The Goodies Logo 'Scoutrageous'

by Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
The Goodies

Every Thursday night for the last sixteen years, Tim has made odd noises in his room, dressed in a raincoat, put a plastic bag on his head, and then left Goodies H.Q. to go to somewhere he won’t talk about. Their interest finally getting the better of them, Graeme and Bill follow their friend to see what shameful thing he gets up to – and discover that he is the leader of a Boy Scout troop of decrepit pensioners. Tim allows Graeme and Bill to join in, but the duo go too far, making up their own rules and achieving badges for stealing bloomers and kissing housewives. When Tim drums them out of the troop, Bill and Graeme form their own team, ‘The Masked Scouts’, and start a campaign of extortion and mischief; however, their crime spree leads the government to declare scouting an illegal activity, and Tim and his troop are arrested and sent before the Scoutfinder General for punishment. Let off for going to public school, Tim then joins the Salvation Army; meanwhile, Graeme and Bill plan to get the last badge they need – for World Domination…

Bill Oddie (Bill), Tim Brooke-Taylor (Tim), Graeme Garden (Graeme), Frank Windsor (Scoutfinder General), Michael Barratt (Himself [‘Nationwide’ Presenter]), Ernie Goodyear (Scout), Norman Bacon (Scout), Pat Montrose (Salvation Army Soldier), Peggy Mason (Salvation Army Soldier), Iris Jones (Salvation Army Soldier), James Muir (Scout)

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

TX (BBC 2):
22nd November 1977

*Featuring Tim, Bill and Graeme

*Alternative title: 'Scouting Adventures'