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Graeme Property Gossip, Bill on Men's Hour, Slapstick clips on Youtube, & more
31/08/2011 19:28 GMT

Posted by lisa

* Graeme was mentioned in the Daily Mail's Hothouse Property Gossip article on 29 Aug which appears online at  Here's the relevant excerpt:


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. I’m seriously thinking of buying one.’


* An article titled "Goodie Bill Oddie launches celebration of generations" from earlier today (31 Aug) appears on the This is Bristol website at  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."


* 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


* Bristol Silents, the organization which organizes the Bristol Slapstick Festivals, has posted some clips used in last year's festival on its YouTube Channel:

Of special interest is part 2 of the documentary about Fred Karno, at  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  The new YouTube "stuff from the screen" clips can be found at



* 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 

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 O’Brien, just prior to his work on King Kong, this silent classic is both a dramatic and enchanting re-telling of Conan Doyle’s literary classic.

“I’m 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

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 we’re 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.

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