1980

THE GOODIES: POLITICS (Season 8, Episode 1)

BBC2 Transmission: Monday 14th January 1980, 8.10-8.40pm
Programme Number: not known

Notes:

The Goodies: Guerre Sans Frontières LogoOpening episode of the 8th series of The Goodies, the comedy sitcom starring Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie. Graeme has a difficult assignment: to 'sell' to the public two candidates for Prime Minister following parliament's abandonment of the country. Ordinarily this would be difficult. In this instance it's even tougher, since the candidates are Bill as Che Monyou (geddit?) and Tim as Evita-like Timita. Ultimately, they are forced to set up as a coalition government - and an uncomfortable one at that - but things go from bad to worse when they challenge other European countries to a deadly and destructive competition, Guerre Sans Frontières (War Without Frontiers).

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POINTS OF VIEW

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Friday 26th September 1980, 8.50-9.00pm
Programme Number: LPRY958K

Notes:

The viewers' letters programme featured comment on the Jeux Sans Frontières heat from Avisford Park, West Sussex (transmitted 19th September 1980). A 48 second clip from that programme was used for illustrative purposes.

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NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS (Series 3, Episode 2)

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Monday 3rd November 1980, 9.00-9.25pm
Programme Number: LLCL032D

Notes:

Programme of often-topical comedy sketches starring Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Pamela Stephenson. Second of an eight-part series. Features an 11 second sequence where the team spoof IAK. Iraqi It's A Knockout features news footage of an Iraqi tank with soldiers unfurling a flag - supposedly playing the Joker.

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POINTS OF VIEW

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Friday 19th December 1980, 8.50-9.00pm
Programme Number: LPRY970P

Notes:

The viewers' letters programme featured comment on It's A Knockout and included a 30 second clip from the Arundel JSF heat (transmitted on 19th September 1980).

Made in Colour • This programme exists in the BBC Archives