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


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



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.



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 to find out obtaining tickets. 

New Broaden Your Mind Page on GANFA

New Broaden Your Mind Page on GANFA

There is a new page on ‘The Goodies – At No Fixed Abode for the pre-cursor to The Goodies – Broaden Your Mind.

This includes the audio only versions of Broaden Your Mind. (The original episodes are still missing.) Found on Youtube page ‘Audio Only’
If you have any of these episodes (or as the complete two series) in your attic or anywhere. –  Please do send an e-mail to  or use this contact form  .


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