BBC Store releases classic 1970s comedy show The Goodies including long since screened and unreleased episodes.
“It’s The Goodies! is bursting with moments of comic genius and brilliant silliness and we are delighted to be able to make such a landmark in British television comedy available on BBC Store.” – Aaron Bhamra, Head of Editorial at BBC Store
It’s The Goodies! on BBC Store includes six episodes not previously available to own – The Greenies, The Loch Ness Monster, Winter Olympics, Black Magic, Clown Virus and Animals.
The digital download service celebrates one of Britain’s most anarchic and delightful comedy troupes The Goodies which starred Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie who also created the series, and wrote each episode of the 1970s laugh-in. The show became famous for the unleashed legendary blend of surreal sketches, topical satire, slapstick and general lunacy on an unsuspecting viewing public.
Celebrating the phenomenally popular, BAFTA-nominated series 37 years after the final episode aired on the BBC on 18 February 1980, It’s The Goodies includes six classic episodes that have not been available for viewers to buy before and may not have been seen by some fans since their original air dates over 40 years ago. However much loved favourites such as Kitten Kong, Bunfight at the OK Tea Rooms and Kung Fu Kapers AKA Ecky Thump are all there to enjoy once more.
The Goodies was also one of the first shows in the UK to use pioneering camera trickery. Two of the trio’s most famous skits played with different formats, both of which feature in It’s The Goodies! on BBC Store, is the award-winning episode The Movies, where they each attempt to make a film at the same time, which results in a film that sees them flow rapidly from movie to movie, breaking through frames and mixing up genres, and Kitten Kong, which sees a kitten named Twinkle grow to a gigantic size and terrorise London, tearing down the Post Office Tower (now the BT Tower). The Goodies also had a number of chart topping hits in the mid 1970s as well, the majority of which were written and performed by Bill Oddie.