The Goodies
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Widely regarded as Britain's favourite comedy trio, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie were `The Goodies', a series that ran from 1970 to 1982 and attracted 15 million viewers at the height of its popularity. The three friends from Cambridge University first gained notice with the late-1960s children's show `Broaden Your Mind', which led to the creation of `The Goodies', a programme whose premise was simple and quite broad: three blokes who offered themselves for hire, and were thus let loose to do `anything, anytime, anywhere'. What followed were episodes that featured all kinds of bizarre schemes, topical satire, slapstick comedy and the odd song, a mix that appealed to both children and adults.