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TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR, looking for a job a work while the others wrote more GOODIES episodes, undergoes metamorphosis into an animated cutout duck suffering the the social stigma of an abnormally long neck but still doing good deeds to all he meets. Gets eaten by a crocodile but makes it out again in one piece. Moral of each week’s adventure recited in song before closing credits.



  1. Great Bustard

    February 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I thought this was one of the blandest programmes of all time until I saw an episode recently, and it had Gid murdering a weasel and a fisherman then gloating about his heinous crimes in song.

    It looked like it was French and Tim had been drafted in to do a voiceover on a spare afternoon. Not even he made it any less grim. Were the other episodes this bloodthirsty?

  2. Noggie

    August 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I too have a vague memory that Gideon once killed a dog, I seem to think he drowned it. He then sang a song about how he had to kill it. Maybe there is a pattern developing here. Gideon could be a serial killer.

  3. Jehovah the Hill

    November 26, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Yeah but the Weasel had killed a rabbit earlier in the episode and as such deserved it. Would love to see a few more of these.

  4. Tom Ronson

    March 28, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Originally a series of fifty-odd five-minute French cartoons titled Gedéon. Yorkshire Television glued the episodes together to make twenty-odd ten minute episodes. The sequence in which a ferret kills a rabbit is indeed quite startlingly bleak for children’s telly.

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