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C&G 174 May 2010
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Posted by bretta 12/05/2010

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» May 2010

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       *   THE GOODIES FAN CLUB CLARION AND GLOBE   *
       **********************************************
 
 
    * THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF 'THE GOODIES RULE - OK!' *
             (http://www.goodiesruleok.com )
 
 
Issue No. 174                   12th May 2010
 
 
E-MAIL ADDRESSES
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Newsletter enquiries: clarion@goodiesruleok.com
General enquiries: enquiries@goodiesruleok.com
 
POSTAL ADDRESS
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'The Goodies Rule - OK!'
P.O. Box 492
Rosanna VIC 3084, AUSTRALIA
 
 
THE LADS AND LASSES OF THE C&G
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EDITOR
- Brett Allender <clarion@goodiesruleok.com>
 
ACE REPORTER:
- Lisa Manekofsky
 
C&G CONTRIBUTORS:
- raymond, Jeff, Steve & Jane
 
 
CONTENTS
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1. QUIZ & QUOTE - Goodies brainteasers for you and you and you
2. BOFFO IDEAS - The latest club news and happenings
3. SPOTTED!!! - The latest Goodies sightings
4. 2001 AND A BIT - Tim, Graeme and Bill sightings post-Goodies.
5. GOODIES CROSSWORD PUZZLE
6. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
 
 
1. QUIZ & QUOTE
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(by "Magnus Magnesium")
 
QUOTE: "Keaton, Chaplin, Harry Langdon, Lavatory Meadows … "
 
(a) Which Goody says this quote?
(b) Who is "Lavatory Meadows" really referring to?
(c) Which episode is this quote from?
 
QUIZ: This month's questions are from the episode "Hunting Pink"
 
(d) Why is Tim so keen to impress his great-uncle Butcher?
(e) What is the name of great-uncle Butcher’s servant?
(f) Which item of food does Tim shoot at the breakfast table?
(g) How does Bill get from one end of the massive kitchen table to the other?
(h) Who does Bill and Graeme sell the hunters horses to?
 
 
2. BOFFO IDEAS
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You can make it happen here. Liven up the club with a boffo idea for bob-a-job week. E-mail <enquiries@goodiesruleok.com> with your comments, ideas or suggestions - meanwhile these are the boffo ideas which our club has been working on this month:
 
GOODIES DVD PETITION
 
A fan effort (by Jeff, Steve & Jane) to get more Goodies DVD released is underway. Please sign this petition (right away, if possible) and spread the word to your friends: http://www.petitiononline.com/2010gds/petition.html  
More than 2500 fellow Goodies fans have signed it already, so please give it your full support too.
 
 
CALLING ALL EXPATS …!
(Lisa Manekofsky – 29th Apr)
 
I was contacted by a writer for the (UK newspaper) Daily Telegraph's expat webpages, regarding overseas fandom. I gave him the info he requested about GROK and told him about the petition, in the hopes he could mention it in his article.
 
The article came out today:
 
It doesn't explicitly mention the petition but does give a link to GROK's homepage on which the petition is currently the top news item. Can't hurt!
 
Here's a cut & paste of the relevant paragraph:
 
And it’s not just today's programmes that inspire these communities. The Goodies Rule - OK! with more than 5,100 members, is a group that mobilises an international fan base demanding that new Goodies DVDs be released, arranging conventions in Australia and advertising regular meetings for its members. Almost 30 years after the last show was filmed, The Goodies have 50,000 Facebook fans in Australia, USA, the Middle East and elsewhere.
 
 
WEBSITE POLLS
 
Last month's poll examined how to clean up the world's financial mess Goodies-style and it seems that getting Graeme's clever-clogs computer on the job would be the most efficient solution, even if setting Kitten Kon onto those greedy financial fat cats would be far more fun.
 
How could The Goodies solve the international financial/banking crises?
- Graeme's computer runs the world economy   43 votes
- change gold standard to cream standard     13 votes
- Radio Goodies spreads financial advice      7 votes
- set Kitten Kong on naughty bankers         24 votes
- donate Funky Gibbon profits to nation       3 votes
- Masked Scout's 1 million bob a job plan    21 votes
- other                                       0 votes
- charge not to release "Best of Rolf" CD    11 votes
Total:                                      122 votes
 
At this stage there is no poll up on the website for May, but keep checking regularly as it could be there "any minute now". You know it makes sense!
 
 
3. SPOTTED!!!
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More exciting than getting your wig-spotters badge! If you've seen the Goodies recently, e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com> with the details. Here's where we've Spotted!!! the Goodies this month:
 
COMEDY CONNECTIONS
(Lisa Manekofsky – 15th April)
 
* Tues, 27 Apr: The "Comedy Connections" episode featuring "The Goodies" will be repeated on G.O.L.D at 21:20 and again at 01:25 the next morning.
 
 
GOODIES REPEATS
(Lisa Manekofsky – 15th April)
 
* various days: SKY NZ's New Comedy Central channel is repeating "The Goodies". Check the station's schedule (http://www.comedycentral.co.nz/tv-schedule  ) for dates/times (Thanks for raymond for this info!) http://www.comedycentral.co.nz/shows/the-goodies
 
 
* various days: The Comedy Channel in Australia occasionally repeats episodes of "The Goodies". Watch their website (http://www.comedychannel.com.au/WhatsOn/Detail.aspx?id=211 ) for details about episodes coming up in the next 7 days. 
 
 
THE GOODIES PODCAST
 
New Goodies Podcasts since last month's C&G:
 
#14: Jem Roberts (Author of "The Clue Bible") Interview Part 2
#15: Commentary: Lips Or Almighty Cod
#16: Jem Roberts Interview Part 3
 
You can find these and other awesome commentaries and interviews at: http://goodiespodcast.libsyn.com/
 
 
4. 2001 AND A BIT
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If you've sighted Tim, Bill or Graeme in a post-Goodies role, e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com> so that we can tell everyone where to spot a Goodie nowadays. Large files (such as scans of articles or photos) for posting on the club's website can be sent to us at: groksite@gmail.com
Those of you seeking radio and tv alerts between issues of the C&G should consider signing up for the Goodies-l mailing list (more details available on the club website), as our crack (cracked?!) team of reporters attempt to post alerts as the information becomes available.
 
** (All items in this section contributed by Lisa Manekofsky, except where otherwise credited) **
 
Please note: BBC RADIO SHOWS listed below can be heard online via each station's website (www.bbc.co.uk/radio4  or www.bbc.co.uk/radio7 ) and then for a week after broadcast from the BBC iPlayer (aka Listen Again). Radio shows on the iPlayer can be heard worldwide.
 
To hear BBC Radio shows (from national stations like Radios 4 & 7) using either Windows Media Player or Real Player go to http://beebotron.org/index3lite.php?reload  
If you can't find the programs you're looking for in the Listen Again portion of that link, you can use the Beebobodge (also listed on that page). You just need the day, time and station and it will create a link for you.
 
BILL SPOTTINGS
 
* Fri, 16 Apr: The episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" featuring Bill will be repeated on Blighty at 10:00 and again at 14:00 and 20:00.
(15th Apr)
 
 
* Sat, 24 Apr: "Outtake TV" includes a clip of Bill from one of his nature-related appearance. The show airs on Watch at 12:15 and 20:00; each showing repeated an hour later on Watch Plus 1. 
(15th Apr)
 
 
* Sat, 25 Apr: "The Green Balloon Club" repeat on CBeebies at 17:00 includes an appearance with Bill as he and Jelly " go on a bug hunt to see what they can discover in [Bill's] garden." 
(15th Apr)
 
 
* Catching up on a couple of Bill nature related news stories from last week.
 
1. An article from Country Life (http://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/country/article/450439/Take-part-in-free-dawn-chorus-events.html ) mentions that Bill, in his capacity as vice president of The Wildlife Trusts, recommends the International Dawn Chorus Day events (to be held on May 2nd) as "great ways to hear more specialist species, such as his favourite, the grasshopper warbler, which 'sounds like a fishing rod being reeled in. Listen out for it on the edges of damp, grassy fields or reedbeds'."
 
2. A Belfast Telegraph article about David Bellamy (all together now - "Bellamy!" ;) mentions that he used to go to the Shetlands every year with Bill Oddie and clean up the foreshore.
(20th Apr)
 
 
* According to an interview with BBC Director of Television Jana Bennett in The Mirror.co.uk, ""Bill Oddie is also going to come back to do a new wildlife programme. He has a huge following and has a lot to offer."
The full interview is at:
(23rd Apr)
 
 
* According to the BBC 2 website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sd95t ), Bill Oddie will be presenting a series of three wildlife countdowns for the channel.
The first is "Frights and Delights" on Thursday, 6 May at 20:00 (note there's a 5 minutes earlier start on BBC 2 in Scotland and Wales).
Here's a listing: "Can we honestly say we feel the same about all creatures great and small? Bill Oddie challenges the reputations of some of the UK's best known creatures and counts down what he considers the UK's 10 most frightful and the 10 most delightful animals in a light-hearted guide to those creatures we either love or hate. The results are not without a few surprises and comedy twists."
The second show will be "Bill Oddie's Top Ten Aliens" on May 13th at 20:00.
(Ooh, how I wish he could include a reference to The Goodies "U-Friend or UFO" episode! ;)
(30th April)
 
 
* The Daily Mail featured an interview from May 1st in which Bill Oddie talks about being diagnosed as being bipolar. The interview, which explains his struggles over the last year as well as his recovery (and which also includes a nice photo of Bill with his wife Laura and two of his grandchildren) can be found at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1270002/Bill-Oddie-I-wanted-end-I-I-Bipolar.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
(7th May)
 
 
* Also, a reminder that the first of three episodes of "Bill Oddie's Top 10", "Frights and Delights" airs today in Britain on BBC Two at 20:00. Next week's episode (on 13 May) is "Bill Oddie's Top 10 Aliens"; here's a listing: "How much of our British wildlife is not actually British? Whether we realise it or not, a large proportion of our flora and fauna doesn't really belong here. These are Britain's aliens, introduced here from far away. Bill Oddie's mission is to count down what he considers to be the ten most welcome and the ten least welcome of these aliens. As ever, Bill's top ten results are likely to surprise or even shock." 
(7th May)
 
  
GRAEME SPOTTINGS
 
* Mon, 19 Apr: "The Unbelievable Truth" is a new episode in which Graeme is one of the panelists. The show airs on BBC Radio 4 at 18:30 and is repeated the following Sunday at noon. It will be available for a week after the Monday broadcast from Listen Again.
(15th Apr)
 
 
* Fri, 23 Apr: "Whose Line is it Anyway?" on Dave at 11:00 is a repeat of the first series episode with Graeme.
(15th Apr)
 
 
I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE (ISIHAC) and
I'M SORRY I'LL READ THAT AGAIN (ISIRTA)
 
* Tuesdays: "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" repeats on ABC Radio National at 5:30 (http://www.abc.net.au/rn/comedy/ )
(15th Apr)
 
 
* Thursdays: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" on BBC Radio 7 is a run of Bill, Tim, & Graeme's 1960's radio series (which also starred John Cleese, David Hatch, and Jo Kendall). Each show is available for a week after broadcast from Listen Again.
(15th Apr)
 
 
* Sundays & Tuesdays: "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" on RTE Choice (check your local listings for times).
(15th Apr)
 
 
* This week's repeat of "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" features the story of Doctor Heckle and Mr. Jibe plus "The Rhubarb Tart Song" sung by John Cleese, with backing vocals from The Goodies. The show can be heard from the BBC iPlayer at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s09rq/Im_Sorry_Ill_Read_That_Again_Series_3_Episode_5/
(18th Apr)
 
 
5. GOODIES CROSSWORD PUZZLE
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(by Brett Allender)
 
Here's a new Goodies crossword for fans of the superchaps three to puzzle over.
 
As with my previous crosswords, if you're not familiar with a number of the Goodies episodes listed, the information in my Goodies Episode Summaries (in the "Articles/Guides" section) should help you solve the clues.
 
There is also a copy of the grid and clues in a print-friendly Word format in the "Articles/Guides" section of the website at http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=88&page=9  along with the solution on a separate page. The solution will also be printed in next month's newsletter.
 
 
 

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* CLUES *
 
ACROSS
 
Row 1, column 1 (11 letters) - Nasty Person's sailors always wear these (For Those In Peril On The Sea)
 
Row 3, column 1 (10 letters) - Bill uses a giant set of pliers for this ballet dance (Royal Command)
 
Row 5, column 1 (2 letters) - Graeme: "**, ho ho ho … whoops!" (Scoutrageous)
 
Row 5, column 7 (3 letters) - Tim, annoyed with Mildred "You female chauvinist ***" (Cunning Stunts)
 
Row 6, column 3 (4 letters) - Attila the Hun cops one of these on his forehead (Rome Antics)
 
Row 6, column 11 (2 letters) - Goodies episode: (Goodies ** The Nick)
 
Row 7, column 7 (4 letters) - Goodies episode: (A Kick In The ****)
 
Row 8, column 4 (4 letters) - Bill's alter ego – surname (Punky Business)
 
Row 9, column 9 (4 letters) - Jockeys get **** a vote because they're **** the size (South Africa)
 
Row 10, column 2 (6 letters) Bill offers to "peel the potartoes" for this to Graeme (IOT Moon Creatures)
 
Row 11, column 8 (5 letters) - The name of Tim & Bill's long-haired pug (Frankenfido)
 
Row 12, column 1 (4 letters) - The company which makes the Giant Soup Can Flipper (Clown Virus)
 
Row 13, column 5 (7 letters) - This part of the show is missing after the world is blown up (Earthanasia)
 
DOWN
 
Column 1, row 1 (6 letters) - The name of Bill's guinea pig (Kitten Kong)
 
Column 1, row 12 (2 letters) - Bill: "** we're not going to Bognor again, are we?!" (That Old Black Magic)
 
Column 2, row 7 (6 letters) - The Romans have polluted the air with this, according to Bill (Rome Antics)
 
Column 4, row 11 (4, 4 letters) - The Goodies travel there to capture the monster (**** **** Monster)
 
Column 5, row 8 (4 letters) - Secret password: "Let us in, ya great ****" (IOT Moon Creatures)
 
Column 6, row 1 (4 letters) - The shape of the giant golden goose eggs (Goodies & The Beanstalk)
 
Column 6, row 12 (2 letters) - "Gold ore, ** something else" (OK Tea Rooms)
 
Column 7, row 5 (6 letters) - The real estate agents Gazump Grasper Meanie & ****** (The New Office)
 
Column 8, row 1 (5 letters) - Bill's movie "Enter With Drag On" is a hit in this city (Kung Fu Kapers)
 
Column 8, row 11 (3 letters) - Black *** delivers the Goodies a royal message (Beefeaters)
 
Column 9, row 5 (5 letters) - Hazel is one of these (That Old Black Magic)
 
Column 10, row 1 (4 letters) - A prominent face in Bill's part of the office – surname (Politics)
 
Column 10, row 11 (3 letters) - Graeme falls into one containing black pudding mix (Kung Fu Kapers)
 
Column 12, row 4 (5, 4 letters) - Bill threatens to ring them to collect Graeme (The Race)
 
 
6. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
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(a) Bill
(b) WC Fields
(c) The Movies
(d) So that his great-uncle will leave Tim all of his money in his will
(e) Basterville
(f) His toast
(g) By tricycle
(h) An Indian
 
YOUR SCORE:
8    Mastermind Of The Year
7    Goodies fan supreme
5-6 Clever clogs
3-4 Goody Goody effort
1-2 Time to watch some more episodes
0    Are you sure you're not Rolf Harris?!
 
 
NEXT C&G EDITION:
- #175: 12th June 2010.
 
UPCOMING ARTICLES:
- June / July: Goodies Music Review – Charles Aznovoice
- June / July: A Collection Of Goodies Themes – Tim's Patriotic Speeches
 
C&G BACK ISSUES CONTENTS INDEX: http://www.goodiesruleok.com/articles.php?id=45
Updated to C&G 162 (May 2009)
 
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The Goodies Fan Club Clarion and Globe is copyright The Goodies Rule - OK! 2010. All rights reserved.
Permission to reproduce this work or any section of it, in any form must first be obtained from the copyright holders.
 
For further information regarding this publication please e-mail <clarion@goodiesruleok.com>.
For other general enquiries about the 'Goodies Rule - OK' fan club or 'The Goodies' itself, please e-mail enquiries@goodiesruleok.com
 
TO OBTAIN THIS NEWSLETTER IN WORD DOCUMENT FORM:
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