List of The Goodies episodes

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For information about the group and the origins of the show, see The Goodies

This is a list of all 76 episodes from the comedy television series The Goodies.

Series 1–8 — (1970–1980) — was made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2.
Series 9 — (1981–1982) — was made by LWT for ITV

Alternative episode titles in bracketed italics. All episodes were written by members of the Goodies.


For all information about DVD and pre-recorded VHS releases, plus information about the original air dates for all of the Goodies episodes, see The Goodies videography
Series
Episodes
(episode number of 76)
First episode in the series
(original air date)
Last episode in the series
(original air date)
The Goodies episodes
and their alternative titles
1
7 episodes

1 – 7

Made by the BBC
8 November 1970
20 December 1970
"Tower of London" — ("Beefeaters" / "The Tower of London")
"Snooze"
"Give Police a Chance" — ("Love the Police" / "Police Public Image" / "Police Brutality")
"Caught in the Act" — ("The Playgirl Club" / "Compromising Photos")
"The Greenies" — ("Army Games")
"Cecily" — ("Servants" / "Haunted House")
"Radio Goodies" — ("Pirate Radio Station" / "Pirate Radio Goodies")
2
13 episodes

8 – 20

Made by the BBC
1 October 1971
14 January 1972
"Scotland" — ("The Loch Ness Monster")
"Commonwealth Games" — ("Sporting Goodies" / "Goodies of Sport")
"Pollution" — ("The Ministry of Pollution")
"The Lost Tribe" — ("The Lost Tribe of the Orinoco" / "Safari with Hazel Nuts")
"The Music Lovers" — ("The Music Master" / "Music Master" / "The Stolen Musicians")
"Culture for the Masses" — ("Art for Art's Sake" / "Antiques" / "Art Restoration")
"Kitten Kong" (this episode is missing, later replaced by the special episode "Kitten Kong: Montreux '72 Edition")
"Come Dancing" — ("Wicked Waltzing")
"Farm Fresh Food" — ("Health Farm" / "Uncle Tom's Farm")
"Women's Lib" — ("Sexual Liberation" / "Free to Live")
"Gender Education" — ("Sex and Violence")
"Charity Bounce" — ("London to Brighton")
"The Baddies" — ("The Nicest Person in the World" / "Double Trouble" / "Bad Copies")

special episode

21

Made by the BBC

9 April 1972
"Kitten Kong: Montreux '72 Edition"

special episode

22

Made by the BBC

24 September 1972
"'A Collection of Goodies' – Special Tax Edition"
3
7 episodes

23 – 29

Made by the BBC
3 February 1973
12 July 1973
"The New Office" — ("Monster Machines" / "Moving Day")
"Hunting Pink" — ("Where There's a Will..." / "A Hunting We Will Go" / "Tally-Ho")
"Winter Olympics"
"That Old Black Magic" — ("Black Magic" / "Which Witch is Which?")
"For Those in Peril on the Sea" — ("The Lost Island of Munga" / "A High-Sea Adventure")
"Way Outward Bound" — ("Outward Bounds" / "Baby Army")
"Superstar" - ("Rock Star")
4
7 episodes

30 – 36

Made by the BBC
1 December 1973
12 January 1974
"Camelot"
"Invasion of the Moon Creatures" — ("Big Bunny" / "On the Moon with Big Bunny")
"Hospital for Hire" — ("The National Health Service" / "Doctors")
"The Goodies and the Beanstalk"
"The Stone Age" — ("Archaeologists" / "Tyrannosaurus Rex" / "Pot-Holing" / "Let's go Pot-Holing" / "Dinosaur")
"Goodies in the Nick" — ("The Great Goodies Bank Robbery" / "Bank Robbery")
"The Race"
5
14 episodes

37 – 50

Made by the BBC
10 February 1975
21 December 1975
"The Movies" — ("The British Film Industry" / "The Black & White, Western, Epic Movie" / "BBC" / "The Choices of Film Creation")
"Clown Virus"
"Chubbie Chumps" — ("Radio 2" / "The Beauty Contest" / "Housewives" / "Radio Contest" / "Miss Housewife")
"Wacky Wales" - ("Welsh Rugby")
"Frankenfido"
"Scatty Safari" — ("The Existence of Rolf Harris" / "Pied Piper Goodies versus the Rolf Harris Plague")
"Kung Fu Kapers" — ("Ecky-Thump")
"Lighthouse Keeping Loonies" — ("The Lighthouse Men" / "A Little Light Housekeeping" / "Lighthouse Loonies")
"Rome Antics"
"Fleet Street Goodies" — ("Cunning Stunts" / "The 'Goodies Clarion' Newspaper")
"South Africa" — ("Apartheight" / "A South African Adventure")
"Bunfight at the O.K. Tea Rooms" — ("Cream cave" / "Cream Rush Fever")
"The End" — ("Encased in Concrete" / "Concrete on the Outside" / "Entombed")
"The Goodies Rule – O.K.?"
6
7 episodes

51 – 57

Made by the BBC
21 September 1976
2 November 1976
"Lips, or Almighty Cod" - ("Cod")
"Hype Pressure" — ("The Rock and Roll Revival")
"Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express"
"Black and White Beauty"
"It Might as Well Be String"
"2001 & A Bit" — ("The Future of the Goodies")
"The Goodies – Almost Live" — ("The Goodies in Concert")
7
6 episodes

58 – 63

Made by the BBC
1 November 1977
22 December 1977
"Alternative Roots" — ("The Goodies Find Their Roots" / "Hoots, Toots and Froots")
"Dodonuts"
"Scoutrageous" — ("Scouting Adventures" / "Boy Scouts")
"Punky Business" — ("Punkerella" / "Rock Goodies")
"Royal Command" — ("Royal Command Performance")
"Earthanasia" — ("The End of the World Show" / "The End of the World")
8
6 episodes

64 – 69

Made by the BBC
14 January 1980
18 February 1980
"Goodies and Politics" — ("Politics" / "Timita")
"Saturday Night Grease" - ("Discotheque")
"A Kick in the Arts" — ("Summer Olympics")
"U-Friend or UFO?" - ("Close Encounters")
"Animals" — ("Animal Liberation" / "Animal Lib" / "Watership Down")
"War Babies" - ("World War 2")
9
7 episodes

70 – 76

Made by LWT for ITV
27 December 1981
13 February 1982
"Snow White 2" — ("Pantomime" / "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs")
"Robot" — ("Automation")
"Football Crazy"
"Big Foot" — ("Bigfoot" / "In Search of Bigfoot" / "Arthur C. Clarke" / "In Search of Arthur C. Clarke")
"Change of Life" - ("Bill's 75th Birthday")
"Holiday" — ("Holidays" / "The Holiday" / "Holiday in Dunsquabbling")
"Animals Are People Too" — ("Pets" / "Tim's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to People")

Only five episodes have on-screen titles – "Kitten Kong", "The Goodies and the Beanstalk", "Superstar", "The Goodies Rule – O.K.?" and "The Goodies – Almost Live".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "The Complete Goodies" — Robert Ross, B T Batsford, London, 2000
  • "The Goodies Rule OK" — Robert Ross, Carlton Books Ltd, Sydney, 2006
  • "From Fringe to Flying Circus — 'Celebrating a Unique Generation of Comedy 1960–1980'" — Roger Wilmut, Eyre Methuen Ltd, 1980
  • "The Goodies Episode Summaries" — Brett Allender
  • "The Goodies — Fact File" — Matthew K. Sharp

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