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    Satire bites in odd directions sometimes

    This is from 1975. It's The Goodies on the topic of South Africa during its most rabid apartheid days.

    For some reason ForumGarden doesn't have an embedded section for politics.

    I have a strong suspicion that The Goodies never made it to US TV screens. This might be why.

    I'd be interested in any reactions from either side of the pond.











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    arrrrr How i miss them. That's the stuff i grew up on.

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    The deathly silence you can hear is shock, I imagine.

    I think they got a lot into that thirty minutes.

    I also think Philip Madoc was one of our great actors judging from his stunningly violent performance in The Last of the Mohicans or his earlier performance opposite Alan Badel and Michael Gough in The Count of Monte Cristo. He looks like he enjoyed playing in this.
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    Re: Satire bites in odd directions sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    The deathly silence you can hear is shock, I imagine.

    I think they got a lot into that thirty minutes.

    I also think Philip Madoc was one of our great actors judging from his stunningly violent performance in The Last of the Mohicans or his earlier performance opposite Alan Badel and Michael Gough in The Count of Monte Cristo. He looks like he enjoyed playing in this.
    I hear the deathly silence also

    I wondered where i had seen the actor Madoc before.

    I wonder if there is any clips around for 'Love thy Neighbour'? Another great British classic.
    The goodie's had a pythonesque quality about them that i believe was ahead of their time. The comical timing between the three of them was genious. I even remember my father roaring with mirth at them. I wish they would re-run the entire episodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    I wondered where i had seen the actor Madoc before.
    As the U boat captain in that episode of Dad's Army.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    As the U boat captain in that episode of Dad's Army.
    Yes, I remember now. well well well. He was quite handsome as well. Who'd have thought that Bill Odie would end up an irritable bird twitcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    Yes, I remember now. well well well. He was quite handsome as well. Who'd have thought that Bill Odie would end up an irritable bird twitcher?
    Bill Oddie's greatest achievement was to write and perform at least one song in every one of the hundred or so episodes of I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, some of which songs were astoundingly good. Most were entirely his own but he gave a lifetime performance with Ilkley Moor in the style of Joe Cocker singing With A Little Help From My Friends, complete with a pause half way through that was five seconds longer than you'd think possible. I might even have a copy of that on my hard drive. As far as his own songs went I think I liked My Baby's Gone best, it was a love song in such poor taste the Americans censored at least one verse when they broadcast the series.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
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    Re: Satire bites in odd directions sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Bill Oddie's greatest achievement was to write and perform at least one song in every one of the hundred or so episodes of I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, some of which songs were astoundingly good. Most were entirely his own but he gave a lifetime performance with Ilkley Moor in the style of Joe Cocker singing With A Little Help From My Friends, complete with a pause half way through that was five seconds longer than you'd think possible. I might even have a copy of that on my hard drive. As far as his own songs went I think I liked My Baby's Gone best, it was a love song in such poor taste the Americans censored at least one verse when they broadcast the series.
    I did not know any of this. Very interesting. It would be great if you could post the copy.

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    Irreverent and hilarious love it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CARLA View Post
    Irreverent and hilarious love it..
    We had some fabulous comedy years ago. Of course we can't do or say things like that these days which just makes it all the more naughty to look back on.

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