‘White liberals and stupid people’ bad for Goodies
COMEDY stars of the 1970s The Goodies are complaining that the BBC has refused to regularly repeat their hit TV show, which reached an audience of 12 2 million, because e of “white liberal” viewers taking offence.
In an inter- view with Event magazine that is published this s week, the famous s trio – Bill Oddie, , Tim Brooke-Taylor l and Graeme Garden (inset) – admitted to being “slightly embarrassed” by some of the less politically correct scenes that were of their time, such as Oddie playing a black Muslim character called Rastus P Watermelon. But Oddie said the o only viewers who fo found the show tr troublesome were white w liberals, with w Garden adding in that “stupid people” p might also a take offence. Oddie, 77, said he h was also angry with w the BBC for axing him from its Springwatch program in 2008, triggering a depression that led to two suicide bids, and bitterly refers to them as “bloody bastards” today.