With the OTT Book now on sale, what better time to take a look at some other wonderful telly-related books from the ages? We’ll be posting one (or two) page (or pages) from a different book each and every day until we forget to, we’ve covered all the TV-tie-in books in our collection, or our arms fall off. Place your bets.
As pretty much all the books in question have long since been deleted by their publishers, there shouldn’t be any legal difficulty there, we hope. Unlike all those superinjunctions that we've blown wide open on our BBS which luckily no-one has noticed yet for some reason. In any case, we’re putting these scans online under the banner of ‘BrokenTV’, and no-one else. Just in case anyone starts waving their lawyers around.
Today, a page from The Goodies File (by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, Sphere 1974).
So, just who are The Goodies? This page from near the start of the book gives us the full details. For example, Dr David Graeme Garden “will never use one word when ten will be more confusing”.
No wonder he’s our favourite Goody.
A page (or two) from a different book tomorrow. Until then, why not take time to have a look at the TV-related book that all the cybergoths are referring to as OTTTBBOTBTVWNNNTTAN (Off The Telly: The Best Bits of the British TV Website 1999-2009)? Available from Lulu.com in paperback for just £16.99 (that's just £0.00005 per word!), or £3.99 for the PDF ebook version, with any profits going to Alzheimer's charities.
Go on, what else are you going to spend your money on? Petrol?