Home Video releases of The Goodies Television Series

This page lists all known VHS tapes, DVDs, and digital releases of The Goodies in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.  Entries are listed by release date.  In cases where the same set of episodes were released in the UK and Australia information is provided about differences between the two versions.

Also included on this site is a page showing releases by country, an abbreviated list with only basic information such as release date, catalog numbers, and episodes.  That page is intended as a quick reference and, for that reason, doesn't provide details such as specifics about bonus features (as can be found on the current page.

The Goodies (VHS)

Thorn EMI Video – TVB 90 1006 2
PAL Format
Released 1982. 99 minutes.

This video contains four episodes from The Goodies LWT series (series 9): Football Crazy, Robot, Big Foot, and Change of Life.

The episodes have a few edits, mostly to remove the “end of part one” and “part two” captions. A few bits of music such as the Robot singing "Funky Gibbon") have also been edited out, presumably due to music clearance issues.

The Goodies (VHS)

The Video Collection – VC 6008
Released in Australia as Thorn/EMI ZL 4 031
PAL format
Released 1986. 50 minutes

This is a repackaged budget version of the Thorn EMI Video above. This contains two of the four episodes from the earlier release, the LWT episodes Football Crazy and Change of Life.

These are the same versions of

the episodes (containing the same edits) as the earlier tape.

Kitten Kong (VHS)

BBC Video: 

   Initially released in 1994 as BBCV 5391
   Reissued on 2April 1997 as BBCV 5829
   Released in Australia as ABC Video 17884
PAL format
86 minutes

Contains the episodes Kitten Kong, Scatty Safari, and Scoutrageous.

The original packaging has an excerpt from the book The Goodies

File (about the Goodies’  trandem) on the inside of the case. In the budget series reissue (BBCV 5829) this artwork was replaced by an ad for other BBC Video titles.

All versions of this tape contain edits in the episode Scatty Safari as documented in Matthew K. Sharp’s “Goodies Episode Guide”:

  • Two tiny cuts in the montage of stars at the beginning to remove the clips of Dick Emery and Marty Feldman which had been lifted from their own series.

  • There is an awkward fade-out/fade-in in the first studio scene at the stables to remove an excerpt on the soundtrack of, I think, an Osmond, and Bill throwing a bucket of water over him.

  • Most stupidly, in the closing scenes, when the Rolf Harrises are lead over to "the other side", instead of the door reading "A.T.V.", it has been amended with a disticntly dodgy video graphic to read "ITV". This is particularly noticeable since whilst the film camera or the door were slightly unsteady and wobble slightly, the ITV caption remains rock steady.

The Goodies and the Beanstalk (VHS & Beta) 

BBC Video:  BBCV 7008 (VHS), BBCB 7008 (Beta) 
PAL format
Released 1983. 44 minutes

This was one of the BBC’s first home video releases. It contains only one Goodies episode, The Goodies and the Beanstalk.

Unfortunately this title didn’t sell well, probably due to the

high cost for a single episode and the small number of consumers with home video players at that time. Because of the poor sales it would be 11 years before the BBC released further Goodies episodes on video.

The Goodies and the Beanstalk (VHS)

BBC Video: 
   Initially released in 1994 as BBCV 5370
   Reissued on 26 Feb 1996 as BBCV 5830
   Released in Australia as ABC Video B00100
PAL format
100 minutes

Contains the episodes The Goodies and the Beanstalk, The End, and The Bunfight at the O.K. Tearooms. 

The original packaging has an excerpt from the book The Goodies File (titled “Who Are The Goodies”) on the inside of the case. In the budget series reissue (BBCV 5830) this artwork was replaced by an ad for other BBC Video titles.

The Australian version of this tape contains an edit in the episode The End consisting of two lines of dialog (as documented in the Matthew K. Sharp’s “The Goodies - Censored!”:

* At 8'34", the following section in italics has been cut. CUT = 0'04"

TBT: ...and I know that I've not been easy to live with.
BO: No he hasn't. That's absolutely correct, he hasn't, you know.
TBT: Pay no attention to him. He's pissed.
GG: Oh, has he?
TBT: Yes. Graeme? Graeme? Graeme? You don't... you don't mind me calling you Graeme, do you, 'cos you're the only friend I've got in the whole world...

The Goodies (US VHS & DVD)

VHS:
NTSC USA Release
Wham! USA - One side of the box lists the release number as 30600 while the other side has number 58292. There is no release number on the tape label.
Released 1999. 86 minutes

DVD:
Wham! USA – Wham! 57945USA Release – NTSC Region 0
Released 31 July 2004. 86 minutes

A reissue of the BBC “Kitten Kong” video (shown in the previous entry) containing the episodes Kitten Kong, Scatty Safari, and Scoutrageous (with the same edits in Scatty Safari as the BBC tape).

DVD Bonus features include incomplete bios and filmographies for the Goodies using information taken from the Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com).The DVD Contains the same episodes, with the same edits, as the VHS tapes. These episodes on the DVD have not been digitally restored.

VHS tape

DVD

First DVD Release - UK and Australian Versions

There are no differences in the contents of the two editions
UK Release
Australian Release
The Goodies – At Last! (UK DVD & VHS)

UK DVD:

PAL Region 0. 2 disk set.
Network Video – Network 7952171
Released 28 April 2003. 255 minutes

Contains the digitally restored episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, and Saturday Night Grease.

Bonus features include commentaries on three episodes (Kitten Kong, Beanstalk, &Lighthouse), storyboards, out-takes, survivingBroaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, and a digital restoration featurette.

UK VHS:
2 video set. PAL format.
Network Video – Network 7951171
Released 28 April 2003. 255 minutes

Contains the same digitally restored episodes as the DVD

DVD

VHS tape

The Goodies – 8 Delicious Episodes (Australian DVD)

Australian DVD:

PAL Region 4. 2 disks.
ABC Video – B00693-9
Released 1 Sept 2003. 255 minutes

Australian version of “The Goodies – At Last!” Contains the same digitally restored episodes and bonus features as that set.


Episodes include: Tower of 

London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, and Saturday Night Grease.

Bonus features include commentaries on three episodes (Kitten Kong, Beanstalk, & Lighthouse), storyboards, out-takes, surviving Broaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, and a digital restoration featurette.

version - Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia,and Saturday Night Grease.

The VHS version doesn’t include the bonus features that are on the DVD set.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Second DVD Release - UK and Australian Versions

UK Release

Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

 

Bonus features include commentaries on three episodes (The Movies, South Africa, & The End), the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas).

Originally intended to be the Australian version of “The Goodies – At Last A Second Helping”. However, the Australian set went into production before mastering of the UK set was finished (to ensure it would be available in time for the Goodies live shows in Australia starting 4 March 2005). Due to this the Australian set is missing some of the special features included in the UK set, specifically the colour version of Come Dancing, the restoration featurette, The Goodies in Conversationfeaturette, the commemorative booklet and the original script PDFs.

Differences: The Australian set does not have these special features which are included in the UK set:
  • the colour version of Come Dancing (the set does have a black & white copy of the episode)
  • a restoration featurette
  • The Goodies in Conversation  featurette
  • the commemorative booklet
  • original script PDFs
The Goodies – At Last A Second Helping (DVD)

PAL Region 2. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7952172
Released 14 Feb 2005. 240 minutes

Contains the digitally restored episodes Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

The episode Come Dancing, long thought to exist only in black & white, is included in this collection as a colour version obtained from computer restoration on a recently discovered low-band colour version. Because of this, the colour in this episode is of a lower quality than of other episodes in this collection (though the picture quality is excellent).

Bonus features include commentaries on three episodes (The Movies, South Africa, & The End), the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas), commemorative booklet, restoration featurette, The Goodies in Conversation featurette, and original script PDFs.

Australian Release
The Goodies – A Tasty Second Helping (DVD)

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 
2 disks.
ABC Video – B00839-9
Released 3 March 2005. 214 minutes

Contains the digitally restored episodes Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End,

 
The Goodies – Volume 1 and 2 Box Set (DVD)

PAL Region 2. 4 disks
Network Video - Network 7952250
Released 9 May 2005. 455 minutes (plus extras)

This set consists of the two Goodies DVDs previously released in the UK (The Goodies - At Last! and The Goodies - At Last a Second Helping) packaged together in a cardboard slipcase.

The set contains the digitally restored episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, Saturday Night Grease. Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

Bonus features include commentaries on six episodes (Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, The Movies, South Africa, & The End), storyboards, out-takes, surviving Broaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, digital restoration featurettes, the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, a Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas), a commemorative booklet, The Goodies in Conversation featurette, and original script PDFs

The Goodies – 4 Delicious Episodes (DVD)

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 1 disk.
ABC Video R-B01224-9
Released Nov 2006. 168 minutes

Contains the first disk from The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes. This includes four episodes: Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, & The Goodies and the Beanstalk.

Bonus features include commentaries on two episodes (Kitten Kong &Beanstalk), storyboards, a laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, and a digital restoration featurette.

The Goodies – The Tasty Tin (DVD)

Australian Release, EzyDVD Exclusive Collectible - PAL Region 4. 4 disks.
EzyDVD Item number 789717

Contains the previously released The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes (ABC Video – B00693-9) and The Goodies - A Tasty Second Helping (ABC Video – B00839-9)
Released 6 December 2006. 509 minutes (including bonus features)

While the tin\'s cover artwork and title are almost identical to The Tasty Box set, it actually consists of a collector\'s tin exclusive to Australian retailer EzyDVD (available from http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/789717) and the two previously and separately released titles The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes and The Goodies - A Tasty Second Helping. Because of this, The Tasty Tin DOES NOT include all the bonus features available in The Tasty Box. Please see the listings above for additional details.

The metal tin itself is a nice collectible, given its colorful graphics. However, if you only want to buy one Australian DVD box with as many bonus features as possible The Tasty Box would be a better choice.

The Goodies – The Tasty Box (DVD)

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 4 disks.


ABC Video – B01031-9
Released 1 September 2005. 620 minutes (including bonus features)

This 4 DVD set is more than just a repackaged version of the two previously released Australian Goodies DVDS. Disks 1 & 2 have the same material as the first double-DVD set (8 Delicious 

Episodes). However, disks 3 & 4 contain items that were missing from the second Australian set, A Tasty Second Helping but which were included in the UK version of the release, such as a color version of the Come Dancing episode and a booklet.

Instead of recycling packing from the earlier Australian sets, entirely new artwork was created for The Tasty Box. An outer cardboard case contains a single insert, which folds out to reveal the 4 DVDs plus the same booklet that came with the UK release The Goodies - At Last A Second Helping.

The set contains the digitally restored episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, Saturday Night Grease. Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

Bonus features include commentaries on six episodes (Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, The Movies, South Africa, & The End), storyboards, out-takes, surviving Broaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, digital restoration featurettes, the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, a Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (akaThe Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas), a commemorative booklet, The Goodies in Conversation featurette, and original script PDFs.

The Goodies – A Second Helping: 4 Tasty Serves (DVD)

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 1 disk.
ABC Video R-B01225-9
Released November 2006. 120 minutes

Contains the first disk from The Goodies - A Tasty Second Helping. This includes the episodes: Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, and South Africa. As explained in the listing

for A Tasty Second Helping, this version of Come Dancing is in black & white.

 

Bonus features include commentaries on two episodes (The Movies &South Africa) and the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas).

 
 
 
 

Third DVD Release - UK and Australian Versions

Differences: The three Australian versions differ in these ways.
The first version of the Australian set (from 2008, the cover of which has a white background) does not have two bonus features which are included in the UK set:  an episode of Doctor in the House (written by Graeme & Bill and including a cameo appearance from Graeme) and the booklet written by Andrew Pixley
The second version of the Australian set (from 2012, with the cover that has a blue background) does not include any bonus features.
The third version (released in 2020) uses the "Complete LWT Series" title (instead of "The Final Episodes") includes all of the bonus features of the UK set except for the script PDFs and the booklet written by Andrew Pixley. 
UK Release
The Goodies – The Complete LWT Series (UK DVD)

UK DVD
PAL Region 2 and 4. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7952662
Released 26 March 2007. 175 minutes

Contains the full LWT series (The Goodies series 9), including the Christmas special. The episodes are Snow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, Change of Life, Holidays, and Animals.

Bonus features include:
* commentaries on two episodes (Change of Life and Holidays)
* various 1975 Goodies musical performances from Shangalang (Funky Gibbon and Black Pudding Bertha) and Look Alive (Nappy Love, Wild Thing, and Make a Daft Noise for Christmas)
* archive interviews from Sunday Sunday (1983) and This Morning (1993 and 1994), plus a 1978 interview with Tim & Graeme at the Cambridge Arts Theatre
* a complete episode of Doctor in the House. The episode is Doctor on the Box, written by Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie and including a cameo appearance from Graeme
* a complete episode of From the Top (entitled Growing Up...and Out), written by Bill Oddie & Laura Beaumont and starring Bill
* a 1981 clip of Tim judging a turkey competition
* original script PDFs
* a stills gallery
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

Australian Releases
The Goodies – The Final Episodes (Australian DVD) 
* Note that there are 2 different releases with the same title

Australian DVD [FIRST VERSION]:
PAL Region 4. 2 disks.
Network 7952662AU
Released 14 May 2008. 175 minutes

Contains the full LWT Series

2008 Australian DVD

(The Goodies series 9), including the Christmas special. The episodes are Snow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, Change of Life, Holidays, and Animals.

Bonus features include:
* commentaries on two episodes (Change of Life and Holidays)
* various 1975 Goodies musical performances from Shangalang (Funky Gibbon and Black Pudding Bertha) and Look Alive (Nappy Love, Wild Thing, and Make a Daft Noise for Christmas)
* archive interviews from Sunday Sunday (1983) and This Morning (1993 and 1994), plus a 1978 interview with Tim & Graeme at the Cambridge Arts Theatre
* a complete episode of From the Top (entitled Growing Up...and Out), written by Bill Oddie & Laura Beaumont and starring Bill
* a 1981 clip of Tim judging a turkey competition
* original script PDFs
* a stills gallery 


Two bonus items available on the UK Version (The Goodies - The Complete LWT Series) but missing from this release are a complete episode of Doctor in the House (Doctor on the Box, which was written by Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie and includes a cameo appearance from Graeme) and the booklet written by Andrew Pixley

Australian DVD [SECOND VERSION]:
PAL Region 4. 1 disk.
Roadshow R-112881-9
Released 21 November 2012. 175 minutes

A reissue of the 2008 with a new cover and without the bonus features.  This DVD contains the full LWT series (The Goodies series 9), including the Christmas special. The episodes are Snow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, Change of Life, Holidays, and Animals.  

2012 Australian DVD

The Goodies – The Complete LWT Series  (Australian DVD) 

Australian DVD:
PAL Region 4. 2 disks.
Viavision VVE2166
Released 19 August 2020. 175 minutes

Contains the full LWT Series (The Goodies series 9), including the Christmas special. The episodes are Snow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, 

2020 Australian DVD

 

Change of Life, Holidays, and Animals.

Bonus features include:

* commentaries on two episodes (Change of Life and Holidays)
* various 1975 Goodies musical performances from Shangalang (Funky Gibbon and Black Pudding Bertha) and Look Alive (Nappy Love, Wild Thing, and Make a Daft Noise for Christmas)
* archive interviews from Sunday Sunday (1983) and This Morning (1993 and 1994), plus a 1978 interview with Tim & Graeme at the Cambridge Arts Theatre

* a complete episode of Doctor in the House. The episode is Doctor on the Box, written by Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie and including a cameo appearance from Graeme
* a complete episode of From the Top (entitled Growing Up...and Out), written by Bill Oddie & Laura Beaumont and starring Bill
* a 1981 clip of Tim judging a turkey competition
* a stills gallery 


Two bonus items available on the UK Version but missing from this release are script PDFs and the booklet written by Andrew Pixley

 
UK Release
The Goodies...At Last - Back For More, Again (UK DVD)

UK DVD:
PAL Region 2. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7953367
Released 8 November 2010. 254 minutes

Contains the episodes Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, and Royal Command.

Bonus features:
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

Australian Release
The Goodies...At Last...Back For More, Again! (Australian DVD)

Australian DVD:
PAL Region 4. 2 disks.
ABC Video – R-802022-9
Released 16 December 2010. 252 minutes

Contains the episodes Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, and Royal Command.

Bonus features:
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

Fourth DVD Release - UK and Australian Versions

Differences: Both DVDs have the same content with the exception that the Australian set doesn't include the 19 seconds of music substitution to replace the Beatles song in Goodies Rule - OK? (the footage is included, only the 19 seconds of audio are different).  The two sets also have different menus.
The Goodies...At Last! [Repackaged] (UK DVD)

PAL Region 2. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7953466
Released 8 November 2010. 255 minutes

A new version of the out-of-print 2003 Network title containing the digitally restored episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, 

Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, and Saturday Night Grease.

Bonus features:
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

The Goodies...At Last the 40th Anniversary (DVD)

PAL Region 2. 8 disks.
Network Video – Network 7953467
Released 8 November 2010. 955 minutes

A box set consisting of a slipcase housing the four DVD sets The Goodies...At Last! [Repackaged], The Goodies - At Last A Second Helping [Repackaged], The Goodies -

The Complete LWT Series, and The Goodies...At Last - Back For More, Again (each of the four individual titles contains a booklet written by Andrew Pixley).

The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection (DVD)

UK Release - PAL Region 2. 12 disks.
Network Video - Network 7954924
Released 24 September 2018. 2040 minutes 

A release of all the BBC Goodies episodes (series 1-8) and specials, with the exclusion of the original version of Kitten Kong; the commonly known version of this episode (the Montreux 

'72 edition) is included.    This set also includes the bonus feature An Audience with The Goodies, a recording of a June 2018 event with Tim, Graeme & Bill speaking with comedian Stewart Lee and writer/archive television expert Dick Fiddy at the Leicester Square Theatre in London about their career (an extended version of An Audience with the Goodies was released separately in 2019).

 

In addition to all of the episodes being restored for this release, missing footage from The Lost Tribe and Commonwealth Games episodes, which had been recovered from Australian censor cuts, was reinstated to make complete episodes (this includes the "sex test" scene from Commonwealth Games and a mock ad from The Lost Tribe). 

The limited edition "A Binge of Goodies", which included this dvd boxset plus some additional items, is described in the next entry.

Episodes included in this set are:​

Disc 1: Beefeaters, Snooze, Give Police a Chance, Playgirl Club, The Greenies, Cecily

Disc 2: Radio Goodies, The Loch Ness Monster, Commonwealth Games, Pollution, The Lost Tribe, Music Lovers

Disc 3: For Art's Sake, Bouncing, Farm Fresh Food, Free to Live, Gender Education, London to Brighton

Disc 4: Double Trouble, Montreux Special: Kitten Kong, A Collection of Goodies, Goodies Travelling Instant 5 Minute Christmas, The New Office, Hunting Pink, Winter Olympics

Disc 5: That Old Black Magic, For Those in Peril on the Sea, Way Outward Bound, Superstar, Camelot, Invasion of the Moon Creatures

Disc 6: Hospital for Hire, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, The Stone Age, Goodies in the Nick, The Race, The Movies

Disc 7: The Clown Virus, Chubby Chumps, Wacky Wales, Frankenfido, Scatty Safari, Kung Fu Kapers!

Disc 8:  Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Rome Antics, Cunning Stunts, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End

Disc 9:  Goodies Rule - OK?, Lips or Almighty Cod, Hype Pressure, Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express, Black and White Beauty, It Might As Well Be String

Disc 10: 2001 and a Bit, The Goodies - Almost Live, Alternative Roots, Dodonuts, Scoutrageous, Punky Business 

Disc 11: Royal Command, Earthanasia, Politics, Saturday Night Grease, A Kick in the Arts, U-Friend of UFO

Disc 12: Animals, War Babies! [plus special feature An Audience with The Goodies]

An Audience with The Goodies

UK Release - PAL Region 2. 1 disk.
Network Video - Network 7954921
Released 4 March 2019 104 minutes 

From the official product description: " An Audience with The Goodies reunited Tim, Bill and Graeme on stage for a very special one-night-only event, recorded in June 2018 at the Leicester 

Square Theatre. Talking to writer/performer/comedian Stewart Lee and writer/archive television expert Dick Fiddy, the three Goodies discuss their career and the enduring popularity of the series – as well as taking questions from the audience!".

The Goodies...At Last A Second Helping [Repackaged] (DVD)

PAL Region 2. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7953508
Released 8 November 2010. 240 minutes

A new version of the out-of-print release with the episodes Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End,

Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

 

Bonus features:
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

The Goodies Collection (DVD)

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 6 disks.
ABC Video – R-B02158-9
Released 2 August 2011. 872 minutes (including bonus features)

A reissue of the material from the Tasty Box set and The Goodies...At Last...Back for More, Again! DVDs plus an 80 page booklet containing programme notes on all 24 episodes - the 

booklet includes material that is new to the Australian market).

The set contains the episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, Saturday Night Grease. Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, Punky Business, Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, and Royal Command.

Bonus features include commentaries on six episodes (Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, The Movies, South Africa, & The End), storyboards, out-takes, surviving Broaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, digital restoration featurettes, the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, a Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas), the commemorative booklet, The Goodies in Conversation featurette, and original script PDFs.

A Binge of Goodies announcement

A Binge of Goodies [Limited Edition Set]

UK Release, Network Video - limited edition set of 1,000 units.   

 

Bundle includes The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection along with two books, a CD, and a goody bag.  Pre-order started 7 June 2018.  Released 24 September 2018. 

A Binge of Goodies announcement

On 7 June 2018 Network announced the pre-order of A Binge of Goodies, a special bundle which would be released on 24 September 2018 (the date of the general release of The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection boxset).  The special Binge set was limited to 1,000 copies; purchasers of the first 500 copies would also receive a unique certificate signed by Tim, Graeme, and Bill. 

The contents of the Binge bundle were:  

* the Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection [12 disc boxset]

* The Goodies DVD File, written by Andrew Pixley  (an overview of Graeme, Bill and Tim's careers, beginning at Cambridge and working through to the post-Goodies era)

 

The Goodies Book of Criminal Recordings, written by Andrew Pixley (an episode-by-episode analysis of the entire Goodies output, including their ITV series and an index covering commercial recordings and other endeavours)

The Cricklewood Tapes, a three-CD set of original session recordings made for the series – including music, adverts and stings.

* a canvas goody bag with the Goodies "G" logo

A few weeks after the pre-order period began those who had been lucky enough to purchase the first 500 sets were notified via email that they would be receiving the certificate.  The email read:

 

"There was certainly a scramble to get the first 500 copies of A Binge of Goodies, with their signed certificates. And the eggs-citing news is that you’ve struck gold... no giants, beanstalks or dive-bombing geese involved!

 

Yours was one of the lucky first 500 applications, so you can look forward to receiving your hand-signed certificate as part of the bag of Goodies that will be winging your way to you just as soon as Graeme’s
computer has manufactured them all.


Just spare a thought for our heroes, whose arms will be hanging off after doing all those signatures. But they did promise to do anything, anytime, didn’t they?"

Image accompanying email to purchasers of the first 500 sets

The Goodies: The Complete Collection

UK Release - PAL Region 2.  14 disks.

Network Video - Network 7956068 

Released 7 October 2019. 2215 minutes 

A release of all the Goodies episodes and specials, both from the BBC and the LWT series (the only omission is the lost original version of Kitten Kong, athough the commonly-known version of the episode (Kitten Kong Montreux '72 edition) is included.  Many bonus features from the original LWT series DVD release also are part of this set.

Since the BBC episodes are the same ones from The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection, all of the episodes are restored and missing footage from The Lost Tribe and Commonwealth Games episodes, which had been recovered from Australian censor cuts, has been reinstated to make complete episodes (this includes the "sex test" scene from Commonwealth Games and a mock ad from The Lost Tribe). 

Episodes included in this set are:​

Disc 1: Beefeaters, Snooze, Give Police a Chance, Playgirl Club, The Greenies, Cecily

Disc 2: Radio Goodies, The Loch Ness Monster, Commonwealth Games, Pollution, The Lost Tribe, Music Lovers

Disc 3: For Art's Sake, Bouncing, Farm Fresh Food, Free to Live, Gender Education, London to Brighton

Disc 4: Double Trouble, Montreux Special: Kitten Kong, A Collection of Goodies, Goodies Travelling Instant 5 Minute Christmas, The New Office, Hunting Pink, Winter Olympics

Disc 5: That Old Black Magic, For Those in Peril on the Sea, Way Outward Bound, Superstar, Camelot, Invasion of the Moon Creatures

Disc 6: Hospital for Hire, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, The Stone Age, Goodies in the Nick, The Race, The Movies

Disc 7: The Clown Virus, Chubby Chumps, Wacky Wales, Frankenfido, Scatty Safari, Kung Fu Kapers!

Disc 8:  Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Rome Antics, Cunning Stunts, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End

Disc 9:  Goodies Rule - OK?, Lips or Almighty Cod, Hype Pressure, Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express, Black and White Beauty, It Might As Well Be String

Disc 10: 2001 and a Bit, The Goodies - Almost Live, Alternative Roots, Dodonuts, Scoutrageous, Punky Business 

Disc 11: Royal Command, Earthanasia, Politics, Saturday Night Grease, A Kick in the Arts, U-Friend of UFO

Disc 12: Animals, War Babies! [plus special feature An Audience with The Goodies]

Disc 13: Snow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, Change of Life, Holidays, Animals

Disc 14: Special Features:

   * The Goodies Music Performance Archive: Funky Gibbon (Shangalang 22/04/1975), Black Pudding Bertha (Shangalang 23/06/1975), Nappy Love and Wild Thing (Look Alive 11/11/1975), Make a Daft Noise for Christmas (Look Alive 09/12/1975)

   * Interview Archive: Sunday Sunday (04/12/1983), This Morning (08/12/1983), This Morning (07/12/1984), Tim & Graeme at the Cambridge Arts Theatre (07/02/1978)

   * Goodies: Stills Gallery

   * PDF Script Archive

   * Doctor in the House episode (Doctor on the Box)

   * From the Top episode (Growing Up...And Out)

   * Tim Brooke-Taylor judges a Turkey 

      Competition (01/12/1981)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Digital Only Goodies episodes

 
It's The Goodies

Digital Download Collection (14 episodes)

 

BBC Store (www.bbcstores.com)

Released 16 February 2017.

The BBC Store was a UK based Video on Demand store which launched in November 2015.  A collection of 14 Goodies episodes became available for purchase (within the UK only) in digital format on 16 February 2017.  The full collection sold for £19.99; individual episodes were available for purchase for £1.89 each.   The BBC Press Release stated that 15 episodes would be available, although once The Goodies collection was listed on the BBC Store it only contained 14 episodes (Lighthouse Keeping Loonies being the missing episode).

Seven episodes previously had been released on DVD (Cecily, Radio Goodies, Kitten Kong (Montreux Special), The Movies, King Fu Kapers, Bunfight at the OK Tea Rooms, The End, and Earthanasia), while six episodes were available for purchase the first time (The Greenies, The Loch Ness Monster, Winter Olympics, Black Magic, Clown Virus, Animals (BBC)).   

Only the episodes which had been previously released on DVD had been digitally restored, while the six newly released ones were of lower picture quality.  Thankfully these - and the rest of The Goodies episodes - have since been restored by Network for the 2018 "Complete BBC Collection" DVD box set.

On 25 May 2017 the BBC announced that the BBC Store would be closed on 1 November 2017 (citing poor sales plus competition from streaming services such as Netflix) and that programs would no longer be available for purchase. 

 

There was speculation that the BBC would gradually move programmes over to streaming service such as BritBox.  As of mid-2020 Tim's pre-Goodies program At Last the 1948 Show was available on BritBox but there was no news about if or when The Goodies episodes would be added to that or any other digital service.

Podcast

 

Audible Originals Podcast (Audible.co.uk)

Released 10 October 2019

1 hour

Tim, Graeme, Bill reunited in 2019 to record a new audio-only Goodies 

The Goodies: The Big Ben Theory

adventure, "The Big Ben Theory".   As of June 2020 the episode was free to Audible.co.uk members (membership could be purchased by fans outside the UK as well) and could be listened to online or downloaded.

In addition to Tim, Graeme, & Bill, the cast also included Joanna Lumley, Jon Culshaw, Kate Harbour, Philip Pope, and Barnaby Eaton-Jones (Barnaby also produced the episode).

Although this is an audio episode it is included on this page for the sake of listing it with the rest of the Goodies episodes which can be purchased and included in a personal library.

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