The Goodies Logo 'Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express'

by Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
The Goodies

Graeme and Bill set up ‘Goodie Hols’, offering specialist adventure holidays where anything is possible; however, Tim quickly spots that his friends’ latest venture is all a con, with everything done on the cheap. To Bill and Graeme’s distress Tim takes a booking from The Detectives Club, who want an exciting murder holiday aboard the infamous Orient Express for their annual outing. Borrowing a train from the Great Western Railway, the Goodies prepare to give a troop of Holmeses, Ironsides, Poirots, Miss Marples and Kojacks a trip of a lifetime – without actually leaving the platform! With Graeme as tour guide, Tim performing quick-changes in drag, and Bill providing moving scenery, the Goodies take their guests on a ‘journey’ through France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Egypt and Japan. But then a real crime takes place: someone steals the train and takes it to France for ‘Le Boring Contest’; all evidence points to the Goodies as the culprits – which comes as a surprise to Tim, Graeme and Bill…

Bill Oddie (Bill), Tim Brooke-Taylor (Tim), Graeme Garden (Graeme)

Produced and Directed by Jim Franklin
Music by Bill Oddie and Dave McRae

TX (BBC 2):
5th October 1976

*Featuring Tim, Bill and Graeme