Videotapes & DVDs of The Goodies

 

The Goodies and the Beanstalk (VHS & Beta) 

 

BBC Video:  BBCV 7008 (VHS), BBCB 7008 (Beta) 
PAL format
Released 1983. 44 minutes

This was one of the BBC’s first home video releases. It contains only one Goodies episode, The Goodies and the Beanstalk.

Unfortunately this title didn’t sell well, probably due to the high cost for a single episode and the small number of consumers with home video players at that time. Because of the poor sales it would be 11 years before the BBC released further Goodies episodes on video.

 

 

The Goodies (VHS)

 

Thorn EMI Video – TVB 90 1006 2
PAL Format
Released 1982. 99 minutes.

This video contains four episodes from The Goodies LWT series (series 9): Football Crazy, Robot, Big Foot, and Change of Life.

The episodes have a few edits, mostly to remove the “end of part one” and “part two” captions. A few bits of music (such as the Robot singing “Funky Gibbon”) have also been edited out, presumably due to music clearance issues.

 

The Goodies (VHS)

 

The Video Collection – VC 6008
Released in Australia as Thorn/EMI ZL 4 031
PAL format
Released 1986. 50 minutes

This is a repackaged budget version of the Thorn EMI Video above. This contains two of the four episodes from the earlier release, the LWT episodes Football Crazy and Change of Life.

These are the same versions of the episodes (containing the same edits) as the earlier tape.

 

 

 

The Goodies and the Beanstalk (VHS)

 

BBC Video: 
   Initially released in 1994 as BBCV 5370
   Reissued on 26 Feb 1996 as BBCV 5830
   Released in Australia as ABC Video B00100
PAL format
100 minutes

Contains the episodes The Goodies and the Beanstalk, The End, and The Bunfight at the O.K. Tearooms. 

The original packaging has an excerpt from the book The Goodies File(entitled “Who Are The Goodies”) on the inside of the case. In the budget series reissue (BBCV 5830) this artwork was replaced by an ad for other BBC Video titles.

The Australian version of this tape contains an edit in the episode The End consisting of three lines of dialog (as documented in the Matthew K. Sharp’s “The Goodies - Censored!” at http://home.mira.net/~kirseval/cut-s5.htm#ep5-13).

 

 

Kitten Kong (VHS)

 

BBC Video: 

   Initially released in 1994 as BBCV 5391
   Reissued on 2April 1997 as BBCV 5829
   Released in Australia as ABC Video 17884
PAL format
86 minutes

Contains the episodes Kitten Kong, Scatty Safari, and Scoutrageous.

The original packaging has an excerpt from the book The Goodies File (about the Goodies’ trandem) on the inside of the case. In the budget series reissue (BBCV 5829) this artwork was replaced by an ad for other BBC Video titles.

All versions of this tape contain edits in the episode Scatty Safari as documented in Matthew K. Sharp’s “Goodies Episode Guide” (athttp://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/4705/part4.html#video)

 

 

 

VHS tape

DVD

The Goodies (US VHS & DVD)

 

VHS:
NTSC USA Release
Wham! USA - One side of the box lists the release number as 30600 while the other side has number 58292. There is no release number on the tape label.
Released 1999. 86 minutes

DVD:
Wham! USA – Wham! 57945USA Release – NTSC Region 0
Released 31 July 2004. 86 minutes

A reissue of the BBC “Kitten Kong” video containing the episodes Kitten Kong, Scatty Safari, and Scoutrageous (with the same edits in Scatty Safari as the BBC tape).

DVD Bonus features include incomplete bios and filmographies for the Goodies using information taken from the Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com).The DVD Contains the same episodes, with the same edits, as the VHS tapes. These episodes on the DVD have not been digitally restored.

 

 


First DVD Release - UK and Australian Versions

 

There is no difference in the contents of the two editions

 

UK Release

 

UK DVD

UK VHS Tape

The Goodies – At Last! (UK DVD & VHS)

 

UK DVD:

PAL Region 0. 2 disk set.
Network Video – Network 7952171
Released 28 April 2003. 255 minutes

Contains the digitally restored episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, and Saturday Night Grease.

Bonus features include commentaries on three episodes (Kitten Kong, Beanstalk, &Lighthouse), storyboards, out-takes, survivingBroaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, and a digital restoration featurette.

UK VHS:
2 video set. PAL format.
Network Video – Network 7951171
Released 28 April 2003. 255 minutes

Contains the same digitally restored episodes as the DVD version - Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia,and Saturday Night Grease.

The VHS version doesn’t include the bonus features that are on the DVD set.

 

 

Australian Release

 

Australian DVD

The Goodies – 8 Delicious Episodes (Australian DVD)

 

Australian DVD:

PAL Region 4. 2 disks.
ABC Video – B00693-9
Released 1 Sept 2003. 255 minutes

Australian version of “The Goodies – At Last!” Contains the same digitally restored episodes and bonus features as that set.

Episodes include: Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, and Saturday Night Grease.

Bonus features include commentaries on three episodes (Kitten Kong, Beanstalk, & Lighthouse), storyboards, out-takes, surviving Broaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, and a digital restoration featurette.

 

 

 


Second DVD Release - UK and Australian Versions

 

Differences: The Australian set does not have these special features which are included in the UK set

  • the colour version of Come Dancing (the set does have a black & white copy of the episode)
  • a restoration featurette
  • The Goodies in Conversation  featurette
  • the commemorative booklet
  • original script PDFs

 

UK Release

 

UK DVD

The Goodies – At Last A Second Helping (DVD)

 

PAL Region 2. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7952172
Released 14 Feb 2005. 240 minutes

Contains the digitally restored episodes Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

The episode Come Dancing, long thought to exist only in black & white, is included in this collection as a colour version obtained from computer restoration on a recently discovered low-band colour version. Because of this, the colour in this episode is of a lower quality than of other episodes in this collection (though the picture quality is excellent).

Bonus features include commentaries on three episodes (The Movies, South Africa, & The End), the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas), commemorative booklet, restoration featurette, The Goodies in Conversation featurette, and original script PDFs.

 

Australian Release

 

Australian DVD

The Goodies – A Tasty Second Helping (DVD)

 

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 
2 disks.
ABC Video – B00839-9
Released 3 March 2005. 214 minutes

Contains the digitally restored episodes Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

 Bonus features include commentaries on three episodes (The Movies, South Africa, & The End), the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas).

Originally intended to be the Australian version of “The Goodies – At Last A Second Helping”. However, the Australian set went into production before mastering of the UK set was finished (to ensure it would be available in time for the Goodies live shows in Australia starting 4 March 2005). Due to this the Australian set is missing some of the special features included in the UK set, specifically the colour version of Come Dancing, the restoration featurette, The Goodies in Conversationfeaturette, the commemorative booklet and the original script PDFs.

 

 


The Goodies – Volume 1 and 2 Box Set (DVD)

 

PAL Region 2. 4 disks
Network Video - Network 7952250
Released 9 May 2005. 455 minutes (plus extras)

This set consists of the two Goodies DVDs previously released in the UK (The Goodies - At Last! and The Goodies - At Last a Second Helping) packaged together in a cardboard slipcase.

The set contains the digitally restored episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, Saturday Night Grease. Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

Bonus features include commentaries on six episodes (Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, The Movies, South Africa, & The End), storyboards, out-takes, surviving Broaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, digital restoration featurettes, the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, a Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas), a commemorative booklet, The Goodies in Conversation featurette, and original script PDFs


The Goodies – The Tasty Box (DVD)

 

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 4 disks.
ABC Video – B01031-9
Released 1 September 2005. 620 minutes (including bonus features)

This 4 DVD set is more than just a repackaged version of the two previously released Australian Goodies DVDS. Disks 1 & 2 have the same material as the first double-DVD set (8 Delicious Episodes). However, disks 3 & 4 contain items that were missing from the second Australian set, A Tasty Second Helping but which were included in the UK version of the release, such as a color version of the Come Dancing episode and a booklet.

Instead of recycling packing from the earlier Australian sets, entirely new artwork was created for The Tasty Box. An outer cardboard case contains a single insert, which folds out to reveal the 4 DVDs plus the same booklet that came with the UK release The Goodies - At Last A Second Helping.

 The set contains the digitally restored episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, Saturday Night Grease. Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

Bonus features include commentaries on six episodes (Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, The Movies, South Africa, & The End), storyboards, out-takes, surviving Broaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, digital restoration featurettes, the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, a Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (akaThe Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas), a commemorative booklet, The Goodies in Conversation featurette, and original script PDFs.

 

 

The Goodies – 4 Delicious Episodes (DVD)

 

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 1 disk.
ABC Video R-B01224-9
Released Nov 2006. 168 minutes

Contains the first disk from The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes. This includes four episodes: Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, & The Goodies and the Beanstalk.

Bonus features include commentaries on two episodes (Kitten Kong &Beanstalk), storyboards, a laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, and a digital restoration featurette.

The Goodies – A Second Helping: 4 Tasty Serves (DVD)

 

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 1 disk.
ABC Video R-B01225-9
Released November 2006. 120 minutes

Contains the first disk from The Goodies - A Tasty Second Helping. This includes the episodes: Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, and South Africa. As explained in the listing for A Tasty Second Helping, this version of Come Dancing is in black & white.

 
Bonus features include commentaries on two episodes (The Movies &South Africa) and the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas).
 
 

The Goodies – The Tasty Tin (DVD)

 

Australian Release, EzyDVD Exclusive Collectible - PAL Region 4. 4 disks.
EzyDVD Item number 789717

Contains the previously released The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes (ABC Video – B00693-9) and The Goodies - A Tasty Second Helping (ABC Video – B00839-9)
Released 6 December 2006. 509 minutes (including bonus features)

While the tin\'s cover artwork and title are almost identical to The Tasty Box set, it actually consists of a collector\'s tin exclusive to Australian retailer EzyDVD (available from http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/789717) and the two previously and separately released titles The Goodies - 8 Delicious Episodes and The Goodies - A Tasty Second Helping. Because of this, The Tasty Tin DOES NOT include all the bonus features available in The Tasty Box. Please see the listings above for additional details.

The metal tin itself is a nice collectible, given its colorful graphics. However, if you only want to buy one Australian DVD box with as many bonus features as possible The Tasty Box would be a better choice.

 

 

Third DVD Release - UK and Australian Versions

 

Differences: The first version of the Australian set (from 2008, who's cover has a white background) does not have the following bonus featuers which are included in the UK set 

  • an episode of Doctor in the House (written by Graeme & Bill and including a cameo appearance from Graeme)
  • the booklet written by Andrew Pixley
  • the second version of the Australian set (from 2012, who's cover has a blue background) does not include any bonus features

UK Release

 

UK DVD

The Goodies – The Complete LWT Series (UK DVD)

 

UK DVD
PAL Region 2 and 4. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7952662
Released 26 March 2007. 175 minutes

Contains the full LWT series (The Goodies series 9), including the Christmas special. The episodes areSnow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, Change of Life, Holidays, andAnimals.

Bonus features include:
* commentaries on two episodes (Change of Life and Holidays)
* various 1975 Goodies musical performances from Shangalang (Funky Gibbon and Black Pudding Bertha) and Look Alive (Nappy Love, Wild Thing, and Make a Daft Noise for Christmas)
* archive interviews from Sunday Sunday (1983) and This Morning (1993 and 1994), plus a 1978 interview with Tim & Graeme at the Cambridge Arts Theatre
* a complete episode of Doctor in the House. The episode is Doctor on the Box, written by Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie and including a cameo appearance from Graeme
* a complete episode of From the Top (entitled Growing Up...and Out), written by Bill Oddie & Laura Beaumont and starring Bill
* a 1981 clip of Tim judging a turkey competition
* original script PDFs
* a stills gallery
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

Australian Release

 

The Goodies – The Final Episodes (Australian DVD) 

*Note that there are 2 different releases with the same title

 

2008 Australian DVD

Australian DVD [FIRST VERSION]:
PAL Region 4. 2 disks.
Network 7952662AU
Released 14 May 2008. 175 minutes

Contains the full LWT series (The Goodies series 9), including the Christmas special. The episodes areSnow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, Change of Life, Holidays, andAnimals.

Bonus features include:
* commentaries on two episodes (Change of Life and Holidays)
* various 1975 Goodies musical performances from Shangalang (Funky Gibbon and Black Pudding Bertha) and Look Alive (Nappy Love, Wild Thing, and Make a Daft Noise for Christmas)
* archive interviews from Sunday Sunday (1983) and This Morning (1993 and 1994), plus a 1978 interview with Tim & Graeme at the Cambridge Arts Theatre
* a complete episode of From the Top (entitled Growing Up...and Out), written by Bill Oddie & Laura Beaumont and starring Bill
* a 1981 clip of Tim judging a turkey competition
* original script PDFs
* a stills gallery 
Two bonus items available on the UK Version (The Goodies - The Complete LWT Series) but missing from this release are a complete episode of Doctor in the House (Doctor on the Box, which was written by Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie and includes a cameo appearance from Graeme) and the booklet written by Andrew Pixley

 

2012 Australian DVD

Australian DVD [SECOND VERSION]:
PAL Region 4. 1 disk.
Roadshow R-112881-9
Released 21 November 2012. 175 minutes

A reissue of the 2008 with a new cover and without the bonus features.  This DVD contains the full LWT series (The Goodies series 9), including the Christmas special. The episodes are Snow White 2, Robot, Football Crazy, Bigfoot, Change of Life, Holidays, and Animals.  

 

 


Fourth DVD Release - UK and Australian Versions

 

Differences: Both DVDs have the same content with the exception that the Australian set doesn't include the 19 seconds of music substitution to replace the Beatles song in Goodies Rule - OK? (the footage is included, only the 19 seconds of audio are different).  The two sets also have different menus.

 

UK Release

 

UK DVD

The Goodies...At Last - Back For More, Again (UK DVD)

 

UK DVD:
PAL Region 2. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7953367
Released 8 November 2010. 254 minutes

Contains the episodes Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, andRoyal Command.

Bonus features:
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

Australian Release

 

Australian DVD

The Goodies...At Last...Back For More, Again! (Australian DVD)

 

Australian DVD:
PAL Region 4. 2 disks.
ABC Video – R-802022-9
Released 16 December 2010. 252 minutes

Contains the episodes Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, and Royal Command.

Bonus features:
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

 

 


The Goodies...At Last! [Repackaged] (UK DVD)

 

PAL Region 2. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7953466
Released 8 November 2010. 255 minutes

A new version of the out-of-print 2003 Network title containing the digitally restored episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, and Saturday Night Grease.

Bonus features:
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

 

 


The Goodies...At Last A Second Helping [Repackaged] (DVD)

 

PAL Region 2. 2 disks.
Network Video – Network 7953508
Released 8 November 2010. 240 minutes

A new version of the out-of-print release with the episodes Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, and Punky Business.

Bonus features:
* a booklet written by Andrew Pixley

The Goodies...At Last the 40th Anniversary (DVD)

 

PAL Region 2. 8 disks.
Network Video – Network 7953467
Released 8 November 2010. 955 minutes

A box set consisting of a slipcase housing the four DVD sets The Goodies...At Last! [Repackaged], The Goodies - At Last A Second Helping [Repackaged], The Goodies - The Complete LWT Series, and The Goodies...At Last - Back For More, Again (each of the four individual titles contains a booklet written by Andrew Pixley).

The Goodies Collection (DVD)

 

Australian Release - PAL Region 4. 6 disks.
ABC Video – R-B02158-9
Released 2 August 2011. 872 minutes (including bonus features)

A reissue of the material from the Tasty Box set and The Goodies...At Last...Back for More, Again! DVDs plus an 80 page booklet containing programme notes on all 24 episodes - the booklet includes material that is new to the Australian market).

The set contains the episodes Tower of London, Gender Education, Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Kung Fu Kapers, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, Earthanasia, Saturday Night Grease. Radio Goodies, Come Dancing, The Movies, South Africa, Bunfight at the OK Tearooms, The End, Scoutrageous, Punky Business, Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - OK?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit, and Royal Command.

Bonus features include commentaries on six episodes (Kitten Kong, The Goodies and the Beanstalk, Lighthouse Keeping Loonies, The Movies, South Africa, & The End), storyboards, out-takes, surviving Broaden Your Mind footage, laughter-free track on Goodies and the Beanstalk, digital restoration featurettes, the Gymnasium sketch from A Collection of Goodies, a Crackerjack clip (of The Goodies singing “A Man’s Best Friend is His Duck”), the Goodies Christmas Night with the Stars 1972 clip (aka The Goodies Traveling Instant Five-Minute Christmas), the commemorative booklet, The Goodies in Conversation featurette, and original script PDFs.