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The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...  Tim Brooke-Taylor / ... 77 episodes, 1970-1982
Graeme Garden ...  Graeme Garden / ... 77 episodes, 1970-1982
Bill Oddie ...  Bill Oddie / ... 77 episodes, 1970-1982
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The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy reliance on slapstick. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

8 November 1970 (UK) See more »

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Narrow Your Mind See more »

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(76 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Although the series did well in the ratings, it was considered expensive to produce by the BBC due to the amount of specially commissioned props that needed to be built and amount of location shooting that each series required. In 1980 the BBC decided to drop production of any future series due to budgetary factors and the fact that they were eager to commission a TV series of Douglas Adams successful radio show 'The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy' which was effects heavy and going to cost a considerable amount of money to finance. This resulted in The Goodies signing a deal with London Weekend Television to produce the next series of The Goodies (broadcast at the beginning of 1982). The BBC were then free to set aside the budget they would otherwise have allocated for a Goodies series and use it to finance 'Hitchhikers' which was broadcast in 1981 to great critical acclaim and the show was a ratings hit too. The Goodies LWT show only lasted one series before being canned due to budget cutbacks. See more »

Quotes

Bill: Listen! If he goes, I go.
Graeme: It's a deal.
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More surreal than Monty Python
26 October 2003 | by jancyclopsSee all my reviews

The Goodies and Monty Python both came out of the radio programme "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again". Python was surreal and got well known for it. "The Goodies" was more consistently surreal and obviously missed the boat because of it. Personally I think "The Goodies" was more consistently funny than Python and, for the most part, as surreal (the chase at the end of "Saturday Night Grease" should be enough to confirm that!) or more so. I just wish that they were as popular so that more programmes were available on DVD! The "card" game in "The Bun Fight At The OK Tea Rooms" is enough to make people agree with that!


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