The Complete Goodies

(B.T. Batsford, 2000)
ISBN 0-7134-8575-2

For over a decade Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie created the most imaginative, inventive and consistently hilarious television comedy around. Conquering the small screen, becoming groovy teenage pop icons and best-selling comic authors, The Goodies were a Seventies force to be reckoned with. After the last television series in 1982, The Goodies found renewed success as sitcom giant, off-the-wall medic and professional birder, but their individual and collective contribution to comedy history has largely gone uncelebrated. Until now! This book tells the entire story of three writer-performers who rejuvenated life into post-war Britcom.

For the very first time, we delve deeply into the fascinating , enigmatic and just plain side-splittingly funny world of The Goodies. Each and every contribution of the three Goodies, together and apart, is credited. It's the ultimate salute to a comic force to treasure.

'I hope the reader is as interested as I am.'

Tim Brooke-Taylor

'Contains more information about the Goodies than anyone should need, want, or be allowed access to.'

Graeme Garden

'Publish and I will sue.'

Bill Oddie

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