Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Can there be anything better to bring a smile to the lips of an Australian my age than the mention of 'The Goodies'?! Cast your mind back... These pioneers of satire are in Australia for a few shows in Sydney this month - no further this time unfortunately. Check out the local media for lots of interviews. For those who don't know what I'm on about (how old are you?!) here's a recap - From 1970 to 1982, The Goodies (Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie) saved London from giant kittens, started a pirate radio station/post office, studied Northern English martial arts, fought genetically modified clowns and rode a three-seater bicycle (the trandem) from situation to surreal situation. Their blend of visual comedy (which the kids loved) and incisive commentary on everything from the National Health Scheme to Apartheid (which the adults loved, in a naughty kind of way) will be fondly remembered by Brits and Aussies alike. ::Sigh:: Goody-goody-yum-yum.

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