Tower of London

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The Goodies Arrive in their new office.

Graeme: “I think I’ve spent your money wisely”

The Goodies prepare the trandem and set off for the Tower of London

While the Sergant-at Arms, explains what’s been going on, he prepares the remaining Beefeaters their lunch of corned beef sandwiches. 

When they arrive they are greeted by the Sergant at Arms who woefully informs the Goodies that the beefeaters have gone..”They’re gone! Wasted away from a lack of beef.”

Whilst in the corridor they spot a suspicious polo player outside through the window.

The Goodies loose sight of the mysterious polo player. But soon notices that he has sneaked by behind them.

The chase then takes them to outside Buckingham Palace.  Which then makes the Goodies realise the polo players identity. 

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Fairy Puff Ad

In-which Tim thanks his late Auntie.

They arrive at the Tower of London and park their trandem outside.  And for extra security, Bill leaves an inflatable guard dog next to the bike.

Back at the office, the Goodies try to work out who’s been stealing the Beefeaters beef. They tune in Bill into the computer, while he is having one of his sherbet fountain hallucinations.

– They work out that the reason for the lack of beef at the Tower of London.  Is that someone is trying to steal the crown jewels. 

Graeme has built an out of the ordinary burglar alarm. Which he tests for the Sergant of Arms.

They head outside to chase after him.  Goodies stand ready to be knocked over by the oncoming polo balls.

The polo player, disarms Graeme by knocking his pike into the ground.

Two guardsmen come up to the goodies. Then they swiftly make their exit back home.

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Graeme shows Tim and Bill around the newly built office that he designed himself. – Graeme: “designed this place so that we can not only work, but live here 24 hours a day, 7 … weeks a month!”.

The Goodies meet The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Tower. He tells them of that someone been stealing the Beefeaters beef.

The Goodies then set out back to the Tower of London, disguised as Beefeaters. 

On the way back to the Sergant of Arms’s office.  A burglar walks past and goes into the room with the crown jewels.   They all go back into the room to investigate.  Discovering that the burglar is there by appointment. 

They chase the polo player up the street.  But stop for a tourist who wants a photo.

Tim tries to run at the polo player head on with his pike. But having carried it the wrong way he crashes between two trees and spins round and round until he falls over. 

Worried The Goodies have lost their business, they get a visit from Black Rod.  Who comes with a message from the Palace. Stating that the jewels in the tower were actually fakes, and they were just replacing them with real ones.  And to save a public scandal – when it comes to the birthday honours list, they will see them  right.  

The Goodies cheer as their business is saved! 

Cast

Tim Brooke-Taylor – Tim and Fairy Puff man, Graeme Garden – Graeme and Goodies Tea Set man, Bill Oddie – Bill, George Baker – Thrushcote Barnett, Max Latimer – Burglar, Gertan Klauber – Black Rod, Maria O’Brien – The Fairy Puff Girl.

Uncredited Cast

Gertrude Keys – Old Lady, Roy Pearce – Herald, Denis Balcombe – Herald, William Shearer – Beefeater, Teddy Young – Beefeater, Vi Dix – Old Lady with the washing line, Anthony Mayne – Masked Polo-Playing Horseman, David Goode – Barrow Boy, Keth Simon – American Tourist, Geoff Brighty – Guardsman, Walter Swash – Guardsman, Roy Reeves – Guardsman

Incidental Tracks and Songs

Goodies Theme (first version), Needed, Catch Me If You Can, Goodies Tea Set (Jingle), Fairy Puff (Jingle)