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Culture for the Masses
The Goodies Culture for the Masses (1970–1982)
TV Episode
  • Director:
    John Howard Davies,Jim Franklin
  • Category:
  • Writer:
    Graeme Garden,Bill Oddie
  • Cast:
    Tim Brooke-Taylor,Graeme Garden,Bill Oddie
  • Time:
    30min
  • Year:
    1970–1982
The Goodies attend Sotheby's spring art auction, and become disgruntled by the apparent loss of English culture and art to cashed up Americans. Tim makes a stand and purchases a Velazquez self portrait for an outrageous amount then tries to donate to the National gallery. The Minister is shocked; no one ever goes to the National gallery anymore, especially the English. The Goodies then launch a scheme to steal the other paintings from the gallery then claim the insurance money as a way to pay for the Velazquez painting. The scheme backfires when the Minister decides to close the gallery down altogether. They only have one painting, the Velazquez which is far too valuable to exhibit. News comes through announcing the Galley will reopen, but needs paintings. Graeme realizes the problem is the National Gallery needs to become more interesting. He sets about using the paintings as centerpieces for side show stalls. The scheme works so well the Minister dismisses the boys, leaving them ...
Casts
Episode cast overview:
Tim Brooke-Taylor Tim Brooke-Taylor - Tim Brooke-Taylor
Graeme Garden Graeme Garden - Graeme Garden
Bill Oddie Bill Oddie - Himself
Julian Orchard Julian Orchard - Minister for the Arts
Tommy Godfrey Tommy Godfrey - Auctioneer
Ray Barlow Ray Barlow - (as Ray Marlowe)

The Goodies Culture for the Masses (1970–1982)