The Goodies Logo 'Black Magic'

by Tim Brooke-Taylor,
Bill Oddie
and Graeme Garden
The Goodies

Panicking over the Goodies’ lack of clients for the last two months, Tim is overjoyed at the arrival of a laughing loony named Witch Hazel, who asks them to find her a new medium so that she can get back in contact with the dead. Graeme has the idea of faking a séance, but his plan goes badly wrong: he is possessed by an evil spirit, goes mad with voodoo power and then sets himself up as the Grand Master of a Black Magic coven on Clapham Common. Tim and Bill infiltrate the coven by disguising themselves as virgins, and with Witch Hazel’s white magic they manage to stop Graeme from summoning up the Devil – but transform him into a gibbon in the process…

Bill Oddie (Bill), Tim Brooke-Taylor (Tim), Graeme Garden (Graeme), Patricia Hayes (Witch Hazel)

Produced and Directed by Jim Franklin
Music by Bill Oddie and Michael Gibbs

TX (BBC 2):
25th February 1973

*Featuring Tim, Bill and Graeme

*Alternative titles: 'That Old Black Magic' and 'Which Witch is Which?'