‘White lib­er­als and stupid peo­ple’ bad for Good­ies

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

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.

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