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UK Channel That's TV showing The Goodies starting Sept 28th
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The GoodiesUK Classic TV channel That's TV has acquired the rights to show "the Goodies".  They announced on their Facebook page yesterday "Over 60 episodes of The Goodies. Starts Wednesday night at 9.35pm on That's TV - The Home of Iconic TV"

Posted by lisa at 28/09/2022 15:01 GMT
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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Series 77 with Graeme Garden
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British ComedyIf you've missed any episodes of the latest series of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue"  you can find episodes 1-4 (with Graeme Garden) at

Posted by lisa at 07/08/2022 20:10 GMT
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Quitting Clarion and Globe newsletter
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The GoodiesI'm quitting my role as editor for the Clarion and Globe.  The newsletter will no longer go out each month.  Been a fun job but I feel that I've had enough of the role.

Posted by JG_PeckinPahs at 20/04/2022 03:57 GMT
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"50 Years Without a Clue" special available on the BBC website
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The GoodiesThe 50th Anniversary "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" special, "50 Years Without a Clue", which was first broadcast yesterday (16 April) is available online at

Posted by lisa at 17/04/2022 21:22 GMT
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ISIHAC 50th Anniversary repeats & special
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British ComedyIn honor of the 50th Anniversary of "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", BBC Radio will be repeating a series of classic episodes of the radio show including the 1972 debut episode featuring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Jo Kendall and Humphrey Lyttelton.  The repeats start next Monday - details at (

Also scheduled is the special "50 Years Without A Clue" on BBC Radio 4's Archive Hour Saturday, 16 April (

Posted by lisa at 11/04/2022 14:37 GMT
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Changes to the clarion and globe
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The GoodiesThe clarion will not go out today as there not much news to put in it.  So from now on the clarion and globe will only go out if there is news that month.

Posted by JG_PeckinPahs at 24/03/2022 22:48 GMT
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More Goodies novella info - Barnaby Eaton-Jones on Goodies Podcast 167
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The Goodies More information about the Goodies novella line's future has been revealed in the latest Goodies Podcast (167) which features an interview with writer and publisher Barnaby Eaton-Jones.

Some points from the interview include:

- The novella 'Avengers Dissemble' was based on the last fully-developed audio script (as opposed to what would've been the second audio episode) because it featured the return of 'Dame' Joanna Lumley

- The second novella has been written! By Kenton Hall, who helped to edit and contribute to the first novella

The half-hour interview covers a range of other novella aspects but keeps things spoiler-free. The book can still be ordered from:

Posted by jeffers at 18/03/2022 20:33 GMT
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C&G 241 Now Available!
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The GoodiesThe February issue of the Clarion and Globe is now out. And the newsletter has gone out to the mailing list. 

And if you have not been receiving any of the new editions or previous ones at all. Please contact the Technical Officer on (As I don't have access to the main computer to sort the issues out. Thanks!)

If you would like to have the The Goodies Fan Club newsletter, arrive in your inbox. Send a blank e-mail to and respond to the reply.  After that you will be on the mailing list.

You can also find a link to the latest issues of the Clarion and Globe in the little box to your right and also in Articles and Guides soon.

Posted by JG_PeckinPahs at 25/02/2022 05:47 GMT
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Goodies novella from Barnaby Eaton-Jones to be published in March
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The GoodiesComing this March, a new Goodies novella (fully authorized by Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, and Tim Brooke-Taylor's family).  Here is more information about the title, which is available for pre-order from


In 2019, The Goodies reunited to record a brand-new adventure for Audible, under the guidance of producer Barnaby Eaton-Jones – who gently persuaded them to get back on their trandem bicycle.

This was called The Big Ben Theory, and was written by Gareth Gwynn and John-Luke Roberts, from a story by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, and directed by Dirk Maggs. It is still available online.

In the cast were Dame Joanna Lumley, Jon Culshaw, Kate Harbour, Philip Pope, and Barnaby Eaton-Jones – alongside The Goodies themselves; Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, and Tim Brooke-Taylor. There was even a live band and studio audience.

This audio production was so well-received and successful that a series was commissioned, with the same team behind it and retaining the same company of actors as well.

Unfortunately, due to the sad passing of Tim Brooke-Taylor in 2020, from Covid, the audio series had to be cancelled. At that stage, material had been written and The Goodies had chosen the first six (of the twelve mooted) for the debut series on audio.


Fast forward to 2022, and the first of those stories has been turned into novella called Avengers Dissemble, which is a semi-sequel to the audio production (though you don’t have to have listened to the audio to understand it), as it features Dame Joanna Lumley – who has also written a beautiful and funny foreword for this book. This novella has been specifically produced by Chinbeard Books as a tribute to Tim Brooke-Taylor and 25% of the royalties will be going to the charity he was President of for over 25 years – Thames Valley Adventure Playground (who celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2022). You can read all about what they do here:

If fans and the public get behind this first novella, then the rest of the series will also be written, and there could potentially be 12 ‘new episodes’ of The Goodies, that had comedic input from all three of the Super Chaps Three.


GRAEME GARDEN: “We had great fun working on ideas for an audio series with the ever inventive and energetic Barnaby Eaton Jones, and he has now turned the first of those ideas into book form. If you don’t like fun, satire, weirdness, wordplay and downright silliness then this is not the book for you.”

BILL ODDIE: “I have heard of a "novella", but what exactly is it? A cheap Italian wine? A kind of pizza? A short irritating opera? Or an extremely entertaining little book (featuring The Goodies) written by Barnaby Eaton-Jones? You're right, it is a pizza. (P.S. Novella also plays centre forward for Juventus).”

CHRISTINE BROOKE-TAYLOR: “Tim would have been really chuffed that The Goodies are reappearing in another form, from ideas he worked on with Graeme, Bill, and Barnaby. It's also lovely to know that a portion of the sales are going towards the Thames Valley Adventure Playground charity, which he was an active President of for over 25 years.”

BARNABY EATON-JONES: “For Graeme, Bill, and Christine to approve of the idea of this being my way of a tribute to Tim was on the way hand, humbling, on the other hand, exciting, and on the third hand (yes, I’ve got three hands) nerve-wracking.
For fans, it gives them new, original adventures of the Super Chaps Three (which they initially were going to be called before The Goodies!), in the same style as the classic television series.
I must dish out thanks to Gareth Gwynn and John-Luke Roberts, who allowed their ideas they contributed to the initial plots of the proposed audio series to be used, as well as Daniel McGachey (for his artwork and design), Kenton Hall (for his invaluable editing and support) and Graeme Garden (for overseeing the entire project); all of whom also provided additional material to beef the joke quota up to maximum capacity. But I’m claiming all the good jokes are my own, obviously. Ahem.”

Posted by lisa at 27/01/2022 21:47 GMT
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RIP Barry Cryer
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The GoodiesI'm sad to have to report the passing of Barry Cryer, a long-time friend and collaborator of The Goodies.  Among many other things, Barry worked with Tim & Graeme on the radio series "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" and its spin-off "Hamish & Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea" and with Tim in the radio & TV series "Hello Cheeky".

Posted by lisa at 27/01/2022 20:49 GMT
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