|'Tower of London'
by Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
with Tim Brooke-Taylor
The Goodies move into their new office, which has been funded by Tim’s auntie and equipped by the genius that is Graeme’s gadget-mad mind. Realising that the only thing they need now is a purpose, they decide to be good to people when needed, with the slogan “We do anything, anytime”. After Bill advertises their services in a number of questionable periodicals the gang receive their first case, as their presence is officially requested at the Tower of London. Deep in a dungeon-kitchen Tim, Graeme and Bill meet Grand Commander Superintendant Colonel Yeoman-at-Arms Barnett, who asks for their help in tracking down whoever is stealing the Beefeater’s beef. The Goodies soon uncover a plot to steal the Crown Jewels – but the culprit turns out to be someone rather more important than they were expecting…
Spoof Advertisements: ‘Goodies Tea Set’ and ‘Fairy Puff Washing Powder’
Tim Brooke-Taylor (Tim), Graeme Garden (Graeme), Bill Oddie (Bill), Maria O'Brien (Fairy Puff Girl), Gertan Klauber (Black Rod), George Baker (Grand Commander Superintendant Colonel Yeoman-at-Arms Barnett), Max Latimer (The Burglar)
Directed by Jim Franklin
Produced by John Howard-Davies
Music by Bill Oddie and Michael Gibbs
TX (BBC 2):
8th November 1970
*Introducing Tim, Graeme and Bill
*Alternative title: 'Beefeaters'