth (SCOTLAND) Festival of the Arts
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The GoodiesTim Brooke-Taylor will be one of the celebrities taking part in the Perth Festival of the Arts in Scotland.  The festival will be held 17-27 May 2012.  According to the information on the festival's website, Tim will be hosting a night in the Perth Theatre. 

Tickets for "An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor in conversation with Chris Serle" at the Perth Theatre on Saturday, 26 May will go on sale on 26th March from http://www.perthfestival.co.uk/event/tim-brooke-taylor/ or from the Box Office: 01738 621 031.

Posted by lisa at 12/01/2012 20:58 GMT
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reminder: Slapstick 2012 (Jan 26-29) in Bristol, England
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The GoodiesA reminder that Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie each will be participating in the Slapstick 2012 Festival, to be held in Bristol, England from January 26-29. Python Terry Jones will also be on hand Saturday evening to introduce a special screening of "Life of Brian". The full event listing and booking information can be found on the festival website (http://www.slapstick.org.uk/index.htm).

Please note that a Bristol Silents Membership costing 5 for one year) will entitle you to discounted ticket prices for many of the festival events.  Memberships can be obtained online from  http://www.bristolsilents.org.uk/supporters.php 

Following is a cut & paste of the events with a Goody taken from http://www.slapstick.org.uk/events.htm .


* BUSTER KEATON : Brownlow and Garden
    THURS 26 JAN 1740hrs 7.20/5.60, Venue: Watershed, Cinema 1

The first of two exceptional events dedicated to "The Great Stone Face", hosted by Oscar-winner Kevin Brownlow, here in conversation with fellow-enthusiast Graeme Garden (of The Goodies and  Sorry I Haven't a Clue).  Rare film illustrations recall Brownlow's meetings with Keaton in the 1960s, his restoration of The General, and collaboration with David Gill on the definitive Keaton documentary, A Hard Act to Follow.

Book: 0117 927 5100
Book Online: http://www.watershed.co.uk/


* GRAEME GARDEN ON CHARLEY CHASE

    SAT 28 JAN 1100hrs Venue: Arnolfini 7/5.50

To say Charley Chase is one of the comic greats of all time is no exaggeration: this brilliantly inventive and prolific comedian contributed to over 300 films as writer, director, or actor (sometimes as all three) before his untimely death at the age of 46. Chase worked with almost every major name in early film comedy including Chaplin, Arbuckle, Lloyd, Laurel & Hardy, and the Three Stooges.  Chase made many comedy shorts in the twenties as a hugely popular comic/performer in his own right. Chase admirer, Goodie and Im Sorry I Havent a Clue panellist, Graeme Garden selects his favourite shorts from this period to reveal Chase at his finest and funniest. 

With live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney.

Book: 0117 917 2300
Book Online: http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/films/details/1217



* Bill Oddie's Top Comedy Moments in conversation with Chris Serle
    SAT 28 JAN 1600hrs Venue: Watershed, Cinema 1 7.20/5.60

Whose first records were produced by George Martin, and who had two singles banned by the BBC? Who earned rave reviews on Broadway for his dancing?  Who rode on the back seat of the Goodies' tandem?  Who has been called 'Britain's best-known birdwatcher?' The answer to all of the above is...... Bill Oddie.

A national treasure, Bill Oddie was one third of UK's top comedy hit of the 70s - The Goodies and the UK's favourite wildlife presenter regularly fronting Springwatch and Autumnwatch.

Witty, Candid and unconventional Bill invites you to join him as he recounts his working relationships with some of the greatest comic talents of his generation, including John Cleese, Jonathan Miller and fellow Goodies whilst delighting us with his top onscreen comedy moments from the last century. You can expect some Laurel & Hardy but otherwise Bill is not giving anything away in advance, and we dont blame him! A fascinating insight into the comic influences of this unique comic performer.

Book: 0117 927 5100
Book Online: http://www.watershed.co.uk/


* BUSTER KEATON: YOUNG KEATON (U)
    SUNDAY 29 JAN 1400hrs Venue: Arnolfini 8.00/6.00 Concs & Bristol Silents Members

Between 1919 and 1922 Buster Keaton completed 22 comedy shorts. Many feel this was the most prolific and productive period of his life and festival patrons and Keaton admirers Bill, Tim, Barry and Ian have each selected a short to reveal Keaton at his freshest, most spontaneous and inventive. Films include THE BOAT (1921) and THE SCARECROW (1920). Featuring live musical accompaniment by silent film maestro and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne.

Book: 0117 917 2300
Book Online: http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/films/details/1221


There's also a chance that one or more Goodies will be part of the Friday night gala (although this is only a guess on my part).  Here are the details about that event:

* GRIFF RHYS JONES: SILENT COMEDY SPECTACULAR
A star-studded evening of classic comedy featuring Buster Keatons masterpiece The General (1926)
Special guest host Griff Rhys Jones
    FRI 27 JAN 1930hrs Venue: Colston Hall 18/16/8


Slapstick festival's annual silent comedy gala presents three comic masterpieces celebrating the great silent comedians of yesteryear. Hosted by the inimitable comic actor and writer  Griff Rhys Jones plus master of ceremonies Chris Serle.

Buster Keaton's The General (1926) is considered an undisputed masterpiece of cinema. Set in the American Civil War, Buster Keaton plays Jonnie Gray unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as a railroad engineer. His sweetheart, who thinks he's a coward, won't talk to him until he's in uniform. Plus Laurel & Hardy in The Finishing Touch (1928) and Charlie Chaplin in The Adventurer (1916).

The World Premiere of a new score for The General will be conducted by Guenter A Buchwald and performed by The European Silent Screen Virtuosi and Bristol Ensemble. Plus music from The Matinee Idles (featuring Paul McGann).

Book: 01179223686
Book Online: http://www.colstonhall.org/news/slapstick-festival-2012

Posted by lisa at 11/01/2012 04:19 GMT
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Daily Mail article about Bill Oddie: "Me and my school photo" (6 Jan 2012)
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The GoodiesThe following article appears online at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2082578/Bill-Oddie-remembers-answering-school-eventually-prefect.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


Me and my school photo: Bill Oddie remembers answering back and eventually becoming a prefect

Last updated at 10:30 PM on 6th January 2012

Wildlife TV presenter and former Goodie Bill Oddie, 70, lives in London with his wife Laura. They have three daughters, Bonnie, Kate and Rosie.

This photo shows me sitting proudly as captain of the King Edwards School (KES), Birmingham, rugby team. Im holding a ball with 1959/60 written on it, so I was 18. I was captain of virtually every team I played in from Under-14s up.

I took and passed the 11-plus when I was only nine, so I left primary school for Halesowen Grammar School, but was then about 18 months younger than most of the other kids, which was a disadvantage for me at sport, the thing I enjoyed most.

Rugby captain: Bill Oddie (centre) writes, 'I'm holding a ball with 1959/60 written on it, so I was 18'

But when I was 12, my dad, who was trying to give me the education he never had, got me to take the exam for KES, the best school in Birmingham, and I was offered a place. I knew this move meant forsaking the presence of girls, but since I was very young and hadnt got very far in that direction, it didnt really matter. Anyway, King Edwards Girls School was over the road.

KES was my whole life throughout my time there. Thats against the background of my home life, which was boring and sometimes upsetting, because my mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia and put in a mental home within a year of my joining the school. Sometimes I visited her, which was horrible.

Some teachers I got on well with, others I had an amiable bit of friction with, and one or two absolutely hated me, including the chief master, because Id answer back.

I still have a report in which Im described as idle and insolent, but this was countered by my housemaster who said, I dont recognise that person at all. Bill is extremely energetic and industrious and helpful.

Legend has it that, the night before the Queen was due to pass by on a Royal visit to the city in 1955, some of the other boys and I went out and rearranged the traffic cones so the convoy would be diverted through the school grounds. I dont remember doing that but its become an urban myth, like the one about The Goodies beating up John Peel in a nightclub, or my hitting John Craven over the head with a tripod in an argument over a cup of tea.

I dont think punishments included canes and rulers; it was usually detention. But the chief masters way of punishing me was to not make me a prefect when all my friends were. It was vindictive and most people were shocked. But when I became rugby captain he had to make me a prefect it came with the job. School productions were integral to my life and I wrote the school revue in my final year.


Bill thought he'd go on to do something with natural history, but showbusiness took over

I was offered a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge, a year before I was due to go there, so I protracted my last year at KES, prompting one teacher to write in a report: Ive seen nothing of him at all this term I presume hes playing rugby! I went on to study English at Cambridge, thinking Id go on to do something with natural history I intended to spend a year doing voluntary wardening on a bird observatory. But none of these things happened as showbusiness took over.

Bills new stage show, Bill Oddie: Un-Plucked, starts on 25 April at the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton, Somerset, www.thebrewhouse.net


Posted by lisa at 10/01/2012 03:14 GMT
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BBC iPlayer links for "The Unbelievable Truth" and "Beardyman and the Mimics"
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The GoodiesThis week's episode of "The Unbelievable Truth" is available on the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0194kl6/The_Unbelievable_Truth_Series_8_Episode_3/ 

Also currently on the iPlayer - this weekend BBC Radio 4 Extra repeated "Beardyman and the Mimics", which includes a contribution from Bill Oddie (here's the description from the BBC website: "Champion beatboxer 'Beardyman', aka Darren Foreman, goes in search of nature's champion sound mimics. With Bill Oddie.").  The show is available from
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wh6cr/Beardyman_and_the_Mimics/

Posted by lisa at 10/01/2012 02:10 GMT
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Tim Brooke-Taylor interview from The Telegraph, 9 Jan 2012
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The GoodiesAn interview with Tim appeared in the 9 January 2012 edition of the Telegraph.  Below is a cut & paste of the article from online at
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8998932/Tim-Brooke-Taylor-Yes-I-do-miss-Humphrey-Lyttelton.-He-told-the-filthiest-jokes.html

Tim Brooke-Taylor: 'Yes, I do miss Humphrey Lyttelton. He told the filthiest jokes

The veteran comic broadcaster recalls his 40 years on Radio 4s 'Im Sorry I Havent A Clue.

By Neil Tweedie

7:00AM GMT 09 Jan 2012




There is that wonderful Monty Python sketch about the four, white-dinner-jacketed Yorkshiremen, whisky and cigars in hand, trying to outdo each other in the humbleness of their origins, trumping rival accounts of childhood deprivation with cries of Luxury!.

It ends with the winner living in a box in the middle of the road, getting up before he goes to bed, and being thrashed to within an inch of his life if we were lucky! Except that it was actually pre-Python, and co-written by Tim Brooke-Taylor. He reminds me of this over lunch during a reluctant interview.

Why are we doing this again?

Well, hes just received an OBE.

That was months ago.

What about the 40 years since he joined the team on Radio 4s alternative panel game, Im Sorry I Havent A Clue? Hes not convinced.

One of the reasons I was regretting agreeing to this interview was because I made a vow never to talk about my private life, because then youre asking for it, arent you?

There was a time in the mid-Seventies when it just got out of hand. I was in Weymouth with my family and the whole street just stopped and looked. It was bizarre. It was when The Goodies was at its peak. I remember being at an airport with a baby under one arm and holding the hand of a child in another, and somebody saying, 'Go on, give us your autograph, and thinking: 'Bugger off.

Brooke-Taylor is 71 and has five grandchildren, but stopped growing up some time around the age of 17. To think that it is 40 years since he and his fellow Goodies, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, took to their trandem to battle Kitten Kong. He has bought himself a new jacket to be photographed in and has forgotten to remove the label stitched to the cuff, which he is now trying to do, furtively and unsuccessfully. Then he knocks over his coffee, a reassuringly human subject in these days of over-manicured celebrity.

The thing Im happiest about is doing comedy with other people, he says, fiddling with his cuff. I love team comedy its fun bouncing off people.

In Im Sorry I Havent A Clue, Brooke-Taylor partners a guest comedian opposite Garden and Barry Cryer, the fourth regular panellist, Willie Rushton, having died in 1996. There is no room for complacency.

Every time we do a recording, I find myself thinking: 'Please God, just let me be funny one more time. You have to take risks now and then, and sometimes they dont work.

Are they all friends? Could he go on a caravanning holiday with Cryer? Id have to make sure I wasnt told the same joke 49 times, but actually we do get on very well. Graeme and I have been working together for yonks and we could always part when we needed to and then come back. No hassle there at all. And thats true of Barry, as well.

Graeme is the most underrated comic I know. He has a lethal mind but hes never really given the credit he deserves. Its essential that were friends because youre not trying to score off each other. Youre trying to get balls in the air.

That collegiate approach to humour runs counter to todays competitive, testosterone-driven shows such as Mock the Week. I was thinking of that specifically. I hate that. Ive never liked embarrassing humour. Im one of the few people in the country who never liked The Office. I found it very difficult. I watch Strictly Come Dancing and cant bear it when they get rid of someone. I go and make a cup of tea while they make the decision.

Brooke-Taylor was raised in the genteel spa town of Buxton, Derbyshire. His father, a solicitor, was 59 when Tim, his third and final child, arrived. I was a mistake as far as I can gather. My dad fought in the First World War, was injured and served in the Home Guard during the Second. He was speaking at a regimental gathering one day, sat down and died. I was 13. If youre going to die, what a way to go. But you can understand why Im not too keen on after-dinner speeches.

Brooke-Taylor used to do a lot of after-dinner speaking. It pays well, but Ive made myself so expensive now that they dont ask any more. Something of a relief, really. Very lonely things, after-dinner speeches. I had the Society of Sandwich-Makers once. One of my better evenings, actually. The sandwich-making awards. Its hard making an original sandwich, you know. The best thing I learnt is not to do jokes about the profession youre speaking to because theyve heard them all before. I did one for podiatrists and they knew the lot.

Brooke-Taylors mother was still in her forties when his father died, and took a job as a matron at a boarding school to make ends meet. She was a very brave woman, very gutsy. Never remarried, though I wanted her to. I was the baby of the family and a bit spoilt. I remember just after the war and Id never seen a banana and we got one, and I had to have it. I didnt like it and threw it away. You can imagine the looks of horror.

The young Tim was packed off to Winchester, where he did well at English but kept failing Latin. Law at Pembroke College, Cambridge followed, and with it the Footlights.

Bill Oddie and I met within two weeks because we were in the same college. I went to lectures with John Cleese and shared digs with him and Graham Chapman. None of us thought about going into showbusiness. I would never have had the confidence on my own, but in that culture you bounce off other people and suddenly you are on Broadway, giggling together, thinking: 'Oh well, as long as it goes on like this for a few more weeks. 

There were were other improbable encounters. In New York, there was a woman who arrived at a show in a limo and wanted someone to go to a club with, and I found myself watching people dancing in cages and things. And then we went to a really special club where I was introduced to Salvador Dal. He assumed I must be terribly important because I was with this woman, so started talking to me about art. Completely out of my depth.

In 1970, the boy from Buxton found himself directing Orson Welles. Hed seen something on the telly and wanted to work with me for some reason. It was a film called 12 Plus 1, and I spent about 15 days directing him because he didnt trust the actual director. He used to get p-----, and the only way to get through to him was to be rude. In the film, he was a Jekyll and Hyde actor. But when we were filming he kept saying 'Jeekyll, and I had to keep saying: 'Its Jekyll, you fat poof

Some thought Im Sorry I Havent A Clue should have been given a decent burial following the death in 2008 of Humphrey Lyttelton, the programmes chairman and matchless master of the dry put-down. Brooke-Taylor disagrees, citing the shows continuing success under the doleful management of Jack Dee. But he misses his Humph.

He was able to do the filthiest jokes and maintain the deadpan look. He did one about a girl in the butchers and the butcher asks would she like her beef in gravy and she says, no, shed like his tongue in cider. And he looks at you like: 'What on earth are you laughing at?

So how long will he continue with Clue?

Until I drop. My wife prefers me out of the kitchen, so she very much encourages it.


Posted by lisa at 10/01/2012 00:48 GMT
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The Goodies And Some Untold Kapers art exhibition in Bristol
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The GoodiesThe Goodies And Some Untold Kapers
Is coming to Bristol!

28th Jan 2012 - 1st Feb 2012 (closed Sunday)

This exhibit celebrates the 1970s hit comedy show The Goodies. Featuring fan-art produced by Jenny Doyle. With tribute images from episodes and some new fan-fiction ideas. Come along, laugh and enjoy The Goodies in this new Art show!

At the CentreSpace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA

FREE ENTRY!

The Goodies...And Some Untold Kapers! - CentreSpace Gallery Bristol

Posted by lisa at 07/01/2012 19:42 GMT
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Tim Brooke-Taylor at Perth Festival of the Arts
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The GoodiesPerth Festival of the Arts (Scotland, not Western Australia) will feature TBT in 2012.

Festival launches 2012 Programme Nigel Kennedy, Jools Holland, Tim Brooke-Taylor & much more

"Tim Brooke-Taylor has been delighting audiences with his gentle, zany humour ever since he rocketed from the Cambridge Footlights into West End stardom trading custard pies with John Cleese and one-liners with Bill Oddie in the hugely successful Cambridge Circus revue.  That was only the start of a sparkling career which includes the long-running TV series The Goodies, BBC Radios Im Sorry Ill Read That Again in which he starred with Cleese and the antidote to panel games Im Sorry I Havent a Clue, now in its 39th year, appearing in countless stage productions and writing a few books.  Those are just a few of the sugjects this much-loved performer will be covering in conversation with the broadcast journalist Chris Serle.  Given time Tim will also tell us how he directed Orson Welles in a film, helped Sevvy Ballesteros with his golf swing, appeared as Victor Meldrews neighbour in One Foot in the Grave and much, much more.  Youll have the chance to put your own questions to Tim at the end."

Tim's show is on the 26th of May.

"Tickets will go on sale on the 26th March.
For further information please contact Sandra Ralston info@perthfestival.co.uk Tel 07774181768"


http://www.perthfestival.co.uk/event/tim-brooke-taylor/

Posted by jeffers at 05/01/2012 17:43 GMT
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Britain's Greatest Christmas Song
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The GoodiesJenny_Gibbon reports that Bill's will be a talking head on Britain's Greatest Christmas Song, 25 Dec 10pm Channel 5.

http://www.channel5.com/shows/britains-favourite-christmas-songs/episodes/britains-favourite-christmas-songs

Posted by lisa at 25/12/2011 16:44 GMT
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Graeme on "The Unbelievable Truth" 26 Dec on BBC Radio 4
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The GoodiesA new series of "The Unbelievable Truth" starts tomorrow on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm (it will be available on the BBC iPlayer for a week after broadcast). Graeme will be one of the panelists in the first episode.  Here are details
from the BBC website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018g3nz):

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Lee Mack, Jack Dee, Rufus Hound and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Reindeer, Decorations, Boxes and Pantomime.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

Producer: Jon Naismith
A Random Entertainment Production for BBC Radio 4.


Posted by lisa at 25/12/2011 16:40 GMT
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The Comedy Channel Australia repeating Goodies specials Christmas morning
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The GoodiesThe Comedy Channel in Australia is repeating three Goodies specials on Christmas morning starting at 8:00am.  The episodes are "Superstar" (starting at 8am), "The Goodies Rule - OK?" (starting at 8:30am), and "Kitten Kong" (starting at 9:30am).  Sorry for the short notice!

http://www.thecomedychannel.com.au/WhatsOn/Detail.aspx?id=211

Posted by lisa at 24/12/2011 16:16 GMT
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charity ISIHAC performance on 5 March 2012 at New Theatre, Oxford
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The GoodiesThe direct link for the March 5th show at the New Theatre, Oxford, mentioned below, is
http://www.atgtickets.com/I-m-Sorry-I-Haven-t-a-Clue-Tickets/245/1942/

The following is the official Im Sorry I Havent A Clue newsletter which was sent to the mailing list earlier today.

ISIHAC NEWSLETTER

Dear Im Sorry I Havent A Clue Mailing List Member

After the success of our not for broadcast Theatre Tours in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 (all sell-outs), were returning with a special fundraising edition of the show for the charity ENRYCH, whose stated aim is to enrich the lives of disabled adults. Our very own Graeme Garden is a patron.
Hosted by the excellent Jack Dee, the panel will comprise Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden with Colin Sell at the piano.

Monday 5th March 2012
The New Theatre, Oxford

Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm)
Tickets - currently on sale, priced 21, 23 and 25.
Box Office: 0844 847 1585
Website: www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

ENRYCH is a person-centred organisation which aims to give adults with a physical disability, who have a need, the opportunity to add quality to life through leisure and learning. ENRYCH looks beyond a person's disability, to focus on what can be achieved, rather than what can't.

Also, as we enter our 40th year, were embracing the digital age with the launch of a brand new Clue website. From January 9th 2012, a visit to www.isihac.net will service all your Clue related needs, from tour dates and recording details to unseen archive material and the rules of Mornington Crescent. We hope youll pay a visit and let us know what you think.

That's about it for now. We do hope to see you at the show.

With best wishes,

Jon Naismith
Producer, Im Sorry I Havent A Clue


Posted by lisa at 21/12/2011 19:46 GMT
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reminder for UK fans: "The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff" on tonight
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The GoodiesA reminder for those in the UK - Graeme Garden is scheduled to appear in BBC Two's "The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff" (the TV spin-off of the radio series "Bleak Expectations"). The television Christmas special will air tonight (19 Dec) at 8:30pm.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8959089/TheBleak-Old-Shop-of-Stuff-Radio-4s-Dickens-spoof.html

Posted by lisa at 19/12/2011 13:11 GMT
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"The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff" with Graeme (BBC Two, 19 Dec)
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The GoodiesGraeme is scheduled to appear in "The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff", a television adaption of the radio series "Bleak Expectations".  The television show is schedule to air December 19th on BBC Two at 8:30pm.  Here's more info from http://www.digitalspy.com/british-tv/tubetalk/a354821/this-years-must-see-christmas-tv-ten-shows-you-shouldnt-miss.html


The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff: December 19 at 8.30pm on BBC Two

It's never too early to start feeling festive, right? The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff might be airing midway through December, but it's the perfect show to get you in the mood. Based on the popular Radio 4 series Bleak Expectations, this Dickensian spoof focuses on a shopkeeper - played by Robert Webb. Actually, the cast is perfect: Stephen Fry, David Mitchell, Katherine Parkinson, Celia Imrie and Graeme Garden are among the stars taking part. Both silly and a period drama - should be fun winter viewing.


Posted by lisa at 07/12/2011 21:48 GMT
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link for Bill's Radio Scilly interview (from 6 December)
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The GoodiesThanks to Isabell for this link to Bill Oddie's interview on Radio Scilly yesterday: http://www.radioscilly.com/features/interview-with-bill-oddie/

Posted by lisa at 07/12/2011 21:47 GMT
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Bill on Radio Scilly on 6 Dec - ask him questions
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The GoodiesThanks to Isabell for the following info:

[color=Purple]"Hi all,
I stumbled across a tweet by Radio Scilly a few hours ago:

@radioscilly Keri is interviewing Bill Oddie tomorrow. Is there anything you'd like to ask a keen birdwatcher, Scilly visitor and former Goodie?

They are on facebook as well, http://www.facebook.com/radioscilly, so I guess questions can be sent either via twitter or facebook.

The listen again feature on http://www.radioscilly.com/listen-watch/ works in Sweden, at least, so I think it'll work worldwide - and that we're able to listen live as well."

Posted by lisa at 05/12/2011 23:04 GMT
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BBC iPlayer link for ISIHAC Series 56 Episode 4 (5 Dec 2011)
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The GoodiesThe listen again link for the latest episode of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Series 56 Episode 4 from 5 December 2011 is http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017vsjf/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_56_Episode_4/


Episode 3 is still available online at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017m14y/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_56_Episode_3/

Posted by lisa at 05/12/2011 23:02 GMT
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Tim & Graeme "Look East" interview online
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The GoodiesThanks to Andrew Pixley for posting the following info in the GROK forums:

"As my colleague Richard Bignell points out, the "Look East" interview with Tim and Graeme promoting "The Unvarnished Truth" in Cambridge is now available from the East Anglian Film Archive here:

http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/216600

The Anglia TV item can also be found on the same site."

Posted by lisa at 28/11/2011 05:08 GMT
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Bill on Tom Ravenscroft's show (25 Nov)
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The GoodiesBill's appearance on Tom Ravenscroft's BBC 6 Music show from this Friday (25 November) can be heard online from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017gyfh/Tom_Ravenscroft_25_11_2011/ until this coming Saturday (3 December) at 12:02am UK time.

The interview starts just after the 1 hour 15 minute mark.

Posted by lisa at 27/11/2011 19:24 GMT
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Bill on BBC 6 Music, "Would I Lie to You", and "Loose Women" (+ other shows)
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The GoodiesUpcoming shows of interest to Goodies fans (we advise you check your local listings for details & to watch for schedule changes).

BBC RADIO SHOWS listed below can be heard online via each station's website (www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4extra) and then for a week after broadcast from the BBC iPlayer (aka Listen Again), www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer.  Radio shows on the iPlayer should be available for listening worldwide.


* Friday, 25 Nov - "Tom Ravenscroft" on BBC 6 Music is scheduled to include an interview with Bill Oddie.  The full show airs from 21:00 to midnight.


* Friday, 25 Nov - "Would I Lie to You?" is a new episode including previously unseen material from episodes which aired earlier this series.  This includes new material from Bill Oddie.  The show airs on BBC 1 at 20:30.  It will be repeated on BBC 1 on Tues, 29 Nov at 22:35.


* Thurs, 1 Dec - "Loose Women" on ITV1 at 12:30 is scheduled to include an appearance by Bill Oddie.


* Mondays - NEW SERIES of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" on BBC Radio 4 at 18:30, with each repeated the following Sunday at noon (and then again on BBC Radio 4 Extra the Monday after the initial Radio 4 broadcast).


* Mondays - The Goodies is being repeated on The Comedy Channel Australia on Mondays at 10:00am, with the next episode being "The Stone Age" on 28 Nov. Watch http://www.thecomedychannel.com.au/WhatsOn/Detail.aspx?id=211 for info about upcoming episodes.


* Mondays - "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" repeats of older episodes on RTE Choice at 09:06.


* Tuesdays - "Hamish & Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea" - the first series 1 is being repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 23:45 (with additional airings Wednesday mornings).

Posted by lisa at 22/11/2011 23:07 GMT
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listen again link for today's (21 Nov) episode of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue"
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The GoodiesToday's new episode of ISIHAC can now be heard from the BBC iPlayer at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017cb10/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_56_Episode_2/

Last week's episode will be available for another week (until 28 Nov) from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0174dzy/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_56_Episode_1/

Posted by lisa at 21/11/2011 21:00 GMT
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Tim receives his OBE
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The GoodiesCongratulations to Tim Brooke-Taylor for receiving his OBE today! The news stories are still rolling in, but below are two of the.  Let us know if you spot any others.\



Excerpted from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15797852:

18 November 2011

Tim Brooke-Taylor receives OBE

Tim Brooke-Taylor has received an OBE for his services to entertainment, following in the footsteps of fellow Goodies Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden.

"We can now all three sit on our bike together with our OBEs," he said, referring to the three-seater bicycle they rode in the 70s comedy show.

Brooke-Taylor, a regular panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue on BBC Radio 4, has a career in entertainment spanning 47 years.

He remains best-known for The Goodies, an anarchic, visually-inventive comedy show which ran for more than a decade, but was also a regular on the TV series Marty and the animated children's series Bananaman, among others.

Speaking to reporters after receiving the honour from the Prince of Wales, he admitted "one had to bite one's tongue", having often poked fun at the ease with which honours were handed out in the 1970s.


Excerpted from http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/an_mbe_gives_jessica_ennis_olympics_boost_1_3984016:

Tim Brooke-Taylor became the third and final star of 1970s TV comedy series The Goodies to receive an OBE for decades in the entertainment industry.

He said it was ironic that he and fellow actors Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie used to poke fun at the Governments readiness to hand out OBEs in the 70s.

That was in the days when we had a Prime Minister that used to give them away to all his friends, he said.

But I have to admit one has to bite ones tongue.

We can now all three sit on our bike together with our OBEs, he added, referring to the three-seater bicycle they rode in the show.

Posted by lisa at 18/11/2011 17:14 GMT
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Tim interview for Overseas Living
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The GoodiesHere's a nice interview with Tim in which he talks to Overseas Living magazine about his holiday villa and lifestyle in the Algarve (Portugal).  This appears online at http://www.overseasliving.co.uk/travel/tim-brroke-taylor-talks-to-overseas-living

Tim Brooke-Taylor talks to Overseas Living



Actor and writer Tim Brooke-Taylor, best known as a member of The Goodies, talks to Overseas Living about his villa and lifestyle in the Algarve

How long have you been holidaying in the Algarve?

Eric Morecambe recommended it to us in the mid-70s when we met up as families and weve been addicted to it ever since. Ive owned a lovely four-bedroom villa here for 13 years, which we share with friends.

It overlooks the lovely, long beach half a mile away at Meia Praia, near the pretty town of Lagos. Nobody overlooks us and when youre swimming in the pool you feel like youre in a lovely, private garden.

I head here six or seven times a year, usually with my wife Christine, sometimes with friends and our two granddaughters and three grandsons.

What are your favourite things to do in the area?

First of all, we lap up the sun, then make for a beach bar for a leisurely lunch. Both Christine and I are keen, if not particularly good, golfers, so that is usually part of the stay. I love golf and the Algarve provides great courses and weather. Ive played in the Jimmy Tarbuck Golf Classic at San Lorenzo many times over the last 20-odd years and for the past few years Ive played in the Bobby Robson Classic at Vila Sol.

Which are your preferred courses for a round?

Golf World once asked me to name my favourite courses in the world and I put San Lorenzo at the top of my list. Nothing has changed there. Boa Vista, the new course just west of Lagos, is an absolute peach, winding its way through natural countryside and then revealing fabulous coastal views. Recently renovated, Palmares, just east of Lagos, is also fantastic. I do a TV programme in the UK called Golf Clubs with Tim Brooke-Taylor where I make the professionals look good. Ive been trying to persuade the producers to take the programme to Portugal.

Do you speak the lingo and feel fully immersed as a local?

Im afraid not. Christines Portuguese isnt bad, thank heavens. I dont get involved in local fiestas or customs as Im never here for long enough. But I do feel like a very welcome guest. Portugal, for me, is all about the sunshine, beaches, beach bars, golf and very friendly people.

Life here sounds heavenly. Are there any downsides?

The language is a bit of a problem as Id love to have proper conversations. Ive never been much of a linguist, so Id probably suffer anywhere.

Do you have any tips for readers thinking about purchasing a property in Portugal?

Buying a property isnt easy, but when has it ever been anywhere? The laws seem to be tightened up and better now.

Any funny stories to tell from your times here?

An ex-pat living out here once said to me Youre Tim Brooke-Taylor, arent you? I responded, rather proudly, Yes, only for her to say Oh dear, thats giving my age away! Another time, in the 70s, The Goodies was showing successfully on Portuguese TV. As I was swimming, suddenly a lovely young Algarvian beauty rose out of the waves and said Goodish. She followed me up the beach and said to Eric Morecambe He Goodish and Eric said No, he very baddish!

What is your ideal day spent in the Algarve?

Get up, not too early, and set off for the West Coast, which is still fairly unexplored.

The lovely, long Cornish-type beaches have hardly a soul on them. The Atlantic is cold, but when the days are hot this is a bonus and I love swimming in the sea. A beach bar is then found and a long and moderately alcoholic lunch follows. I never thought Id drink Mateus ros again, but cold at lunchtime, its delicious. It doesnt seem to be quite as sweet as it used to be.

And how would you round off that perfect day?

Nine holes of golf, a short siesta and out into Lagos, a surprisingly beautiful and unspoilt town.

So, do your Goodies co-stars Bill and Graeme ever visit?

ShhDont tell them Im here!

Posted on November 16, 2011


Posted by lisa at 17/11/2011 18:58 GMT
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Latest C&G hot off the presses
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The Goodies The November edition of the quarterly Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter is now available on the website.

It can be accessed from either the "Articles/Guides" menu option on the left or the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page.

Posted by bretta at 13/11/2011 09:56 GMT
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Bill Oddie: Un-Plucked (25 April 2012)
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The GoodiesBill and the producer of his wildlife shows, Stephen Moss, will be appearing at the Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre in Taunton, Somerset (UK) on 25 April 2012.  Here are the details from http://www.thebrewhouse.net/main-house/1260/bill-oddie-un-plucked , which also includes a link to purchase tickets (the Box Office can be reached at 01823 283244).


Bill Oddie: Un-Plucked
Wednesday 25 Apri
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7.45pm



Bill Oddie and producer Stephen Moss will share memories and stories from 15 years of the most popular natural history series ever made.  Illustrated by a variety of extracts, Bill and Stephen speak about some including Bill's ludicrous attempt to swim with seasls and the breathtaking air display of a starling roost (often copied, but never surpassed). Of course, although the show is called Un-Plucked, it includes all sorts of other wildlife, from dormice to whales.

Running time: 2 hrs 20 mins

Full 18  60+ 18  Conc. 16


Posted by lisa at 12/11/2011 16:52 GMT
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Tim Brooke-Taylor in Conversation (Malvern, 16 November)
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The GoodiesA reminder that Tim will be at the Malvern Theatres this coming Wednesday (16 November) for one of his "Tim Brooke-Taylor in Conversation" shows.  Following are details from the theatre's website at
http://www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/events/1059.html , which also provides a link to book tickets online; telephone bookings can be made by calling the Box Office on 01684 892277


Tim Brooke-Taylor
In conversation with Chris Serle


Tim Brooke-Taylor has been delighting audiences with his gentle, zany humour ever since he rocketed from the Cambridge Footlights into West End stardom trading custard pies with John Cleese and one-liners with Bill Oddie in the hugely successful Cambridge Circus revue. That was only the start of a sparkling career which includes the long-running TV series The Goodies, BBC Radios Im Sorry Ill Read That Again in which he starred with Cleese and the antidote to panel games Im Sorry I Havent a Clue, now in its 39th year, appearing in countless stage productions and writing a few books. Those are just a few of the sugjects this much-loved performer will be covering in conversation with the broadcast journalist Chris Serle. Given time Tim will also tell us how he directed Orson Welles in a film, helped Sevvy Ballesteros with his golf swing, appeared as Victor Meldrews neighbour in One Foot in the Grave and much, much more. Youll have the chance to put your own questions to Tim at the end. Join Tim Brooke-Taylor in conversation with Chris Serle at Malvern Theatres.


Posted by lisa at 11/11/2011 16:25 GMT
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1980's Graeme interview from the Ed Doolan show
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The GoodiesThanks to Edna for the news that the 6 November edition of The Ed Doolan show (from BBC WM) repeated a 1980's interview of Graeme Garden promoting his book "The Best Medicine.

The full show is still available on the BBC iPlayer until 12:02PM Sun, 13 Nov 2011 (UK time) from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00lc7hq/Ed_Doolan_06_11_2011/ Graeme interview begins just before the 2 hour 16 minute mark.

Posted by lisa at 11/11/2011 16:12 GMT
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Bill protests sale of foie gras at Fortnum & Mason's
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The GoodiesAn article in today's Independent (http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/11/11/caught-social-the-lowe-down/) says "A good cause for Goodie Claus. Bill Oddie showed up at luxury department store Fortnum & Mason in London last night, campaigning on behalf of Peta against its selling foie gras. The very unkind might say it looks like hed had one too many eggnogs, but were sure it was just a combination of red make-up and a heavy sack. All I want for Christmas is for Fortnum & Mason to pull foie gras from its shelves, once and for all,he said. Most chaps are happy to make do with socks."

Peta's blog provides more detail, as well as a photo of Bill in his Santa garb.  From http://blog.peta.org.uk/2011/11/bill-santa-oddie-delivers-bag-of-coal-to-naughty-fortnum-mason/

Bill Santa Oddie Delivers Bag of Coal to Naughty Fortnum & Mason

Posted by Yvonne at 6:27

Much-loved wildlife expert Bill Oddie made an unexpected appearance at Fortnum & Masons Christmas window unveiling today dressed as Santa Claus to call on Fortnum & Mason to be good, for goodness sake, and stop selling foie gras! Oddie stunned shoppers as he loudly explained that Fortnum & Mason pays producers in France to force-feed geese until their livers become grossly enlarged so that Fortnum & Mason can sell the torture in a tin. Oddie also delivered a bag of coal for Managing Director Beverley Aspinall, to whom he wrote in September after she ignorantly claimed that force-feeding geese was comparable to large birds swallowing fish in the wild.

Its not just naughty for Fortnum & Mason to keep selling a product so cruel that its illegal to produce in the UK its shameful, says Oddie. All I want for Christmas is for Fortnum & Mason to pull foie gras from its shelves, once and for all.



To produce foie gras, pipes are shoved down the throats of geese and ducks several times a day. Grain and fat is pumped into the birds stomachs until their livers become diseased and swollen. Fortnum & Masons main competitors Selfridges and Harvey Nichols have both stopped selling foie gras completely.

Oddie is one of a long list of prominent figures including Sir Roger Moore, Ricky Gervais, the Duchess of Hamilton, Twiggy, Jenny Seagrove, Carley Stenson, Peter Egan and Owain Yeoman who have appealed to Fortnum & Mason to pull foie gras from its shelves.

Please join Oddie in saying Ho, ho NO! to Fortnum & Masons sale of foie gras and e-mail the store today.


Posted by lisa at 11/11/2011 16:09 GMT
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Volunteers Needed for Next Goodies Art Exhibition
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The GoodiesJenny's asked me to pass along the following request:

***VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEXT GOODIES ART EXHIBITION!***

Dates : 26th Jan- 2nd Feb 2012 (closed on Sunday 29th Jan 2012) at CentreSpace Gallery, Bristol

Duties:
Help put paintings up on 26th Jan and take down on the 2nd Feb.

Opening up and putting out A-boards (poster display boards) on surrounding streets etc.

And attending the building during opening hours.

the times will be 10am to 5pm(except Sunday) Times to be arranged for the 26th, 27 Jan and 2nd Feb.

I need a least 5 willing people. (would help being fans of The Goodies!)

**Due to gallery rules I can't do it alone!**

If your interested please contact me via Facebook and my e-mail address is jenny.doyle0@googlemail.com.


Posted by lisa at 11/11/2011 15:50 GMT
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Goodies Gingerbread House Contest 2011
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The GoodiesGoodies Gingerbread House Contest 2011 celebrating classic comedy TV series The Goodies with the use of gingerbread. Choose anything Goodies related, re-create it in gingerbread and enter the contest and you stand a chance of being a winner! For information on the Goodies-related prizes you can win, keep an eye on http://goodiescontest.wordpress.com

There are two classes to enter:

House class: Bake the parts yourself or use pre-made gingerbread snaps, and assemble them into a 3D house/creation. Dont forget the decorations icing is usually the main thing, but other edibles can also be
used.

Decoration class: Use icing and other edibles to decorate one or more gingerbread snaps.

(one entrant per class per person, so you can enter both classes with two different contributions and remember all parts must be edible)

Take photos of your contributions (House class 2-4 photos, Decoration class 1-2 photos) and email them to goodiescontest@gmail.com

Your contributions should be sent in before
MIDNIGHT (your local time) December 12th


The online voting will take place in December, and winners will be announced as soon as possible after that. All information will be available on the contest website: http://goodiescontest.wordpress.com

You can also follow on twitter @goodiescontest for any news & updates!

Posted by lisa at 01/11/2011 03:04 GMT
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Clunk, click ... R.I.P. Jimmy
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The Goodies Jimmy Savile, the eccentric radio broadcaster who the Goodies had fun sending up on various occasions (most notably Graeme in "Chubby Chumps"), has died at the age of 84.

From: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/flamboyant-british-tv-and-radio-star-jimmy-savile-dies/story-e6frfku0-1226180603638

Flamboyant British TV and radio star Jimmy Savile dies
By David Stringer
From: AP
October 30, 2011 7:32AM

VETERAN British broadcaster Jimmy Savile, a famously eccentric culture figure, has died at his home in northern England aged 84.
Savile, known for his garish tracksuits, chunky gold jewellery and boundless enthusiasm for pop music and charity work, was the host of two long-running British television programs and claimed to have been a long-time confidant to Prince Charles and ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Rarely seen without his trademark large cigar, Savile had initially worked in a coal mine as a teenager before embracing music and building a national profile as a disc jockey - first in Britain's dance halls and later on radio, including the renowned Radio Luxembourg.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed that officers had been called on Saturday to Savile's home in the city of Leeds, northern England, and said that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. The cause is not yet known.
Savile claimed to have been the first DJ in the world to use two turntables - enabling continuous music to be played - and to have pioneered the use of records, rather than live bands, at nightclubs.
"History has it that I was the very, very first in the whole world" to organise a disco event, he told the BBC in May.
Bestowed with a knighthood for his charity fundraising, Savile was best known as the host of the BBC's Top Of The Pops weekly television pop music show, launching the program in 1964 and returning to present its final edition in 2006.
For almost 20 years from 1975, Savile also hosted the hugely popular series Jim'll Fix It, in which the broadcaster responded to children's letters by arranging for their wishes to be realised.
Savile championed a host of good causes - frequently running marathons to raise money - and led work to collect 20 million ($30.22 million) for the creation of a national spinal injuries centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in southern England.
"He was a very energetic character," friend and fellow radio presenter David Hamilton told Britain's Sky News television. "But most of all, I remember him as just a totally flamboyant, over the top, larger than life character and as he was on the air, he was just the same off."
Savile never married and lived alone in his native Leeds, in northern England, reserving part of his home as a shrine to his late mother.
His guarded, and sometime curious, private life was the subject of a television documentary in 2000 by film maker Louis Theroux, son of author Paul Theroux.

Posted by bretta at 30/10/2011 20:03 GMT
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Oddie songs on Resonance FM
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The GoodiesThanks to fan club member ponyharvest for posting the following in the forums:

I was invited to be a guest on Jonny Trunk's 'OST' (=Original Sound Track) show on Resonance FM on Saturday, in amongst library records, Italian spaghetti western themes, Sheffield-based musicals and BBC sound effects I played a couple of Oddie musical numbers, 'Boomerang Love' from The Clown Virus and 'Sing Us A Song' from ISIRTA and talked a bit about the incidental music from the Goodies shows and Andrew Pixley's book (which was only fair as most of my information about this had come from there!)

It's repeated this Wednesday 26th 3 - 5pm (UK time) on 104.4FM in the Central London area, and via their website http://resonancefm.com/ to the rest of the world.


Posted by lisa at 25/10/2011 18:14 GMT
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Bill Oddie video in support of the BBC's "Give an Hour" Campaign
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The GoodiesBill Oddie has made a video in support of the BBC's "Give an Hour" Campaign, which "encourages everyone to give just one hour to help someone you know get online."

The video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vHLRb2wYeg

Information about the campaign can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/connect/campaigns/give_an_hour.shtml which provides a link to another clip with Bill which can only be accessed by those in the UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/connect/campaigns/gah_bill_oddie.shtml

Posted by lisa at 21/10/2011 15:23 GMT
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Bill's shoes sold for charity
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The GoodiesBill was one of the celebrities to donate shoes for a charity auction, according to an article at
http://www.looktothestars.org/news/7146-celebrity-shoes-go-under-the-hammer-at-charity-event which has a fun photo of Bill and the shoes (which were sold for 350.00).  Here are more details from that page:


Celebrity Shoes Go Under The Hammer At Charity Event

Over 350 people including many of the celebrity shoe donors themselves showed their support for the fundraising Celebrity Shoe Auction at The Royal Society of Medicine, at One Wimpole St, London on October 12.

Celebrities who attended the event included legendary designer Zandra Rhodes, actor Peter Egan, actor Roger Lloyd-Pack (recently in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), actor Vicki Michelle, writer Michele Hanson, presenter Bill Oddie and actor James Purefoy.



Celebrity auctioneer Henry Kelly charmed the audience so much so that James Purefoy not only bid and won Bond girl Eva Greens brogues, but he then donated them back to the charity for the online auction which started yesterday. Alongside Eva Green, shoes donated by Colin Firth, Sarah Jessica Parker, Russell Brand, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Bill Murray and Sienna Miller are amongst 60 other famous pairs going under the hammer online for 7 days!

Small Steps Project is a humanitarian charity that delivers shoes, aid and medical care to children on rubbish dumps all over the world.

Break down of celebrity shoe results:
260.00 LOT 1 Liam Gallagher
300.00 LOT 1 Joanna Lumley
250.00 LOT 6 Sarah Jessica Parker
350.00 LOT 9 Bill Oddie
850.00 LOT 12 Kate Moss

The evening in total raised almost 12,000.


Posted by lisa at 17/10/2011 20:18 GMT
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Goodies Clarion & Globe contributions
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The Goodies The next edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#190) will be published on 12th November.
All members of the GROK fan club are most welcome to make a contribution to the C&G, so if you've got something factual (a news item about The Goodies or one of Tim, Bill & Graeme's solo projects that you've spotted), an opinion piece (such as a review or comments on your favourite Goodies episode / song / DVD etc) or something creative (like a Goodies puzzle, poem or short piece of fanfic) then by all means send it in to clarion@goodiesruleok.com .  We'd be very happy to receive it!

Posted by bretta at 15/10/2011 04:54 GMT
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new videos on the BillOddiesBirdFood's YouTube channel
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The GoodiesThe BillOddiesBirdFood's YouTube channel is posting many clips of Bill answering fan's questions. 

http://www.youtube.com/user/BillOddiesBirdFood#p/a

Posted by lisa at 11/10/2011 19:18 GMT
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photo of Graeme Garden with his OBE
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The GoodiesThere's a photo of Graeme holding his OBE for services to Light Entertainment (which the caption says he "received from The Princess Royal during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle") at

http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Gallery.aspx?image=/List%20Images/Latest%20News/Oct%2011/LN-PSSR-Oct11-Invest-2.jpg




Congratulations Graeme!

Posted by lisa at 05/10/2011 12:58 GMT
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book recommendation from Tim Brooke-Taylor
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The GoodiesTim Brooke-Taylor asked us to pass along his recommendation for a book written by Ben Hatch, the son of David Hatch (who many of you may know from his work with Tim, Graeme, & Bill in the radio series "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again"). The book is "Are We Nearly There Yet?: A Family's 8000 Miles Around Britain in a Vauxhall Astra " which can be seen on Amazon's UK site at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Are-We-Nearly-There-Yet/dp/1849531552/

Tim said, "Ben Hatch has written a cracking book, I think. He and his wife have been writing guides for Frommers and they travelled round the UK with their young kids. I think its a funny, sad, outspoken book which has hints of the Brit sitcom Outnumbered. It also features through the book the slow and sad death of David Hatch which is particularly moving, if you feel so inclined."

Posted by lisa at 27/09/2011 19:31 GMT
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Telegraph article: "Bill Oddie is not amused by his treatment at BBC"
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The GoodiesThe following article appeared on The Telegraph's website Saturday, 17 September.

From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/8769235/Bill-Oddie-is-not-amused-by-his-treatment-at-BBC.html


Bill Oddie is not amused by his treatment at BBC
Bill Oddie, the former Springwatch presenter, is disappointed by the 'lack of communication' at the BBC.



Tim Walker. Edited by Richard Eden.
7:30AM BST 17 Sep 2011

Like Victoria Wood and Alan Davies before him, Bill Oddie, the former Springwatch presenter, is upset by his treatment at the impersonal BBC.

Ive found the lack of communication disappointing, he tells Mandrake. Ive got plenty of ideas and Ive discussed one or two of them, but its not up to me. They could have called me and said: 'Lets have a chat about things.   

The naturalist, 70, who became famous as one of The Goodies, was replaced on Springwatch by Chris Packham, 50. I dont know if age plays a role, but I have begun to wonder, he says of his prospects at the BBC.

Its all quite impersonal; it feels like theres people on one level who dont really know what the other level has done for them.

Speaking at a party for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society aboard HMS Belfast on the Thames, he adds: The BBC doesnt feel as nice as it once did. I think anyone whos worked for them in the last three or four years would say theres an atmosphere of fear; fear of losing your job or being made redundant.

Oddie resigned from Springwatch after suffering from bipolar disorder. He now says: When I turned 70, it struck me that you had someone from the top looking down, saying, 'Well, I think we could run Springwatch for another five years, so hes not going to make it, is he? Better get young Packham. 

He is scathing about the BBCs move to Salford: God, Almighty, do I sympathise with anyone whos been asked. I know they say they are spreading the BBC, but they should have thought of that after the war, not now.


Posted by lisa at 19/09/2011 17:17 GMT
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"The Playgirl Club" on The Comedy Channel (Australia) Monday (& other news)
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The Goodies* BBC Radio 4 extra is repeating series 2 episode 1 of "Hamish & Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea" on Friday, 16 Sept (initially at 10:45am and then repeated later in the day). The show will be available on the BBC iPlayer for a week after broadcast.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007k0x6

* A reminder that Tim will be appearing in the 16 September repeat of "Little Howard's Big Question" on CBBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ww40r

* As part of its repeat of "The Goodies" first series, The Comedy Channel (Australia) will be repeating the rarely seen episode "The Playgirl Club" (aka "Caught in the Act") this coming Monday, 19 Sept, at 10am. http://www.thecomedychannel.com.au/

Posted by lisa at 16/09/2011 03:49 GMT
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Graeme's episode of "Murder Most Horrid" Gold (in the UK) next Tuesday (13 Sept)
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The GoodiesGraeme Garden's appearance in Dawn French's series "Murder Most Horrid" is being repeated on the UK channel Gold next Tuesday at 12:40am.  According to the Radio Times website below, the episode will be repeated an hour later on UK Gold +1 and again on Gold a 2:25am

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cwfqk/murder-most-horrid-confessions-of-a-murderer

Posted by lisa at 09/09/2011 17:13 GMT
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Video - Graeme Garden at the Enstone Show 2011
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The GoodiesGraeme opened the Enstone Show (his community's local agricultural show) again this year and the event was covered by Cotswold TV. They interviewed Graeme and you can see the interview (in interspersed parts) at the following link:

http://www.furryfeet.tv/cotswolds/venue_video.php?footprint=460

Posted by jeffers at 02/09/2011 23:18 GMT
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Graeme Property Gossip, Bill on Men's Hour, Slapstick clips on Youtube, & more
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The Goodies* Graeme was mentioned in the Daily Mail's Hothouse Property Gossip article on 29 Aug which appears online at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-2031378/HOTHOUSE-PROPERTY-GOSSIP-One-Show-Matts-year-sale.html  Here's the relevant excerpt:

FORMER GOODIE'S SWEDISH DESIRES

Former Goodie Graeme Garden, 68, has lived in the same house in Chipping Norton for 30 years and has no plans to move. But after his son Tom, 30, moved to Malmo in Sweden, the comedian has thought of getting a flat there.

Property is very cheap there, he says. You can buy a studio flat for 30,000. Im seriously thinking of buying one.


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* An article titled "Goodie Bill Oddie launches celebration of generations" from earlier today (31 Aug) appears on the This is Bristol website at http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Goodie-Oddie-launches-celebration-generations/story-13236097-detail/story.html  The website includes a photo of Bill with some of the attendees.


Here's the paragraph mentioning Bill: "Broadcaster and naturalist Bill Oddie launched the five-day programme of activities and entertainment, which this year has taken the concept of coming together as its theme. Yesterday's opening event gave fans the chance to meet the birdwatcher, broadcaster, actor, television presenter and conservationist who has resolutely decided never to be too grown up."

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* Thanks to the Saucy Gibbon site for the news that Bill appears on BBC Radio 5' "Men's Hour" Sunday (28 Aug) for a discussion about "how men deal with depression in the modern world".

The show is available from the BBC iPlayer until this Sunday evening (UK time) from
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b013wyrn/Mens_Hour_Mindfulness_and_Depression/


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* Bristol Silents, the organization which organizes the Bristol Slapstick Festivals, has posted some clips used in last year's festival on its YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SlapstickFest

Of special interest is part 2 of the documentary about Fred Karno, at  http://www.youtube.com/user/SlapstickFest#p/u/8/X8Pxfr-MQiQ.  This includes footage of a 1972 dinner at Karno's "Karsino" resort (prior to the run down building's demolition); at about 11 minutes 46 seconds into the film you can catch a brief glimpse of Tim and Graeme.

Also on this YouTube Channel are clips that were shown during the :Slapstick Special Event: The Goodies in Conversation" last November - note this is footage that was shown onscreen during the Q&A and presentation, such as clips from The Goodies and tributes to the trio, not footage of the Q&A and presentation themselves (which can be found online at  http://www.dshed.net/goodies-conversation).  The new YouTube "stuff from the screen" clips can be found at

http://www.youtube.com/user/SlapstickFest#p/u/4/iqLsgkSScsc

http://www.youtube.com/user/SlapstickFest#p/u/3/6TWM4suyxI0

and http://www.youtube.com/user/SlapstickFest#p/u/2/OEXZD2wNodU

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* Extra Screening of the classic silent film "The Lost World" with accompaniment by Graeme's son John Garden have been scheduled for September & October.  The following article, which includes details about the screenings as well as two brief sample clips, comes from
http://bristolsilents.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/the-lost-world-extra-screenings/ 

The Lost World Extra Screenings
August 26, 2011

Following three successful screenings of The Lost World in various venues in the SouthWest, Bristol Silents, in collaboration with John Garden, are thrilled to announce a handful of further dates across the UK.

John is Scissor Sisters musical director and keyboard player and will be providing a live sound track to this innovative, stop-motion dinosaur film. Featuring pioneering animation techniques from Willis OBrien, just prior to his work on King Kong, this silent classic is both a dramatic and enchanting re-telling of Conan Doyles literary classic.

Im hoping to re-imagine the score as if it was a 1980s sci-fi film, which is when I originally saw the film and when movies like Blade Runner and Star Wars were about. I want to bring The Lost World back into the fold of these classic sci-fi films. John Garden.

The dates and venues for the screenings are as follows:

Friday 24th Sept Duke of Yorks,  Brighton 10.30pm 8.00/6.00  box office 0871 902 5728

Saturday 25th Sept Barbican Cinema,  London  10.50-7.50 Book tickets at http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?id=12609

Thurs 13th October Phoenix Cinema, Exeter 7pm 7.00/5.00 Box office 01392 667080

Friday 14th October Turner Sims, University of Southampton  8pm  10.00/9.00  Friends 8.00 Students 6.00  Box Office 023 8059 5151

Sunday  16th October  Cornerhouse,  Manchester  4pm 7.50/5.50    Box Office 0161 200 1500

There is also another screening that were working on but have yet to get 100% confirmation on. Should it come together it promises to be a rather special. Watch this space. Or the twitter space. Or the Facebook space.


Posted by lisa at 31/08/2011 19:28 GMT
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Bill Oddie on BBC 1's "The One Show" 31 August
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The GoodiesBill Oddie will be appearing on BBC One's "The One Show" today at 19:00.  Fans in England will be able to view the show for a week after broadcast from the BBC iPlayer.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007tcw7

Posted by lisa at 31/08/2011 16:41 GMT
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tickets still available for Sunday's (4 Sept) ISIHAC show in Salford
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The GoodiesA reminder that the "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" stage tour, with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Jeremy Hardy, & Jack Dee, will be playing at The Lowry in Salford on Sunday, 4 Sept.
(http://www.thelowry.com/event/im-sorry-i-havent-a-clue)

Some tickets are still available for both the 3:00pm and 7:30pm shows, according to
http://www.thelowry.com/Booking/Tickets/SelectPerformance.aspx?EventId=10908

Posted by lisa at 31/08/2011 16:02 GMT
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Graeme Garden attending RCV's silver jubilee
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The GoodiesStephanie Flower, CEO of Ryder-Cheshire Volunteers, tweeted that Graeme Garden will be attending their Silver Jubilee event National Conference - 'The Personalisation of Adult Social Care: Overcoming the challenges facing providers and practitioners'.
The conference is on Wednesday 21st September, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza, NEC Birmingham, UK.

Graeme is the Patron of RCV.

Here is the tweet:
@StephFlowerRCV (Stephanie Flower)"Delighted that Graeme Garden, our patron, is attending our Silver Jubilee reception in September . Great opportunity to mark our 25th year."

The RCV website, with message from Graeme, can be found here:  http://www.rcv.org.uk/rcv/

Posted by jeffers at 28/08/2011 11:27 GMT
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Bill's Magic 105.4 interview with Rick Astley
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The GoodiesThe interview Bill did with Rick Astley of radio station Magic 105.4 last month can currently be heard online at http://soundcloud.com/magic105-4/rick-meets-bill-oddie

Posted by lisa at 26/08/2011 15:46 GMT
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Goodies repeats on Foxtel's Comedy Channel (29 Aug & 5 Sept)
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The GoodiesThanks to Zoe P. on The Goodies Facebook page for the news that Foxtel's Comedy Channel (Australia) will be showing The Goodies episode "Tower of London" on Monday, 29 Aug at 10am and "Snooze" on Monday, 5 Sept.

Hopefully this is the start of a repeat of series 1.  Watch your local listings or check http://www.thecomedychannel.com.au/WhatsOn/Detail.aspx?id=211 for further info.

Posted by lisa at 26/08/2011 15:32 GMT
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Bill Oddie to launch Celebrating Age Festival 2011 at Bristol M Shed museum (30
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The GoodiesThe following article appears online at http://www.guide2bristol.com/news/1614/Bill-Oddie-to-launch-Celebrating-Age-Festival-2011-at-Bristol-M-Shed-museum

Bill Oddie to launch Celebrating Age Festival 2011 at Bristol M Shed museum

The 2011 Bristol Celebrating Age Festival begins on Tuesday 30 August and runs until Saturday 03 September; the festival consists of a series of events, workshops and performances, designed to bring together people of all ages and generations.



The festival will be launched by the legendary TV celebrity Bill Oddie who will be visiting Bristols newest museum, M Shed, on Tuesday 30 August. Bill Oddie first started performing whilst at Cambridge University, where he first appeared with fellow future Goodie Tim Brooke Taylor in several Cambridge Footlights productions. He also began to write scripts for BBC TVs That Was The Week That Was. He gained an MA in English Literature at the university but his experiences with the Footlights and scriptwriting persuaded him to drop his plans to become an English Teacher, or the warden of a bird observatory, and instead go into show business.



Bill is well known for his appearances on a variety of wildlife shows and he has also made numerous guest appearances on shows such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks; Grumpy Old New Year and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. The launch event takes place from 1PM until 4PM; admission is free but tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Claire on 0117 927 6614 or emailing agefestival@gmail.com.



The week continues with a very full programme including dance, golf, cookery, photography, woodwork, drumming, yoga, walking, indoor bowls, singing, language lessons, writing, flower arranging, lace making and zumba. There are events taking place at various locations around Bristol.



The Celebrating Age Festival will reach its climax on Saturday 03 September with a day of activities taking place at the Colston Hall; the day will be opened at 10AM by Bristols Lord Mayor, Councillor Geoff Gallop, and will feature a performance from the Bristol Male Voice Choir; a performance and workshop from the African Sambistas; an art display; debating; a fashion show and two performances by all-singing, all-dancing festival headliners The Regular Joes.

For further information on the Bristol Celebrating Age Festival please visit www.bristol.gov.uk/page/celebrating-age-festival-2011-0.


Posted by lisa at 26/08/2011 15:22 GMT
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RIP John Howard Davies
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The GoodiesGoodies producer/director John Howard Davies has passed away at age 72 after a battle with cancer.  Here are more details from The Mirror

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/08/23/john-howard-davies-dead-at-72-oliver-twist-loses-cancer-fight-115875-23366220/

John Howard Davies dead at 72: Oliver Twist loses cancer fight

John Howard Davies - the actor turned comedy director best known for playing Oliver Twist in the 1948 David Lean film - has died at the age of 72 following a battle with cancer, his son said today.

Davies found fame as a child actor, taking the role of Oliver in the adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel when he was eight years old.

Later, he enjoyed a successful career behind the camera, directing comedy classics such as The Good Life, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python and the Mr Bean TV series.

Davies died yesterday morning at his home in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, with his wife and family by his side.

His son, William Davies, said: "My father had an absolutely extraordinary career, was unfailingly supportive as a parent and will be greatly missed. He died surrounded by his family."

Davies was responsible for launching classics such as Yes Minister, Not The Nine O'Clock News, To The Manor Born, Bread, Hi-De-Hi, Only Fools And Horses, Just Good Friends, and Allo, Allo! after commissioning the shows while he was Head of Comedy at BBC television from 1977 to 1982.

The son of novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jack Davies and novelist Dorothy, Davies was born in London on March 9, 1939.

After starring as the orphan Oliver in the famous film which featured Alec Guinness as Fagin, he notched up three more big-screen credits - the Rocking Horse Winner (1949), playing Tom Brown in Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951) and The Magic Box (1951).

In 1958 he appeared in the TV series William Tell.

Davies became a BBC producer and director in 1969 after carrying out military service.

He produced and directed The Goodies and Steptoe And Son among other TV favourites.

His son said he won two Baftas - one for best director for the first series of Monty Python's Flying Circus and later for the first series of Fawlty Towers, which he produced and directed.

He also produced the Blackadder pilot, produced and directed The Good Life, and the first of The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin.

Davies moved from Head of Comedy at BBC television to Head of Light Entertainment in 1982.

In 1985 Davies joined Thames Television. The former child star was appointed Controller of Entertainment in 1988 but continued in production with the pilot of Men Behaving Badly, the sitcom starring Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash and Neil Morrissey.

He also produced and directed the first three episodes of award-winning Mr Bean.

Davies, known as JHD, died at home surrounded by his third wife, Linda, and his children, William, a journalist based in Kenya, and Georgina, a stylist in Brighton.

He was a keen rifle shooter, representing and captaining the Welsh shooting team on several occasions, painter and motorbike enthusiast.

His funeral, for family and close friends, will take place next week.


Posted by lisa at 23/08/2011 15:06 GMT
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Latest C&G available
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The Goodies The August edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#189) is now available on the website.  It can be accessed either from the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of the page or from the "Articles/Guides" menu on the left.

Posted by bretta at 16/08/2011 20:52 GMT
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recent articles mentioning Tim, Graeme, or Bill
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The GoodiesHere are a few articles of interest that appeared online over the past week.

1. Bill Oddie: Five Things I Can't Live Without from The Express: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/261758/Bill-Oddie-Five-things-I-can-t-live-without

This article is mentioned on Bill Oddie's Bird Food Recipes Blog, which includes a different photo of Bill, at
http://billoddiesbirdfood.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/bill-oddie-five-things-i-cant-live-without/


2. "Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor Opens Thc Homestore" includes a small photo of Tim at the ribbon cutting.
http://www.ascotmatters.co.uk/ahs/5276-tim-brooke-taylor-adam-afriyie-open-thc-furniture


3. Graeme participated in the Aberdeen's Tartan Week, according to articles at http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/CouncilNews/ci_cns/pr_tartanday_290711.asp
and http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2375723

Posted by lisa at 05/08/2011 15:34 GMT
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Happy Birthday, Tim!
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The GoodiesWishing Tim Brooke-Taylor a very Happy Birthday!

Posted by lisa at 16/07/2011 21:44 GMT
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Bill & Graeme radio interviews
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The Goodies1. Bill Oddie is to be interviewed on Oxfordshire's 106 JackFM tomorrow morning (Thursday, 14 July).  I believe he will be on air around 8:30-9:00am, but it is possible the interview will begin earlier than that.
    It appears from the radio station's website
(http://www.jackfm.co.uk/) that their online player is not available to overseas listeners.


2. Bill is scheduled to be interviewed by Rick Astley on Magic 105.4 later this week.  This page - http://www.magic.co.uk/on-air/shows-and-presenters/rick-astley/ - says Rick's show is on Sundays from 1400-1600.  Note the link on that page to submit a question for Bill.
    Magic's website does have a Listen Again feature, but this may not work for overseas listeners.


3. Thanks to the Saucy Gibbon for the info that Graeme appeared on BBC Oxford's Breakfast Show on 12 July (to chat about Chipping Norton's connection to the "News of the World" phone hacking story).  The interview is available on the BBC iPlayer
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00ht41p/Phil_Gayle_12_07_2011/) and starts at 1 hour, 22 minutes and 50 seconds into the show.  This is available for playback from the iPlayer through next Tuesday morning (19 July), UK time.

Posted by lisa at 13/07/2011 19:57 GMT
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July Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter out now!
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The Goodies The July edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#188) is now available on the website.
It can be accessed from either the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or the "Articles/Guides" menu option on the left.

Posted by bretta at 12/07/2011 12:49 GMT
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submit a question for Bill Oddie interview
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The GoodiesVisit http://www.magic.co.uk/on-air/put-your-questions-to-bill-oddie/ to submit questions for Bill, who is to be interviewed later this week on Magic 105.4

Here's the info from that page:

Author, actor, comedian, artist, naturalist and musician, Bill Oddie has a very long and illustrious CV.

Rick Astley will be interviewing him later this week and we want to know what youd like to ask Bill.

Simply complete the form below to post your question and Rick will ask Bill the most funny and the most revealing.


Posted by lisa at 11/07/2011 22:28 GMT
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Happy Birthday Bill!
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The GoodiesHere's wishing Bill Oddie a very happy 70th birthday!

Posted by lisa at 06/07/2011 19:54 GMT
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The Goodies...And Some Untold Kapers - Private Preview (with Tim)
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The GoodiesThis is a reminder about an upcoming event.

The Goodies...And Some Untold Kapers - Private Preview

With Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE, to open Exhibition.

15th July 2011 7.00pm to 10.00pm (doors open 6.30pm approx)

In the Greenstede Gallery, Chequer Mead, Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead.

Food, drink, a mini celebration and couple of small surprises!


Tickets cost 20.32 (includes food & drink)

(This a Saucy Gibbon,GROK and Goodies Facebook exclusive ONLY)

If people wishing to pay by cheque the deadline will be Monday 4th July 2011

Here's link https://sites.google.com/site/privatepreviewthegoodies/

Posted by lisa at 06/07/2011 19:53 GMT
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ISIHAC from 4 July / this week's ISIRTA repeat
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The GoodiesCurrently on the BBC iPlayer:

* A new episode of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" (series 55 episode 2) from 4 July 2011: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0128mlp/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_55_Episode_2/


* BBC Radio 4 Extra's repeat of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" from 1970 featuring the team's version of "The Taming of the Shrew": http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007jqws/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_8_Episode_1/

Posted by lisa at 05/07/2011 20:49 GMT
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The Goodies Collection Box Set from Roadshow Entertainment
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The GoodiesScheduled for release in Australia on 4th August is a 6 disk Goodies box set from Roadshow Entertainment, which some fans spotted on retailer EzyDVDs website (it is also on the ABC Shop website.

Roadshow Entertainment has kindly provided the fan club with the cover image and this information:  the set will include the episodes from Roadshows previously released Tasty Box and December 2010s The Goodies...At Last...Back For More, Again!, plus an 92 page booklet with programme notes by Andrew Pixley.  The booklet will contain information not included in previous Australian releases.

The set will include the 24 BBC episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, Saturday Night Grease. Radio Goodies, Come Dancing (colour version), The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, Punky Business, Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, and Royal Command.



Posted by lisa at 03/07/2011 20:53 GMT
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Tim & Graeme to host fundraising cricket match on 26 June
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The GoodiesThanks to the Goodies Podcast and Saucy Gibbon for this news.  The following article appears online aon the Banbury Guardian website at http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/local/hospice_bowled_over_by_support_1_2758300

Hospice bowled over by support
Published on Friday 10 June 2011 08:51


FAMOUS faces from the world of cricket and television will come together for a fundraising cricket match on behalf of Katharine House Hospice.


On June 26, internationally-renowned cricketers Neal Radford, Neil Smith, Graham Rose and Devon Malcolm will be joined fellow celebrities yet to be revealed for a charity cricket match at Enstone Sports and Social Club.

The event, which has been organised by The Lords Taverners Thames Valley Region, will be hosted by Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden of former television series The Goodies, with Star Treks Sir Patrick Stewart also making a special appearance. Sarah Brennan, community fundraiser for the hospice, said: We are really excited about this fundraiser.

The Goodies are renowned for their hilarious mad-cap comedy and this, combined with the presence of so many household names, should be the perfect recipe for a great days entertainment.

We are delighted The Lordss Taverners have chosen the hospice to be a beneficery of the fundraiser and with daily running costs exceeding 5,000, every penny counts.

The event will begin at noon and will be accompanied by an auction.

Lunch and tea with the celebrities costs 30 per person and spectators are welcome for a donation at the gate.

For more information or tickets call David Bussey on 07766 104370.


Posted by lisa at 24/06/2011 21:24 GMT
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Bill judges Pup (not Pop) Idol
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The GoodiesBill will be one of the celebrity judges at a dog show during the Hampstead Heath Summer Festival this Sunday.  Here's the full story from London24 (http://www.london24.com/news/pup_idol_kicks_off_at_south_end_green_festival_on_sunday_1_931773):

Pup idol kicks off at South End Green festival on Sunday

Adrienne Rice, Reporter
Friday, June 24, 2011  11:00 AM

The Pup Idol dog show returns to South End Green this Sunday during the Hampstead Heath Summer Festival with a celebrity judging panel that includes Bill Oddie and Peter Egan.

Dogs will be judged in one of six categories: Miss Hampstead, Mr Hampstead, Cutest Pup, Golden Oldies, Best Rescue, and Best Dressed.

A total of 20 dogs will be shown for each category and the judges will choose four finalists for interviews and then vote on a winner.

Rodney Zasman, director of Zasman Vets and creator of The Pup Idol Dog Show, said: Interview questions could be something about the dog and owner relationship, tricks the dog can do or interesting and dramatic stories. It is quite funny, the interviewer is a comedian so it becomes quite tongue in cheek.

It has really evolved into an event. Last year Liam Gallagher and his family attended the show and are expected to return. There will be VIP tables, a champagne bar, and live music in between each category.

Proceeds will go towards the charity All Dogs Matter, which rescues abandoned dogs and puts them in foster care until permanent homes are found. Mr Zasman hopes to raise 10,000 and has already received generous donations.

The contest begins at 1pm outside Zasman Vets in South End Road. Hampstead Heath Summer Festival will run from 11am until 5pm, and will feature live entertainment, face painting, a Petting Zoo, shopping and food.

For more information and to register your dog visit www.alldogsmatter.co.uk.


Posted by lisa at 24/06/2011 14:41 GMT
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article: "Tim Brooke-Taylor speaks about being awarded an OBE"
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The GoodiesThis article appears on the Maidenhead Advertiser's website at http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/article-21908-tim-brooke-taylor-speaks-about-being-awarded-an-obe/:


Tim Brooke-Taylor speaks about being awarded an OBE

11:50am Tue 21st Jun 11:: written by Francis Batt


Funny man Tim Brooke-Taylor of Cookham is celebrating after being awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.

The star of cult TV show The Goodies is still a regular on radio's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

He said he found himself keeping a big secret from an old friend when he learned he had been awarded the OBE. The 70-year-old has worked with his old Cambridge Footlights pal Graeme Garden for almost 50 years. They made up two thirds of television's long running Goodies show with Bill Oddie.

Graeme received notice that he had been awarded an OBE at exactly the same time as Tim. But Tim said: "The trouble was neither of us knew whether or not the other had got one, so we didn't dare speak to each other in case.

"I only found out he had got one too when a newspaper asked me 'how do you feel about Graeme'? "

Neither needed to worry about the third member of the Goodies team Bill Oddie - he got his OBE in 2003, having forged a new career as a celebrated naturalogist whose television shows have introduced the nation to the joys of bird watching.

Tim is married to Christine and they have two sons Ben and Edward.

Tim is president of the Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) and acts as quiz master at the annual Thames Valley Pub Quiz Championship organised by the Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club.


Posted by lisa at 21/06/2011 14:57 GMT
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ISIHAC Grassington Festival Amendment (CHANGE TO START TIME)
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The GoodiesFor anyone attending the ISIHAC show at the Grassington Festival, please note the NEW START TIME per this message from the show's official mailing list:

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

Just a brief note to those who have tickets to see the show to be recorded at the Grassington Festival on Thursday 30th June to say that the start time printed on your tickets is incorrect.  The recording will in fact start at 7.45pm and not 8pm as stated.  The doors will still open at 7.15pm.  I do hope this won't cause too much inconvenience.

The guest panellist on the show will be Jeremy Hardy.  So bring ear plugs.

Best wishes,

Jon Naismith
Producer, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Posted by lisa at 16/06/2011 17:08 GMT
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A message from Tim & Graeme about their OBEs
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The GoodiesTim and Graeme have sent messages regarding the announcement of their being awarded OBEs.


* From Tim: "Please pass on my thanks to all the GROK folk who have been so kind in their remarks re the OBEs. They genuinely came as a huge, but lovely, surprise."


* From Graeme: "Please thank all the GROK chums for the good wishes they sent on our recent award of the OBEs.  And thanks for all their support over the years.  It means a lot to us."

Posted by lisa at 15/06/2011 15:13 GMT
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Tim & Graeme OBEs mention on BBC Radio's Today show (11 June 2011 edition)
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The Goodies* The Honours List is mentioned on BBC Radio's Today Show 11 June 2011 edition (available on the BBC iPlayer at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011ttf3/Today_11_06_2011/)

A link to the phone interview with Graeme, which is the final two minutes of the show, was posted separately over the weekend.  However, there are other passing mentions of Tim and Graeme among the awardees (in segments starting at about 8 minutes 54 seconds and 1 hour 9 minutes into the show).  Starting at 1 hour 24 minutes not only are Tim & Graeme mentioned, but short clips are played from "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" and "The Goodies" and there is a brief comment from Graeme.


*Tim & Graeme's OBEs are mentioned in an article on BBC America's website at http://blogs.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2011/06/13/colin-firth-and-bernard-cribbins-honored-by-the-queen/:  "the comedians Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden (OBEs) who with the already honoured Bill Oddie, formed the 70s hit comedy trio The Goodies."

Posted by lisa at 13/06/2011 21:42 GMT
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Oxford Mail article about Graeme's OBE
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The GoodiesThe full article appears at http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9079947.Oxfam_chief_is_awarded_OBE/.  Following is the excerpt about Graeme.

Comedian Graeme Garden gave himself a gong in an episode of hit 1970s show The Goodies and now he has a real one.

Mr Garden, 68, from Enstone, near Chipping Norton, now has an OBE, for services to light entertainment.

He lives with his wife Emma and the couple have a son Tom, 26.

Mr Garden, who is in the middle of recording a new series of the Radio 4 show Sorry, I Havent A Clue, also has a son and a daughter from his first marriage.

He said: This is a great honour. When The Goodies was on, I awarded myself an OBE on one of the shows to tease Bill Oddie, who had been recognised for his wildlife work, so its great to finally get a real one.

Mr Garden, who suffered heart problems several years ago, gives talks to help fundraising efforts for the Oxford Heart Centre.


Posted by lisa at 13/06/2011 18:15 GMT
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Another article about the OBEs (and Tim makes the earlobe joke ;)
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The GoodiesThis article comes from:
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/honours_for_broadcaster_jenni_murray_and_goodies_star_tim_brooke_taylor_1_3470574


Honours for broadcaster Jenni Murray and Goodies star Tim Brooke Taylor

Published on Saturday 11 June 2011 03:03



BARNSLEY-born broadcaster Jenni Murray said her only regret at being made a Dame was her parents are not alive to see it.


Murray, who has hosted Radio 4s Womans Hour for more than 20 years, said she hoped her mother would be looking down in delight when she collects her honour at the palace for services to radio broadcasting.

Jenni, 60, who attended Barnsley Girls High School, said: My one regret about this is I lost my parents four years ago, they died within a short time of each other, and my mother would have been demented with joy.

It is strange how things are never quite as thrilling when you dont have your parents to share it with. You realise everything you have striven for is to make your parents proud of you.

Murray, who now divides her time between homes in London and the Peak District, was awarded an OBE in 1999.

Peak District-born comedy actor and writer Tim Brooke Taylor meanwhile receives an OBE for services to light entertainment.

The 70-year-old former member of The Goodies, from Buxton, said: Im very pleased and not to say a little surprised. At first I thought it was my son trying to con me!

He and fellow former Goodie Graeme Garden said they were thrilled to be given OBEs - after spending years poking fun at the honours system.

Brooke-Taylor said: Graeme used to say it would be better to be an Earl and an OBE - then you could be an earlobe.

He added he was relieved to know Garden received an OBE at the same time, to avoid awkward phone calls. I was wondering, How am I going to say this?, he joked.


Posted by lisa at 13/06/2011 15:56 GMT
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June Clarion & Globe newsletter hot off the presses!
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The Goodies The June edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#187) is now available on the website.
It can be accessed either from the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or from the "Articles/Guides" menu on the left.

Posted by bretta at 12/06/2011 10:37 GMT
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brief Graeme interview about receiving an OBE
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The GoodiesFrom BBC's Today show, Graeme Garden talks about receiving an OBE.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9510000/9510621.stm

Posted by lisa at 11/06/2011 23:13 GMT
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Tim & Graeme get their OBEs at last!
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The GoodiesCongratulations to Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden for getting OBEs for their contributions to light entertainment in the Queen's Birthday Honours List! (Bill Oddie received an OBE in 2003 for services to wildlife conservation.)

There are a number of articles reporting the news, but for the moment I'm going to cut & paste one from the Belfast Telegraph which includes quotes from the two honorees (the article is online at http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/goodies-pair-thrilled-with-obes-16010736.html):


Goodies pair 'thrilled' with OBEs

Saturday, 11 June 2011


Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden have made it a clean sweep of OBEs for The Goodies

Goodies stars Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor said they were thrilled to be given OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours List - after spending years poking fun at the honours system.

The pair would regularly joke about the Government's readiness to hand out OBEs in the 1960s as they starred in BBC radio series I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again. The gags continued in their hit 1970s TV show The Goodies

Graeme, 68, said: "It's quite ironic considering how rude we were about the honours all those years ago."

The awards - for their contribution to "light entertainment" - means that the entire Goodies trio has been given the honour. Colleague Bill Oddie - an eminent ornithologist - was given his OBE in 2003 for services to wildlife conservation.

Tim, 70, said of the award: "I'm very, very pleased and not to say a little surprised - but very pleasantly so. At first I thought it was my son trying to con me.

"We used to send up the honours, the OBE in particular. It was back in the 60s and Harold Wilson was giving them away like sweets to anyone he ever met.

"But I think the minute Bill got one, I changed my mind about them!"

Broadcasters honoured in the list include BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour presenter Jenni Murray, 61, who is made a dame, and BBC Radio 2 DJ "Whispering" Bob Harris, 65, who gets an OBE. Jenni, who admits to being "not very good" at keeping secrets, said it had been difficult to keep the news to herself.

In the acting world, an OBE is awarded to Doctor Who actor Bernard Cribbins, 82, who also narrated children's show The Wombles. Bernard said: "It's a great surprise. I'm completely gobsmacked really."




Posted by lisa at 11/06/2011 04:59 GMT
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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Newsletter (9 June 2011)
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The GoodiesThe following is from the official "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" newsletter.  Note that the date of the Lowry show is 4 September per http://www.thelowry.com/event/im-sorry-i-havent-a-clue.

ISIHAC NEWSLETTER

Dear Im Sorry I Havent A Clue Mailing List Member

Just a brief note to say:

1. Following the success of our sell out Official Im Sorry I Havent A Clue not for broadcast Theatre Tours in previous years, we are planning a special one-off date in Salford this September, featuring Colin Sell, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy and Jack Dee. Tickets are now on sale:

The Lowry, Salford
Matinee starts 3.00pm (finishes at around 5.30pm)
Evening performance starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm)
Tickets are currently on sale
Box office: 0843 208 6000
Website: www.thelowry.com
Book early to avoid disappointment!



2. The 55th series of Im Sorry I Havent A Clue starts transmission from Monday 27th June, 6.30pm on Radio 4. The series will begin with the two excellent shows we recorded recently at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham with Marcus Brigstocke as guest.

3. Apologies to those people who thought they had tickets for our recording at the Grassington Festival on 30th June but were disappointed. We do tell every venue we visit that they need to ensure their online booking system is as robust as possible due to the volume of calls theyre likely to receive as soon as the tickets go onsale, but still it keeps happening. Even the mighty See Tickets, a ticketing organisation that books the likes of Take That, Madonna and U2, had their online site brought to a halt by ISIHAC fans.

4. Clue regular Jeremy Hardy would like you all to know that he will be performing his acclaimed one man stand-up show in London this weekend:

Sunday 12th June
Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Box office: 0844 826 4242
Website: www.openairtheatre.com

5. And finally, Tony Hawks, esteemed guest panellist of many editions of ISIHAC, would like you to know that there is now a feature film of his bestselling book - exclusively available on DVD from www.roundirelandwithafridge.com.

That's about the size of it.
Jon Naismith and Bethan Bide
Im Sorry I Havent A Clue

Posted by lisa at 09/06/2011 17:55 GMT
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beware books with recycled Wikipedia content
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The GoodiesI've noticed several publishers starting to sell books primarily consisting of Wikipedia articles.  To be clear, I don't mean books which use Wikipedia as a resource, but rather someone just printing hardcopies of Wikipedia pages.

Watch out in particular for books from "Books LLC" which have bold black text on tan covers with no cover illustration.  Some examples can be seen at these Amazon pages:

http://www.amazon.com/Goodies-Episodes-Lighthouse-Keeping-Beanstalk/dp/1155589416/



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1157398693

In addition to Goodies-specific titles I've seen, collections from that same publisher that mention one or more Goodies include (but are not limited to):

    - English Humorists
    - English Nature Writers
    - Old Edwardians / Old Wykehamists
    - People from Rochdale
    - British Ornithologists
    - English Radio Writers
    - Scottish Comedians


A second publisher, Alphascript Publishing, appears to have entered the game. While I haven't had a chance to examine this book in person (as I did with one of the Books LLC titles), their "Bill Oddie Goes Wild" paperback (as seen at http://www.amazon.com/BILL-ODDIE-GOES-WILD/dp/613414410X/) includes a note on the cover (in the green circle) saying "High Quality content by Wikipedia articles!"

Posted by lisa at 08/06/2011 19:58 GMT
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new entry in Bill's blog
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The GoodiesBill Oddie posted a new entry in his "News of the Wild" blog on May 27th

Posted by lisa at 06/06/2011 04:05 GMT
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repeat of Graeme's "I Did It My Way" on BBC iPlayer
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The GoodiesGraeme Garden's appearance in BBC Radio 4 Extra's "I Did It My Way" is available from the BBC iPlayer until Saturday night. The show was originally broadcast in 2009.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00b50pg/I_Did_It_My_Way_Graeme_Garden/

Posted by lisa at 24/05/2011 19:10 GMT
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Latest Goodies newsletter hot off the presses!
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The Goodies The May edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe (#186) is now available from the website.
It can be accessed from either the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or from the "Articles / Guides" menu on the left.

An update to the news in the C&G regarding my revised episode summaries: The picture gallery for Beefeaters has now been fully updated and a few further minor revisions have been made to the text.  The revised summary & picture gallery can be found at www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=57

Posted by bretta at 13/05/2011 12:41 GMT
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C&G Index updated
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The Goodies The Goodies Clarion & Globe Index at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=45 has been updated for the first time in two years, so if you're trying to find information on a particular Goodies topic among the 185 editions of the C&G (plus special editions) then it's not a bad place to start looking.

Posted by bretta at 26/04/2011 12:52 GMT
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Reminder: Goodies marathon on The Comedy Channel (Australia) today (22 Apr)!
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The GoodiesA reminder that Foxtel's Comedy Channel (Australia) is running a Goodies Marathon on Good Friday (Friday 22nd  April). There will be 11 episodes starting at 9:00am.

See details at http://www.thecomedychannel.com.au/WhatsOn/Guide.aspx

Posted by lisa at 22/04/2011 02:29 GMT
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Latest C&G hot off the presses
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The Goodies The April edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#185) is now available from the website.  It can be accessed from either the Articles / Guides menu on the left or from the Last Articles box at the bottom of this page.

Posted by bretta at 15/04/2011 12:42 GMT
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reminder: 14 April Sydney area pilot recording involving Graeme
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The GoodiesJust a reminder for the Sydney area fans about the second pilot recording  - tickets are still available.

Here's a message Graeme sent to the Saucy Gibbon forum earlier today:

Could you do us a favour and get the word out to the good chums in the Sydney area that we're recording two more shows tomorrow, Thursday, at 1330 and 1630. It's at:

Studio 2
GLOBAL STUDIOS
Media City
Level 2
8 Central Avenue
Eveleigh

For free tickets contact our production office: 02 9690 8172 / 3


Here's the info we posted last week:
Last week Graeme mentioned that he and Jon Naismith were heading off to Australia to start setting up a project there.  Today I was contacted regarding the filming of a new comedy panel game show in which Graeme is involved. The production company is extending an invitation to members of the Goodies Rule - OK! Fan Club to attend the recordings (details below); Graeme will be there on the days "in a semi-intimate environment".

Tickets to the recordings are free, but limited.  ALL REQUESTS FOR TICKETS must be sent to Mark Aslett (maslett@seven.com.au). In your email to Mark be sure to mention you're a member of the Goodies fan club; I was told the production company will make a note of this and try to have Graeme come over to say hello.


Here are the details:

AUDIENCE INVITE TO SEVEN EMPLOYEES, THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS *And Fans Of The Goodies


We are filming a new comedy panel game show which features some of Australias funniest comedians and need some people to come along and have a laugh.

If you would like to be part of this live entertainment the details are as follows:


Pilot day 1:      Wednesday 13 April,            time: 1630

Pilot day 2:      Thursday 14 April,                time: 1330

Audience Assembly Location: Sette Cafe, eastern wing of Sevens building, Media City, 8 Central Avenue, Eveleigh. Australian Technology Park.

If you are interested, please email Mark Aslett on maslett@seven.com.au 
All Friends and family are welcome! Limited seats available, so it's first in best dressed! 

Many thanks.


Posted by lisa at 13/04/2011 19:38 GMT
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Wildlife Roadshow with Bill Oddie (Idle Valley, Retford, UK) on 7 May
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The GoodiesThis information comes from http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/activity/idle-valley-nature-reserve-s-wildlife-roadshow-with-bill-oddie?occurrence=1105

SAT 7 MAY
FREE

Wildlife Roadshow with Bill Oddie

Idle Valley, Retford

Run by: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust



A chance to meet TV Wildlife celebrity Bill Oddie (11.30am-2pm) and enjoy a guided walk as well as other fun filled activities

11:0016:00
Suitable for any age


Posted by lisa at 13/04/2011 17:07 GMT
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Goodies marathon on Foxtel's Comedy Channel (22 April)
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The GoodiesThanks to Anthony Swan for the info that Foxtel's Comedy Channel (Australia) will be running a Goodies Marathon on Good Friday (Friday 22nd April). There will be 11 episodes starting at 9:00am.

The episodes to be shown are

    - Black and White Beauty
    - Love the Police
    - The Stone Age
    - The Goodies - Almost Live
    - For those in Peril on the Sea
    - Way Outward Bound
    - A Kick in the Arts
    - Superstar
    - Kitten Kong Montreaux 72 Edition
    - Invasion of the Moon Creatures
    - The Goodies Rule - OK?

Posted by lisa at 11/04/2011 18:16 GMT
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invitation to attend a recording (in Eveleigh, Australia) and to see Graeme
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The GoodiesLast week Graeme mentioned that he and Jon Naismith were heading off to Australia to start setting up a project there.  Today I was contacted regarding the filming of a new comedy panel game show in which Graeme is involved. The production company is extending an invitation to members of the Goodies Rule - OK! Fan Club to attend the recordings (details below); Graeme will be there on the days "in a semi-intimate environment".

Tickets to the recordings are free, but limited.  ALL REQUESTS FOR TICKETS must be sent to Mark Aslett (maslett@seven.com.au). In your email to Mark be sure to mention you're a member of the Goodies fan club; I was told the production company will make a note of this and try to have Graeme come over to say hello.


Here are the details:

AUDIENCE INVITE TO SEVEN EMPLOYEES, THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS *And Fans Of The Goodies


We are filming a new comedy panel game show which features some of Australias funniest comedians and need some people to come along and have a laugh.

If you would like to be part of this live entertainment the details are as follows:


Pilot day 1:      Wednesday 13 April,            time: 1630

Pilot day 2:      Thursday 14 April,                time: 1330

Audience Assembly Location: Sette Cafe, eastern wing of Sevens building, Media City, 8 Central Avenue, Eveleigh. Australian Technology Park.

If you are interested, please email Mark Aslett on maslett@seven.com.au 
All Friends and family are welcome! Limited seats available, so it's first in best dressed! 

Many thanks.


Posted by lisa at 05/04/2011 20:41 GMT
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new series of "The Unbelievable Truth" and other shows on the BBC iPlayer
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The GoodiesGraeme sent the following message a few days ago, "Busy times ahead, we have the next series of Clue recordings coming up plus the series of The Unbelievable Truth about to go out, and another series of that to record later in the year.  We're hoping to do another stage tour of Clue around September, just waiting to fix dates."

The first series of "The Unbelievable Truth", which started today, is now available on the BBC iPlayer at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00zzz1y/The_Unbelievable_Truth_Series_7_Episode_1/

Also currently available on the iPlayer are

    * the final episode of "The Long Hot Satsuma":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00n5vsb/The_Long_Hot_Satsuma_Episode_8/


    * last week's BBC Radio 7 repeat of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00zvcmn/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_31_03_2011/


    * today's BBC Radio 4 Extra (formerly BBC Radio 7) repeat of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0100lqz/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_7_Episode_1/


    * Saturday's show, "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Minute" about the history of radio quizzes and panel shows, including "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" from BBC Radio 4 Extra:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00zzm7y/Lets_Get_Quizzical_Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Minute/


PLEASE NOTE: there is currently a problem with some of the audio streams from BBC Radio 4 Extra.  A note on the station's home page says they are working to fix this problem.  Earlier today the shows at the last two links above were not playing properly; hopefully they will be working soon.

Posted by lisa at 05/04/2011 02:54 GMT
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ISIRTA "Professor Prune" series comes to BBC Radio 4 Extra
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The GoodiesBBC Radio 4 Extra (formerly BBC Radio 7, or at least as of tomorrow) will be moving "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" from Thursdays to Mondays.  According to their schedule, this Monday (4 April) they are scheduled to play episode one in the rarely heard "Professor Prune" series!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0100lqz

Posted by lisa at 01/04/2011 16:43 GMT
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"I'm Sorry I Haven't A Minute" on BBC Radio 4 Extra (Sat, 2 April)
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The GoodiesComing up this Saturday, 2 April, on BBC Radio 4 Extra (formerly BBC Radio 7): "Let's Get Quizzical - Part 1: I'm Sorry I Haven't A Minute". Here's a description: Russell Davies presents the first of a two-part history of the panel game and quiz show.
Enjoy Willie Rushtons debut appearance on Im Sorry I Havent A Clue and Humphrey Lytteltons last hurrah. Nicholas Parsons chairs the 35th Anniversary edition of Just A Minute, Rhod Gilbert hosts comedy quiz Jest A Minute and theres a wealth of vintage archive clips. Saturday at 9am and 7pm".  The program's webpage is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zzm7y

For the ISIHAC fans, BBC Radio 4 Extra will also be airing an April 1982 edition of the show (with Humphrey Lyttelton, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor) on Weds, 6 April at 9:30am.

Posted by lisa at 29/03/2011 20:56 GMT
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ISIRTA to continue on BBC Radio 4 extra
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The GoodiesOn Saturday, 2 April, BBC Radio 7 is going to become BBC Radio 4 Extra (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4extra/).  While there will be changes to the station, on-air promos which aired this week specifically mentioned "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" continuing to be on Radio 4 Extra's schedule.

Posted by lisa at 25/03/2011 21:24 GMT
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Bill cameo in "Comic Relief" sketch / new blog entry
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The GoodiesThanks to the Goodies Podcast for this link of Harry Hill's Comic Relief sketch which includes a brief appearance by Bill Oddie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfDDK3E5l6Q

Speaking of Bill, he recently posted a new entry in his wildlife blog (dated March 10th) at http://www.billoddie.com/Bills_Blog.htm

Posted by lisa at 24/03/2011 22:03 GMT
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Graeme returns in another Doctor Who audio adventure
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The GoodiesGraeme will be returning as "The Monk" in another Doctor Who audio adventure, "To the Death", which is available now. http://www.bigfinish.com/410-Doctor-Who-To-the-Death

Graeme also appears in Doctor Who Magazine Issue 431, as one of the cast members interviewed about The Eighth Doctors audio adventures.  Here's one website with a summary of the issue's contents: http://ultimatedoctorwhosite.blogspot.com/2011/02/doctor-who-magazine-issue-431.html

Posted by lisa at 24/03/2011 21:58 GMT
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March C&G hot off the presses!
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The Goodies The March edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#184) is now available on the GROK website.
It can be accessed from either the "Articles/Guides" menu option on the left of this page or the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of the page.

Posted by bretta at 14/03/2011 02:46 GMT
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Slapstick 2011 video on YouTube
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The GoodiesThe Slapstick 2011 Festival has put a short video on YouTube which includes comments from Tim, Graeme, and Bill over still photos from the event.
Here's a link to the video, and the description of the clip from that page:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxyygA3E3xk&feature=youtube_gdata

Description: Slapstick festival is Bristol's annual celebration of silent comedy. Slapstick 2011 took place between 27-30 and saw a host of famous names take part in the festivities.

Here, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Ian Lavender and Chris Searle discuss why they have a passion for silent cinema and Slapstick.


Posted by lisa at 10/03/2011 16:14 GMT
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Bill will be appearing on "Would I Lie To You"
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The GoodiesAccording to an article at
http://primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/would-i-lie-to-you-to-return-for-series-5-this-summer/, Bill will be one of the guests in the new series of "Would I Lie to You" which will be airing this summer.  The series will be recorded in March, so watch the BBC Tickets website for details about attending the recordings (and let us know if you spot the info!)

Here's a cut & paste of the article:

Would I Lie To You to return for series 5 this summer!
March 9th, 2011 by Lisa McGarry

Host Rob Brydon and team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack are to return for new series of Would I Lie To You? on BBC One later this year

Rob Brydon is back in the host's chair for the fifth series of the award winning comedy panel show Would I Lie To You? joined once again by razor-sharp team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack.

The new series records in March to go out on BBC One later in the year.

Each week a stellar cast of celebrity guests join the trio to reveal amazing stories about themselves and to claim that incredible lies are actually true.

The aim of the game is to fool the opposition into mistaking fact for fiction and fiction for fact. To do so, panellists will need quick-wits and a poker face. Only those who can think on their feet will survive interrogation from the other team.

The critically acclaimed Would I Lie To You? is warm, good natured, and packed with witty banter and tall tales. The stories under scrutiny are always funny, frequently ridiculous, and unbelievably, very often the truth.

Celebrity guests featuring in this series include: Sir Terry Wogan, Chris Packham, Frank Skinner, Mackenzie Crook, Victoria Coren, Gregg Wallace, Nick Hewer, Greg Davies, Bill Oddie, Katherine Parkinson, Louie Spence, Bill Turnbull, Lorraine Kelly and Barry Cryer.

Other guest returning to the show include: Miranda Hart, Dara O'Briain, Charlie Brooker, Kevin Bridges, Rhod Gilbert and Robert Webb.


Posted by lisa at 09/03/2011 21:38 GMT
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Listen Again link for Graeme on "MacAulay and Co"
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The GoodiesGraeme's interview from this morning (3 March) can be heard from the BBC iPlayer at the following link for the next week.  The interview begins about 21 minutes into the show.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00yrnd6/MacAulay_and_Co_03_03_2011/

Posted by lisa at 03/03/2011 21:52 GMT
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An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor
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The GoodiesAccording to this website -
http://www.celebrityproductions.info/displayer_productions.php/280/An_Audience_With_Tim_Brooke-Taylor - "An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor" will also be taking place at the Corn Exchange in Newbury on 19 October, the Little Theatre in Leicester on 28 October, and the Forum Theatre in Malvern on 16 November.  This is in addition to the previously announced date at Chewton Glen in Hampshire on 5 June.

Posted by lisa at 03/03/2011 20:54 GMT
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Graeme on "MacAulay and Co" Thursday morning (3 March)
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The GoodiesThanks for Graeme Garden for the information that he will be appearing on Fred MacAulay's BBC Radio Scotland show on Thursday morning some time between 10 and 11am to talk about the Aye Write Festival.

Fred's show, "MacAulay and Co" can be heard online from BBC Radio Scotland's website at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074hh3 ; the show is available from the BBC iPlayer for a week after broadcast.

Details about the Aye Write! festival can be found at http://www.ayewrite.com/

Posted by lisa at 01/03/2011 16:20 GMT
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Graeme Garden at the Aye Write! Festival on 4 March
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The GoodiesA reminder that Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer will be appearing at Aye! Write, Glasgow's Book Festival, on March 4th & 5th.

* Graeme Garden and The Goodies is on 4 March; tickets are available from http://www.ayewrite.com/programme/events/Pages/thegoodiesevent.aspx

Here's a description of the event:
For over a decade, The Goodies TV show delighted millions of viewers with its inventive and often hilarious slapstick comedy. Its writers/performers became household names and major pop stars. Graeme Garden discusses this unique show with clips from the series. Brilliantly funny for all ages.


* Graeme will appear with Barry Cryer in the session to talk about their characters "Hamish and Dougal" on 5 March, although this event is listed as sold out on the website (http://www.ayewrite.com/programme/events/Pages/cryergardenevent.aspx)


* Barry Cryer will be appearing separately on 5 March to talk about Kenny Everett.  Details about that show, and a link to purchase tickets, can be found at http://www.ayewrite.com/programme/events/Pages/cryeroneverrett.aspx

Posted by lisa at 25/02/2011 19:16 GMT
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Tim "In Conversation" in Hampshire on 5 June
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The GoodiesChewton Glen in Hampshire will be presenting "In Conversation with Tim Brooke-Taylor" on 5 June.  Details about buying tickets can be found at http://www.chewtonglen.com/whats-on/in-conversation-with-tim-brooke-taylor.aspx, which provides this blurb about the event:

In Conversation with Tim Brooke-Taylor

Venue: Chewton Glen
Date: 05 06 2011
Time: 11:00

English comic actor, Tim Brooke-Taylor will be our guest on Sunday 5th June, when he will be interviewed about his experience and career in the spotlight, by former BBC TV presenter, reporter and journalist Chris Serle.
Sunday 5th June 2011

Tim is undoubtedly a man of many talents, born in Derbyshire he studied Economics and Law at Cambridge University and became the President of 'Footlights', the revue club in which he wrote and performed with many legendary British comedians, including Bill Oddie, Graeme Carden, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Jonathan Lynn.

He toured extensively with the revue before making his move into television when Tim became a familiar face on shows such as 'On the Braden Beat', 'Me and My Girl' and of course 'The Goodies'.

He has achieved considerable success on stage, written several books, as well as contributing to 'The Little Book' of Mornington Crescent. Since its inaugural broadcast in 1972, Tim has been a regular panellist on that British classic show 'I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue'.

We are thrilled to welcome Time Brooke-Taylor and Chris Serle for a light hearted look-back at a fascinating career in comedy.

Non-residential 60.00 per person

Includes: morning coffee * presentation * pre-lunch drinks reception * three-course lunch with wines and coffee.

Stay the night as well and make a weekend of it!....

Our very Special Event Rate includes overnight accomodation, continental breakfast, full use of the spa and leisure facilities, service and VAT.

Bronze Room - 239.00 ...(119.50 per person)
Silver Room - 269.00 ...(134.50 per person)
Gold Room or Junior Suite - 299.00 ...(149.50 per person)
Suite - 350.00 ...(175.00 per person)
Book your Special Event Place Today!

Tel: 01425 275341 / Email: reservations@chewtonglen.com


Posted by lisa at 25/02/2011 19:11 GMT
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Graeme to speak at the Oxford Science Fair
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The GoodiesAccording to an article in the Oxford Mail, Graeme will be one of the speakers at the Oxford Science Fair in March.

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8868888.Boffins_to_turn_city_into_giant_science_lab/

Posted by lisa at 23/02/2011 21:48 GMT
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Listen Again link for Graeme on BBC Radio Oxford
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The GoodiesGraeme's 20 February appearance on BBC Radio Oxford (speaking with Bill Heine) can be heard from the BBC iPlayer for the next six days from at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00dxdcs/Bill_Heine_20_02_2011/   

Graeme's interview starts about 2 hours 5 minutes into the show.

Posted by lisa at 21/02/2011 02:06 GMT
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Happy Birthday, Graeme!
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The GoodiesWishing Graeme Garden a very happy February 18th birthday!

Posted by lisa at 18/02/2011 16:56 GMT
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Graeme on Radio Oxford Sunday / Bill articles
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The Goodies* Graeme will be appearing on BBC Radio Oxford this Sunday (20 February), chatting with Bill Heine from 11:00am-12pm.


* Graeme and Barry Cryer will be appearing at the Aye Write Festival in Glasgow on March 4th & 5th.


* Yesterday's Telegraph had an article by Bill entitled "Bill Oddie: twitching is a nerve-racking business", which can be read online at
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/8328980/Bill-Oddie-twitching-is-a-nerve-racking-business.html


* Discover Wildlife.com, the official website of the BBC Wildlife Magazine, yesterday posted the article "Bill Oddie's adventure in Sri Lanka" at http://www.discoverwildlife.com/travel/bill-oddie-adventure-sri-lanka


* In other Bill news, according to an article at http://bignews.biz/?id=974035 he will be one of the celebrity guests at a celebrity event to raise funds to save endangered tigers.

Posted by lisa at 18/02/2011 14:31 GMT
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Latest C&G ready to go
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The Goodies The February edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#183) is now available from the website. 
It can be accessed from either the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or from the "Articles / Guides" menu on the left.

Posted by bretta at 15/02/2011 10:07 GMT
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Bill interview from The Telegraph (13 February)
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The GoodiesAn interview with Bill Oddie appeared in the 13 February edition of The Telegraph, which can be found online at
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8319501/Bill-Oddie-I-have-a-mental-block-with-anything-financial.html

Posted by lisa at 14/02/2011 03:46 GMT
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Listen Again links for ISIHAC, ISIRTA, and Hamish & Dougal
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The GoodiesHere are BBC iPlayer links for Goodies-related radio shows.


* I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - Series 54 Episode 6 (available until 7pm UK time on Mon, 7 Feb):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00y2bnz/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_54_Episode_6/


* I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (available until 8pm UK time on 10 Feb):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00db5l4/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_08_09_2008/


* Hamish & Dougal Burns Night Special (available until 4am UK time on Mon, 7 Feb):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00y1wbs/Comedy_CatchUp_Hamish_and_Dougals_Burns_Night_Special/


* Hamish & Dougal Series 1 Episode 4 (available until 10:30pm UK time Sunday, 6 Feb):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0080273/Hamish_and_Dougal_Youll_Have_Had_Your_Tea_Series_1_The_Shooting_Party/

Posted by lisa at 04/02/2011 19:10 GMT
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Bill at Holiday Show 6 Feb / new blog from Bill
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The Goodies* Bill Oddie is scheduled to be one of the celebrity speakers at The Holiday and Travel Show at London's Earls Court on 6 February.  Please consult the event's website for more information - http://expopromoter.com/Redirect/lang/en/event_id/88454/


* Bill has posted a new blog (dated 10 January) on his official website at http://www.billoddie.com/Bills_Blog.htm

Posted by lisa at 24/01/2011 02:30 GMT
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Graeme talks Goodies at Aye Write! festival (4 March)
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The GoodiesGraeme Garden will be discussing The Goodies at Glasgow's Aye Write! Festival on 4 March.  Information about the event and a link to buy tickets can be found at http://www.ayewrite.com/programme/events/Pages/thegoodiesevent.aspx

Here's information from that page:

Garden and The Goodies 

Graeme Garden discusses this unique show with clips from the series. Brilliantly funny for all ages.

For over a decade, The Goodies TV show delighted millions of viewers with its inventive and often hilarious slapstick comedy. Its writers/performers became household names and major pop stars. Graeme Garden discusses this unique show with clips from the series. Brilliantly funny for all ages.

04 Mar 11 19:30 - 21:00
Cost: 8/6



In addition, according to an article at http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/bbc-tv-debut-for-aye-write-1.1081256, Graeme Garden & Barry Cryer will be speaking about their comic creations "Hamish & Dougal" at the festival (the entire event runs from March 4-12).

Posted by lisa at 24/01/2011 01:38 GMT
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Slapstick 2011 festival guests info
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The GoodiesThis webpage - http://www.slapstick.org.uk/guests.htm - summarizes Tim, Graeme, and Bill's individual appearances at the upcoming Slapstick 2011 festival (in Bristol, England from Jan 27-30). Similar information is provided for the other festival guests (such as Neil Innes, Paul McGann, and Rob Brydon).

Posted by lisa at 20/01/2011 03:12 GMT
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URL for this week's ISIHAC
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The GoodiesThe newest episode of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" (from Monday, 17 Jan) is available from the BBC iPlayer at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00xhd7x/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_54_Episode_4/

Last week's episode is still available from:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00x92y3/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_54_Episode_3/

Posted by lisa at 18/01/2011 02:07 GMT
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Latest C&G Newsletter hot off the presses!
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The Goodies The January edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#182) is now available from the website.  It can be accessed from either the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or from the "Articles / Guides" menu on the left.

Posted by bretta at 12/01/2011 09:55 GMT
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Ratings for December 2010 BBC Two repeats of "The Goodies"
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The GoodiesThanks to AGM and CY for providing these overnight viewing figures for BBC 2s late night repeats of The Goodies from 22-30 December.


  * Bunfight at the O.K. Tea Rooms: 0.51 million

  * Earthanasia: 0.89 million

  * The Goodies and the Beanstalk: 0.50 million

  * Kitten Kong: 0.50 million

  * Lighthouse Keeping Loonies: 0.37 million (probably affected by being shown at different time in Scotland)

  * Saturday Night Grease: 0.30 million (probably affected by being shown at different time in Scotland)

  * The Baddies 0.64 million

  * The Stone Age: 0.58 million

Fans in the UK can contact the BBC to provide feedback and to request additional Goodies repeats by phone at 0370 010 0123, by mail at PO Box 1922, Darlington, DL3 0UR, and online at http://tinyurl.com/27cvnjp

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article: "Bill Oddie blasts plans for county super-dairy"
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The GoodiesThe following article appeared in the Lincolnshire Echo's on 6 Dec 2010; it is online at This is Lincolnshire (http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/environment/Oddie-blasts-plans-dairy/article-3068502-detail/article.html):

TV presenter Bill Oddie blasts plans for county super-dairy

CONSERVATIONIST and celebrity birdwatcher Bill Oddie has joined the fight against the Nocton Dairy.

TV presenter Oddie has blasted the dairy five days before the deadline for residents to lodge objections with North Kesteven District Council.

He said: "I think the plan to build a super-dairy at Nocton is absolutely horrendous.

"What is so appalling is how this, and factory farming in general, keeps coming back.

"It represents everything that both Compassion in World Farming and I oppose."

Oddie joins the likes of Joanna Lumley, Jo Brand and William Roache, who have all joined Compassion in World Farming to protest against the dairy.

Nocton Dairies Ltd withdrew its original proposal for an 8,100-cow milking facility in April and resubmitted a revised, scaled-down scheme in November.

A final public display of the plans will take place today from 4pmto 8pm at Metheringham Village Hall.


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reminder: Bill's "Cash in the Celebrity Attic" tomorrow (+ other upcoming shows)
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The GoodiesFollowing is a list of upcoming shows that may be of interest to Goodies fans. It's advisable to check your listings for details & to watch for schedule changes.

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 should be available for listening worldwide.


* Tues, Jan 4 - Thanks to Jeff Walker for a pointer to "A Family Business: The Chaplin Legacy" with Tim, which aired earlier today on BBC Radio 4 and is available on the BBC iPlayer at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00x3y28/A_Family_Business_The_Chaplin_Legacy/    Here's a description: "Tim Brooke-Taylor sees how the creative legacy of Charlie Chaplin lives on through his grandson James Thierree, whose new one-man show mixes acrobatics, mime, music and illusion."


* still available on BBC iPlayer - "Comedy Controller" which was repeated on BBC Radio 7 on 1 January includes an episode of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" chosen by Arnold Brown. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007jsq0/Comedy_Controller_Arnold_Brown/


* Weds, 5 Jan - "Cash in the Celebrity Attic" on BBC 1 at 14:15 is a new episode featuring Bill.  Here's a listing, "Bird enthusiast, actor, musician and former Goodie Bill Oddie invites Angela Rippon and expert John Cameron into his London home, to locate collectables that can be sold in aid of endangered gibbons. Will his spare wildlife watercolours and vintage comedy scripts bring in the 500 pounds he hopes to make?


* Sat, 15 Jan - "Who Do You Think You Are?" with Bill is repeated on Blighty at 20:00 and 23:00


* Sundays beginning 9 Jan - The first series of "Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea" is being repeated on BBC Radio 7 at 22:15

* Mondays - The new series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" on BBC Radio 4 at 18:30 (with each episode repeated at noon the following Sunday).  The first two episodes are currently available on iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wr6r8/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_54_Episode_1 /  and http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00x3tvr/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_54_Episode_2/

* Tuesdays: ABC 2 in Australia is repeating "The Goodies" at 8:00pm - watch your local listings for changes.
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/thegoodies.htm  The episodes have begun once again to be available to viewers in Australia on the ABC iview player (http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/series/3097729).


* Thursdays: "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" (Tim, Graeme, & Bill's 1960's sketch comedy radio series which also starred John Cleese, David Hatch, and Jo Kendall) is repeated on BBC Radio 7 at 12:30 & 19:30.

Posted by lisa at 04/01/2011 15:15 GMT
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BBC iPlayer links for new episodes of ISIHAC
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The GoodiesThe latest edition of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (Series 54 Episode 2), which was broadcast a short time ago (and will be repeated on BBC Radio 4 this coming Sunday at noon), can be heard from the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00x3tvr/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_54_Episode_2/


Last week's episode is still available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wr6r8/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_54_Episode_1/

Posted by lisa at 03/01/2011 18:48 GMT
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Chortle article: BBC Two repeats "prove a ratings hit"
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The GoodiesThe following article appears on Chortle's website at http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2010/12/29/12469/goodie_goodie_yum_yum:

Goodie Goodie Yum Yum
Repeats prove a ratings hit

Reruns of the Goodies have been deemed a ratings hit, after attracting up to a million viewers despite a late-night timeslot.

BBC Two has been repeating full episodes of the classic Seventies comedy this Christmas for the first time in more than 30 years. And the eight shows have entertained between 500,000 and 1million viewers, despite going out at 11.30pm at the earliest.

The figures seem to have vindicated campaigners pleas for the shows to be repeated after so long.

Graeme Garden said: I'm rather impressed by the viewing figures for the Goodies repeats.  I'm only sorry that about 60 million people were either asleep or didn't know it was on.

And Lisa Manekofsky, president of The Goodies Rule - OK! fan club, added: I'm absolutely delighted to learn that The Goodies has been garnering such excellent ratings for BBC Two, even given the late hour at which the repeats were scheduled each staring between 11.30pm and 12.25am and the limited promotion for the broadcasts. 

I am optimistic the BBC will see this as a successful trial run which will lead to additional repeats. Hopefully these would be scheduled earlier in the day, to reach a larger audience as well as to respond to the feedback from fans wanting their children to be able to see the show.

Bill Oddie had suggested that the BBC had refused to air the shows until now because of a grudge over the trio defecting to ITV for their last series.

Read more: http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2010/12/29/12469/goodie_goodie_yum_yum#ixzz19XL9jCXF


Posted by lisa at 29/12/2010 20:59 GMT
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Daily Mail says BBC Two Goodies repeats "a ratings hit"
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The GoodiesThe Guardian's "Media Briefing" page for today, 29 Dec
(at http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/29/1) says the Daily Mail has an article on page 30 entitled "The Goodies a ratings hit for BBC despite 11.30pm timeslot"!

Here's the article from the Daily Mail:

DAILY MAIL 29/12/2010

Goodies, a festive hit

DESPITE attracting more than 15million viewers every week in the 1970s, the BBC always refused to show a single repeat of The Goodies.

Now after 30 years in the broadcasting wilderness, The Goodies have had the last laugh after becoming the surprise hit of the festive schedules.

For the first time since the series' heyday, the BBC is airing vintage episodes.

Eight classic shows are being screened over the Christmas period and are proving a huge hit - attracting between 500,000 and a million viewers despite a late 11.30pm slot on BBC2.




Posted by lisa at 29/12/2010 17:51 GMT
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ABC iview links (for Australian fans)
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The GoodiesThe two most recent Goodies repeats from ABC 2 ("Politics" and "A Kick in the Arts") are available to those in Australia from the ABC iview from http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/series/3097729

Posted by lisa at 29/12/2010 04:01 GMT
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Reminder about BBC 2 Goodies repeats through 30 Dec / BBC contact details
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The GoodiesA reminder about The Goodies repeats as listed on the BBC Two website
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hwht9/episodes/upcoming) - please check your local listings for changes:

  * Tues, 28 December at midnight: Saturday Night Grease

  * Weds, 29 Dec at 11.15pm: either Loch Ness Monster or Double Trouble (note that in Scotland this airs at midnight)

  * Thurs, 30 December at midnight: The Stone Age

The episodes are not available on the BBC iPlayer (probably due to rights issues).


We encourage fans to spread the word and for BBC license payers to call or write the BBC with positive feedback and to request more of "The Goodies".

The BBC can be contacted by phone at 0370 010 0123, by mail at PO Box 1922, Darlington, DL3 0UR, and online at http://tinyurl.com/27cvnjp

Posted by lisa at 28/12/2010 04:50 GMT
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Comedy Channel (Australia) repeats on 3 Jan / Bill interview in Daily Mail
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The Goodies* The Comedy Channel in Australia will be repeating "The Goodies and The Beanstalk" and "the Goodies Rule - OK?" on Monday, 3 January. http://www.thecomedychannel.com.au/WhatsOn/Detail.aspx?id=211


* Bill is interviewed for the Daily Mail's health quiz in an article dated 28 December, available online at
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1342059/Under-microscope-Naturalist-TV-star-Bill-Oddie-69-takes-health-quiz.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Posted by lisa at 28/12/2010 04:41 GMT
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upcoming TV & radio shows
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The GoodiesPlease use the "click here for more" link below to see a list of upcoming television and radio shows that may be of interest to Goodies fans.

Posted by lisa at 24/12/2010 04:25 GMT
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BBC 2 Goodies repeats through 30 Dec / BBC contact details
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The GoodiesHere is the current line-up from the BBC Two website
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hwht9/episodes/upcoming) - please check your local listings for changes:

  * Thurs, 23 December 11.30pm: Kung Fu Kapers

  * Sat, 25 December 12.25am: The Goodies and The Beanstalk (NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON CHRISTMAS EVE )

  * Mon, 27 December 12.15am: Kitten Kong (NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON BOXING DAY)

  * Mon, 27 December 11.30pm: Lighthouse Keeping Loonies

  * Tues, 28 December at midnight: Saturday Night Grease

  * Weds, 29 Dec at 11.15pm: either Loch Ness Monster or Double Trouble (note that in Scotland this airs at midnight)

  * Thurs, 30 December at midnight: The Stone Age

The episodes are not available on the BBC iPlayer (probably due to rights issues).


We encourage fans to spread the word and for BBC license payers to call or write the BBC with positive feedback and to request more of "The Goodies".

The BBC can be contacted by phone at 0370 010 0123, by mail at PO Box 1922, Darlington, DL3 0UR, and online at http://tinyurl.com/27cvnjp

Posted by lisa at 23/12/2010 19:39 GMT
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Bill's episode of "Cash in the Celebrity Attic" scheduled for 5 January
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The GoodiesBill's episode of "Cash in the Celebrity Attic" is scheduled to be shown on Weds, 5 Jan on BBC 1 at 14:15. 

Here's a listing, "Bird enthusiast, actor, musician and former Goodie Bill Oddie invites Angela Rippon and expert John Cameron into his London home, to locate collectables that can be sold in aid of endangered gibbons. Will his spare wildlife watercolours and vintage comedy scripts bring in the 500 pounds he hopes to make?"

Posted by lisa at 23/12/2010 19:30 GMT
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ABC 2 (Australia) repeats on ABC iview
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The GoodiesThanks to the fans who pointed out that the ABC 2 Goodies repeat from this past Tuesday night ("Politics") is available to Australian viewers from ABC iview at http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/program/692152

ALso thanks to Daniel Bowen for the news that the next three Tuesday night repeats on ABC 2 in Australia are:

  * December 28 - A Kick in the Arts

  * January 4 - U-Friend or U.F.O.?

  * January 11 - Animals

Posted by lisa at 23/12/2010 19:29 GMT
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Goodies repeats on BBC Two start tonight!
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The GoodiesHere is the current line-up from the BBC Two website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hwht9/episodes/upcoming) - please check your local listings for changes:

  * Weds, 22 December 11.30pm: Bunfight at the OK Tea Rooms

  * Thurs, 23 December 11.30pm: Kung Fu Kapers (this had been changed to Earthanasia, but is now back to Kung Fu Kapers)

  * Sat, 25 December 12.25am: The Goodies and The Beanstalk (NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON CHRISTMAS EVE )

  * Mon, 27 December 12.15am: Kitten Kong (NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON BOXING DAY)

  * Mon, 27 December 11.30pm: Lighthouse Keeping Loonies

  * Tues, 28 December at midnight: Saturday Night Grease

  * Weds, 29 Dec at 11.15pm: either Loch Ness Monster or Double Trouble (note that in Scotland this airs at midnight)

  * Thurs, 30 December at midnight: The Stone Age


It's very likely that viewer feedback to the November "Return of The Goodies" repeat played a role in the BBC deciding to show 8 Goodies episodes this month.  Let's work on getting more repeats and DVDs!

We encourage fans to spread the word and for BBC license payers to call or write the BBC with positive feedback and to request more of "The Goodies".  The BBC can be contacted by phone at 0370 010 0123, by mail at PO Box 1922, Darlington, DL3 0UR, and online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/feedback/

Posted by lisa at 22/12/2010 04:18 GMT
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Reminder: The Goodies on ABC 2 Tuesday, BBC Two repeats start Wednesday
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The GoodiesWe're delighted to be able to remind fans in Australia AND the UK about Goodies repeats this week!

In Australia, ABC 2 will be showing "Politics" on 21 Dec at 8:00pm.

In the UK, this week's Goodies repeats on BBC Two are:
- Weds, 22 Dec 11.30pm: Bunfight at the OK Tea Rooms
- Thurs, 23 Dec 11.30pm: Earthanasia
- Sat, 25 Dec 12.25am: The Goodies and The Beanstalk
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hwht9/episodes/upcoming)

Posted by lisa at 21/12/2010 05:16 GMT
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Holiday Greetings from Tim Brooke-Taylor
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The GoodiesTim sent these holiday wishes:


Id like to join Graeme in wishing all Groksters

A Goody Christmas

and

a cracking New Year

from

Tim x


Posted by lisa at 20/12/2010 17:16 GMT
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Holiday Greetings from Graeme Garden
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The GoodiesGraeme sent these holiday wishes:

To all our chums at GROK

Thank you for all your support and campaigning this year
which has helped convince the BBC to put out
Goodies repeats over Christmas.  Enjoy!


MERRY CHRISTMAS

and

A HAPPY NEW YEAR

To one and all


from
Graeme


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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Christmas Carol repeat on BBC Radio 7 tomorrow (Saturday)
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The GoodiesTim Brooke-Taylor & Graeme Garden's 2003 "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Christmas Carol" special is included in "Sue Perkins' Christmas Comedy Stocking" on BBC Radio 7 tomorrow (Satuday, 18 Dec) at 10:00 and 20:00. It can be heard online from Radio 7's website and will be available to most of the world from the BBC iPlayer after broadcast from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jzvz

A 1969 "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" Christmas episode will appear on BBC Radio 7 next Friday, 24 December at 9:00am and 5.00pm.  It will also be available online. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008j02h

Posted by lisa at 17/12/2010 23:44 GMT
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update about Goodies repeats on BBC Two (22-30 December 2010)
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The GoodiesThe BBC 2 website is showing a change to the lineup of Goodies episodes being repeated 22-30 December.  While the times and dates are the same, the schedule now lists:

-  "Bunfight at the OK Tea Rooms" instead of "Scoutrageous" on 22 December

and

- "Earthanasia" instead of "Kung Fu Kapers" on 23 December

In addition, in the listing for 29 December it now shows the episode title "Double Trouble" (aka "The Baddies"), but still has the description for the "Loch Ness Monster" episode.

Here is the current line-up from the BBC Two website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hwht9/episodes/upcoming) as of 6pm London time on 17 December:

* Weds, 22 December 11.30pm: Bunfight at the OK Tea Rooms

* Thurs, 23 December 11.30pm: Earthanasia

* Sat, 25 December 12.25am: The Goodies and The Beanstalk (
NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON CHRISTMAS EVE )

* Mon, 27 December 12.15am: Kitten Kong (NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON BOXING DAY)

* Mon, 27 December 11.30pm: Lighthouse Keeping Loonies

* Tues, 28 December at midnight: Saturday Night Grease

* Weds, 29 Dec at 11.15pm: either Loch Ness Monster or Double Trouble (
note that in Scotland this airs at midnight)

* Thurs, 30 December at midnight: The Stone Age

Posted by lisa at 17/12/2010 18:13 GMT
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Goodies interview in The Spectator Christmas Special issue
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The GoodiesAn article about The Goodies (including a recent interview with the trio) appears in the new edition of The Spectator Magazine (which is the Christmas Special issue dated 18 December):
http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts-and-culture/featured/6542633/interview-goodies-triple-triumph-.thtml

Posted by lisa at 17/12/2010 18:12 GMT
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Chortle article about the BBC Two Goodies repeats (22-30 December)
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The GoodiesBritish Comedy website Chortle ran an article about the upcoming BBC Two Goodies repeats.  The online article can be found at http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2010/12/16/12394/christmas_goodies... 

Here's a cut & paste of the text:

Christmas Goodies...
BBC finally repeats shows

Goodies fans are celebrating after the BBC decided to repeat full episodes for the first time in more than 25 years.

BBC Two will air eight episodes over Christmas, with the first going out late at night next Wednesday.

It has been suggested that the BBC had refused to air the shows until now because Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor defected to ITV for their last series. The corporation did not even release the shows on DVD, leaving it to an independent company to secure the rights to a best of collection.

In a recent interview, Oddie said: Has the BBC been bearing a grudge for 30 years?

Garden added: Weve never known the real reason they wont show us, because whenever weve asked about repeats weve been given a different story.

However, the trio clearly still have fans: a Return Of The Goodies special attracted 1.77 million viewers to BBC Two last month, even though it was a five-year-old repeat.

The eight episodes to be repeated to mark the trios 40th anniversary include the classics Kitten King, Kung Fu Kapers (also known as Ecky-Thump) and The Goodies And The Beanstalk, as well as lesser-known installments such as The Lighthouse the disco-themed Saturday Night Grease.

Lisa Manekofsky, president of The Goodies Rule - OK! fan club, said: Goodies fans are rejoicing over the news and hoping this is only the beginning of The Goodies return to the BBC.'


Posted by lisa at 16/12/2010 21:57 GMT
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Goodies repeats schedule listed on BBC Two website
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The GoodiesBBC Two will be repeating "The Goodies" from 22-30 December; the full schedule can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hwht9/episodes/upcoming 

It's very likely that viewer feedback to the November "Return of The Goodies" repeat played a role in the BBC deciding to show 8 Goodies episodes this month.  Let's work on getting more repeats and DVDs!

We encourage fans to spread the word and for BBC license payers to call or write the BBC with positive feedback and to request more of "The Goodies".  The BBC can be contacted by phone at 0370 010 0123, by mail at PO Box 1922, Darlington, DL3 0UR, and online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/feedback/

Posted by lisa at 16/12/2010 04:23 GMT
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December & 40th Anniversary C&Gs hot off the presses!
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The Goodies The December edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter is now available on the website, as is the Goodies 40th Anniversary special edition.
They can both be accessed from either the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or from the "Articles/Guides" menu on the left.

Posted by bretta at 13/12/2010 11:03 GMT
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a roundup of Goodies news
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The GoodiesThe following is a collection of Goodies-related news items from the past week, in no particular order.  I will call your attention to the podcast link in #2, as I don't know how long that will be available online.

1.  An interview with Graeme from 10 December 2010 appears at http://www.eadt.co.uk/entertainment/radio_show_tickles_funny_bones_1_751149  Use the "click here for more" link at the bottom of this message to see a cut & paste of the text of the article.


2. Bill did an interview for Newstalk's "The Green Room" on 7 December 2010.
The interview can be heard as part of the pocdast available from http://www.newstalk.ie/programmes/all/the-green-room/podcasts/


3. Bill posted a new blog on his official website on 3 December; you can read it at http://www.billoddie.com/Bills_Blog.htm 


4. Graeme has written the foreword for Hesperus Press's edition of the Russian comic novel "The Three Fat Men".  Additional information can be found in the Hesperus Press Catalogue at http://www.hesperuspress.com/Catalogue2010.pdf


5. Bill Oddie is mentioned in an article on the Shropshire Star's website (at http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2010/12/10/ryanair-fly-in-to-help-shropshire-mp/.  Here's the relevant portion of the article:

"Mark Pritchard slipped away from Westminster on Monday evening to do some monkeying around in very good company.

The wildlife campaigning MP joined primate experts at the Lyceum Theatre for a Hope4Apes event hosted by Britain's best known conservationist, Sir David Attenborough. The evening was organised by the Ape Alliance, a combination of charities, to highlight the plight of primates around the world. It came at the beginning of a week when Mr Pritchard was due to raise questions with ministers in the Commons over his efforts to ban the trade in primates for keeping as pets.

The Wrekin MP got chatting at the Lyceum to Bill Oddie, and the conversation inevitably turned to birds and Mr Pritchard's Wild Birds (Protection) Bill, which seeks to give extra protection to British birds and their nests. "Bill said he knew The Wrekin quite well, and I invited him back to take another look at Shropshire's impressive bird life," said the Conservative MP. "We talked about the decline in songbirds and my concern about the disappearance of song thrushes and the effects of another hard winter on the bird population," Mr Pritchard added. The MP has joined Shropshire wildlife groups in urging the public to provide extra food and fresh water for garden birds during the freezing conditions"



6. According to BUAV's website, Bill Oddie joined their Parliamentary Reception on Primate trade.  Here's an article which was posted on 7 December at http://www.buav.org/article/609/celebrities-dr-brian-may-and-bill-oddie-join-buav%E2%80%99s-parliamentary-reception-on-primate-trade: "Dr Brian May and Bill Oddie join BUAV's Parliamentary Reception on primate trade 07/12/2010 Stop the Baby Trade reception draws support from celebrities, MPs and primatologists.

Dr Brian May and Bill Oddie joined a host of MPs, primatologists and scientists at the BUAV's highly successful Stop the Baby Trade Reception at the House of Commons last week.  The event was hosted by Caroline Lucas MP with guest speaker, Ian Redmond OBE.  Ian is a field biologist and conservationist, renowned for his work with great apes, in particular his conservation efforts on behalf of the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda which he pioneered along with the late Dr Dian Fossey. Ian also served as Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla in 2009. In addition to speeches from BUAV Chief Executive, Michele Thew, Caroline Lucas and Ian Redmond, guests also watched the first screening of the BUAV video, Stop the Baby Trade, a moving and poignant film highlighting the cruelties of the international trade in primates for research.  Over 70 MPs have now signed EDM 957 calling for an end to the UK's involvement in the wild-caught trade.
If your MP has not already done so, please contact them to urge them to sign."



7. The Craven Herald & Pioneer reports that Tim & Graeme's BBC Radio 4 show "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" will be recording two episodes at the Grassington Festival next summer (on June 30, 2011).  Here's an excerpt from the article (which is online at http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/8726587.Top_names_line_up_for_Grassington_Festival/), quoting the festival director Amelia Vyvyan: "Then we're especially delighted BBC Radio 4 has chosen Grassington Festival as a venue to record two episodes of the cult comedy panel game I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue on June 30. Now chaired by deadpan comedian Jack Dee and featuring the regular line-up of Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke Taylor and festival favourite Barry Cryer, this will be a very special evening for Grassington."


8. Clips from "The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs", presented by Bill, are available online from http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Velociraptor  I've been able to play them in the US so believe that, unlike television shows on the iPlayer, these are available for viewing outside the UK.


9. According to http://www.edp24.co.uk/what-s-on/celebrity_puppets_raise_funds_for_norwich_puppet_theatre_1_741999, Bill was one of the celebrities contributing a puppet for Norwich Puppet Theatre's 30th birthday celebrations

Posted by lisa at 10/12/2010 23:12 GMT
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BBC Two Goodies repeats (and other shows)
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The GoodiesAndrew Pixley reported that, according to Chris Pearson on the Roobarbs Forum, the schedule for the BBC Two Goodies repeats will be:

  - Wed 22 December 11.30pm - Scoutrageous
  - Thu 23 December 11.30pm - Kung Fu Kapers
  - Xmas Eve 12.25am - The Goodies and the Beanstalk
  - Boxing Day 12.15am - Kitten Kong
  - Mon 27 December 11.30pm - The Lighthouse
  - Tue 28 December 12 midnight - Saturday Night Grease
  - Wed 29 December 11.15pm - Loch Ness Monster
  - Thu 30 December 12 midnight - The Stone Age

Other upcoming shows of interest (it's advisable to check your listings for details & to watch for schedule changes):

* Sun, 5 Dec: Tim appears in the repeat of the "One Foot in the Grave" 90 minute special "Endgame" on GOLD at 12:00.  It is repeated on GOLD (TopUpTV) at 20:30 that day.

* Weds, 8 Dec: Tim appears in the children's show "Little Howard's Big Question" on BBC 1 at 16:00.  Here's a listing: "Why Do Things Have to Die? Series about a six-year-old cartoon boy with a lot of big and cheeky questions about the real world around him. Little Howard mourns the death of his goldfish, El Pipi Ninjio Gonzalez III. At the funeral, Big Howard is arrested for some fishy goings on. A potentially difficult subject is handled with sensitivity and gently humour. Starring: Howard Read, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marek Larwood, Barney Harwood"

* Weds, 8 Dec: "Beardyman and the Mimics" with Bill is repeated on BBC Radio 7 at 14:00.  Here's a listing: " Champion beatboxer 'Beardyman', aka Darren Foreman, goes in search of nature's champion sound mimics. With Bill Oddie."

* Thurs, 16 Dec: "Celebrity Eggheads" on BBC 2 at 18:00 includes an appearance by Bill.  Here's a listing: " Dermot Murnaghan hosts a celebrity special of the show where every day a new team of challengers take on probably the greatest quiz team in Britain. The Eggheads are made up of some of the country's top quiz champions, including Mastermind Champion of Champions, Pat Gibson; Are You An Egghead? winner Barry Simmons; Millionaire winner Judith Keppel; International Mastermind winner Chris Hughes and four times world quiz champion Kevin Ashman. Can a team of natural history presenters featuring Bill Oddie, Chris Packham, Nick Baker, Philippa Forrester and Mark O'Shea triumph over the general knowledge Goliaths and win the cash prize for their charity or will it go to this year's Children In Need appeal?"

* Mon, 27 Dec: A new series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" begins on BBC Radio 4 at 18:30.

* Mondays & Thursdays: ABC 2 in Australia is repeating "The Goodies" at 8:05pm Mondays and 11:05pm Thursdays - watch your local listings for changes, especially around the holiday season. Coming up next: "The Goodies - Almost Live"on Monday, 6 December at 8:05pm and "Way Outward Bound" on Thursday, 9 December at 11:05pm. The episode information for the following Monday isn't on ABC's website at the moment but Thursday, 16 December's episode is "Superstar" at 11:05pm. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/thegoodies.htm

* Thursdays: "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" (Tim, Graeme, & Bill's 1960's sketch comedy radio series which also starred John Cleese, David Hatch, and Jo Kendall) is repeated on BBC Radio 7 at 12:30 & 19:30.

* Sundays: "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" with Tim & Graeme is repeated on RTE Choice at 9:30.

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 should be available for listening worldwide.

Posted by lisa at 03/12/2010 22:30 GMT
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Slapstick Festival Programme Onsale Today
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The GoodiesThe following information is about the Slapstick 2011 festival, which will be held in Bristol, England from January 27-30, 2011.  Tim, Graeme, and Bill each will be participating in festival events (please note they are appearing as individuals, not as The Goodies - see the event details on the websites mentioned below for additional information).

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Dear Slapstick and Bristol Silents supporter

Slapstick Festival returns to Bristol in January for it seventh edition with 16 unique events celebrating the very best silent and visual comedy.

With a wonderful array of special guests including Ian Lavender, Rob Brydon and Shappi Khorsandi and onscreen comedy masterpieces such as Chaplin's The Circus and Keaton's Sherlock Jr.

Tickets are onsale for all events TODAY!

For more information see the new-look festival website
http://www.slapstick.org.uk/events.htm

This year you can book for all festival events at Colston Hall's website
http://www.colstonhall.org/boxoffice/slapstick-festival

Or book individually with each venue online following the links from the festival website.

I hope you will join us at Slapstick in January and re-discover the wonderful world of silent comedy.

Chris

Chris Daniels
Director
Slapstick Festival


Posted by lisa at 29/11/2010 20:05 GMT
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Goodies episodes to be repeated on BBC Two 22-30 December 2010!
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The GoodiesThanks to Andrew Pixley for passing along the news that eight episodes of "The Goodies" are scheduled for broadcast on BBC Two from Wednesday 22 to Thursday 30 December.  One of these is "The Goodies and the Beanstalk"; we dont know the titles of the other episodes yet.

Currently the schedule would appear to be:

* Tue 21 Dec: 00:40 (i.e. early hours of Wed 22 Dec)

* Thu 23 Dec: 01:10 (i.e. early hours of Christmas Eve)

* Fri 24 Dec: 00:30 "The Goodies and the Beanstalk" (i.e. early hours of Christmas Day)

* Sun 26 Dec: 00:15 (i.e. early hours of Mon 27 Dec)

* Mon 27 Dec: 23:30

* Tue 28 Dec: 23:15

* Wed 29 Dec: 23:00

* Thu 30 Dec: 22:45

Posted by lisa at 28/11/2010 17:06 GMT
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Goodies 40th Anniversary event available online!
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The GoodiesMany thanks to Bristol Silents for the following news - The Goodies 40th Anniversary special event, which took place in Bristol, England on 7 November, is now on Dshed for viewing online. Here's the URL:

http://www.dshed.net/goodies-conversation

Posted by lisa at 25/11/2010 17:49 GMT
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Daily Mail article - "Has the BBC got a grudge against the Goodies?"
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The GoodiesThe following article appears on the Daily Mail's website at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1331874/Has-BBC-got-grudge-Goodies.html

I recommend reading the article online as it contains several photos of The Goodies from their LWT-era.

Has the BBC got a grudge against the Goodies?

By Vincent Graff

Last updated at 8:21 AM on 22nd November 2010


The Goodies were very nearly not The Goodies at all.

When Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, three friends from Cambridge University, landed themselves a TV series - a comedy programme that was to run for 12 years and reach 15 million viewers at its peak - the name they initially chose was The Super Chaps Three.

Four decades on, theyre still not sure that they made the right choice

There have been plenty of times down the years weve regretted being The Goodies, havent there? says Bill.
Too much like goody-goodies, agrees Tim.
The Super Chaps Three was a bit embarrassing then. But it would probably be all right now, says Graeme.

Back then, the three men were in their late 20s, with shaggy hair, too much corduroy and sideburns that, in Gardens case, wouldve been large enough to darn a hole in his flared trousers.

Today to mark the 40th anniversary of the first Goodies TV show and also the re-release of their comedy record The Funky Gibbon - all three of the super chaps are sipping sparkling water in a private members club in Londons West End and swapping stories about the good old days of the Goodies.

Theyre instantly recognisable: Oddie, 69, still has the scruffy student beard; Brooke-Taylor, also 69, has retained the manner and looks of a rural bank manager; and 67-year-old Garden continues to quietly supply the knowing asides.

They may now all be pensioners - and two are rather less trim than they were - but you dont need a Union Jack waistcoat to announce that The Goodies are in town.

The relationship between them is curious. They worked incredibly closely for more than a decade but have done very little as a threesome since the last Goodies show was broadcast in 1982.

Brooke-Taylor and Garden know each other best (theyre both regulars on Radio 4s panel show Im Sorry I Havent a Clue) but neither of them sees much of Oddie, whose career took him in a different direction, as a presenter of wildlife programmes, and who has had a tough time struggling with depression (though hes now very settled and happy).

When theyre not working together, they dont keep in touch.

There are no Christmas or birthday cards. Yet there is an obvious residual warmth when they get together.
Even after all this time, they continually finish sentences for each other. Oddie, who played the scruffy oik on screen, makes fun of Gardens public school education.

Garden says: Yeah, Bill is the grumpy one. Brooke-Taylor, acknowledging that Oddie is no longer clinically depressed, chips in: The difference is that we can say that now.

Its like bumping into three people who used to be married to each other, decades after an amicable split-up. Because the end of The Goodies, when it came, was totally without sourness.

We get on surprisingly well, says Tim, because we never actually broke up. Theres no doubt in my mind that hes telling the truth: you have only to watch their body language to know it.

The Goodies was a bizarre show. The brief that we offered to the BBC was three blokes whod do anything, anytime, anywhere, says Garden. We were trying to leave as many options open as possible.

That, perhaps, is an understatement. The only thing set in stone was the three of them, living together, in their futuristic-looking apartment, at no fixed abode, Cricklewood.

The result was uniquely surreal. Is there anyone aged over 40 who cannot summon up the image of a giant kitten tearing down the Post Office Tower (as was) or of an oversized Dougal crushing everyone in his path?

But The Goodies was more than Tom and Jerry slapstick, it also offered a cheeky, satirical take on 1970s Britain.

The show was huge: at the peak of their fame, long before anyone had thought to declare that comedy was the new rock n roll, the police had to keep adoring mobs at bay during filming.

In the late Seventies, they even had an approach from Steven Spielberg about making a film together (though sadly the idea came to nothing).

Of course a comedy programme with such a high profile was bound to catch the attentions of Mary Whitehouse. And indeed it did.

She sent us a telegram after the first series saying that it was good clean fun, says Oddie. Disaster. So they wrote an episode whose sole aim was to annoy the morality campaigner.

It featured Beryl Reid as Desiree Carthorse, who wanted The Goodies to make a not-at-all-rude film about the facts of life, entitled How to Make Babies by Doing Dirty Things.

Alas, Whitehouse either did not see the Desiree Carthorse episode, or was not offended by it, says Oddie.

It was a further nine years before Whitehouse would take against the programme when I wore a picture of a carrot on my underpants, says Brooke-Taylor, with evident relief.

That said, some of the shows would cause a huge commotion if they were broadcast now.

One, from 1973, is a brilliant pastiche of the arbitrary cruelty of the South African regime of the time. In the show, the Pretoria government decides to impose a new policy of apart height in which the victims are not black people but short people.

Its very amusing and cleverly written. But it is quite shocking now to hear Bill Oddie and Tim BrookeTaylor repeatedly use, without irony, a racist term of abuse: a hyphenated variation of the n-word that today could never be broadcast (or indeed repeated here).

'I think we were being casually racist - and almost everybody was in those days, says Garden candidly. The word would slip out.

Bizarrely, the BBC initially refused to broadcast the show, not because of the racist language but because they felt it was unfair to the South African police force, who were portrayed as violent and, well, racist.

And another surprise: the comedy team prepared to use this language was so opposed to apartheid that they made a point of banning the sale of any their programmes to South Africa.

Given The Goodies extraordinary success, presumably BBC TV is making a huge fuss about the shows 40th anniversary. A re-run of some of the best shows? A chance to see a whole series?

Er, not quite. BBC2 dusted off a five-year-old documentary. But apart from that, zilch. In fact, the Corporation has never shown repeats. All three Goodies are mighty peeved about it. So why are they being ignored?

No idea, say The Goodies. Garden remarks: A few weeks ago, a viewer wrote in to Points Of View to ask if the BBC was going to show a series to mark the 40th anniversary. A BBC commissioning person replied that, no, they wouldnt be doing that because, on the whole, they dont want their programmes to be nostalgic.

He adds pointedly: So I thought: Oh theyre not going to give us the Dads Army slot on Saturday night then?

Then the BBC man said: It is worth remembering that The Goodies final series was recorded by London Weekend Television in 1982

It is true that just before the end of their TV run, the threesome left the BBC for ITV. Its an extraordinary thing to mention, says Oddie. Has the BBC been bearing a grudge for 30 years?

Weve never known the real reason they wont show us, because whenever weve asked about repeats weve been given a different story, says Garden.

Oddie chips in: I think it must be a question they ask new controllers at interview: Would you ever repeat The Goodies? Yes? Im sorry you cant have the job.

Though theyre joking, its clear that theyre pretty angry with the BBC. After all, Morecambe and Wise went to ITV, but their repeats still regularly pop up on the Beeb.

We are cross, says Tim. The programmes are still regularly aired in Australia and the show is still massive, over all ages. So we do know that it still appeals. Thats whats frustrating. If they showed a few and people said thats rubbish, wed accept that. Its the fact that its not given the chance.

Its a relaxed, middle-class rage. The three seem quite settled in their lives and happy to leave old-fashioned anger to . . . well, angry young men.

There are niggles. Not just the missing repeat fees. They get irritated when people call The Goodies a childrens show. Kids imitate Vicky Pollard in the playground, says Brooke-Taylor, but you wouldnt call Little Britain a childrens show, would you?

They get annoyed, too, by constant comparisons with Monty Python (John Cleese, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman were all Cambridge contemporaries).

But mostly they feel content with what theyve done and what theyll leave behind when theyre gone. And theyve every right to. So how have they changed?

Oddie doesnt like the fact that his belly is bigger now. He says his delivery on TV is slower and quieter.
Ive got a bit more confidence, says Brooke-Taylor. He found performing tough in the 1970s, now it comes more naturally. Though there are limits to his self-assuredness.

Even now Im still not any good at sending food back at restaurants. And I dont like the phone. Ringing people up and asking for things.

Suddenly, the reunion is over. The three men, with a DVD to publicise, have seen a fair bit of each other recently. But now the publicity machine is coming to a halt. Theyve finished with me and its time for them to go their separate ways.

I stay behind for a final few words with Oddie, who tells me about his project: the re-release of The Funky Gibbon, in aid of the International Primate Protection League, an animal charity tasked with protecting the gibbon, whose numbers have plummeted over the past 50 years.

Meanwhile, Garden heads for his taxi. Is that it for the rest of our lives? asks Oddie plaintively.

A grin crosses his old pals face. Yep. The last time, says Garden. Enjoy the rest of your life.


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Posted by lisa at 22/11/2010 21:57 GMT
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various Bill interviews (and one Graeme spotting)
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The Goodies1. Bill's interview with Sue Davies of BBC Radio Wiltshire can be heard from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00c46x9/Sue_Davies_19_11_2010/ until this Friday (26 Nov) at 4:00pm UK time.  The interview starts at the 42 minute 53 second mark.


2. The Guardian ran an interview with Bill on Friday, 19 November.  It is available online from http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/nov/19/bill-oddie-interview-the-goodies 


3. The Independent newspaper printed an interview with Bill on Saturday, 20 November at http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/my-life-in-travel-bill-oddie-2138861.html 


4. A small photo of Bill attending an Eddie Izzard DVD premiere can be seen at
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/izzard-driven-by-mothers-death_1185418


5. Bill is quoted in an article about the RSPCA receiving a lottery grant for a wildlife program to benefit "deprived young people."  The article can be read online at http://www.politics.co.uk/opinion-formers/press-releases/animal-welfare/rspca-245-000-lottery-grant-for-unique-youth-education-project-$21385695$366366.
htm


6. Graeme was one of the judges for an art prize awarded for an Oxford School - he can be seen in the background of the photo at http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8621538.Cherwell_School_student_wins_memorial_artwork_trophy/

Posted by lisa at 22/11/2010 21:53 GMT
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new version of "Funky Gibbon" - please download by Sat night UK time
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The GoodiesIPPL and the Goodies have released a new version of "The Funky Gibbon" for charity (to help endangered gibbons). They are trying to get the song in the top 40, which will get it radio airplay (to help spread much wider).  If you would like to download the song (the cost is only 79p), the charity asked that you please do so by end of the day Saturday (UK time) - it would really help the effort!

The song can be downloaded from http://bit.ly/funkygibbonitunes or http://amzn.to/dothefunkygibbon

Posted by lisa at 19/11/2010 20:36 GMT
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ScreenJabber interview with The Goodies
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The GoodiesAn interview with the three Goodies done by ScreenJabber Podcasts can be heard or downloaded from http://screenjabber.com/podcast/podcastgen1.3/?p=episode&name=2010-11-16_thegoodiesinterview.mp3

Here's a description of the interview from that page: "Screenjabber's Stuart O'Connor sees a lifelong dream come true when he pops along to London's Groucho Club for a natter with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of The Goodies."

Posted by lisa at 19/11/2010 03:42 GMT
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Bill on BBC Wiltshire tomorrow (Friday, 19 Nov)
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The GoodiesI'm passing along information which was posted on The Goodies Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thegoodies):

"Bill Oddie will be on the afternoon show with Sue Davies on BBC Wiltshire, Friday afternoon (19 Nov) between 2pm and 4pm UK time, talking about the new version of the Funky Gibbon and why he thinks the Goodies are never repeated on the BBC. Listen online bbc.co.uk/wiltshire or listen again if you miss it!"

Posted by lisa at 18/11/2010 18:32 GMT
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BBC iPlayer link for "Return of The Goodies" (for UK viewers only)
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The GoodiesFor UK viewers, "Return of The Goodies" is available via the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0074skc/Return_of_the_Goodies/

After watching the special - BBC license payers only - PLEASE CALL OR WRITE the BBC to say you enjoyed the show and want to see more of "The Goodies". The BBC can be contacted by phone at 0370 010 0123, by mail at PO Box 1922, Darlington, DL3 0UR, and online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/feedback/

Posted by lisa at 15/11/2010 02:28 GMT
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Reminder about Goodies picnic this Sunday, 21 Nov in St. Kilda
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The GoodiesA reminder for fans in the Melbourne, Australia area that there will be a fan picnic in the Catani Gardens, St. Kilda this Sunday, November 21st. Here are details from the organizers: Some Aussie fans are getting together on Sunday November 21 at Catani Gardens (Beaconsfield Parade, St. Kilda, Melbourne VIC) to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

Anyone wishing to attend should meet us at 1pm with picnic blankets and nibblies to share. Costumes are optional but certainly encouraged (it wouldn't be a Goodies picnic without at least one Rolf Harris!). Bring any Goodies-related items you can carry and enjoy a fun and relaxing afternoon in the (fingers crossed) sun as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Tim, Bill and...the other one"!

Featuring music, games, trivia, prizes and laughs. Please RSVP either here or at the Facebook event page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=142697895773219) so we can get an idea of expected numbers (and keep the local council happy)!

(An alternative location in case of bad weather will be Greasy Joe's - http://www.greasyjoes.com.au)

Posted by lisa at 15/11/2010 02:25 GMT
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Bill on "The Wright Stuff" Monday (15 Nov) & "The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off" Tues
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The Goodies* Bill is scheduled to be a guest on "The Wright Stuff" on Monday, 15 November on Five at 09:15. http://www.five.tv/shows/the-wright-stuff/guests-coming-soon/guests-from-15th-november


* Bill appears in "The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off" on Tuesday, 16 Nov on BBC 2 at 17:15. Here's a listing: "Si King and Dave Myers continue their search for Britain's best family of cooks with 40 families from across the UK competing for the title. Their special guest is Bill Oddie, who cooks sesame tuna with noodle stir-fry. The bikers serve up their dish of the day, cauliflower fritters with roast garlic, and viewers can cook along to the seven-minute supper - sauteed mushrooms on toast with parmesan cream and crispy bacon."

Posted by lisa at 15/11/2010 02:23 GMT
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Latest C&G newsletter hot off the presses ...
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The Goodies The bumper November edition of The Goodies Clarion & Globe (#180) is now available from the website.  It can be accessed either from the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or from the "Articles/Guides" menu on the left.

Posted by bretta at 13/11/2010 07:30 GMT
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Return of The Goodies repeat on BBC Two Saturday, 13 Nov 8pm
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The GoodiesA reminder that "Return of The Goodies" is being repeated on BBC Two this Saturday, 13 November, at 8:00pm.

For everyone clamoring for Goodies repeats in the UK - it is important that the BBC get feedback about the repeat, both in terms of ratings and also by hearing positive feedback after the broadcast. BBC license payers, PLEASE CALL OR WRITE to say you enjoyed the show and want to see more of "The Goodies".  The BBC can be contacted by phone at 0370 010 0123, by mail at PO Box 1922, Darlington, DL3 0UR, and online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/feedback/

For fans outside the UK - while your enthusiasm is appreciated, in this case it's only helpful for the BBC to hear from their license payers.  If the BBC believes they are getting calls from fans all over the world due to an organized campaign they may ignore feedback from the UK fans. Those outside the UK can help by spreading the word to their friends in the BBC viewing area.

Let's make the most of this opportunity!

Posted by lisa at 12/11/2010 23:17 GMT
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Listen Again link for Goodies interview on BBC Radio London (12 Nov 2010)
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The GoodiesThe Goodies interview on BBC Radio London is now available via Listen Again from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00c05x7/Robert_Elms_12_11_2010/

The interview starts at the 11 minute 27 second mark.

Posted by lisa at 12/11/2010 16:25 GMT
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Goodies interview on BBC Radio London 12 November / Bristol newspaper article
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The Goodies* All three Goodies are scheduled to do an interview with BBC Radio London on 12th November around 12pm, just before the HMV Oxford Street DVD signing.

* A reminder that The Goodies are going to be at HMV Oxford Street (London) to meet fans and sign copies of the new DVDs on Fri 12th Nov. Here's the Facebook link for the event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118525424875715

* On Tuesday the Bristol Evening Post ran an article about the Goodies event Sunday night.  The article can be found online at http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/entertainmentnews/Reunion-good-guys-comedy-gain-award/article-2852240-detail/article.html ; a cut & paste of the text is below.  (On a personal note, the quotes attributed to Lisa in this article actually came from someone else due to a mix-up by the reporter).

Comedy trio The Goodies were reunited on stage in Bristol

By John Houseman

COMEDY trio The Goodies were reunited on stage in Bristol to launch a festival and receive a lifetime achievement award.

Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie were in the city exactly 40 years to the day since making their screen debut in 1970.

They were helping to launch the Slapstick Comedy Festival, where they will be performing live in January.

The Goodies, whose show of the same name was watched by millions on BBC and later ITV in the 1970s and 80s, have also re-released their 1975 novelty hit The Funky Gibbon to raise money for the International Primate Protection League.


At the launch event they were handed the Aardman Slapstick Award for Visual Comedy Excellence by festival organiser Chris Daniels.

The award was a custom-made figure of Aardman's animated slapstick character Morph, made by the company's model-makers.

Mr Daniels said: "For more than a decade these three people produced pioneering satirical, intelligent and downright silly comedy in a golden age of British comedy.

"It is an honour to present these iconic figures of British comedy with the award, which is fully deserved on the 40th anniversary of their television debut."

Mr Garden said: "It's fun getting back together. We never really lost touch. Tim and I worked together on radio but to be back together promoting The Goodies thing again is quite interesting."

Mr Oddie said: "It's one of the great mysteries of all time, along with the pyramids of Egypt why didn't The Goodies ever get repeated by the BBC?

"We genuinely don't know. Many people have asked but it's great to be back together."

In their 12 years together, The Goodies rediscovered the Lost Island of Munga, represented the UK in the Winter Olympics, started Britain's space programme and blew up the BBC.

First appearing on our screens in November 1970, the trio were prime-time mainstays for the next decade and were the fifth biggest-grossing pop act of 1975.

Their shows, in which the trio played an agency of three bicycling blokes for hire to do "anything, anywhere, anytime", were freewheeling streams-of-nonsense in which TV conventions were upended and every silent-movie gag in history lovingly re-created.

Mr Garden and Mr Brooke-Taylor appear as regular panellists on BBC Radio 4 game show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, while Mr Oddie has carved a career as a wildlife presenter.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, a Goodies DVD At Last, Back For More, Again, which features eight of the best episodes is being released.

Fans travelled from around the world to see the reunion on Sunday night.

Self-proclaimed "superfan" Lisa Manekofsky travelled all the way from Rhode Island in the US to see the performance.

She said: "I absolutely love them and it was so good to see them perform together.

"I was starting to think I never would so when I heard tickets were going on sale I knew I had to come down as it may be the last chance."

Linda Southern, 35, from Dublin, Ireland said: "As soon as I heard they were performing I was on the phone with my credit card at 9am. I'm 35 years old and I feel like a teenager at a Boyzone concert I'm so excited.

"I saw Tim and Graeme as part of the I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue radio show but to see Bill Oddie on stage with them as part of the trio is just fantastic."


Posted by lisa at 12/11/2010 05:41 GMT
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A thank you from Graeme
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The GoodiesGraeme sent this note to be passed along via the fan club to everyone who contributed to the events this past weekend (including those who sent in messages for the anniversary cards):

This is just a short note but it's a genuine thank you to you and all our GROK chums who helped to make the weekend so much fun and so memorable.  Special thanks to Helen and Clair for organising the party and to all who travelled to Manchester and Bristol from far and wide.  It was great to see many familiar faces, and to receive a copy of Andrew's amazing book, and mention has to be made of all the hard work Jenny put in to the splendid Anniversary Cards for us.  The many messages from around the world are something to treasure.

Your support does mean a lot to us, and here's hoping we all meet again for the 50th!

Goody wishes to one and all
Graeme


Posted by lisa at 11/11/2010 06:06 GMT
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Reminder about BBC 2 "Return of The Goodies" repeat (13 November)
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The GoodiesA reminder that "Return of The Goodies" is being repeated on BBC Two this Saturday, 13 November, at 8:00pm.

UK viewers might like to contact the BBC to request politely that they replace the "Dad's Army" repeat scheduled to preceed the show at 7:30pm with an episode of "The Goodies".

The BBC can be contact by phone at 0370 010 0123
or by mail at PO Box 1922, Darlington, DL3 0UR

Posted by lisa at 09/11/2010 09:38 GMT
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articles in the Telegraph & The Daily Mail / photo of Goodies award/YouTube clip
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The GoodiesA few news items:

* In honor of the release of the new Goodies DVDs today (details at http://www.networkdvd.net/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=goodies&x=0&y=0), Network have added another clip to YouTube - this one has two of the Goodies' mock ads. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9i8mri1c-w

* Thanks to the Bristol Slapstick Festival for a pointer to this photo - http://yfrog.com/5togbj - of the Slapstick Festival and Aardman Animations Awards for Excellence in Visual Comedy Award The Goodies received last evening.

* An article appears in The Daily Telegraph (and on their website) today mentioning last evening's event in Bristol and the release of the new DVDs.  Strangely, it claims this is the Goodies first public performance in 25 years - guess they weren't among the 3.3 million people who watched the "Return of The Goodies" special in 2005 (which is being repeated on BBC Two this Saturday night)...

Here's a cut & paste from
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/8116070/The-Goodies-give-their-first-public-performance-for-25-years.html

The Goodies give their first public performance for 25 years

The Seventies comedy trio The Goodies reunited for their first public performance for 25 years yesterday.

By Laura Roberts
Published: 7:30AM GMT 08 Nov 2010

Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke Taylor appeared at The Watershed in Bristol to mark the anniversary of their debut series which first aired 40 years ago on November 7.

The three comedians will also perform at the Slapstick silent comedy gala in January.

They rose to prominence with BBC2's The Goodies in the 70's and have also re-released their 1975 classic hit The Funky Gibbon to raise money for the International Primate Protection League.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, they are releasing a DVD, At Last, Back For More, Again, which features eight of the best episodes. The Goodies' classic ode to the ape The Funky Gibbon is to be relaunched to raise cash to help protect the primate.


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* Yesterday's edition of The Daily Mail has an article about "The Funky Gibbon" being relaunched in aid of charity to help gibbons, which are endangered primates

Here's a cut & paste from the article, at
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1327468/The-Goodies-relaunch-Funky-Gibbon-song-save-endangered-ape.html


Do the Funky Gibbon... again: The Goodies release classic song to protect primates 

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 5:09 PM on 7th November 2010

The Goodies' classic ode to the ape The Funky Gibbon is to be relaunched to raise cash to help protect the primate.

Comedians Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden originally scored a top ten hit with the novelty song in 1975.

Now 25 years on, the track has been given a revamp and will by re-released to boost the coffers of the International Primate Protection League's Save the Gibbon campaign.

Gibbons rank among the most endangered primates in the world.

Since the 1950s, numbers of the Hainan gibbon have plummeted from more than 2,000 to fewer than 25. All 16 species of gibbon are threatened with extinction.

But the IPPL hope that with the help of The Goodies, the profile of the forgotten ape will receive a boost.

Helen Thirlway, director of IPPL, said: 'Gibbons are often overlooked because, due to their small size, they are classified as lesser rather than great apes.

'This means they don't receive the same funding and protection and yet they are equally at risk from poaching, illegal trafficking and habitat destruction.'

The Funky Gibbon will be available for download from tomorrow at www.savethegibbon.org.


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Happy 40th Anniversary to The Goodies!
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The GoodiesIt was 40 years ago today...

The Radio Times listing for the first episode (November 1970).



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Guardian article, another radio interview link, and other news
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The Goodies* "The Goodies: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime" airs on BBC Radio 4 this morning at 10:30am (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vr5d2)

* The Guardian's "This week's new comedy" page (http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2010/nov/06/this-weeks-new-comedy) mentions this Monday's UK release of the new Goodies DVD ("The Goodies At Last Back For More, Again") as well as the publication of Andrew Pixley's book about the series ("The Goodies: Super Chaps Three").  A reminder that the DVD is scheduled for release in Australia in early December.

* Another interview with Bill & Graeme from yesterday can be heard at http://celebrityradio.co.uk/?p=945

* A thread on the Points of View mesage board discusses the 13 Nov BBC repeat of "Return of The Goodies" http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbpointsofview/NF1951566?thread=7858786

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Listen Again links for Graeme & Bill's radio interviews today (5 November)
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The GoodiesThe batch of radio shows Graeme & Bill did earlier today are available via the BBC iPlayer, which should be available to most of the world.

1. BBC Radio Bristol: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00bw0x8 
A Goodies song is played around 11:45 minutes into the broadcast, followed by the interview which begins at about 14:45 minutes


2. BBC Radio Norfolk: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00bw0k6   
The interview begins around 1 hour 45 minutes into the show.


3. BBC Radio Derby: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00bw147
The interview begins around 2 hours 11 minutes into the show.


4. BBC Radio Manchester: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00bw274
Talk about The Goodies begins at 1 hour 30 minutes into the show, when the owner of Manchester's Lass O'Gowrie pub talks about the Goodies Birthday Party Event to be held there tomorrow (Saturday, 6 Nov), at which Tim Brooke-Taylor will be the special guest.  Bill & Graeme's interview begins about ten minutes later (at 1 hour 40 minutes into the show).

5. Graeme & Bill were scheduled to appear on the BBC Scotland's The Comedy Caf but the show's website says, "Due to industrial action by the National Union of Journalists there was no Comedy Cafe today."

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Goodies radio interviews Friday, 4 November and other news
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The GoodiesWith The Goodies 40th Anniversary, and the release of the new DVDs, less than a week away there's a lot of news to report!  I've tried to summarize all the major news stories below. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed info - keep it coming!  Corrections & updates are welcome!


1. RADIO INTERVIEWS (5 November): Bill and Graeme are scheduled to do a number of live radio interviews tomorrow to promote the new DVDs from Network (details at http://www.networkdvd.net/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=goodies&x=0&y=0).  Here is the list of the ones we know about so far:

    1300: BBC Radio Scotland
    1415: BBC Radio Bristol
    1445 BBC Radio Norfolk
    1515: BBC Radio Derby
    1530: BBC Radio Manchester


Two interviewers have asked fans to submit questions for The Goodies.  Here are the details:

    * From BBC THREE COUNTIES RADIO - Posted on The Goodies Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/thegoodies) by Schools Out: "Hi Guys - I'm interviewing the boys for my Saturday Breakfast show on BBC Three Counties Radio this week. Are there any questions you would like to ask. I will try and squeeze a couple in. All the best. Justin"  You can comment after Justin's post on The Goodies Page. (His show's Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/thegoodies#!/SCHOOLSOUTWITHJUSTINDEALEY)

    * FROM BBC LONDON: "I run social media for BBC London, and we'd like fans to post any question they'd like to Tim, Graeme, & Bill, for an extra Twitter audio interview that we'll do after they've been interviewed by Robert Elms on the 12th November! All they have to do is tweet @RobertElms or email robert.elms@bbc.co.uk "


2. YOUTUBE: Network plans to add another YouTube clip tomorrow from the forthcoming new Goodies DVD ("The Goodies...At Last - Back For More, Again).  They've already uploaded clips from "Goodies Rule - OK?" and "It Might As Well Be String".  Which episode do you think will be represented next?  The choices are "Cecily", "The Music Lovers", "The New Office", "Camelot", "2001 And A Bit", and "Royal Command". 


3. RADIO 4 SHOW SATURDAY: A reminder that the radio show "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime" will air on BBC Radio 4 this Saturday, 6 November at 10:30am - it can be heard online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 (and should be available from Listen Again afterwards).  Here's a listing: "On the 40th anniversary of the Goodies' television debut, Ross Noble revisits a world of giant cats, Lancastrian martial artists, rampaging Dougals and funky gibbons."


4. NEW NATURE SHOW WITH BILL: Bill appears in the new documentary series "Birds Britannia" on BBC 4.  The first episode, "Garden Birds", will be repeated several times through Sunday with the second episode, "Waterbirds", airing next week.  See your local listings or http://uk-tv-guide.com/show-times/770629/Birds+Britannia/Nature/ for details.


5. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS FOR NEW GOODIES BOOK: Andrew Pixley's new book, "The Goodies: Super Chaps Three" is now available for non-UK orders from the Lulu print-on-demand service at  http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-goodies-super-chaps-three/13507547

    UK orders can be placed through Network (http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-goodies-super-chaps-three/13507547) or Kaleidoscope Publishing (http://www.kaleidoscopepublishing.co.uk/books.html)


6. NEW VERION OF "THE FUNKY GIBBON": Bill authorized and participated in the recording of a new version of "The Funky Gibbon" to aid the IPPL's (International Primate Protection League) efforts to protect and conserve gibbons.  The song is now available on iTunes for 79p; all profits go to gibbon conservation. IPPL say, "Please download the track and encourage all of your friends to download. If enough people download the track, it will get into the charts!" Here is the Funky Gibbon for Christmas No. 1 Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/funkygibbon 


7. RETURN OF "RETURN OF THE GOODIES": The 2005 special "Return of The Goodies" will be repeated on BBC Two, Saturday, 13 Nov at 8pm.  Here's a listing: "Using the classic Goodies format, this special programme brings Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden back together to relive some of their finest moments and illustrates the history of their origins in the Cambridge Footlights, right through to the peak of their success. Including the hit single Funky Gibbon and all the classic episodes such as Kitten Kong and Kung Fu Kapers. Contributors include John Cleese, Martin Freeman, Stanley Baxter, Ronni Ancona, Hugh Edwards and Jon Culshaw."


8. THIS WEEKEND'S EVENTS: A reminder that the Goodies event in Bristol on Sunday is sold out, but that some tickets are still available for the fan organized event in Manchester (at which Tim Brooke-Taylor will be a special guest); details and information about purchasing tickets for Manchester can be found at http://goodiesparty.wordpress.com/

9. THE ONE SHOW: The Goodies appearance on "The One Show" from a few hours ago will soon be available to viewers in the UK from the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vr611/The_One_Show_04_11_2010/

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The Goodies on "The One Show" (BBC1) Thurs, 4 Nov
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The GoodiesReminder: The Goodies are scheduled to appear on BBC1s The One Show at 7:00pm this evening (UK time) to promote the release of their new DVDs.

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a few tickets are left for 6 Nov. Manchester event with Tim Brooke-Taylor
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The GoodiesThe organizers of the Goodies Birthday Party in Manchester this Saturday (6 November) have said there are still a few tickets available for the event.  Tim Brooke-Taylor will be the special guest, and copies of Andrew Pixley's new book, "The Goodies: Super Chaps Three" will be available for sale.

For more details please visit http://goodiesparty.wordpress.com/

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Listen Again link for Graeme's Radio Oxford interview
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The Goodies* Graeme Garden's interview with Jo Thoenes on BBC Radio Oxford yesterday (3 November) can be heard from the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00btkvf/Jo_Thoenes_03_11_2010/ 
The interview begins about 18 minutes into the show.


* Chris Daniels from Bristol Silents did an interview for Bristol Community Radio this past Saturday in which he discussed The Goodies 40th Anniversary Event in Bristol on 7th Nov as well as Tim, Graeme, & Bill's involvement in the Bristol Slapstick Festivals.  The interview can be heard for another few days from http://bcfm.org.uk/podcasts-listen-again - select the shows from 30 October and, from that list, choose the noon-13:00 "Movies & Music Show" link.

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"Return of The Goodies" to be repeated on BBC Two, 13 November
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The GoodiesThanks to Andrew Pixley for the excellent news that "Return of the Goodies" is to be repeated on BBC Two, Sat 13 Nov at 8pm!

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"Everybody Loves String!" clip on YouTube (from the new Network DVD)
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The GoodiesNetwork DVD has put a clip of "Everybody Loves String!" on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7ogIuxegkQ

This is taken from the new DVD that will be released in the UK next Monday(see http://www.networkdvd.net/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=goodies&x=0&y=0 for more details).

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ABC2 Goodies repeat Thursday evening
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The GoodiesABC 2 will be showing "The New Office" on Thursday at 11:10pm. 

This is in addition to the Monday night repeats at 8:05pm (coming up on 8 November is the episode "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express").

Posted by lisa at 03/11/2010 09:23 GMT
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Reminder: Graeme interview on Radio Oxford today (Weds, 3 Nov)
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The GoodiesGraeme is scheduled to do a live interview on Radio Oxford around 1.30pm today (UK time).

Posted by lisa at 03/11/2010 09:22 GMT
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The Goodies as...The Bootles! clip on YouTube
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The GoodiesAs a preview for the new DVD being released next week, Network has put a clip of "The Bootles" sequence from the episode "Goodies Rule - OK?" on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtUw602h70g

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Listen Again link for Goodies interview with Richard Bacon
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The GoodiesThe Goodies interview with Richard Bacon from earlier today (1 November) is now available on the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vkl9s/Richard_Bacon_with_Bill_Bailey_and_The_Goodies/

At the end of their interview the Goodies were joined in the studio by the next guest, Alice Cooper.  Richard Bacon posted a group photo of them: http://yfrog.com/42of1aj

Posted by lisa at 01/11/2010 17:06 GMT
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Summary of The Goodies DVDs to be released in the UK on 8 November 2010
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The GoodiesIn response to various queries, here is a listing of the Goodies titles to be released in the UK by Network DVD on 8 November. For more details visit Network DVD's website


1. The Goodies: At Last Back For More, Again

An all new set including the episodes Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, and Royal Command plus a new booklet by archive television historian Andrew Pixley.

Australian retailers are listing a 16 December 2010 release date for this title.


2. The Goodies...At Last the 40th Anniversary!

An eight disk box set containing the title above (The Goodies: At Last Back For More, Again) plus the sets "The Goodies... At Last! [Repackaged]" (details below), " The Goodies ... At Last a Second Helping [Repackaged]" (details below), and "The Goodies - The Complete LWT Series" (which contains the episodes Snow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, Change of Life, Holidays, and Animals plus various bonus features, including a booklet by archive television historian Andrew Pixley).


3. The Goodies... At Last! [Repackaged]

A new version of the out-of-print release with the episodes: Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, and Saturday Night Grease plus an all new booklet by archive television historian Andrew Pixley.


4. The Goodies ... At Last a Second Helping [Repackaged]

A new version of the out-of-print release with the episodes Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business plus a booklet by archive television historian Andrew Pixley.

Posted by lisa at 01/11/2010 16:13 GMT
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links for 1 November Goodies interviews
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The Goodies* Here's the link for Steve Wright's BBC Radio 2 show's website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/steve-wright-in-the-afternoon/  The Goodies are scheduled to record an interview for the show today (Monday, 1 Nov), but it's not clear which day the interview will be broadcast.


* The Goodies WILL be appearing on BBC Five Live with Richard Bacon today (Monday, 1 Nov).  The show airs from 2:00-4:00pm.  Here's a link for today's
episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vkl9s

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Australian release date for new Goodies DVD
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The GoodiesThanks to John Hatfield for this news: Australian retailers such as ezydvd.com.au are listing a 16 December 2010 release date for the new Goodies DVD (which is being released in the UK on 8 November).

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/815600

Posted by lisa at 31/10/2010 12:08 GMT
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Goodies interviews to promote the new DVD
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The GoodiesGraeme has kindly provided the following information about promotional appearances The Goodies will be doing beginning next week (to promote the new DVD).  Please note that in some cases the details about dates/time interviews are being recorded, rather than broadcast.

Let us know if you spot any appearances and, if possible, the links to access them online!



1st November:
12.50pm BBC Radio 2s Steve Wright Show (All 3 Goodies) - PRE RECORD
2.40pm BBC Five Live with Richard Bacon (All 3 Goodies) - LIVE
3.30pm The Sun (All 3 Goodies)

3rd November:
Independent on Sunday (Bill)
About 1.30pm - Graeme LIVE interview on Radio Oxford

4th November:
6.30pm BBC1s The One Show (All 3 Goodies) - LIVE

5th November:
11am-1pm: Local Radio (Graeme & Bill)
1pm-2pm BBC Scotlands Comedy Caf  (Graeme & Bill)
2pm-4pm: Local Radio (Graeme & Bill)

12th November:
12pm-12.30pm: BBC London Robert Elms (All 3 Goodies)
1pm: LIVE personal appearance HMV Oxford St (All 3 Goodies)

Graeme said they are hoping to do appearances on regional radio:
    Leith FM
    BBC Shropshire Lunchtime
    BBC Northampton Bernie Keith
    BBC Manchesters Late Show
    BBC Radio Derby
    BFBS
    Energy FM

Posted by lisa at 30/10/2010 20:57 GMT
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Listen Again link for Graeme on "The Unbelievable Truth"
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The GoodiesGraeme was one of the panelists in this week's episode of "The Unbelievable Truth".  The show can be heard until next Monday evening (UK time) from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vhfb8/The_Unbelievable_Truth_Series_6_Episode_5/

Posted by lisa at 27/10/2010 14:46 GMT
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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Mailout - 27.10.10
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The GoodiesThe following is news from the official I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue mailing list.

-------Original Message-----
From: ISIHAC Info [mailto:isihac@btinternet.com]
Subject: I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Mailout - 27.10.10

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

I bring news of the first two recordings in the Autumn/Winter series of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue'.

The recordings will take place on the evenings of:

Sunday 21st November 2010 at Leeds Town Hall Saturday 18th December 2010 at the Hawth, Crawley

(N.B. A planned third recording on Tuesday 18th January at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry has today been cancelled due to the fact that the theatre managed to double book us, and took three months to discover their error)

The participants will be the usual team of Jack Dee in the chair, with regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Colin Sell and a guest panellist.

Tickets for each of these recordings are priced at 9, 7 and 5.  Each recording starts at 7.30pm (with doors opening at 7pm) and finishes around 10.15pm (10.30 absolute latest).  There is one 20 minute interval. No more than 4 tickets will be allocated per applicant.

The onsale dates and booking details of each recording are as follows:

Leeds Town Hall - Sunday 21st November
Onsale date/time: Friday 29th October, 10am Box Office Tel. No: 0113 224 3801 Box Office Address: The City Centre Box Office, The Carriageworks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD.
Website: www.leedsconcertseason.com
Booking fee: 50p (only if you require tickets posting out)

Hawth, Crawley - Saturday 18th December 2010 Onsale date/time: Thursday 4th November at 10:30am Box Office Tel. No: 01293 553636 Box Office Address: The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6YZ - they have a box office in the foyer
Website: www.hawth.co.uk
Booking fee: 2 per website transaction (not per ticket) or 2.50 per telephone booking.

As ever, we'd advise booking early to avoid disappointment, as these tickets go very fast.

In other news, there are still some tickets left for our otherwise sold out 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' touring show (Jack Dee hosting, plus Tim, Barry, Graeme and Jeremy) in Newcastle, Ipswich and Oxford. These are on sale now and can be obtained from the theatre box offices:

Newcastle City Halls- Wednesday 8th December Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Box Office: 0191 2612606
Website: www.newcastlecityhall.org

The Ipswich Regent- Sunday 12th December Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Box Office: 01473 433100
Website: www.ipswichregent.com

The New Theatre, Oxford- Monday 13th December Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Box Office: 0844 847 1585
Website: www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

We're also - if you can possibly believe such a thing - on Twitter @ISIHAClue, where Graeme Garden has been busily tweeting for several weeks now.  If you're a member of the twitterati yourself, you might find it a more convenient way to pick up all the Clue news.

Finally, Jeremy Hardy would like you to know that he's currently on tour himself, and from now until Christmas will be visiting Blackheath, Leeds, Southampton, Lancaster, Bristol, Henley, Hull, Scunthorpe, Durham, Didcot, Folkestone, Bromsgrove, Lyme Regis, Ilfracombe, Epsom, Tunbridge Wells, Buxton, Norwich, Derby, Canterbury, Bristol, Whitby, Salford and Cirencister.  Here's a link:
http://www.ents24.com/web/artist/12748/Jeremy_Hardy.html

That's about the size of it.  We look forward to seeing you there.

With best wishes

Jon Naismith
Producer, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

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final cover for new Goodies DVD
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The GoodiesThe final cover for the new DVD, "The Goodies...At Last - Back For More, Again", to be released in the UK on 8 November 2010.



This will include the episodes Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, and Royal Command.

Thanks to Network DVD for the image!

Posted by lisa at 26/10/2010 00:43 GMT
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"Anything, Anywhere, Anytime", BBC Radio 4 6th November
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The GoodiesHere's a listing for the BBC Radio 4 special about The Goodies which will be broadcast on 6 November:

BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 6 November 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
Anything, Anywhere, Anytime
Saturday 6 November
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4


On the 40th anniversary of The Goodies' television debut, comedian Ross Noble revisits their world of rampaging Dougals, giant cats, Lancastrian martial artists and funky Gibbons.

In their 12 years in British living rooms, The Goodies saved Britain from a plague of Rolf Harrises, rediscovered the Lost Island of Munga, represented the UK in the Winter Olympics, started Britain's space program and blew up the BBC.

First appearing on the nation's screens in November 1970, The Goodies, Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor, became prime-time mainstays for the next decade. They were the fifth biggest-grossing pop act of 1975 and bagged two Silver Roses of Montreux.

Their shows, in which the trio played an agency of three bicycling blokes for hire to do "anything, anywhere, anytime", were freewheeling streams-of-nonsense in which television conventions were upended and every silent-movie gag in history was lovingly re-created.

Presenter/Ross Noble, Producer/Simon Barnard for Wise Buddah Creative Limited


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update/reminders about upcoming events
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The GoodiesA reminder about the Goodies anniversary-related events coming up in the next few weeks.

1. The fan orgranized Goodies Birthday Party in Manchester, England on 6th November, at which Tim Brooke-Taylor will be the speical guest.  Visit the event's website at http://goodiesparty.wordpress.com/ for more info or to buy tickets.

2. The Goodies 40th Anniversary Special Event to be held at the Watershed Cinema in Bristol, England on November 7th (with Tim, Graeme, and Bill in attendance!).

Tickets can be purchased from http://www.watershed.co.uk/exhibits/2541/ or by calling the Watershed Box Office at +44 (0)117 927 5100


3. A fan organized Goodies Picnic Get-Together will be held in Melbourne, Australia on November 21st.  Details can be found at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142697895773219 and in the GROK forums at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/forum.php?forum=1&fpage=1&msg=19188&topic=2052

4. The Goodies will be doing a DVD signing at HMV on Oxford Street, London on 12 November from 1:00-2:00pm.  The event has a Facebook page.

Posted by lisa at 25/10/2010 02:52 GMT
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Goodies anniversary card reminder
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The GoodiesA reminder from the fans making the Goodies anniversary cards:

31 October 2010 is the deadline for submitting a message by email to be included in the card for Tim, Graeme and Bill.  Your messages can be sent to goodies40thanniversarycards@gmail.com  Please keep your message short as there is only limited amount of space left.

If you are attending the Goodies 40th birthday party in Manchester, England on 6 November there will be chance on the day to sign the card in person.

UPDATE 27 Oct 2010: Please note that the
email address has been corrected.  Apologies to anyone who had difficulty sending their messages.


Posted by lisa at 25/10/2010 02:39 GMT
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Goodies DVD signing in London on 12th November
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The GoodiesThe Goodies are going to be at HMV Oxford Street (London) to meet fans and sign copies of the new DVDs on Fri 12th Nov.

Heres the Facebook link for the event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118525424875715

Posted by lisa at 21/10/2010 12:37 GMT
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Goodies fans Get-Together Picnic in Melbourne, 21 November
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The GoodiesCalling all Goodies fans who'll be in the Melbourne, Australia area on 21st November!  A Goodies Get-Together Picnic is being organized in Cantani Gardens (inclement weather back-up location Greasy Joe's).

Please RSVP if you are interested in attending as the organizers need to ensure there is enough interest to hold the event.  You can find more information about the event and RSVP in our forums or on the event's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142697895773219

Posted by lisa at 20/10/2010 21:45 GMT
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sneak preview of Andrew Pixley's book about The Goodies
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The GoodiesAs we announced recently, Andrew Pixley's long-awaited book "The Goodies: Super Chaps Three" will be published next month.  Kaleidoscope Publishing has made available a sneak preview of the book; the PDF can be downloaded from the link near the bottom of this page: http://www.kaleidoscopepublishing.co.uk/books-goodies.html

The book is scheduled to ship on 8 November.  UK orders can be placed from Kaleidoscope or from Network DVD (http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1260) for the price of 24.99 including shipping.

Overseas orders should be placed through Kaleidoscope's Lulu store - the book is not listed there yet but will be on or before 8th November.  The Lulu store is located at http://stores.lulu.com/Kaleidoscope_Publishing

Posted by lisa at 20/10/2010 14:12 GMT
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New Funky Gibbon video with Bill - volunteers wanted
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The GoodiesThanks to Isabell for sending the following to our goodies-l mailing list:


I received this message from the IPPL, International Primate Preservation League (UK), today (Thursday Oct 14th) via facebook:

"As part of its campaign to raise awareness and funds for gibbon conservation, IPPL, together with Bill Oddie, is re-releasing the Goodies hit 1970s single The Funky Gibbon. The track has been re-mastered and features real gibbon sounds. The music video to accompany the song is being filmed in London next Thursday starting from 10AM. The venue is still to be confirmed but looks likely to be the Rainforest Caf on Shaftesbury Avenue near Piccadilly Circus tube station.

We have a professional choreographer and dancers lined up and the plan for the video is to have smartly-dressed volunteers who gradually loosen up and join in with the dancing. We are also looking for people to play grumpy pensioners drinking tea and glaring at the dancers, before finally joining in. Participation should be great fun and, of course, its all for an important cause. We are appealing for as many volunteers as possible to join in. Please register to participate by emailing me at savethegibbon@ippl-uk.org and we will email you the details as they are confirmed. Any queries can also be directed to the same email address.

Thanks and best regards,

Helen, IPPL (UK) Director"

So that's *Thursday October 21st in London* - Goodies fans nearby, please represent the rest of us!

Posted by lisa at 14/10/2010 19:01 GMT
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Super Chaps Three by Andrew Pixley available for pre-order
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The GoodiesThe long awaited book by Andrew Pixley - "The Goodies: Super Chaps Three" - is now available for pre-order!  The following information comes from Network DVD's website
http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?cPath=90&products_id=1260



Goodies (The): Super Chaps Three  24.99 



***AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW - FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK***

THIS WEBSITE IS FOR UK SALES ONLY. FOR NON-UK ORDERS SEE BELOW.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FULFILLMENT OF THIS ORDER WILL BE VIA KALEIDOSCOPE PUBLISHING, WHO CAN BE CONTACTED HERE (http://www.kaleidoscopepublishing.co.uk/). ORDERS WILL SHIP ON (OR POSSIBLY BEFORE) MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER - ANY PRE-ORDERS MADE BEFORE THE SHIP DATE WILL NOT BE FULFILLED UNTIL THAT DATE SO PLEASE BE PATIENT.

In the early 1960s, three innocent youngsters Billy, Little Timothy and the Other One had headed for the world of academia and found themselves ensnared in the twilight world of cutting-edge comedy perpetuated by the shady, clandestine organisation known only as the Footlights. After many perilous adventures, they were to win through, save the United Kingdom from ruin, and become world famous in Australia. The Goodies: Super Chaps Three tells the story of how The Goodies came into being, their successes in various media and the legacy of their much-loved programme.

Written by acclaimed archive television historian and Goodies expert Andrew Pixley this is undoubtedly the definitive look at the production of this classic comedy series. Over ten years in the making, this whopping 600+ page book covers every single aspect of the series' production as well as lengthy looks at Broaden Your Mind, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and other related programmes.

If you call yourselves a Goodies fan then you won't want to be without this book.


NON-UK ORDERS ARE FULFILLED VIA LULU'S PRINT-ON-DEMAND SERVICE - PLEASE PURCHASE VIA THIS LINK - http://stores.lulu.com/Kaleidoscope_Publishing  (ORDERING DETAILS WILL APPEAR ON OR BEFORE THE SHIP DATE OF MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER). ANY NON-UK ORDERS MADE VIA THIS SITE WILL BE REFUNDED AND CANCELLED.


Catalogue Number:  GOODIESKAL
Number of Discs:  602 PAGES


Posted by lisa at 13/10/2010 16:20 GMT
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update/reminders about upcoming events
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The Goodies1. From the organizers of the Goodies Birthday Party in Manchester, England on 6th November: "As we've now announced it, I just wanted to let everyone know that Tim Brooke-Taylor himself will be our very special guest for the day. We have also received some fantastic goodies from Graeme that will form wonderful raffle prizes on the day as well.

More announcements to follow soon, and don't forget that you can buy tickets here: https://goodiesparty.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/roll-up-roll-up/ "



2. Tickets are still available for The Goodies 40th Anniversary Special Event to be held at the Watershed Cinema in Bristol, England on November 7th (with all three Goodies in attendance!).

Tickets can be purchased from http://www.watershed.co.uk/exhibits/2541/ or by calling the Watershed Box Office at +44 (0)117 927 5100


3. A fan organized Goodies Picnic Get-Together will be held in Melbourne, Australia on November 21st.  Details can be found at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142697895773219 and in the GROK forums at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/forum.php?forum=1&fpage=1&msg=19188&topic=2052

Posted by lisa at 13/10/2010 02:28 GMT
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October Clarion & Globe out now!
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The Goodies The October edition of The Goodies Clarion & Globe (#179) is now available on the website.  It can be accessed either from the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or from the "Articles/Guides" menu on the left.

Posted by bretta at 12/10/2010 08:30 GMT
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BBC TV doesn't plan to mark The Goodies 40th anniversary
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The GoodiesAccording to the 10 October edition of "Points of View", BBC Television has no plans to mark The Goodies 40th anniversary. We suggest fans in the UK call/write/email the BBC to express their displeasure.

Phone numbers to make complaints (& online feedback form) can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/homepage/

http://faq.external.bbc.co....uk/questions/contact/contact_postaladdress has a postal mailing address & feedback form.

Posted by lisa at 11/10/2010 02:58 GMT
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Goodies fan on BBC1's "Points of View" tomorrow (Sunday, 10 Oct)
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The GoodiesFan Richard Sleeman recently posted on BBC One's "Points of View" website, asking about plans for The Goodies 40th anniversary.  This resulted in his being contacted by the show and asked to provide a brief video, which will be aired on tomorrow's edition (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vct6l).

Here's the info directly from Richard himself:

"Just to let you know that there will be a feature on The Goodies on tomorrow's (Oct 10th) edition of BBC1's Points of View @ 16:15 regarding what they are going to do for the 40th anniversary including a 30 second piece to camera from me. I wonder what they have to say on the subject."

Hopefully fans in the UK can provide a report for the rest of us after the show airs.

Posted by lisa at 09/10/2010 14:57 GMT
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fan messages for Goodies 40th anniversary cards
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The GoodiesThe Goodies are celebrating their 40th Birthday in November. Fans can submit messages to be included on anniversary cards for Tim, Graeme and Bill by emailing goodies40thanniversarycards@gmail.com.  Please specify if the message is for a particular Goody or all three of them.

Posted by lisa at 07/10/2010 01:49 GMT
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Bill's "Comedy Controller" repeated Saturday / Graeme on "The Unbelievable Truth
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The Goodies* BBC Radio 7 is repeating Bill Oddie's episode of "Comedy Controller" this Saturday, 2 October.  The show can be heard online from www.bbc.co.uk/radio7 and should be available for a week after broadcast from the BBC iPlayer.  Show details can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qz59

* Graeme Garden will be one of the panelists on BBC Radio 4's "The Unbelievable Truth" this coming Monday, 4 October at 6:30pm.  The show can be heard online from www.bbc.co.uk/radio4; it will be available for a week after broadcast from the BBC iPlayer.  Here's a listing for the episode from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v1nhq :

"David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents. Tony Hawks, Arthur Smith, Henning Wehn and Graeme Garden are the panellists obliged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as: Cake, Shoes, Nudity and Walt Disney.

The show is devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue."

* As we announced recently, Bill Oddie is scheduled to be one of the guests in the new series of "The Hairy Bikers' Cook-Off".  Tickets for recordings of the series are available through the BBC Tickets website, although it's not clear which recording will feature Bill: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/shows/hairy_bikers_family_cookoff

Posted by lisa at 01/10/2010 03:57 GMT
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tickets for fan event in Manchester (6 November) now on sale
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The GoodiesTickets for the fan organised event in Manchester, England on the 6th of November are available for sale here:
http://goodiesparty.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/roll-up-roll-up/

Guests and events to be announced soon by the organizers.

Posted by lisa at 30/09/2010 22:40 GMT
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"The Goodies: Super Chaps Three" by Andrew Pixley
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The GoodiesAs many of you know, television historian Andrew Pixley has been working on a book about "The Goodies" for over a decade.  The meticulously researched book is tentatively scheduled for release in early November.  It will be published by the archival television preservation society Kaleidoscope to raise funds for themselves and the RNLI.

Here is a blurb about the book from Andrew himself: "The Goodies: Super Chaps Three is an appreciation of "The Goodies" and a look at the professional careers of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie up to 1982 when the last new episode of the series aired.  Running to 600 pages, the text traces themes and patterns in their earlier work (e.g. "That Was The Week That Was", "BBC3", "At Last the 1948 Show", "Twice a Fortnight", "Broaden Your Mind", "Hark at Barker", "How Late It Is") and then covers the period of "The Goodies" in detail with reference to the show's production, the media coverage, the spin-offs and other projects which the trio undertook at the same time. The legacy of "The Goodies" is then looked at before the appendices offer production details, contextual comments, music listings and merchandise details."

Andrew says that the book will be available for ordering online.  We'll let you know when we have details about price and when they'll being taking orders.

Posted by lisa at 29/09/2010 17:28 GMT
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update on 8 November 2010 Network DVD releases
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The GoodiesNetwork DVD have confirmed that in addition to the 8 episode DVD "The Goodies: At Last - Back For More, Again" they will also be releasing a repackaged version of the first (2003) DVD (The "Goodies...At Last"). This will include a new booklet by Andrew Pixley.

In addition, also coming on 8 November is a eight disk box set with the previously released UK DVD titles plus the new one ("Back for More, Again").

Here are cover images Network has provided plus links to details on their website:

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1247



http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1248



Posted by lisa at 29/09/2010 16:48 GMT
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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Mailout - 28.09.10
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The GoodiesThe following is from the official I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue mailing list.  Please use the "click here for more" link at the bottom of this note to read the full message.

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

After the success of our 'not for broadcast' Theatre Tours in 2007, 2008 and 2009 (all complete sell-outs), we're planning another Official Theatre Tour of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' in November and December this year, to be hosted again by the excellent Jack Dee.  The show is a brand new 'Best Of', featuring the most successful rounds in the 38 years of the programme. The panel will comprise Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy with Colin Sell at the piano.  I regret to report that some of the dates have sold rather more quickly than anticipated (since we haven't even advertised them yet), but there are still tickets to be had in Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Ipswich, Chichester and Oxford.

The dates we will be doing in November and December are:

Sunday 14th November
New Theatre, Cardiff
Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Tickets - currently on sale.
Box Office: 029 2087 8889
Website: www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Monday 15th November
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Tickets - currently on sale.
Box Office: 01902 42 92 12
Website: www.grandtheatre.info

Tuesday 16th November
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Tickets - currently on sale.
Box Office: 01892 530613
Website: www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

Thursday 18th November
The Hexagon, Reading
Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Tickets - currently on sale.
Box Office: 0118 960 6060
Website: www.readingarts.com/thehexagon

Monday 6th December
Chichester Festival Theatre
Matinee: show starts 2.30pm (finishes at around 5pm)
Evening: show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Tickets - currently on sale.
Box Office: 01243 781312
Website: www.cft.org.uk

Wednesday 8th December
Newcastle City Halls
Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Tickets - currently on sale.
Box Office: 0191 2612606
Website: www.newcastlecityhall.org

Sunday 12th December
The Ipswich Regent
Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Tickets - currently on sale.
Box Office: 01473 433100
Website: www.ipswichregent.com

Monday 13th December
The New Theatre, Oxford
Show starts 7.30pm (finishes at around 10pm) Tickets - currently on sale.
Box Office: 0844 847 1585
Website: www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

Posted by lisa at 28/09/2010 18:04 GMT
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FW: ISIRTA album on CD / boxset of Network DVD releases
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The GoodiesThanks to Andrew Williams for the following news items!

1. Andrew has spotted an Amazon listing which appears to be a box set of the four Network DVD Goodies sets - the three that have previously been released plus the new set that will be released November 8th.  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Goodies-At-Last-40th-Anniversary/dp/B0044EH1FU/ref=sr_1_17?s=STORE&ie=UTF8&qid=1285602094&sr=1-17



Here is the product description from Amazon, which HAS NOT been verified with Network:

"In 1970, the Goodies unleashed their legendary blend of surreal sketches, strikingly topical satire, slapstick and general lunacy on an unsuspecting viewing public. Capturing the irreverent and rebellious flavour of the decade, this phenomenally popular, BAFTA-nominated series spread its mischief over twelve years, nine series and numerous specials, making household names of creators, writers and performers Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor. This special box set contains 32 hilarious episodes (including the full LWT series) - from a giant white fluffy kitten called Twinkle to a slippery climb up a giant beanstalk, from the ancient Lancastrian art of Ecky Thump to fighting a ban on fun instigated by an all-too-real puppet government, this is television comedy at its undeniable best. This set includes four extensive booklets on the making of these shows by archive television historian Andrew Pixley, alongside a number of special features on the LWT set." 


2. Also from Amazon's website is a reissue of one of the original "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" albums by BBC Audiobooks: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sorry-Read-That-Again-Vintage/dp/1408468239/  The CD, scheduled for release on 3 Feb 2011, is described as "a facsimile edition of the original 1978 LP of comedy sketches and songs, starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. Taken from the fondly-remembered BBC radio series of the early 1970s, this title features the original artwork and sleeve notes, plus a vinyl-look CD."

If it is correct that this is the 1978 ISIRTA album, that would make it the one released by BBC Records (as opposed to the 1967 Parlophone ISIRTA LP).  The BBC album included the tracks:  Opening Credits, Full Frontal Radio, Prune Manifesto, Buffers, Critics, Motoring Flash, Quickie, Honours List, News In Welsh, Minority Programmes, Home This Afternoon A Go Go, News Flash, Listening to the Flowers, Opening, Talent Contest, Eddie Waring Impersonation, Sick Mans Blues, and Taming of the Shrew & Closing Credits.

Details about both ISIRTA LPs (as well as pictures of their covers) can be seen at [url]http://www.thegoodies.info/recs_isirta.html[\url]

Posted by lisa at 27/09/2010 22:32 GMT
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updated cover for new Goodies DVD
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The GoodiesHere's an updated cover for the new DVD, which is scheduled for release in the UK on 8 November 2010.  Thanks to Network DVD for providing the images!





Posted by lisa at 24/09/2010 15:16 GMT
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new series of "The Unbelievable Truth" starts 27 Sept (next Monday)
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The Goodies"The Unbelievable Truth" a series from Graeme Garden's Random Entertainment Limited, returns to BBC Radio 4 with a new series starting Monday at 6:30pm (London time).  As in the past, listeners around the world should be able to hear the broadcasts online from Radio 4's website and for a week after broadcast from the BBC iPlayer (it's only TV shows on the iPlayer for which access is restricted to the UK).

Here's a blurb about the series and the guests for the first episode:

The Unbelievable Truth
Monday 27 September
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

David Mitchell returns for a new series of the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents.

Chris Addison, Susan Calman, Rufus Hound and Armando Iannucci are the panelists obliged to speak with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Henry Ford, biscuits, rain and squirrels.

The Unbelievable Truth was devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith.

Presenter/David Mitchell, Producer/Jon Naismith for Random Entertainment Limited


Posted by lisa at 23/09/2010 21:12 GMT
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Bill Oddie to appear in "The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off"
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The GoodiesThe following article appears at
http://www.beecareful.info/news/general/entertainment/television/82176-the-hairy-bikers-cook-off-on-bbc-two-daytime.html

The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off on BBC Two Daytime
By Jackson Taylor-Davids

The perennially popular Hairy Bikers are back, and they're on a mission to find Britain's best cooking family in a brand new BBC Two Daytime studio show The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off.

Si King and Dave Myers will mix cooking, celebrity chat and their unique brand of entertainment in the 40-part series which goes into production on Monday 27 September at BBC Television Centre. It will transmit daily at 5.15pm on weekdays from Monday 25 October. Each episode will feature foodie challenges for two teams of families fighting for the title of Britain's Best Cooking Family.

Si and Dave know that Britain is packed with families who are mad about cooking: they're not professionals but they've got the skills and knowledge to create some amazing dishes. Above all, they love doing it as a family. Families from across the UK have signed up to take part in the exciting new show, ensuring an eclectic and wide reaching mix of contestants.

Celebrity guests will also join the Hairies for some revealing chat each day: Gavin Henson, Jo Wood, Charles Dance, Julia Bradbury and Bill Oddie are just some of the game guests confirmed to appear so far, all of whom will be cooking up a storm.

The show will be packed with great challenges for the families, from having to create their own unique family favourite dish to mastering a cooking skill that the bikers teach them and creating a simple dish in just seven minutes that families at home can cook along with and serve up by the end of each programme.

The Hairies comment: "We're both thrilled to be back on daily teatime telly. The programme is an exciting mix of extraordinary ordinary families and celebrities who share a common bond of good food and cooking.

"It is a great combo of chat and recipes guaranteed to make you super hungry, with the chance to cook along and enjoy them with us every evening. And if that's not enough to whet your family's appetite, there are also some simple but foolproof kitchen techniques and secrets indispensable to top chefs and fanatical foodies alike and equally useful in your kitchen at home. We're really looking forward to meeting some of our favourite celebrities - and rest assured we'll be giving them a good grilling alongside the teatime chops!"

The series has been commissioned by Liam Keelan, Controller, BBC Daytime, who adds: "It's fantastic to see the Hairy Bikers back on BBC Daytime. Dave and Si's particular brand of humour and warmth as well as their skill in the kitchen will make this a must see for our audience."

The 40x45 minute series is produced by BBC Entertainment in London. The Executive Producers are Alex McLeod and Carla-Maria Lawson.


Posted by lisa at 23/09/2010 21:00 GMT
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new Goodies DVD listed on Network DVD's website!
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The GoodiesThanks to Jenny_Gibbon for this link!

Network DVD's website (http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1238) lists a new Goodies DVD with a UK release date of 8 November, 2010.  Entitled "The Goodies: At Last - Back for More, Again" it will contain eight episodes (Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - Ok?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit and Royal Command) plus a booklet by Andrew Pixley.

Please note that the DVD cover on the Network site is only a placeholder image.


Here's the full text from that webpage:

Goodies (The): At Last Back For More, Again 

In 1970, the Goodies unleashed their legendary blend of surreal sketches, strikingly topical satire, slapstick and general lunacy on an unsuspecting viewing public. Capturing the irreverent and rebellious flavour of the decade, this phenomenally popular, BAFTA-nominated series spread its mischief over twelve years, nine series and numerous specials, making household names of creators, writers and performers Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

Celebrating the series fortieth anniversary, this volume comprises eight of the best episodes from rescuing kidnapped musicians to defending Camelot (against town planners!), from creating honest advertising to fighting a ban on fun instigated by an all-too-real puppet government, this is television comedy at its undeniable best!

This set comes with a brand-new booklet by archive television historian Andrew Pixley.

Episodes featured: Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - Ok?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit and Royal Command.

Catalogue Number:  7953367
Time:  254 mins approx
Region:  2 / PAL
Subtitles:  English
Sound:  Mono / English
Picture:  1.33:1 / Colour
Number of Discs:  2
Classification:  TBC
Barcode:  5027626336745


Posted by lisa at 21/09/2010 15:06 GMT
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tickets on sale for The Goodies 40th Anniversary Special Event in Bristol
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The GoodiesTickets are now on sale for The Goodies 40th Anniversary Special Event to be held at the Watershed Cinema in Bristol on November 7th.

Tickets can be purchased from http://www.watershed.co.uk/exhibits/2541/ or by calling the Watershed Box Office at +44 (0)117 927 5100

Posted by lisa at 20/09/2010 15:13 GMT
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Bill's new blog / Tim in Wraxall 24 Sept / Bill in Rainforest video
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The Goodies* There's a new entry on Bill's blog (dated 16 Sept) at http://www.billoddie.com/Bills_Blog.htm

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

* According to an article on This is Bristol (at  [/url]http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/entertainmentnews/Funnyman-aids-charity-dinner/article-2659629-detail/article.html[/url]) Tim will be appearing at a charity dinner in Wraxall this coming Friday evening (24 Sept).  Here is the article, which includes information about buying tickets:

Funnyman aids charity dinner

FORMER Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor will be on stage in Wraxall to raise money for a North Somerset charity.

The popular comedian, who starred in the smash-hit 1970s TV series The Goodies and is a regular panellist on Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, will discuss his life and work on TV and radio in front of an audience during an interview with former That's Life presenter Chris Serle.

The one-off event takes place at the Downs School next Friday, September 24, to raise funds for Wellspring Counselling, a Nailsea and district charity providing low-cost counselling. Mr Brooke- Taylor offered to front Wellspring Counselling's fundraising venture Friends of Wellspring, which launched last year, because of his long-term support for the sector.

His partner Christine worked as a counsellor and Mr Brooke-Taylor is president of their local Relate couples counselling service.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7.30pm, cost 10 and are available from Nailsea Music Shop, 79 High Street, or by calling 01275 810879 or 857086.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

* A four minute video of Bill visiting the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil can be seen at http://pledgingforchange.com/sustainability/conservation/atlantic-rainforest.php  Here is information from that page about the video:

Atlantic Rainforest Bill Oddie

September 18, 2010 By Karen Maskall

As part of the preparation for the World Land Trusts exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2010, Bill Oddie visited the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil with John Burton, the Trusts CEO, and representatives from two of the Trusts corporate supporters, the Body Shop and Enterprise Plants.

They were able to see first hand what the Trusts partner organisation REGUA has achieved in the past few years, in particular the restoration of rainforests and wetlands.


Posted by lisa at 19/09/2010 02:25 GMT
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THE GOODIES 40th Anniversary Special Event
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The GoodiesThanks to Graeme Garden for passing along the following information.

FYI:
The event has not yet been officially announced and tickets are not yet on sale, but this is a special sneak preview of the press release, to be shared by the [Goodies] websites.

Cheers
Graeme


THE GOODIES 40th Anniversary Special Event

Sun 7 November 5pm
  10.00/8.00concs

Venue: Watershed Cinema, Bristol (Box Office 0117 927 5100)

For more than a decade The Goodies were a national comedy phenomenon and one of our most loved comedy teams. 

The Goodies TV show attracted viewing figures almost unimaginable today (over 20million on their specials) and they became a household name and bone fide pop stars .

From 1970 until 1982 their anarchic visual humour and insightful scripts delighted audiences young and old and though the series was never repeated in the UK the shows have once again been a attracting new generations with the release of three fast selling DVD releases.

On the eve of their 40th Anniversary Tim, Bill and Graeme join Sir Christopher Frayling to discuss and  celebrate their unique comic creations and to receive the award for Excellence In Visual Comedy from Aardman Animations and Bristols Slapstick Festival.  Join us for this unique trip down memory lane with three of Britains best loved comic performers.

UPDATE (17 Sept 2010):
The event is now up on the Bristol Silent's website:

http://www.bristolsilents.org.uk/events.php?eventname=Slapstick-Special-Event

Graeme believes tickets will go on sale on Monday Sept 20th.

Posted by lisa at 16/09/2010 21:35 GMT
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Latest C&G newsletter hot off the presses!
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The Goodies The latest edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#178) is now available on the website.  It can be accessed from either the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or from the "Articles / Guides" menu option on the left.

Posted by bretta at 12/09/2010 11:17 GMT
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2010 ISIHAC Official Stage Tour dates
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The GoodiesThe following are the upcoming tour dates for the 2010 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Official Stage Tour (as listed on  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 (http://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/english/event.asp?id=362)


* Monday, 15 November: WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE (http://www.grandtheatre.info/WhatsOn_focus.asp?ShowId=474&sC=page10 )


* Tuesday, 16 November: ASSEMBLY HALL THEATRE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS (http://www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk/)


* Thursday, 18 November: THE HEXAGON, READING (http://www.readingarts.com/thehexagon/whatson/event.asp?id=SX144A-A781B6E4 )


* Monday, 6 December:  CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE (http://www.cft.org.uk/cft-productions_details.asp?pid=435 )


* Wednesday, 8 December: NEWCASTLE CITY HALLS (http://www.newcastlecityhall.org/events/2010/december/08/im-sorry-i-havent-got-clue)


* Sunday, 12 December: THE IPSWICH REGENT (https://online.ipswich.gov.uk/PEO/)


* Monday 13 December: NEW THEATRE, OXFORD (http://www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk/prod-productions_details.asp?VenueID=103&pid=1930)

Posted by lisa at 10/09/2010 22:10 GMT
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ABC2 Monday night Goodies repeats at 8:05pm
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The GoodiesAs part of its series of Goodies repeats, ABC 2 (Australia) will be showing the rarely seen special "Superstar" this coming Monday (13 Sept) at 8:05pm. The following Monday (20 Sept)'s episode will be "Camelot" (also scheduled for 8:05pm).  It's advisable to confirm the start times in your local listings.

Fans in Australia can watch the two most recently broadcast Goodies episodes on ABC iView at  [url]http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/series/2968858[url]

Posted by lisa at 10/09/2010 19:57 GMT
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time change for Bill's "Cash in the Celebrity Attic" auction, 11 Sept
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The GoodiesPlease note that the time for Bill's auction has been changed from 9:30am to 12pm (London time).

Posted by lisa at 08/09/2010 16:29 GMT
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update about Bill's "Celebrity Cash in the Attic" auction (11 Sept)
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The GoodiesHere's an update about the auction from http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/tring-news/Celebrity39s-items-go-under-the.6510284.jp:

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.


Posted by lisa at 07/09/2010 03:25 GMT
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Humph Celebration Concert on Radio 4 next Monday
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The GoodiesBBC 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-Talyor, 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."

Posted by lisa at 23/08/2010 22:26 GMT
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Bill auctioning Goodies memorabilia for "Cash in the Celebrity Attic"
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The GoodiesThe 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.

Posted by lisa at 20/08/2010 15:00 GMT
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Bill blogs about his recent holidays
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The GoodiesBill 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.

Posted by lisa at 20/08/2010 02:46 GMT
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Goodies episodes on ABC iView
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The GoodiesFans 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").

Posted by lisa at 20/08/2010 02:45 GMT
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Andromeda Spaceways #45 (with poem by Graeme Garden)
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The GoodiesIssue 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.

Posted by lisa at 20/08/2010 02:41 GMT
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Bill's trip to Sri Lanka
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The GoodiesThe Sri Lanka Diaries blog has articles about Bill's trip to see wildlife in that country at http://srilankadiaries.blogspot.com/2010/08/bill-oddie-sets-off-to-sri-lanka-for.html

and

http://srilankadiaries.blogspot.com/2010/08/bill-oddie-returns-after-wildlife.html

Posted by lisa at 17/08/2010 21:45 GMT
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Reminder: ABC 2 is repeating The Goodies Monday nights at 8pm
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The GoodiesReminder: ABC 2 (Australia) is repeating The Goodies on Monday nights at 8:00pm.

Upcoming episodes for the next few weeks should be "The Winter Olympics" (Mon, Aug 16 at 8:05pm), "That Old Black Magic" (Mon, Aug 23 at 8pm), and "For Those in Peril on the Sea" (Mon, Aug 30 at 8:00pm).

Posted by lisa at 16/08/2010 02:29 GMT
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Goodies episode on Melbourne's Federation Square's Big Screen Monday 16 Aug
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The GoodiesThe 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


Posted by lisa at 13/08/2010 15:10 GMT
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Bill will be attending RSPCA open day in Fairlight, Aug 15th
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The GoodiesThe following news item is from
http://www.rspca.org.uk/media/news/story/-/article/EM_Bill_Oddie_Mallydams

Bill Oddie is attending an RSPCA open day


13.08.10

Renowned twitcher and former Springwatch presenter Bill Oddie is to share his passion for the natural world at an RSPCA wildlife centre open day.


RSPCA Mallydams Wood in Fairlight, near Hastings, East Sussex opens its doors for its annual open day on Sunday, August 15.


As well as being the centre's biggest fundraising event of the year, it's also a great opportunity to visit and find out all about the important wildlife rehabilitation and educational work which is carried out there.


Bill Oddie praised the educational work done at Mallydams saying:

Ever since I can remember I have been saying how important it is to educate youngsters because they are the grown-ups of tomorrow, they are going to inherit this world.

Family day out
There will be entertainment for all the family with storytelling, face painting, raffle, games and activities for all ages.


In addition, there will be a variety of woodland crafts, bric-a-brac and charity stalls as well as plenty of refreshments.


The Gizmo Kids will be on site, performing two shows of contemporary songs and dances, and walks and trails will be marked out in Mallydams Wood.


Centre manager Bel Deering said:

We'd love to see all our supporters at the open day and also meet some new ones. It is brilliant Bill will be here to share his passion for nature and we hope to get him exploring the creatures found along many woodland trails.

As well as rehabilitating wildlife, it is important to us to play an educative role by sharing our work with the public and in teaching people about wildlife.

Above all, the day is about demonstrating the work that we do and having fun for a good cause.

The centre's gates are open from 10am until 4pm. There will be ample free parking up the road in Mountain Field, Peter James Lane as well as disabled spaces actually at the centre.


The wildlife centre can be found at:

Mallydams Wood
Peter James Lane
Fairlight
HASTINGS
TN35 4AH


Find out more about the centre's history and some of the work that is carried out at Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre.


Posted by lisa at 13/08/2010 05:30 GMT
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some upcoming UK TV shows
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The Goodies* Comedy Connections - the episode featuring "The Goodies" will be repeated Tuesday, 24 Aug on G.O.L.D. at 15:20 and again Wed, 25 Aug at 00:55.

    * Tim Brooke-Taylor's Golf Clubs is repeated on Discovery Living and Travel Thurs, 12 Aug at 05:30 and Fri, 13 Aug at 05:30.

    * Comedy Classics - this documentary looks at "Doctor in the House" (on which Graeme & Bill were writers).  On ITV1 Sunday, 15 Aug at 23:15

    * Bill Oddie's Top 10 Aliens (wildlife) - repeated on BBC 1 Weds, 18 Aug at 02:30

Posted by lisa at 11/08/2010 21:53 GMT
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Goodies episode on ABC iViiew (for Australian viewers)
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The GoodiesFans 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 "The New Office" and "Hunting Pink")

Posted by lisa at 11/08/2010 21:48 GMT
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Tim playlet to be part of Kaleidoscope event (Sept 4th, Stourbridge, UK)
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The GoodiesThanks to Andrew Pixley for posting the following in the forums:

"Just a heads-up that Tim's remarkably un-nerving dramatic performance in a playlet from Thames Television's 1970s "Shades of Greene" anthology is be screen at the next Kaleidoscope event for those who are interested:

http://www.petford.net/kaleidoscope/next-kaleidoscope-event.html "


The event will be held Saturday 4th September 2010, 12:00 - 7:00 pm
at the Function Suite, The Talbot Hotel, High Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1DW, UK.  Admission is free.

Posted by lisa at 09/08/2010 04:03 GMT
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reminder about ABC 2 Monday night Goodies repeats
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The GoodiesReminder: ABC 2 (Australia) will be repeating The Goodies episodes "Hunting Pink" (Mon, Aug 9 at 8pm), "The Winter Olympics" (Mon, Aug 16 at 8:05pm), and "That Old Black Magic" (Mon, Aug 23 at 8pm).

Posted by lisa at 09/08/2010 03:48 GMT
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Newsletters up and going again!
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The Goodies Thanks to webmaster Tim's wonderful work, the article posting mechanism is up and going again, so I've been able to post up the backlog of newsletters including the current one for July (#176).

The article & photo gallery of Tim's patriotic speeches from #176 is now posted as part of the "A Collection Of Goodies Themes" article. The crossword from #174 and word puzzle from #175 have been posted up as well, so everything is up to date again.

Posted by bretta at 03/08/2010 10:30 GMT
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Tim's episode of "Heartbeat" on itvplayer
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The GoodiesThanks to Jenny_Gibbon for posting the following info in the forums earlier this week:

Tim's episode of Heartbeat was on last night, on  itv1 at 20.00.

The War of the Roses Joe and George call a meeting of local farmers to bring to an end their harassment of a neighbour whose unacceptable farming practices have made him deeply unpopular. Dawn falls for good-looking newcomer Billy Garrett, but discovers his charming manner conceals a tortured past that produces sudden angry outbursts. David is hired to help Peggy compile an inventory of house contents of a recently deceased woman, but fears his companion's dodgy dealings have upset the restless spirit of the former resident. Guest starring Phyllis Logan and Tim Brooke-Taylor

I'm not sure when they're repeating it again. but its available on the itvplayer. http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=160354


Posted by lisa at 28/07/2010 05:12 GMT
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Bill on "John Bishop's Britain" on 31 July
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The GoodiesThanks to wackywales for posting the following info in the forums:

I spotted the following programme in the tv guide.

John Bishop's Britain
Episode 2
Saturday 31st July, 21:50 on BBC One
Synopsis: Liverpudlian comedian John Bishop introduces a mix of stand-up, sketches and real-life stories from members of the Great British public. Bill Oddie talks about his first kiss.


Posted by lisa at 28/07/2010 05:09 GMT
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ABC contact form for feedback about The Goodies repeats
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The GoodiesThe Goodies If you watched The Goodies repeat on ABC 2 yesterday and are looking forward to more, let the ABC know! Their online contact form can be found at http://www.abc.net.au/tv/abctv/contact.htm (Thanks to Steve Gerlach for the link!)

Posted by lisa at 26/07/2010 23:11 GMT
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Monday night Goodies repeats on the ABC (in Australia)
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The GoodiesThe ABC in Australia will be broadcasting "Kitten Kong" on Monday, July 26th at 8pm, followed by "The New Office" the following Monday.  We believe further episodes will air in the Monday night timeslot (as mentioned on http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2010/07/the-goodies-replay.html), but are awaiting details. (Thanks to the many fans who provided this info!)

Fan club member Anthony Volpi-Furrowly Pugs reports, "I was advised that the ABC have the terrestial broadcast rights for The Goodies again after almost 20 years and hopefully, if [the forthcoming broadcasts do well in the ratings, the ABC] intend to broadcast in series order." 

Spread the word to tune in if you can!

UPDATE: The episode "Hunting Pink" is scheduled for August 9th.

Posted by lisa at 22/07/2010 04:14 GMT
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"Kitten Kong" repeat on ABC (Australia) on 26th July
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The GoodiesThanks to Mark Taylor for posting the following on The Goodies Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/thegoodies):

Don't know if anyone has posted this news yet but I was just browsing the ABC website and found out that they have Kitten Kong programmed for next Monday at 8 PM on ABC2. Maybe a sign of what's to come... http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc2/201007/programs/ZX1226A001D2010-07-26T200200.htm

Posted by lisa at 19/07/2010 04:02 GMT
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National Archives of Australia article re: last year's "Commonwealth Games" find
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The GoodiesThanks to John Williams for letting us know that the National Archives Of Australia's magazine Memento issue 39 has a brief article about John's having uncovered the missing footage from The Goodies "Commonwealth Games" episode last year.  The article can be found in the "In brief section on page 32.

This link may take you directly to that page:
http://memento.realviewtechnologies.com/?xml=memento#folio=032

If that doesn't work, go to
http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/memento/index.aspx, click on "View online" link under the photo of the latest issue's cover, and then navigate to page 32. You can then click anywhere on the page to enlarge the text.

Posted by lisa at 19/07/2010 03:08 GMT
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Goodies clip on BBC Comedy page
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The GoodiesA one minute clip from The Goodies episode "Cunning Stunts" was added to the BBC Comedy website today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/clips/p008r17h/the_goodies_mildred/  The clip, which is entitled "Mildred", has the following description: "William loses his job to an attractive replacement". 

I'm unable to view it from the BBC Comedy page, perhaps because I'm outside the UK, but I am able to watch it on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p008r17h

The "Cunning Stunts" clip is linked from the BBC Comedy-->Clips-->The Goodies page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/show/p0085sjd/the_goodies/  I hope this means more clips Goodies clips might be added in the future!

BTW, I noticed a section entitled Programme Information on the Comedy pages which invites you to click on a link to "Visit The Goodies pages to find out when this show is on next".  Going to that page yields the information that no programmes are coming up and the episode was last on Wed, 10 Dec 1980 on BBC One (Wales only).  Further, another page (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0085sjd/episodes/1975) provides the info that the episode was aired on 14 April 1975 on BBC Two.  Time for a repeat!

Posted by lisa at 07/07/2010 21:56 GMT
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another Graeme doodle up for auction for charity
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The GoodiesAnother doodle by Graeme Garden is being auctioned for charity on eBay.  It is item number 220632859008; here's a link to the auction:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220632859008

Posted by lisa at 07/07/2010 21:55 GMT
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Bill in Battersea Park / ISIHAC articles
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The GoodiesHere are some assorted news items from the past few days.  Cut & pastes of the articles' texts can be read by using the "click here for more" link at the bottom of this news item.


1. According to Up To Speed News
(http://uptospeednews.co.uk/uncategorized/its-elvis-and-chico-time-in-battersea-park/), Bill was one of the celebrities taking part in a Battersea Park charity concert a few days ago.

2. The Guardian ran an article about Jack Dee hosting "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" in its July 5th edition:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/jul/05/jack-dee-sorry-havent-clue

3. For the ISIHAC fans - there's an article about Barry's solo "Still Alive" review (which mentions Clue) at
http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/leisure/8239207.Barry_s_still_clued_up/

Posted by lisa at 06/07/2010 21:59 GMT
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"Australia Versus" starts on 6 July
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The GoodiesThanks  to  cscamp for reporting in the GROK forums that the "Australia Verses" series starts on Australian TV channel 7 Tuesday 6th July 9.30 pm. We dont know yet in which episode Tim will appear.

It appears that episodes of the series may be available to viewers in Australia for a week after broadcast from http://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/australia-versus/

Posted by lisa at 06/07/2010 21:31 GMT
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listen again links for ISIRTA, Satsuma, and others
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The Goodies* This week's BBC Radio 7 repeat of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" (with part 3 of The Curse of the Flying Wombat) can be heard until next Thursday from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sxklf/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_4_Episode_3/


* Another episode of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" (Ulysses or The Bill Oddysey) appeared as part of last Saturday's "Comedy Controller - Arnold Brown" on BBC Radio 7.  It will be available from the BBC iPlayer until this Saturday from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007jsq0/Comedy_Controller_Arnold_Brown/


* A 1984 repeat of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", with Willie Rushton and Humphrey Lyttelton joining Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, & Barry Cryer, can be heard until next Tuesday from
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gsr8y/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_22_01_2009/


* BBC Radio 7 is repeating their run of the full series of "The Long Hot Satsuma" (with Graeme Garden & Barry Cryer).  Episode 3 can be heard until next Tuesday from
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00mjnwg/The_Long_Hot_Satsuma_Episode_3/


* Jeremy Hardy fans may be interested to learn that a new series of "Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation" started on BBC Radio 4 yesterday.  Episode 1 can be heard for a week from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sv6vf/Jeremy_Hardy_Speaks_to_the_Nation_Series_8_How_To_Grow_Up/

Posted by lisa at 01/07/2010 22:33 GMT
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Listen Again link for this week's ISIHAC
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The Goodies* This week's episode of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (Series 53 Episode 2) is now available from the BBC iPlayer at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00strwh/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_53_Episode_2/


* Episode 1 is still available as well:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00srjdl/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_53_Episode_1/

Posted by lisa at 29/06/2010 15:22 GMT
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New episode of ISIHAC / Bill's new wildlife blog
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The Goodies* The new series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" started today. The first episode is available from Listen Again (via the BBC iPlayer) at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00srjdl/Im_Sorry_I_Havent_A_Clue_Series_53_Episode_1/

* Bill Oddie has started writing a wildlife themed blog for his official website. The first post (dated June 16th) is available at http://www.billoddie.com/Bills_Blog.htm

* For fans in the UK - clips from Bill's 2006 series, "Bill Oddie's How to Watch Wildlife", have been added to the BBC iPlayer at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007q9q3#clips  Note that iPlayer radio shows are available worldwide but television shows (& clips) are restricted to those within the UK.

Posted by lisa at 21/06/2010 22:01 GMT
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Bill Oddie on wind farms, The Statue on DVD, and other news
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The GoodiesHere's a hodgepodge of recent news items.

* Embrace My Planet has posted a two minute video clip of Bill Oddie talking about "ideal locations for onshore wind farms...and cats" at http://www.embracemyplanet.com/videos/bill-oddie-speaks-wind-farmsand-cats


* A 1971 film in which Tim Brooke-Taylor had a small role, "The Statue", has been released on DVD in the US.  The film starred David Niven, Virna Lisi, Robert Vaughn, and John Cleese.  Here's a listing for it at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Statue-David-Niven/dp/B00383XYRC/


* Another date is being advertised in the 2010 I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Stage Tour. In addition to the previously mentioned show in Newcastle on December 8th (for which tickets are now on sale), a show is to be held at the Grant Theatre in Wolverhampton on Monday, 15 November. 

Details about the Wolverhampton show are available at
http://www.grandtheatre.info/WhatsOn_focus.asp?ShowId=474&sC=page46 , which also has a booking link; the Box Office can be reached at 01902 42 92 12.
It appears this show may be on sale.


* Tim is one of the performers in audio download "The Wit of Golf". According to the show's listing on Audio.com (at http://tinyurl.com/33o83rg), "Building on the huge success of The Wit of Cricket, this is a collection of the funniest golf anecdotes, jokes, and stories, performed by Peter Alliss, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Robert Powell. Here is a bumper bag of humorous anecdotes and amusing tales from the world of golf that proves it is a funny old game - bunkers, birdies, and all!

Recorded live by Peter Alliss, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Robert Powell in front of an enthusiastic audience at Hindhead Golf Club in Surrey, here are dozens of hilarious stories about legendary players such as Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods - and also caddies, club golf, pro-celebrity tournaments, and commentary gaffes!"



* Also available as an audio download is Tim's appearance in the BBC Radio 4 show "I've Never Seen Star Wars".  Here's a link to the series on Audio.com, although it is likely available from other digital retailers as well: http://tinyurl.com/33u8tet

Posted by lisa at 17/06/2010 14:47 GMT
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new series of ISIHAC starts next Monday / another "Long Hot Satsuma" repeat
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The Goodies* A new series of Tim & Graeme's radio show, "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", starts on BBC Radio 4 next Monday, 21 June.  The show will air for six weeks at 6:30pm Mondays; each episode will be repeated the following Sunday at noon.  The broadcasts can be heard online from www.bbc.co.uk/radio4.  After broadcast, each episode will be available online for a week from the BBC iPlayer (radio shows on iPlayer should be available to most of the world).

Here's a listing for the first episode of the new series: "BBC Radio 4's antidote to panel games returns for its 53rd series with regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy on the panel and Jack Dee as the programme's reluctant chairman. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue promises more quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family, as the series starts its run from the Centaur in Cheltenham. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano."


* BBC Radio 7 is repeating Graeme Garden & Barry Cryer's 1989 radio sketch comedy series "The Long Hot Satsuma" on Tuesdays starting today (June 15th).  Although the BBC website says they are only airing two episodes, as the station used to do before recovering the episodes that were missing from the archives, other listings show this will be a repeat of the full series. 

Episode 1 can be heard for a week (until next Tuesday's episode airs) from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007jwxv/The_Long_Hot_Satsuma_Episode_1/



* ISIHAC fans might enjoy hearing Barry Cryer interviewed in a repeat of "Chain Reaction" from December 2004.  The show was repeated by BBC Radio 7 last week and is available from the BBC iPlayer through this Friday, 18 June, at 10:32pm London time from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00grv92/Chain_Reaction_Series_2_Jo_Brand_Interviews_Barry_Cryer/

Posted by lisa at 15/06/2010 22:15 GMT
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ISIHAC tour date in Newcastle on December 8th - tickets on sale Monday
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The GoodiesTickets for an "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" tour (not radio recording) date at the Newcastle City Hall on December go on sale Monday, 14th June.  The Box Office phone is 0191 2612606; details about booking in person can be found at http://www.newcastlecityhall.org/box-office

Event Details can be found at
http://www.newcastlecityhall.org/events/2010/december/08/im-sorry-i-havent-got-clue-sale-monday-14th-june

The show will start at approximately 7.30pm that evening. Ticket prices are 23, 20, 15

Here's a blurb from the website, which has a small photo of the team:

BBC Radios multi award-winning antidote to panel games begins a new UK tour, after sell-out tours in 2007, 2008 and 2009.  Join Jack Dee, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and pianist Colin Sell for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. Whether the teams are singing the words of one song to the tune of another, making up serial rhymes or entering the mythic maze of Mornington Crescent, they have now become the National Theatre of fun

Posted by lisa at 11/06/2010 23:40 GMT
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signed doodle by Graeme in eBay charity auction
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The GoodiesA doodle drawn and signed by Graeme is being auctioned for charity on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Graeme-Garden-Signed-Doodle-Goodies-9-/220618041529


The auction ends June 16th at 23:25 BST.

Posted by lisa at 10/06/2010 04:09 GMT
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a bit of news from Tim and Graeme
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The GoodiesTim and Graeme have sent along the following bits of news.

As mentioned yesterday, Tim will be appearing in a new Australian series called "Australia Versus" in which comedians from America, England, and Australia take on each other (more details at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/news.php?cod=1405).  Tim explained that his brief appearance in the show was filmed "in a cellar in the UK", where he was interviewed by some nice Brits.  Tim said he answered questions and "batted for Britain"; as he hasn't seen what the other comedians said he doesnt know who "won". Guess he'll have to wait for the finished show like the rest of us to see how he did (we'll be rooting for you, Tim!)

Graeme said the recording for the BBC Radio 4 "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere" documentary last month was very good and fun, too.  He explained that Ross Noble, the presenter, "was given a list of questions for the documentary but we just kept drifting off topic and chatting about the shows." 

In other radio news, "The Unbelievable Truth", which is produced by Graeme and Jon Naismith's Random Productions, will be recording an episode at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.  Graeme won't be appearing on the panel, but will be along as script editor.

Graeme also reports that he and Tim, along with the rest of the "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" team, are hoping to do a short tour at the end of the year.  No details are available as yet.

Thanks for the info, guys!

Posted by lisa at 08/06/2010 03:55 GMT
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Tim to appear in Seven Network series "Australia Versus"
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The GoodiesAccording to articles on Media Spy and  TV Tonight's webpages , Tim Brooke-Taylor will be one of the guests in a forthcoming new comedy series for Australia's Seven Network.  Here's a cut & paste from the Spy Report article:

New comedy series for Seven

The Seven Network has signed stand-up comedian, Tim Rosso Ross, to host a new comedy series, Australia Versus.

The new pop culture series, will pit Australian comedians against their British and American rivals in talking up cultural differences, The Sunday Telegraph reports.

Featured local celebrities will include Peter Berner, Peter Helliar, Fiona OLoughlin, Greig Pickhaver and Rebel Wilson, along with internationally renowned Tim Brooke-Taylor, Pauly Shore and English funnymen Hale and Pace.

Ross told the newspaper that his new program would ultimately be a strong comedy showcase:

Its just comedians being funny. There are so many talking heads on TV who are not funny. I loved it, as it was a great premise for the comedians not just the Aussies, but the Poms and Americans.

Some of the debates are ridiculous whos got the sexiest starlet, Sophie Monk v Keira Knightley? but its a great premise for jokes.

The music stuff is great, with some uneven contests Can Khe Sanh really take on (I Cant Get No) Satisfaction?

The program is expected to premiere later this year.


Posted by lisa at 07/06/2010 02:57 GMT
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All three Goodies have signed the petition in support of a new DVD
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The GoodiesWe're pleased to report that Bill Oddie has joined Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor in signing the petition in support of a new Goodies DVD (http://www.petitiononline.com/2010gds/petition.html). 

The petition now has close to 2,700 signatures. (For the curious, Graeme is signer number 650, Tim is number 858, and Bill is number 2593.)

Thanks to Tim, Graeme, and Bill for being so supportive of this fan effort!

Posted by lisa at 05/06/2010 04:16 GMT
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lost episode of "At Last the 1948 Show" recovered
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The GoodiesThanks to Jenny Gibbon for finding this news and jeffers for posting it in the GROK forums:

http://www.comedy.co.uk/news/story/00000316/frankie_howerd_1948_show_missing_believed_wiped/

from the article:
"Dick Fiddy, TV consultant at the BFI, says that a private collector is to thank for the recovery of a missing edition of At Last The 1948 Show (pictured), one of the sketch shows that lead almost directly to the creation of Monty Python's Flying Circus...

...All but two episodes of At Last The 1948 Show were destroyed in the late 1960s - a show now considered very important in British comedy history as its stars included John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Graham Chapman and Tim Brooke-Taylor, all of whom would go on to be huge stars.

Mr Fiddy said: "The 1948 Show episode plugs yet another gap in what has become the most successful rebuilding project of the entire Missing Believed Wiped initiative. Material has come back from Sweden, Australia, industry personnel and private collectors to rebuild the once-thought-lost programme. This latest retrieval is a near-complete episode which can be restored with the help of an existing clip of one of the two missing sketches and an audio recording of the other."

Both items will be shown later this year at a Missing Believed Wiped special event at BFI Southbank."


Posted by lisa at 03/06/2010 03:57 GMT
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photo of The Goodies from the Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere recording
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The Goodies The producer of the forthcoming BBC Radio 4 show "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere has been kind enough to share this photo of Tim, Graeme, and Bill with Ross Noble (who is presenting the documentary).

The photo was taken at a recording for the documentary in London on Wednesday.

"Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere is scheduled to be broadcast in November, in honor the "The Goodies" 40th Anniversary.



Posted by lisa at 28/05/2010 22:46 GMT
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Graeme interview on BBC Cumbria
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The GoodiesThanks to the Goodies Podcast team for the following news:

"Graeme Garden was on BBC Cumbria this morning (26 May 2010) and the iPlayer 'listen again' is up for the next 6 days.
Mr Garden starts at 8min 35secs and it goes for a good 11 mins... Tune in!"

The link is http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007y7xc

Posted by lisa at 26/05/2010 23:28 GMT
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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Slapstick 2011 Fundraising Event)
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The GoodiesTim, Graeme, and the rest of the "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" team will be doing a fundraising event for Slapstick 2011 on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Colston Hall in Bristol, England.  Following are the details about the event.  Tickets can be booked from Colston Hall, either online
(http://www.colstonhall.org/boxoffice) or by calling the booking line at 0117 922 3686


EVENT DETAILS:

BBC Radio's multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns with their sell out 'best of' touring show.

Join Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and special guest host Rob Brydon for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense.

Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment.

"Whether the teams are singing the words of one song to the tune of another, making up serial rhymes or entering the mythic maze of Mornington Crescent, they have now become the National Theatre of fun" Gillian Reynolds, Daily Telegraph

This is a special fundraising event with all profits being donated to arts and community projects including Bristol's Slapstick Silent Comedy Festival.


To book a child seat online please select INTCHILD. To book a Bristol Silents concessionary seat please select INTERCON and enter your password when prompted.


Posted by lisa at 21/05/2010 15:13 GMT
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Gremlins strike the C&G!
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The Goodies The latest edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe newsletter (#174) was posted up on the website a few days ago but unfortunately some gremlins have struck and despite several attempts at reposting, the C&G keeps coming up as a blank page (or maybe it's "The Best Of Rolf Harris" instead!)
Similarly my attempts at posting up the latest Goodies crossword and solution keep drawing a blank as well, so anyone desperate to obtain a copy of the latest C&G (or crossword and solution) is welcome to e-mail clarion@goodiesruleok.com and I'll send it to them directly until it finally appears up on the website.

Posted by bretta at 16/05/2010 11:25 GMT
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Bill Oddie Daily Mail story & reminder about "Frights & Delights"
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The GoodiesHi Everyone,

Sorry about the delay in reporting about a Daily Mail interview from May 1st in which Bill Oddie talks about being diagnosed as being bipolar.  The interview, which explains his struggles over the last year as well as his recovery (and which also includes a nice photo of Bill with his wife Laura and two of his grandchildren) can be found at:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1270002/Bill-Oddie-I-wanted-end-I-I-Bipolar.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Also, a reminder that the first of three episodes of "Bill Oddie's Top 10", "Frights and Delights" airs today in Britain on BBC Two at 20:00.  Next week's episode (on 13 May) is "Bill Oddie's Top 10 Aliens"; here's a listing: "How much of our British wildlife is not actually British? Whether we realise it or not, a large proportion of our flora and fauna doesn't really belong here. These are Britain's aliens, introduced here from far away. Bill Oddie's mission is to count down what he considers to be the ten most welcome and the ten least welcome of these aliens. As ever, Bill's top ten results are likely to surprise or even shock."

Posted by lisa at 06/05/2010 21:16 GMT
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Reminder: Support the appeal for a new GOODIES DVD!
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The GoodiesHere's a reminder about this important effort.  We're up to 1,500 signatures, including Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden! Good work everyone, and keep spreading the word!

A fan effort to get more Goodies DVDs released is underway.  Please sign this petition (right away, if possible) and spread the word to your friends: http://www.petitiononline.com/2010gds/petition.html


Here's the fuller explanation about the appeal:


Support the appeal for a new GOODIES DVD!

The aim for this rapid-response petition is to give the BBC real statistics, real feedback and a solid case for releasing a new Goodies DVD.

The timeframe is slim-but-possible to have a DVD produced by November 2010 - The Goodies 40th anniversary. With that said, I'm sure you agree that a new Goodies DVD for 2011 is an equally fantastic goal and would be received with much joy.

The petition will be submitted to BBC Worldwide Australia (and BBC Worldwide head office by proxy) on APRIL 26th. Please sign the petition right away if you can; if we can reach our target earlier, then it can be sent in earlier - and a day saved is a day left for processes to take place before November!

We encourage you to use your real name (rather than just a vague username) and to leave a personalised comment wherever possible!  You can choose to keep your email address private.

The petition is at http://www.petitiononline.com/2010gds/petition.html. Any additional comments (positive and encouraging) can be left in the threads on the Goodies Rule - OK! forum and the Saucy Gibbon forums.

Finally, you can help by telling others about the petition. Word of mouth is the key to our success here in showing a true groundswell of support for the release. The more people you can get to sign, the quicker we reach our goal so please spread the word!

Thank you!

Posted by lisa at 18/04/2010 00:00 GMT
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Latest Goodies newsletter hot off the presses!
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The Goodies The latest edition of the Goodies Clarion & Globe (#173) is now available on the website.  It can be accessed from either the "Last Articles" box at the bottom of this page or the "Articles/Guides" menu on the left.

Posted by bretta at 12/04/2010 10:54 GMT
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Reminder: Support the appeal for a new GOODIES DVD!
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The GoodiesHere's a reminder about this important effort.  We've gotten 700 signatures in the past two days! Good work, and keep spreading the word!

A fan effort to get more Goodies DVDs released is underway.  Please sign this petition (right away, if possible) and spread the word to your friends: http://www.petitiononline.com/2010gds/petition.html


Here's the fuller explanation about the appeal:


Support the appeal for a new GOODIES DVD!

The aim for this rapid-response petition is to give the BBC real statistics, real feedback and a solid case for releasing a new Goodies DVD.

The timeframe is slim-but-possible to have a DVD produced by November 2010 - The Goodies 40th anniversary. With that said, I'm sure you agree that a new Goodies DVD for 2011 is an equally fantastic goal and would be received with much joy.

The petition will be submitted to BBC Worldwide Australia (and BBC Worldwide head office by proxy) on APRIL 26th. Please sign the petition right away if you can; if we can reach our target earlier, then it can be sent in earlier - and a day saved is a day left for processes to take place before November!

We encourage you to use your real name (rather than just a vague username) and to leave a personalised comment wherever possible!  You can choose to keep your email address private.

The petition is at http://www.petitiononline.com/2010gds/petition.html. Any additional comments (positive and encouraging) can be left in the threads on the Goodies Rule - OK! forum and the Saucy Gibbon forums.

Finally, you can help by telling others about the petition. Word of mouth is the key to our success here in showing a true groundswell of support for the release. The more people you can get to sign, the quicker we reach our goal so please spread the word!

Thank you!

Posted by lisa at 09/04/2010 00:00 GMT
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Bill to appear in charity World Cup single video
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The GoodiesAccording to
http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/8062363.St_Albans_hairdressers__celebri
ty_shoot/
, Bill Oddie is one of the celebrities who participated in the filming of a video for a charity World Cup single.

Here's the article, which has a local slant:

St Albans hairdressers' celebrity shoot
3:49pm Thursday 8th April 2010

TWO hair stylists from St Albans groomed celebrities ranging from X-Factor star Chico to television birdwatcher Bill Oddie for the video for a charity World Cup single.

Georgia Merritt & Jenny Leyton of the HOB salon in Chequer Street joined colleagues from other branches at Pinewood Studios, where the Welsh-Morroocan singer was recording the video to his single It's England Time.

The single will be released on May 24 to raise money for the Rainbow Children's Foundation, which provides education and healthcare for impoverished youngsters.

Other stars of the video whose hair was prepared by the St Albans pair included X-Factor finalist Andy Abrahams, models Lizzie Cundy and Bianca Gascoigne, Big Brother's Maysoon Shiladi, and comedienne Kate Robbins.

Chico, who had a number one single with It's Chico Time after appearing on X-Factor in 2005, said: "I want to thank everyone at HOB Salons for their amazing professionalism & incredible styling on the video shoot - it made everyone feel like a million dollars."


Posted by lisa at 08/04/2010 00:00 GMT
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Support the appeal for a new GOODIES DVD!
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The GoodiesA fan effort to get more Goodies DVDs released is underway.  Please sign this petition (right away, if possible) and spread the word to your friends: http://www.petitiononline.com/2010gds/petition.html


Here's the fuller explanation about the appeal:


Support the appeal for a new GOODIES DVD!

The aim for this rapid-response petition is to give the BBC real statistics, real feedback and a solid case for releasing a new Goodies DVD.

The timeframe is slim-but-possible to have a DVD produced by November 2010 - The Goodies 40th anniversary. With that said, I'm sure you agree that a new Goodies DVD for 2011 is an equally fantastic goal and would be received with much joy.

The petition will be submitted to BBC Worldwide Australia (and BBC Worldwide head office by proxy) on APRIL 26th. Please sign the petition right away if you can; if we can reach our target earlier, then it can be sent in earl