The Goodies Logo 'Alternative Roots'

by Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
The Goodies

Tim proudly shows off his aristocratic family heritage – until Bill spots that he actually comes from a family of sheep stealers. Then a tartan-clad Graeme arrives, and after telling how he has been embracing his Scottish Highland Heritage, he goes on to recount the story of one of his ancestors, Celtic Kilty, in a tale called ‘Hoots!’ Bill then tells the tale of his apple-growing ancestor, Kinda Kinky, in ‘Froots!’, and Tim reveals he had a relative called County Cutie. Together they look back at how their three ancestors came to London, got captured by a slave-trading Tourmaster, sold to BBC executives at Television Centre, and ended up as the Black and White Minstrels…

Bill Oddie (Bill), Tim Brooke-Taylor (Tim), Graeme Garden (Graeme), Bryan Pringle (Tour Bus Slaver), Brian Rogers, John Melainey, Max Faulkner, Stuart Fell, Charlie Stewart, Kenneth Warwick, The Fred Tomlinson Singers

Produced and Directed by Bob Spiers
Music by Bill Oddie and Dave McRae

TX (BBC 2):
1st November 1977

*Featuring Tim, Bill and Graeme

*Alternative title: 'The Goodies Find Their Roots'