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The Goodies at Slapstick 2018!

on Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:12 pm
All three Goodies are to return to Bristol for the annual Slapstick Festival in January 2018.  

The Slapstick Festival runs from 25th to 28th January. With 23 exciting events packed into four days across four venues.

There are two super Goodies events in which the chaps will be taking part. 

The first one…

‘Buster Keaton Classics & Rarities
 with The Goodies
 SAT 27 JAN 1330hrs Bristol Old Vic £15.00

Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie & Graeme Garden, the much-loved comedy team behind The Goodies TV series (1969-1982), are all huge admirers of Buster Keaton. Here, they celebrate their mutual passion for “The Great Stone Face” by presenting three of Buster’s finest and funniest silent comedy shorts, including Buster’s mini masterpieces The Play House (1921), The Boat (1921) and The Electric House (1922), which will be screened along with rare archival clips and surprises from collectors & libraries around the world.

With live accompaniment from muliti-instrumentalist Stephen Horne.’

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The Bristol Old Vic

‘The Goodies: The Musical Phenomenon
with Bill Oddie
SUN 28 JAN 0930hrs Watershed £8.00/£6.00
The much-loved television comedy series The Goodies drew tens of millions of fans each week in 1974-75. An exceptional feature of the show, however, was Bill Oddie’s series of extraordinary musical compositions, which exploded into the mainstream pop charts, while songs such as ‘The Inbetweeners ‘and ‘Funky Gibbon’ became top selling chart hits.  Tim, Bill and Graeme found themselves appearing on Top of The Pops alongside the top musical acts of the time.
Bill Oddie in conversation with author and comedy historian Robert Ross talks candidly about his work writing songs for the long running TV series, their chart successes, and what it was like being bona fide pop star in the 70s.’

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(For the first event it has now gone down to two, (one's on his holidays).
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Re: The Goodies at Slapstick 2018!

on Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:42 pm
My write up from the recent C&G issue.

'Buster Keaton Classics (& Rarites)
With The Goodies Saturday 27th January
This was a sellout show as usual. It was Bill, Graeme and Tim
showing their favourite buster Keaton films plus some rare ads
from the 50’s that the silent comic appeared in. Although Tim
wasn’t actually at the festival this year (he was on holiday –
as Graeme and Bill put it ‘He is really into Paddington bear,
so he’s gone to Peru’). So the Slapstick team had gone Tim’s
house before the festival. And Tim presented his film via
recorded video.

Graeme’s Buster Keaton film was ‘The Boat’(1921). Tim’s was
‘The Playhouse’(1921) and Bill’s - ‘The Electric House’(1922).

And they had live music accompaniment from multi-
instrumentalist Stephen Horn.

I was so pleased see the foyer in the Bristol old vic. FULL of
people for this event.
There was a queue. Right from auditorium door to the main
entrance and still the case when I was entering the auditorium
Below is a link to another video that Tim did for this event.
(Thanks to Lisa and Slapstick)
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