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Special Goodies 50th Anniversary Event at BFI Southbank – 19th April 2020

Special Goodies 50th Anniversary Event at BFI Southbank – 19th April 2020

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From the Archive: The Goodies at 50!

Discussion and Q&A with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden

The Goodies join us to discuss their fantastic legacy and relive some of the comedy magic.

Fifty years ago, three comedy talents – Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie – came together to unleash a wave of mayhem in The Goodies, a fast-paced mélange of surreal ideas, slapstick and film trickery that resulted in a colourful ‘live-action cartoon’ that became a much-loved viewer favourite. We’re pleased to welcome Brooke-Taylor, Garden and Oddie to the BFI stage to celebrate this golden anniversary.

Tickets are available to non BFI Members from 10th March and can be booked here..

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

The Goodies: Snow White 2 showing at the BFI Southbank

The Crackerjack Pantomime: Robinson Crusoe

BBC 1975. Dir Robin Nash. With Peter Glaze, Don Maclean, Ed Stewart, Jan Hunt. 65min

Various BBC sitcom stars (John Laurie, John Inman, Windsor Davies and Don Estelle) joined the regular Crackerjack cast for this slapstick-heavy romp with a sprinkling of intentionally corny jokes, some of which may offend the sensibilities of a modern audience and demonstrate how things have changed.

+ The Goodies: Snow White 2

ITV 1981. Dir Bob Spiers. With Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor. 25min

In their typical, lightning-paced and zany style, The Goodies brilliantly deconstruct the entire pantomime tradition.

SAT 28 DEC 15:30 NFT2

 

Tickets

 

THE GOODIES IN THE OFFICIAL DVD CHARTS!

 

Between the week 30th September to 6th October 2018.  The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection DVD Boxset came No. 14 in the Official TV on Video Chart Top 50. 

https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/tv-on-video-chart/20180930/30/

 

Congratulations to all three Goodies Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie!

 

 

Don’t forget you can buy The Goodies: The Complete BBC Years and also the latest release The Goodies: The Complete Collection (BBC & LWT Series) from networkonair.com, amazon.co.uk, HMV and also can be found at Sainsbury’s. 

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