It may interest you all to know... Posted Wed Nov 8 16:46:31 GMT 2000 by Bean Is A Carrot

...that 30 years ago on this day the first episode of The Goodies was screened on BBC-2.

I don't know about anyone else, but I feel that the show deserved something more of a tribute in today's newspaper than a letter to The Independent penned by Graeme Garden reminding us all of this fact.

Any Jane Root haters may be interested in this letter. Graeme didn't even bother to disguise his hatred of her. Wonderful stuff!


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Posted By TJ on Wed Nov 8 16:53:39 GMT 2000:

I think it's shameful. Absolutely shameful. Every two-bit no-talent ever to sour the face of comedy - even Bernard Manning - has had their own string of little celebrations, and The Fats Show only had to exist for five years before it was given the anniversary treatment. So why not The Goodies? Because someone somewhere thinks they are "unfashionable" apparently. Not a good enough reason BBC.

And I hate Jane Root too. Especially if it genuinely was her that sent me that very large and mailbox-jamming MPEG of Del Boy falling through the bar. Which I now find even less funny than I did before.


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Posted By 'Max' on Wed Nov 8 17:29:22 GMT 2000:

>Every two-bit no-talent ever to sour the face of comedy - even Bernard Manning - has had their own string of little celebrations

May I draw your attention to p.112 of next week's RT? 10.35pm BBC1 'Best of British: Caroline Quentin'

I mean honestly.


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Posted By 'Jon' on Wed Nov 8 17:30:45 GMT 2000:

When's Trevor and Simon Night on BBC2?


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Posted By 'Jon' on Wed Nov 8 17:32:12 GMT 2000:

[Looks in Radio Times:] Oh... they're running it against C4's Iain Lee Season...


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Posted By TJ on Wed Nov 8 17:46:04 GMT 2000:

Speaking of which, the lanky notalent has his own show next week...


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Posted By Justin on Wed Nov 8 19:28:26 GMT 2000:

BBC2 has still yet to broadcast a single decent comedy series of its own making this year. (Louis Theroux does not count.) I mean, for Christ's sake, at least ITV's got Skinner.


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Posted By 'bH' on Wed Nov 8 19:50:49 GMT 2000:

So how about typing that letter out for us people who can't work newspapers...? :)


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Posted By Bent Halo on Wed Nov 8 21:11:23 GMT 2000:

Spot the scorn. 'Tis rampant.

Sir: Hats off to Jane Root and her innovative plans for BBC2 (Media, 7 November). More programmes about food, gardening, art, classical music, religion, business, and the countryside. What vision! And how wise of her to donate her comedy jewels to BBC1. No wonder she has never been happier.

No doubt she recalls that today (8 November) marks the 30th anniversary of the first broadcast on BBC2 of 'The Goodies', a comedy series which tackled subjects such as food, gardening, art, classical music, religion, business and the countryside, not to mention the History of Britain, etc etc.

GRAEME GARDEN
Enstone, Oxfordshire


Do you reckon he's been flooded yet?

Gone again,

Bent


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Posted By 'Maybe Janet' on Thu Nov 9 14:28:42 GMT 2000:

Throwing copyright laws to the wind, we played the first ep prior to the standup night I host.
Or if you're a lawyer, we didn't.


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Posted By george on Fri Nov 10 00:18:35 GMT 2000:

Is there any formal campaign going at the moment to get this show (most of which I've never seen) back on air?
I mean for chrissakes *The Good Life* is getting repeated for the nith time.

Please inform me either via. the forum, or email to: gjrcanderson@hotmail.com


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Posted By Bean Is A Carrot on Fri Nov 10 09:48:06 GMT 2000:

>Is there any formal campaign going at the moment to get this show (most of which I've never seen) back on air?
>I mean for chrissakes *The Good Life* is getting repeated for the nith time.
>
>Please inform me either via. the forum, or email to: gjrcanderson@hotmail.com

I suggest everyone interested in this topci subscribe immediately to the newsletter available through http://www.goodiesruleok.com/. There will be information about a re-screening initiative in their next newsletter, out this Sunday.


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Posted By 'Anonymous' on Fri Nov 10 14:32:47 GMT 2000:

positive action!!


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Posted By 'Peter O' on Fri Nov 10 16:44:52 GMT 2000:

As if det's gonna change de fockin' werld!

Roight, Edge?


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Posted By 'Bono' on Sat Nov 11 09:30:49 GMT 2000:

Stick to the Frijj, Peter. Comedy don't suit you.


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Posted By 'Anonymous' on Sat Nov 11 10:30:21 GMT 2000:

That was a 'Corpse', methinks.


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Posted By 'Peter O' on Sat Nov 11 10:37:55 GMT 2000:

It doesn't matter who it was - the important thing is the unavoidable truth of what they said. I shall henceforth avoid enjoying myself and instead write very serious essays about the Radio Times.


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Posted By 'The Edge' on Sat Nov 11 21:45:20 GMT 2000:

>That was a 'Corpse', methinks.


And that was no one.


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Posted By george on Sun Nov 12 03:02:25 GMT 2000:

Thanks for the link, Bean!

:) george


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Posted By 'EvilPhil' on Mon Nov 13 00:13:02 GMT 2000:

>That was a 'Corpse', methinks.

The dead are posting here? Ahh. (Nods sagely) it is time for the Ritual. Come my dark minions, we have much to accomplish. Wohahahaha.


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