Last Friday I was at my friend Sandra’s funeral. Amidst the tears and the laughter and the sadness there was also some navel-gazing as I considered my own footprints in the sand.
I decided to make many changes — lose weight, spend more time with the kids, give up drinking — but a small one that has cheered me up immensely is TheFriday Goodies.
As the summer inexorably gives way to autumn I’m trying to stave off the suffocating greyness of London winter with a weekly infusion of possibly my favourite-ever TV comedy series, The Goodies.
If you only know Bill Oddie as an irascible Twitcher, or Graeme Garden as the dad of the bloke from Scissor Sisters, or Tim Brooke-Taylor as that bloke from Radio 4, tune in for The Friday Goodies. You might learn something.
First up, vintage Goodies: “Kitten Kong.” Say hello, Twinkle.