Oddities: Goody Goody comic

Long before The Young Ones deigned to (dis)grace the TV airwaves, and longer before I'd even heard of Monty Python's Flying Circus, my comedy heroes were Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor, AKA The Goodies. They were silly, inventive, childish, slightly subversive, much more accessible to younger people like myself, and above all they … Continue reading Oddities: Goody Goody comic

Comics on TV: Back in Time for the Corner Shop

BBC2's excellent Back in Time for the Corner Shop is a show that sends a modern family "back in time" to run an old-fashioned corner shop, with all the restrictions and rules commensurate to the era, including having to deal with imperial measurement, food-shortages, ration books, pre-decimal currency, etc. It's an extremely engaging show, chiefly … Continue reading Comics on TV: Back in Time for the Corner Shop