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Excellent version

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-20

I've been a fan on Mr Watson since the 1970s. The stories are clearly set in a different era but still display a warmth and humour that transcends the years. Mr Shepherd catching the tone just right. Mr Watson's writing is subtle, quiet and un-obtrusiveness but is full of partially hidden sex and violence. He is the understated English garden party version of Raymond Chandler, with a similar gift for descriptions - "[he had] eyes that looked like boiled eggs shoved into an open wound." " Mr. Shepherd reads this sublime writing perfectly. I look forward to more editions.

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smut,smutty,smut smut

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-20

hamish and dougal are the audio version of a viz magazine. you could play this to a small child (or an American) without any embarrassment but play it to a grown up( nearly) audience and the single,double and even triple engenders lead to hysterical laughter. the writers build in a smutty comment, use it again and even a third time and it gets funnier. Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden are the most underrated comedians in the UK. This is an example of why they're still here 40years on.

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The Goodies save Britain, and about time

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-19

Whilst Tim, Graeme and Bill haven't been away entirely from radio (OK, Bill has been AWOL for a while, in a gilly suit in a forest) the Goodies have not been seen for over 30 years and now... they're back and nothing has changed, except the wonderful Dirk Maggs is now at the helm as director. The Goodies should have been as big as Python, and I say that as a big Python fan. It can't be easy to write sketches and skits but to write with the same creativity and lunacy and also have to have a narrative which links everything logically and chronologically takes genius. That's why I think Python's best work is at the cinema. The Holy Grail and Brian show real discipline and controlled talent. The Goodies did this brilliantly for 67 episodes but then faded away into the great entertainment ether.(Damn you, Bill Cotton) For some unforgivable reason the series has never been repeated, even on Dave! But now here they are and they are still brilliant. Bill and Graeme share writing credit but you can still identify Graeme's puns. He should have an OBE for services to comedy - without Graeme on 'Clue' and other quiz shows, we wouldn't have Tim Vine, Milton Jones, etc. Bill still writes funny songs and Tim still wears his union jack waistcoat but the comedy feels fresh, alive and marvelously groan-able. As with all the best puns you wonder why no one thought of it before. If you remember the Goodies, get this and relive your youth. If you're too young to remember, don't worry, it isn't your fault. Get this and turn your 'silly' monitor up and laugh out loud. Thank you Audible for bringing back a classic, and this time it's really worth it.

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