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WAS THERE NO WAY to keep the lesser talented Oddie off the screen in the mid-80s? No. Here he was again, writing, starring and musically-embellishing (of course) in kids sitcom depicting goings-on at Jolly Theatre Stage School. Which (of course) is far from jolly. Especially when Bill – William Worthington, 43-year-old bank manager – turns up to enrol. Much pratfalling and caterwauling ensues. And that’s just from Bill. Other characters included Polly Jolly and Wayne Layne. Couldn’t he be bothered to have thought up different sounding ones?

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Bill seems very proud of this, judging from his autobiography. There were worse programmes around, but anyone expecting the double-speed shenanigans and often inspired slapstick of the Goodies were always sadly left wanting.

  2. Lovely Cocktail

    September 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I remember purchasing the “novel” based on the show. I realise this was nothing to be proud of but around the same time I bought the novel of “Grease” in a charity shop. It was far superior and much ruder…

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