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C&G 125 Apr 2006
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Posted by bretta 05/01/2007

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THE GOODIES CLARION AND GLOBE
 
THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF 'THE GOODIES RULE - OK' FAN CLUB
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Issue No. 125                    15th April 2006
 
 
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THE LADS AND LASSES OF THE C&G
 
EDITOR
- Brett Allender <clarion@goodiesruleok.com>
 
ACE REPORTERS:
- Lisa Manekofsky
- Alison Bean
- David Piper-Balston
 
COR!! COMICS REVIEWER:
- Linda Kay
 
C&G CONTRIBUTORS: Jonathan Sloman, Fiona Mikiel
 
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO: Graeme Garden
 
  
CONTENTS
 
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 COR!! COMICS SYNOPSIS #49
6. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
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1. QUIZ & QUOTE
(by "Magnus Magnesium")
 
QUOTE: "I used to have a pet rabbit once, you know, when I was a little kid, and at no stage did he ever strap me to the couch and stick carrots in my ears!"
 
(a) Which Goodie says this quote?
(b) Which "pet rabbit" has done this to him?
(c) Which episode is this quote from?
 
QUIZ: This month's questions are from the episode: "The Goodies And The Beanstalk"
 
(d) What donation does Graeme's "One leg – please give generously" sign bring?
(e) What does Graeme use as a pillow when sleeping in the park?
(f) Where does the beanstalk end up growing to?
(g) What is the grand prize in "It's A Knockout"?
(h) Who appears as a genie at the end of the episode?
The answers are listed at the end of this newsletter.
 
  
2. BOFFO IDEAS
 
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 MERCHANDISE
(Lisa Manekofsky)
 
New, lower prices on Playbill's Goodies Tour Merchandise
 
Playbill Merchandise has dropped the prices on the t-shirts and baseball caps from the Goodies Australian tours. Both the yellow and khaki tees are now $20 each (plus P+H) while the caps have been reduced to $15 plus P+H. Playbill also still has souvenir programs from the tours (for $15 plus P+H). Please note that they will ship internationally.
 
You can visit Playbill's website anytime you're on the club pages by clicking the link in the "Tour Merchandise" box (on the right side of the window). Or you can get to the Goodies page directly by using this URL: http://www.playbill.com.au/shop/show_products.php?show_code=good  
 
 
3. SPOTTED!!!
 
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:
 
BE A LITTLE WINTER SPORT
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 14th & 16th Mar)
 
* The Goodies episode "Winter Olympics" will be repeated on BBC 2 Scotland on Saturday, 18th March at 18:15.
Thanks to Fiona Mikiel for passing along the news that if you have Sky TV then you can view the BBC 2 Scotland repeat of The Goodies "Winter Olympics" episode on channel 990.
 
 
COMEDY CONNECTIONS
(Alison Bean – Goodies-l – 8th Apr)
 
Comedy Connections: The Goodies, is repeated on UK-TV Gold, Monday 10th at 11pm.
 
 
DO THE FLUEY CHICKEN, UGH UGH UGH!
 (Alison Bean – 16th Apr)
 
The following contribution is from Jonathan Sloman:
"Here's that letter from today's Metro - don't say you weren't warned. And, no, before you ask, I didn't see D Miles' letter, sorry."
 
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POULTRY CORNER
 
I absolutely agree with D Miles - The Goodies are our only chance of surviving bird flu (Metro, Tue), so I have adapted the lyrics of The Funky Gibbon:
 
The Fluey Chicken
 
We're The Goodies. Please stay calm/We've just been down on the farm/Saw a chicken in a coop/Doin' a wheeze that's not just croup/She's not well, she
Might cluck off/The Fluey Chicken/Cough! Cough! Cough!
 
Chorus: Cough, cough, cough, the Fluey Chicken (Fluey Chicken?)/She is feverish and hot/Cough, cough, cough, the Fluey Chicken (Fluey Chicken?)/Her runny beak/Has left her weak/With Fluey Chicken snot
 
Ministers are scowlin'/Veterinaries prowlin'/While chickens start to do the dying swan/There is poultry info/Hens dead as a dodo/It's on the loose, it's cooked their goose/This is H5N1
 
Paula Robinson, Kent
 
 
4. 2001 AND A BIT
 
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. Those of you seeking radio & 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.
 
BILL SPOTTINGS
 
* According to The Independent's online edition (at http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article351424.ece ) Bill's "Springwatch" show won a Royal Television Society Award in the factual entertainment category:
The relevant extract is: "Bill Oddie's BBC2 show Springwatch was another surprise winner in the factual entertainment category."
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 14th Mar)
 
 
* The March 17th and March 24th listings for "My Appalling School Report" (BBC 2 at 22:00) mention the various celebrities that will be involved in the four-part series, including Bill. I don't know if he'll actually be mentioned in these editions (parts 2 & 3) but it might be worth setting your VCRs.
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 14th Mar)
 
 
* "Bill Oddie Goes Wild" is being repeated on UKTV Style Gardens, UKTV Documentary and UKTV Documentary Plus 1 on various days and times. Please consult your local listings for details. 
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 14th Mar)
 
 
* Bill's highly successfully nature show, "Springwatch with Bill Oddie", will be returning to BBC TV this May. I believe it will follow the same format as last year (3 weeks of live broadcasts).
We'll send more info as they become available. In the meantime, you can find out a bit more about the Springwatch survey at http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/springwatch/ .
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 16th Mar)
 
 
* A reminder that "Bill Oddie With Penguins, Parrots and Whales" gets a repeat 5.20pm-6pm BBC2 this afternoon Sunday 9th April.
(David Piper-Balston – Goodies-l – 9th Apr)
 
 
GRAEME SPOTTINGS
 
* Graeme will be doing some publicity for "Pocket Orchestra". He's kindly sent along this preliminary information, which hopefully will be updated when more details become available. Let us know if any of you spot more info!
 
RADIO:
 
"Pocket Orchestra" is scheduled to be discussed on several BBC radio shows (which can be heard worldwide via the internet). These include:
 
* BBC Radio 4's "Loose Ends" on Saturday April 22nd http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/comedy/looseends.shtml
 
* BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' one day during the week of April 25th. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/intune/
 
PRINT:
 
Graeme has done interviews the next edition of 'The Lady' magazine and will be doing one for the Independent Education supplement. Publication dates for these are not yet available. 
 
Graeme's also writing a piece for the Daily Telegraph - again, we're still awaiting notice of the publication date.
 
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Tickets are on sale for "The Pocket Orchestra", a new play written by Graeme Garden and starring Sylvester McCoy that will be at the Trafalgar Studios in London from April 25th - May 20th.
 
The official website for the show at Trafalgar Studios can be found at http://www.theambassadors.com/trafalgarstudios/sp_p2699.html . This page includes show times and a link for booking tickets.
 
 
Here's a blurb from the Trafalgar Studio's website:
 
The Pocket Orchestra
The Unlikely Lives of the Great Composers A new show by Graeme Garden and Callum McLeod
 
Starring Sylvester McCoy, The Pocket Orchestra is the complete history of classical music told through the lives of the great composers all in just 90 minutes! Join Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Haydn, Bach, Schumann and Wagner to name but a few in this fascinating, hilarious and lightning paced journey, featuring virtuoso live performances by a multi talented cast of actor - musicians.
 
25 April - 20 May
Mon - Sat 7.45pm
Thurs + Sat mats 3pm*
Tickets:
Mon eves £15
Tues - Sat eves & mats £20
Concessions: £15
Groups of 10+ £15
* no mat on Thurs 27 April, extra mat on Wed 26
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 11th Apr)
 
 
TIM SPOTTINGS
 
* "Golf Clubs with Tim Brooke-Taylor" is being repeated by Discovery Real Time Extra. Please check your local listings for dates & times.
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 14th Mar)
 
 
* Tim Brooke-Taylor's appearance as narrator of Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" is scheduled to be repeated on BBC Radio 3 as part of the program "Through the Night" on Saturday, 8th April. The entire show runs for six hours (from 1:00-7:00am). The listing I found claims that Tim's piece will be up first (and will run for approximately 90 minutes).
BBC Radio 3 can be heard worldwide via the internet from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/ . Their website for "Through the Night" can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/throughthenight/ .
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 24th Mar)
 
 
* Tim Brooke-Taylor is on Pick of the Week, tomorrow (9th) at 18:15pm on Radio 4.
(Alison Bean – Goodies-l – 8th Apr)
 
 
* The following article appears in the Belfast Telegraph's online edition at http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=687037 :
 
Tim gets a Goodie bag of classics
By Eddie McIlwaine
15 April 2006
It's Goodie Time at the Ulster Orchestra.
 
Former Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor (right) signed a deal yesterday that will bring him to the Waterfront Hall on Saturday, May 6, to host a concert of requests.
This Goodie, who is also a panellist on the radio show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, will be keeping the audience clued up about each classical favourite as it is given an airing.
He's stepping into the breach after homebred Eamonn Holmes, the original choice as compere, discovered he was needed for the Lottery Show on television the same night.
"The concert is an amazing mix of tunes," says David Byers, the orchestra's chief executive, "and Tim says he loves every one of them. In fact the programme is a real goodie bag."
On stage with the orchestra ? conducted by the Royal Ballet's Paul Murphy from Londonderry - will be tenor Justin Lavender, soprano Ceara Grehan and the Belfast Philharmonic Choir.
On the bill will be everything from The Big Country to opera choruses from the likes of Finlandia and Nessun Dorma and Send in the Clowns and the Hallelujah Chorus.
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 16th Apr)
 
 
I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE (ISIHAC) and
I'M SORRY I'LL READ THAT AGAIN (ISIRTA)
 
* The first recording for the third series of 'Hamish and Dougal: You"ll Have Had Your Tea', written by and starring Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, took place at the Mermaid Theatre in the City of London on 6th March. Two episodes were recorded.
 
The first episode concerned Hamish's (Barry Cryer) gambling addiction, which was satiated when the Laird (Jeremy Hardy) opened a Scottish version of a Las
Vegas casino - McVegas. For some reason the Laird also ended up as the cabaret, doing a tribute to "that famous Scottish singer" Tom Jones. Fans of Jeremy Hardy's "singing" will be more than satisfied by his rendition of 'It's Not Unusual'.
 
The second show saw Mrs Naughtie (Alison Steadman) inheriting some money and taking Hamish, Dougal (Graeme Garden) and the Laird on an exotic holiday.
 
After the recording of the second show Jeremy Hardy got up and yelled "Let's hear it for Linda Smith!", a reference to the untimely death of the comedian and sometime 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue' guest panelist on 27th February. The audience burst into a warm and lengthy round of applause.
 
The second recording (of episodes three and four) took place at the Duchess Theatre, Covent Garden on 26th March.
 
Episode three is called The Subsidence Adventure, in which Hamish & Dougal become builders to the gentry. Their first job is to work on the foundations of the Laird's "Big Hoos". However, things don't quite go to plan... In the fourth episode, Inverary Jones and the Thimbell of Doom, Hamish and Dougal explore the Museum of the Glen on a boring, rainy day only to discover that the star exhibit - the thimble of doom - has been stolen by the legendary looter Inverary Jones. So they and the Laird set off in Mrs Naughtie's plane in search of the thief...
 
Producer Jon Naismith says these shows will not air on BBC Radio 4 until August. For those who missed out on tickets to these recordings the recording of episodes five and six will take place in April or May. Details coming soon - hopefully!
(Alison Bean)
 
 
* BBC 7 airs old episodes of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" (with Tim and Graeme) and "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again" (with all three Goodies) on Mondays; they are available via Listen Again for six days after broadcast. The shows can be heard worldwide via the internet from www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 14th Mar)
 
 
* The new series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", featuring Tim Brooke-Taylor & Graeme Garden, is scheduled to begin on BBC Radio 4 on Monday, 22 May.
Radio 4 can be heard worldwide via the internet from www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 .
(Lisa Manekofsky – Goodies-l – 14th Apr)
 
 
5. COR!! COMIC SYNOPSIS #49
(by Linda Kay)
 
Issue 184
8th December, 1973 No. 72
 
When we last left our heroes they had been hypnotised by a Svengali-like bad guy who made the Goodies do his bidding and rob a jewelry store! What is the identity of this evil man? Will the Goodies ever break free from his wicked spell? Will they aid the police by arresting themselves? Let's find out, shall we?
 
Header: THIS IS AN ENTRANCING TALE - THE GOODIES ARE HYPNOTISED!
 
THE GOODIES WERE HYPNOTISED INTO BECOMING "THE BADDIES" AND CAUSED HAVOC IN CORTOWN WITHOUT KNOWING IT ... NOW THE POLICE HAVE ASKED THE GOODIES TO CAPTURE THE BADDIES!
 
We see the Goodies in workclothes carrying lumber and tools as they leave a jewelry store; a very happy jeweler is standing at the doorway behind them.
 
GRAEME: There! That's the last of the traps! If the Baddies try and rob any more jeweller's they'll be in for a BIG SURPRISE!
 
THE GOODIES SAT BACK TO AWAIT RESULTS, NOT KNOWING THAT THE HYPNOTIC TRANCE WAS ABOUT TO TAKE EFFECT AGAIN!
 
The Goodies are seen relaxing in their office ... Tim is sipping tea, Bill is listening to music on a portable radio and Graeme is reading a newspaper.
 
HERE WAS THE MAN RESPONSIBLE - DR. HYPNO ...
 
We see the evil Dr. Hypno sneaking down the street, frightening a woman and a cat as he goes by.
 
DR. HYPNO: *Ha, harrr!* I must get back to the Goodies headquarters and give 'em another *dose of hypnosis* ... otherwise the spell will WEAR OFF!
 
BUT THE HYPNOTIST FELL FOR ONE OF THE BADDIE'S PRANKS!
 
Dr. Hypno suddenly falls into an uncovered manhole with an AAAGH!
 
THE GOODIES WENT OUT ON PATROL ...
 
The Goodies are on their trandem, riding around the neighborhood looking for the Baddies, Tim with a telescope and Graeme with binoculars. Bill is on the back of the bike and starts to look dizzy.
 
BILL: *Ooer!* I'm coming over all funny!
 
THE SPELL WAS TAKING OVER ...
 
The Goodies leap from the bike and race toward a phone box, throwing off their clothes behind them in their mad dash.
 
GRAEME: Quick, gang ... into this PHONE BOX ... it's time to become ...
 
They emerge from the phone box dressed all in black from head to foot, their faces covered with hoods.
 
GRAEME: THE BADDIES!
 
They go into a jewelry store and hold the jeweler up at gunpoint.
 
GRAEME: This is a *hold up!* Open your safe!
 
As the jeweler complies and opens the door to his safe a boxing glove on a spring pops out and hits Bill in the face with a BIFF, knocking him backwards. Bill lays on the floor in a daze ... the blow had broken the spell! But he looks up to see the Baddies robbing the safe.
 
BILL: Hey! What IS all this? Where AM I? Good heavens ... it's THE BADDIES!
 
Tim and Graeme, still hypnotised as the Baddies, run from the store with a swag bag and jewels flying in their wake. Bill runs after them with a large mallet.
 
BILL: Stop! Stop! I'll CLOBBER you!
 
THE HYPNOTIC SPELL WAS BEGINNING TO WEAR OFF!
 
Graeme comes to a sudden stop, Tim's head slamming into the back of Graeme's. Graeme is confused while Tim sees Bill coming up behind them with the mallet.
 
GRAEME: Stop!! What are we doing? Where are we?
 
TIM: Look! There's a BADDIE!
 
The tables are turned as Tim and Graeme turn around and start chasing after Bill, who throws aside the mallet and runs for his life. As they run down the street we see Dr. Hypno finally climbing up out of the manhole directly in their path. Graeme is swinging the swag bag over his head.
 
BILL: OOER!
 
GRAEME: AFTER HIM!
 
Bill runs past Dr. Hypno just as Graeme swings the swag bag at him. The bag comes down on Dr. Hypno's head.
 
GRAEME: Take that! *Oops!* Missed!
 
DR. HYPNO: GNNNN!
 
The Goodies stop chasing one another and stand beside the manhole, looking confused.
 
TIM: Just a minute! We're ALL the Baddies! I remember now ... that funny little bloke with the WATCH!
 
GRAEME: HE must have made us do it!
 
THE GOODIES DECIDED TO TURN THEMSELVES IN ...
 
The Goodies stand in front of the police Sergeant's desk and explain their story.
 
TIM: So you see, Sergeant . . . we were *hypnotised* into becoming the Baddies ... and now we're giving ourselves up!
 
GRAEME: Yeah! And we claim the REWARD!
 
The Sergeant is not impressed and his officers herd the Goodies into a jail cell.
 
SERGEANT: But you *won't* be able to *spend* it 'cos we're LOCKING YOU UP! Take 'em away, lads!
 
BILL: Aagh! That's not fair!
 
The Goodies are booted roughly into a cell.
 
GRAEME: Oh, well ... things could be WORSE!
 
As the cell door slams shut we see that Dr. Hypno was standing behind it! He proceeds to hypnotise the Goodies again to get them to hand over the loot they stole.
 
DR. HYPNO: You are feeling *sleepy* ... SLEEPY ... you will give the money to me ... to ME!
 
POLICE SERGEANT (in an inset panel): He's right! I didn't tell 'em they'd be in the same cell as DR. HYPNO ... we copped him for ROBBING A COAL CELLAR! Haw, Haw!
 
Sign-Off Line: You'll Be "Police-d" To See The Goodies Again Next Week!
 
RATING (using the BLACK PUDDING RATING SYSTEM):
 
III - Goody goody yum yum.
 
There's a lot going on in this particular comic adventure and plenty of small jokes in the background to really fill out the panels. In the first panel Tim hits Bill on the head accidentally with the long plank he's carrying; a classic comedic cliche. The woman and cat which Dr. Hypno scare as he's walking down the street is quite overdramatic which makes it funny. As the Goodies are out on patrol we see a butcher's shop in the background with gates and locks across the front door and a piece of meat with a sign that says "Prime" inside. Tim is looking through his spyglass at a pretty girl who is walking along the sidewalk.
 
The Goodies' mad dash into the phone box is particularly well done, as is their emergence as the Baddies (in which they smash right through the glass doors!). As they rob the jewelry shop it is clear that Graeme is using a pop gun! This is proved when Bill is hit in the face with the boxing glove and Graeme accidentally fires the gun with the result that a flag which reads BANG! Pops out. As the Baddies rob the jewelry store safe there are some shelves behind Bill with different jewels and signs which read "Bargain" and "140,000 pounds - deposit."
 
The escape from the jewelry store takes place on a busy street. A mini car has to slam on its brakes to keep from hitting them. A businessman is walking along with his nose buried in a newspaper, taking no note of what's happening around him. A policeman on the street outside the store just looks stunned but does nothing. We also see the name of the store is "Jules Jewels."
 
When Graeme and Tim screech to a stop it is in front of a Chinese restaurant called Soo Yoo Chinese Nosh. A stereotypical Chinese man in robes and with a long braid watches them throughout the next panel, then dashes back inside his restaurant. When Bill throws away the mallet somehow Tim ends up with it. At the police station the Sergeant has a police light on the back of his chair. The Goodies are thrown into the jail cell (or rather a dungeon, according to one sign) and a mouse is sitting there waiting for them.
 
After the Goodies have gone through so much and been victimized throughout this story it's a shame the ending didn't let them reap some reward or bring Dr. Hypno to justice themselves. But overall for the only two part story of this series they maintained the story very well with the result that this is a very fun episode.
 
To view these strips online, you can visit this page:
 
We'll post the currently reviewed issue plus the two previous issues for latecomers.
 
 
6. QUIZ & QUOTE ANSWERS
 
(a) Bill Oddie
(b) Flopsy (aka "Big Bunny")
(c) Invasion Of The Moon Creatures
(d) A second leg
(e) A blown-up paper bag
(f) The top of Mount Everest
(g) 5000 puppies
(h) John Cleese
 
YOUR SCORE:
8    Goodies fan supreme
7    Mastermind of the year
5-6 Clever clogs
3-4 Reasonably Goodie
1-2 Thick as old boots
0    Rolf Harris!
 
 
NEXT C&G EDITION:
- #126: 15th May 2006. 
 
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