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Cover of “The Goodies: Super Chaps Three” by Andrew Pixley

The Goodies: Super Chaps Three

By Andrew Pixley

602 pages, 210mm x 297mm, softback.


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In 1837, the American Indians were being constantly driven further west by the march of the pioneering settlers and the might of the United States cavalry forces under the command of General W. Custer.

But in Cricklewood in the 1970s, the Goodies – Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie – set out to help people by ‘doing good’, and throughout the decade entertained millions of television viewers, penned best-selling books, waxed hit platters, and even appeared on the legendary celebrity edition of It’s a Knockout.

In the early 1960s, three innocent youngsters – Billy, Little Timothy and the Other One – had headed for the world of academia and found themselves ensnared in the twilight world of cutting-edge comedy perpetuated by the shady, clandestine organisation known only as the Footlights. After many perilous adventures, they were to win through, save the United Kingdom from ruin, and become world famous in Australia. The Goodies: Super Chaps Three tells the story of how The Goodies came into being, their successes in various media and the legacy of their much-loved programme. It also promises one of the following*:

  • Millions of never-before-seen colour photographs
  • Instructions of how to build your own trandem for under five shillings
  • The secret of the mysterious route through Cricklewood which will lead you to the trio’s legendary mobile office
  • Several pages listing recording dates and videotape numbers

Written by acclaimed archive television historian and Goodies expert Andrew Pixley this is undoubtedly the definitive look at the production of this classic comedy series. Over ten years in the making, this whopping 600+ page book covers every single aspect of the series’ production as well as lengthy looks at Broaden Your Mind, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and other related programmes.

If you call yourselves a Goodies fan then you won’t want to be without this book.

You can download a short PDF sneak preview from here.