The Goodies Logo 'Give Police a Chance'

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

Police Commissioner Butcher and his Sergeant burst into the Goodies’ office and rough them up – and then ask the trio for help in improving the force’s image. With no option but to agree, Tim, Graeme and a yob-dressed Bill go out for a walk to see why the police are so unpopular, only to get the full experience of the force’s nasty unsocial behaviour, victimisation and rule-bending. After Graeme and his computer are stumped, Bill’s attempts at bribery fail, and Tim’s new advertising plan falls flat, the Goodies come up with an alternative plan: the police should just be nice to everyone. Tim, Bill and Graeme try out their new, hippy image for the force – only to take things a bit too far…

Spoof Advertisements: ‘Identikit’, a game for all the family; and ‘The Coppe Shoppe’

Bill Oddie (Bill), Tim Brooke-Taylor (Tim), Graeme Garden (Graeme), Paul Whitsun-Jones (Police Commissioner Butcher), Bartlett Mullins (Sergeant), Alexander Bridge, Jim Collier and Katya Wyeth

Directed by Jim Franklin
Produced by John Howard-Davies
Music by Bill Oddie and Michael Gibbs

TX (BBC 2):
22nd November 1970

*Featuring Tim, Graeme and Bill

*Alternative titles: 'Love the Police' or 'Police Public Image'