Slapstick Festival: The Goodies 50th Anniversary Poll The Result!

Slapstick Festival: The Goodies 50th Anniversary Poll The Result!

(From Slapstick Festival and C&G 222 November 2019)

 

As fans of The Goodies will know, 2020 is a notable year

for everyone’s favourite surreal, anarchic, innovative and

always brilliant TV series, as it represents 50 years

since the show first aired on the BBC.

To mark this notable anniversary we’ve decided it’s time

to definitively end (or perhaps start!) the argument

“which is the best episode of The Goodies of all time” via

the medium of an online poll!

The Top 5 Goodies Episodes

5. The Movies

4. Goodies Rule – O.K.?

3. Bunfight at the O.K. Tearooms

2. Kitten Kong

1. KUNG FU KAPERS!

Kung Fu Kapers is (by public vote) the Best episode of The Goodies of all time!

Media

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New Lego Goodies Idea!

New Lego Goodies Idea!

This idea for a Lego Goodies set was found on Lego’s website ‘Lego Ideas’ where people can submit their own ideas for new lego kits. To be produced and made available in their shops etc.

The project was created by Goodies Fan Sapphire Sundae in July 2019.

This is the description for the idea…. 

The Goodies was a British comedy TV series that ran from 1970 to 1982 with 9 series and 76 episodes. The show follows three men, Tim, Bill and Graeme who do “anything anytime”. This business led to whaky hijinks ranging from a pirate radio station (S1 E7 Radio Goodies), to a tomato sauce battle in the west (S5 E2 Bunfight at the O.K. Tearooms), to the ancient Lancastrian martial art of Ecky Thump (S5 E7 Kung Fu Kapers).

I propose a Lego set of their iconic Office that served as their base of operations from The New Office (S3 E1) onwards. The set would consist of the Office, the pirate radio station The Saucy Gibbon, a bean bag and punching bag for “Bill’s Bit” along with 21 minifigures , outlining the outlandish and iconic outfits that the trio wear throughout the show. These would include:

  • Classic outfits (Various)
  • Advertising Men/String Vest (S6 E5 It Might as Well be String)
  • Western (S5 E12 Bunfight at the O.K. Tearooms)
  • Cowboy/Black and White/Sampson (S5 E1 The Movies)
  • Lighthouse Keepers (S5 E8 Lighthouse Keeping Loonies)
  • Masked Scouts (S7 E3 Scoutrageous) and Disco (S8 E2 Saturday Night Grease)
  • Captain Graeme (S1 E7 Radio Goodies), Ecky Thump (S5 E7 Kung Fu Kapers) and Maid (S1 E6 Cecily)
  • Extra heads and hairs/hats for Clown variants, with a can of tomato soup (S5 E2 Clown Virus)

The Office (an abandoned train station) would have a removable roof, allowing for the office to open up. The inside consists of “Chez Tim” on one side and “Graeme’s Den” on the other. “Bill’s Bit” would consist of a bean bag and Tony Blackburn punching bag to put in the middle, also including Tim’s gramophone. It would also include theSaucy Gibbon, the pirate radio station disguised as a boat.

NOTE: The set could also include their iconic trandem, though I could not include it, as new pieces are not permitted.

Unfortunately, this project has expired.  But, according to the ‘Official Lego Comment’ on the page, this idea could be resubmitted.  And you can still leave feedback ( via the private feedback section). 

So, if you want a lego Goodies set for next Christmas, head to this link to show your interest for it….

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/c5b29577-11b4-4dc9-b778-bb2d109429a4

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue – Spring Recording Dates Announced…

The latest recordings for the spring series of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, have been released in the latest Newsletter.  

You can join this newsletter via www.isihac.net

 

ISIHAC NEWSLETTER

 
Dear I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue Mailing List Member,
 
Here are details of the recordings in the Spring 2020 series of “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue”:
 
The recordings will take place as follows:
 
1) Sunday 15th March at Huddersfield Town Hall. This will be a double recording of the show (i.e. 2 programmes will be recorded) for broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
 
Tickets will be priced at £5 and are obtainable from 10am on Tuesday 18th February.  Tickets are available to purchase in person via the theatre’s Box Office, by telephone on 01484 225755, or online via the theatre’s website.
 
The recording starts at 7.30pm and will be finished around 10.30pm. Tickets will be limited to a strict maximum of 4 per applicant, by whatever booking system. Demand for tickets is very great, so you are advised to purchase early to avoid disappointment; you should also allow for queue waiting times for the Box Office, either by phone or in person, to be longer than usual.
 
2) Monday 30th March at Festival Theatre, Malvern. This will be a double recording of the show (i.e. 2 programmes will be recorded) for broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
 
Tickets will be priced at £5 (plus £2 heritage fee) and are obtainable from 10am on 28th February.  Tickets are available to purchase in person via the theatre’s Box Office, by telephone on 01684 892277, or online via the theatre’s website.
 
The recording starts at 7.30pm and will be finished around 10.30pm. Tickets will be limited to a strict maximum of 4 per applicant, by whatever booking system. Demand for tickets is very great, so you are advised to purchase early to avoid disappointment; you should also allow for queue waiting times for the Box Office, either by phone or in person, to be longer than usual.
 
3) Monday 20th April at the Reading Hexagon. This will be a double recording of the show (i.e. 2 programmes will be recorded) for broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
 
Tickets will be priced at £5 (plus booking fee) and are obtainable from 10am on Friday 20th March.  Tickets are available to purchase in person via the theatre’s Box Office, by telephone on 0118 9606060, or online via the theatre’s website.
 
The recording starts at 7.30pm and will be finished around 10.30pm. Tickets will be limited to a strict maximum of 4 per applicant, by whatever booking system. Demand for tickets is very great, so you are advised to purchase early to avoid disappointment; you should also allow for queue waiting times for the Box Office, either by phone or in person, to be longer than usual.
 
The 73th series will begin transmission on Radio 4 from Monday 4th May at 18:30
 
With best wishes
 
Jon Naismith
Producer, “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue”
Slapstick Festival: Bill’s Animated Flicks With Bill Oddie

Slapstick Festival: Bill’s Animated Flicks With Bill Oddie

(from Slapstick Festival)

Bill Oddie has a passion for cartoons and a particular love for the more slapstick antics of Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, and of course Tom and Jerry. In fact, The Goodies have always cited both silent comedy and early cartoons as huge influences on their onscreen comedy. In conversation with Robin Ince, Bill shares his passion for visual comedy and reflects on his favourite moments and shorts from classic animations and his beloved cartoons.

Slapstick Festival: At Last the 1948 Show: Almost Complete! with Tim Brooke-Taylor


(David the Snapper)

(from Slapstick Festival)

‘At Last the 1948 Show’ triggered a revolution destined to change the face of TV comedy forever. John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Aimi MacDonald, Marty Feldman and Graham Chapman burst onto the nation’s small screens in an explosion of unrelated and often surreal sketches. It paved the way for both Month Python and The Goodies. With a new – as complete as it’s likely to ever be – three DVD/BluRay set released recently by BFI we thought a re-evaluation and a glimpse at the newly discovered footage with series star and Slapstick patron Tim Brooke-Taylor was long overdue. Tim will be in conversation with fan of the series Robin Ince. Followed by an audience Q&A and post-event DVD signing with Tim.

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Special ‘Limited Addition’ Goodies 50th Anniversary Artwork available at Slapstick.

From Slapstick Festival Facebook page

Coming along to our The Goodies: 50th Anniversary *Nearly Sold Out* event? We will a special limited edition print for sale illustrated by Gary Andrews! This print will only be available at the the event and will be £20.

Please note this is only available at The Goodies 50th Anniversary Event at Slapstick, head to www.slapstick.org.uk to find out obtaining tickets. 

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