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The Quest For Goodies DVD Bonus Features
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Posted by bretta 12/11/2011

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THE QUEST FOR GOODIES DVD BONUS FEATURES
(by Lisa Manekofsky)
 
In honor of The Goodies 40th anniversary last year, new DVDs were released in England and Australia; these included a collection of eight new-to-DVD episodes as well as repackages of previously released material. While it's great that all the officially released Goodies episodes are now back in print, the repackages have created an extremely confusing situation for those interested in the bonus materials. This article summarizes which bonus features can be found on each release; it also includes cautions about items that may become harder to find, due to some titles which have or may soon go out of print. 
 
To date, 31 episodes of The Goodies have been released on DVD in the UK and Australia. There were three collections which each contained eight of the BBC episodes plus one collection with the seven episodes from the LWT series (Goodies series 9). Below is a listing of all bonus features ever released for each collection of episodes, followed by a breakdown of which bonus items can be found on each official release. "Bonus Feature Checklists", which provide a quick reference in the form of a chart, can be found on the Goodies Illustrated Guide website at http://www.thegoodies.info/dvd_release_comparisons.html
 
BBC COLLECTION 1:
 
Contains the episodes: Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, and Saturday Night Grease.
 
Bonus features:
·         commentaries on three episodes (Kitten Kong, Beanstalk, & Lighthouse)
·         storyboards
·         out-takes
·         surviving Broaden Your Mind footage
·         laughter-free track on The Goodies and the Beanstalk
·         a digital restoration featurette
·         booklet by Andrew Pixley
 
UK RELEASES:
 
The Goodies - At Last! (Network 7952171. UK 2003): contains all bonus features except the booklet, which was not produced until 2010.
 
The Goodies - Volume 1 and 2 Box Set (Network 7952250. UK 2005): contains The Goodies - At Last! and The Goodies - At Last a Second Helping packaged together in a cardboard slipcase. As a result, it has all the bonus features for the first collection except the booklet, which was not produced until 2010.
 
The Goodies...At Last! [Repackaged] (Network 7953466. UK 2010): contains the booklet written by Andrew Pixley but none of the other bonus features.
 
The Goodies...At Last the 40th Anniversary Box Set (Network 7953467 - UK 2010): a slipcase housing the four DVD sets The Goodies...At Last! [Repackaged], The Goodies - At Last A Second Helping [Repackaged], The Goodies - The Complete LWT Series, and The Goodies...At Last - Back For More, Again. Each of the four individual titles contains a booklet written by Andrew Pixley. This release does not contain any of the other bonus features from BBC Collection 1.
 
CAUTION!! - All the bonus features for BBC Collection 1 (except for the booklet) are only available on out-of-print titles in the UK.
 
 
AUSTRALIAN RELEASES:
 
The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes (ABC Video–B00693-9. Australia 2003): contains all bonus features except the booklet, which was not produced until 2010.
 
The Goodies - The Tasty Box (Box Set) (ABC Video–B01031-9. Australia 2005): contains all bonus features except the booklet, which was not produced until 2010.
 
The Goodies - 4 Delicious Episodes (ABC Video R-B01224-9. Australia 2006): Contains the first disk from The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes. This includes four episodes (Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, & The Goodies and the Beanstalk). Bonus features include commentaries on two episodes (Kitten Kong & Beanstalk), storyboards, a laughter-free track on The Goodies and the Beanstalk, and a digital restoration featurette. Does not have any of the other bonus features (as they were on the second disk from The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes).
 
The Goodies Collection (ABC Video – R-B02158-9. Australia 2011): A reissue of the material from the Tasty Box set and The Goodies...At Last...Back for More, Again! DVDs plus an 80 page booklet containing programme notes on all 24 episodes (this replaces the individual booklets from the prior sets). Contains all bonus features for BBC Collection 1.
 
 
BBC COLLECTION 2:
 
Contains the episodes: Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.
 
Bonus Features:
·         colour version of Come Dancing
·         commentaries on three episodes (The Movies, South Africa, & The End)
·         - the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies
·         Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing "A Man's Best Friend is His Duck")
·         Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas)
·         booklet written by Andrew Pixley
·         restoration featurette
·         The Goodies in Conversation featurette
·         original script PDFs
 
 
UK RELEASES:
 
The Goodies - At Last A Second Helping (Network 7952172. UK 2005): contains all the bonus features.
 
The Goodies - Volume 1 and 2 Box Set (Network 7952250. UK 2005): contains The Goodies - At Last! and The Goodies - At Last a Second Helping packaged together in a cardboard slipcase. As a result, it has all the bonus features from BBC Collection 2.
 
The Goodies...At Last A Second Helping [Repackaged] (Network 7953466. UK 2010): contains the booklet written by Andrew Pixley but none of the other bonus features.
 
The Goodies...At Last the 40th Anniversary Box Set (Network 7953467 - UK 2010): a slipcase housing four DVD sets, including The Goodies - At Last A Second Helping [Repackaged]. Each of the four individual titles contains a booklet written by Andrew Pixley. Does not contain any of the other bonus features from BBC Collection 2.
 
CAUTION!! - All the bonus features (except for the booklet) for BBC Collection 2 are only available on out-of-print titles in the UK.
 
 
AUSTRALIAN RELEASES:
 
The Goodies - A Tasty Second Helping (ABC Video – B00839-9. Australia 2005): contains the commentaries, the Gymnasium sketch, the Crackerjack clip, and the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip. DOES NOT CONTAIN the colour version of Come Dancing, the restoration featurette, The Goodies in Conversation featurette, the booklet or the original script PDFs.
 
The Goodies - The Tasty Box (Box Set) (ABC Video–B01031-9. Australia 2005): contains all bonus features from BBC Collection 2.
 
The Goodies - A Second Helping: 4 Tasty Serves (ABC Video R-B01225-9. Australia 2006): Contains the first disk from The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes. This includes four episodes (Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, and South Africa). Bonus features include commentaries on two episodes (The Movies and South Africa) and the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas). Does not have any of the other bonus features (which were on the second disk of The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes).
 
The Goodies Collection (ABC Video – R-B02158-9. Australia 2011): A reissue of the material from the Tasty Box set and The Goodies...At Last...Back for More, Again! DVDs plus an 80 page booklet containing programme notes on all 24 episodes. Contains all bonus features for BBC Collection 2, although the material from the original booklet is included in the set's 80 page booklet (which replaces the individual booklets from the prior sets).
 
LWT SERIES COLLECTION:
 
Contains the episodes: Snow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, Change of Life, Holidays, and Animals.
 
Bonus features:
  • commentaries on two episodes (Change of Life and Holidays)
  • various 1975 Goodies musical performances from Shangalang (Funky Gibbon and Black Pudding Bertha) and Look Alive (Nappy Love, Wild Thing, and Make a Daft Noise for Christmas)
  • archive interviews from Sunday Sunday (1983) and This Morning (1993 and 1994), plus a 1978 interview with Tim & Graeme at the Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • a complete episode of Doctor in the House. The episode is Doctor on the Box, written by Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie and including a cameo appearance from Graeme
  • a complete episode of From the Top (entitled Growing Up...and Out), written by Bill Oddie & Laura Beaumont and starring Bill
  • a 1981 clip of Tim judging a turkey competition
  • original script PDFs
  • a stills gallery
  • a booklet written by Andrew Pixley
 
 
UK RELEASES:
 
The Goodies - The Complete LWT Series (Network 7952662. UK 2007). Note that this release is both Region 2 and 4. It contains all bonus features.
 
The Goodies...At Last the 40th Anniversary Box Set (Network 7953467 - UK 2010): a slipcase housing four DVD sets, including The Goodies - The Complete LWT Series. Each of the four individual titles contains a booklet written by Andrew Pixley. Contains all the bonus materials from the LWT Series Collection.
 
 
AUSTRALIAN RELEASES:
 
The Goodies - The Final Episodes (Network 7952662AU. Australia 2008): Contains the commentaries, various 1975 Goodies musical performances, the archive interviews, a complete episode of From the Top, a 1981 clip of Tim judging a turkey competition, original script PDFs, and a stills gallery. DOES NOT CONTAIN the complete episode of Doctor in the House and the booklet written by Andrew Pixley
 
CAUTION!! - I was told that The Goodies Collection includes all the content to which Roadshow has rights in their territory – this set does NOT include the LWT episodes. This may mean that "The Goodies - The Final Episodes" has gone out of print in Australia. However, please note that the UK version ("The Goodies - The Complete LWT Series") is formatted for play in Region 4.
 
 
BBC COLLECTION 3:
 
Contains the episodes: Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, and Royal Command.
 
Bonus Features:
·         a booklet written by Andrew Pixley
 
UK RELEASES:
 
The Goodies...At Last - Back For More, Again (Network 7953367. UK 2010): contains the booklet
 
The Goodies...At Last the 40th Anniversary Box Set (Network 7953467 - UK 2010): a slipcase housing four DVD sets including The Goodies...At Last - Back For More, Again. Each of the four individual titles (including BBC Collection 3) contains a booklet written by Andrew Pixley.
 
 
AUSTRALIAN RELEASES:
 
The Goodies...At Last...Back For More, Again! (ABC Video – R-802022-9. Australia 2010): contains the booklet.
 
The Goodies Collection (ABC Video – R-B02158-9. Australia 2011): A reissue of the material from the Tasty Box set and The Goodies...At Last...Back for More, Again! DVDs plus an 80 page booklet containing programme notes on all 24 episodes. Contains all bonus features for BBC Collection 3, although the material from the original booklet is included in the set's 80 page booklet (which replaces the individual booklets from the prior sets).
 
 
THE AMERICAN DVD
 
To be complete, I will mention at 2004 American DVD release simply titled "The Goodies" (Wham! USA – Wham! 57945) – this appears to be a straight copy of the 1994 BBC "Kitten Kong" VHS containing the episodes Kitten Kong, Scatty Safari, and Scoutrageous (with the same edits in Scatty Safari as the BBC tape). For the DVD release, the makers included incomplete Goodies bios and filmographies taken from the Internet Movie Database: http://www.imdb.com 
 
Additional information about all the DVD releases (including images of their covers) can be found on my Goodies collectibles website at
 



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