The Goodies Logo 'Pollution'

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

With the world choked by smog, litter, muck, radioactivity and acid rain, and with only four days before it becomes completely uninhabitable, Tim lodges a complaint with the government, but they flatly refuse to intervene. Taking matters into their own hands the Goodies set off to Eastbourne to ask the Ministry of Pollution for help – only to discover that the Ministry itself is deliberately manufacturing the pollution. Posing as civil servants, Tim, Bill and Graeme get a meeting with the Minister, who brags of his top-secret plan to increase the country’s productivity and income by forming a nationalised pollution industry: by making a mess and then clearing it up for a price, the Minister believes he will usher in a Golden Age of Prosperity. Shocked by such corruption the Goodies vow to find an alternative way of making money that doesn’t involve destroying the country, but they soon find themselves on the receiving end of a warning from the Prime Minister’s heavies. Undaunted, Graeme comes up with a scheme to restore the entire country by seeding the clouds – but things go badly wrong, and soon the whole of London and its population are covered in tons of grass…

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Bill Oddie (Bill), Tim Brooke-Taylor (Tim), Graeme Garden (Graeme), Ronnie Stevens (Minister), Eric Kent, Peter Davison, Gordon Hawn

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

TX (BBC 2):
15th October 1971

*Featuring Tim, Bill and Graeme