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The Goodies

Series 5

Episode 7: Kung Fu Kapers

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

When Tim and Graeme decide to take up kung-fu, Bill introduces them to the infinitely nobler art of Ecky Thump. Soon the nation is gripped by black pudding fever. Show more

The Goodies

Series 4

Episode 4: The Goodies and the Beanstalk

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

70s comedy series. When the Goodies are broke, Graeme decides to re-enact a childhood folk memory and plants a baked bean, which grows into a magical beanstalk. Show more

Ripping Yarns

Series 1

Episode 2: The Testing of Eric Olthwaite

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The dark and tragic tale of the world's most boring man, who joins forces with a criminal and proceeds to write his name in the history books. Show more

Contributors

Eric Olthwaite:
Michael Palin
Mrs Olthwaite:
Barbara New
Director:
Jim Franklin

Ripping Yarns

Series 1

Episode 3: Escape from Stalag Luft 112B

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A tale of courage and fortitude from WWI. A British POW's constant escape attempts exasperate his German captors - and his fellow prisoners. Show more

The Goodies

Series 8

Episode 2: Saturday Night Grease

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Classic comedy. The Goodies get into the disco scene. It's 'Saturday Night Grease' with Tim Travolta and Olivia Newton-Grayboots, live from the Disco Bilius.

The Goodies

Series 4

Episode 5: The Stone Age

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Classic comedy. There's trouble with a tyrannosaurus rex. Graeme's love of archaelogy lands the Goodies in a subterranean predicament.

The Goodies

Series 2

Episode 13: Double Trouble

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Classic comedy. The Goodies save a suicidal zookeeper and meet a canny Scot.

Ripping Yarns

Series 2

Episode 3: Roger of the Raj

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Pubescent Roger Bartlesham comes of age in turbulent colonial India, when he is driven towards the most deplorable act known to the British army. Show more

Contributors

Roger Bartlesham:
Michael Palin
Lord Bartlesham:
Richard Vernon
Lady Bartlesham:
Joan Sanderson
Miranda:
Jan Francis
Colonel Runciman:
John Le Mesurier
Director:
Jim Franklin

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Ripping Yarns

Series 1

Episode 6: The Curse of the Claw

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

More tales of comic terror. The story of a man who dabbled in the dark mysteries of the Orient and lived to tell the tale. Or did he? Show more

Contributors

Kevin Orr / Uncle Jack:
Michael Palin
Kevi's Mother:
Hilary Mason
Kevin's Father:
Tenniel Evans
Captain Merson:
Keith Smith
Grosvenor:
Aubrey Morris
Young Kevin:
Nigel Rhodes
Director:
Jim Franklin