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The Goodies And Some Untold Kaper’s Art Show; The Complete Collection: New Book Celebrates UK’s Greatest (and Most Surreal!) Comedy Show.

For a decade, the antics of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden took the UK and six international countries by storm. From their hit television sketch show to numerous wild and wacky songs, a stunning new book of prose and art pays tribute to all that is great about The Goodies.


Jenny Doyle


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United Kingdom – In 1975, children across the country could be found huddling on playgrounds to practice and show off their ‘Funky Gibbon’ dance; proof that The Goodies quite literally took the country by storm. Their five hit singles, coupled with sixty-nine episodes of their surreal comedy sketch show have turned Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden into true British institutions.

While life for the trio may now be quieter and little less surreal, a hugely-entertaining new book is hitting the shelves to bring The Goodies and their work very much back under the limelight. Created and compiled by Jenny Doyle, ‘The Goodies And Some Untold Kaper’s Art Show; The Complete Collection’ pays a fitting tribute to a world-class act.


The Goodies And Some Untold Kaper’s Art Show presents a celebration of the hit comedy show The Goodies. Featuring cartoon images produced by Jenny Doyle. Relive the ‘Funky Gibbon’ and the world of ‘Ecky-Thump!’ With tributes to episodes and the wacky talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden.


This book is the complete collection of art work featured in the touring exhibition.


The author acknowledges that her book is very different to many others on the market.

“I didn’t want to simply write a biography of The Goodies and their work; there have been some great books on The Goodies so far which cover’s that. But I wanted to pay tribute to the visual aspect of the series, which most remember and some would like to see again, and even discover,” says Doyle, whose work has been openly acknowledged by Brooke-Taylor, Oddie and Garden.

Continuing, “So, I came up with the idea of producing original artwork to both depict and pay homage to The Goodies, their famous creations and the three totally wacky characters that made up the name. The art has recently been exhibited publically – I’ve now transposed it into book form.”

Former Goody Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE ‘It’s like being there all over again… capturing the mood and complete zaniness of what went on’.

Vic Minett, (Vic Minett Show). BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire, ‘completely bonkers which I love’

The book has been received very well by the public.

For example, Helen Margaret Doyle commented, “I thought all the artwork was very well done and the characters made me laugh. I recommend it to everyone.”

While The Goodies is rarely aired these days, the author is firm in her belief that their greatest days could be ahead.

“The Goodies is a classic British comedy act, hands-down. It’s always great to see the younger generation enjoying their work and I’m confident that the show and The Goodies’ songs will be a vital part of Britain’s cultural fabric long into the future,” she adds.

‘The Goodies And Some Untold Kaper’s Art Show; The Complete Collection’ is available now:

About the Author:

I live in Stockport. I’m a huge fan of The Goodies; I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and comedy in general.   I am curator/artist of the touring art exhibition The Goodies And Some Untold Kapers Art Show!  This has been to East Grinstead, Bristol and most recently Oxford at The Jam Factory Bar/Restaurant and Arts Centre.

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