The Goodies. Image shows from L to R: Tim (Tim Brooke-Taylor), Bill (Bill Oddie), Graeme (Graeme Garden). Copyright: BBC
The Goodies

The Goodies

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / ITV
  • 1970 - 1982
  • 75 episodes (9 series)

The Goodies are three young men who will do any job, anytime, anywhere. Stars Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

The Goodies. Image shows from L to R: Bill (Bill Oddie), Tim (Tim Brooke-Taylor), Graeme (Graeme Garden). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1970 - 1982
Channels
BBC Two, ITV
Episodes
75 (9 series), plus 2 further specials
Stars
Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor
Writers
Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden
Directors
Jim Franklin, John Howard Davies and Bob Spiers
Producers
Jim Franklin, John Howard Davies and Bob Spiers
Companies

From their HQ in Cricklewood, Graeme, Tim and Bill take on any job, anytime. Riding into action on their trandem, they find themselves in the middle of cartoon-like comic adventures.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Narrow Your Mind (Working title)
  • Super Chaps Three
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune written by Bill Oddie and Michael Gibbs, sung by Bill Oddie. Series composition by Bill Oddie, Michael Gibbs and Dave MacRae.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 8th November 1970 at 10pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Saturday 13th February 1982 at 6:45pm on ITV
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 31st May 2014 at 10:10pm on BBC2 Wales - Series 2, Special
  • Saturday 31st May 2014 at 8:35pm on BBC2 - Series 2, Special
  • Friday 31st December 2010 at 12:00am on BBC2

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Series 1 - 8
  • BBC Ealing - Filmed scenes
  • Ealing - Many locations

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