THE GOODIES: AVENGERS DISSEMBLE
By Barnaby Eaton-Jones
(Additional material by Graeme Garden, Kenton Hall, and Daniel McGachey)
With a foreword by Dame Joanna Lumley
Cover/Internal Artwork and Design by Daniel McGachey
"There was an idea. To bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if they could become something more. It didn’t work out. In fact, The Goodies Superhero Talent Agency is rapidly running out of steam. Which certainly isn’t going to make Iron Man’s life any easier.
Clearly, it’s time for Graeme, Bill, and Tim to cut out the middleman, fire up the Trandem, and become heroes themselves.
What could possibly go wrong?"
In 2019, The Goodies reunited for a new and original adventure on audio called The Big Ben Theory. Due to the success of this audio adventure, a whole series was commissioned; mapped out by Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, and Tim Brooke-Taylor, with the help of Barnaby Eaton-Jones, Gareth Gwynn and John-Luke Roberts. Sadly, Tim passed away in early 2020, before the recordings could take place.
But now, with the approval of all involved, here's the first of those audio episodes, novelised (and featuring the return of Dame Joanna Lumley, who had appeared in The Big Ben Theory). This range is a limited edition, so only one print run of each book will be available. Once they're sold out, that's it!
Ranger Editor: Graeme Garden. Editor: Paul Simpson. With quotes from Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, and Christine Brooke-Taylor.
25% of the royalties from each book sold will go to the Thames Valley Adventure Playground, the charity that Tim Brooke-Taylor was President of for over 25 years.
Chinbeard Books makes no money from this book, it's just our privilege to be able to publish it.
AND THEN IT WAS NOW
By Christopher Guard
With a Foreword by Brian Blessed OBE
Actor, singer-songwriter, and artist Christopher Guard has starred in many films and
television shows in a career that’s spanned over fifty years; including the roles of Bellboy in
Doctor Who’s classic The Greatest Show in the Galaxy serial, Jim Hawkins in Disney’s lavish
Return to Treasure Island series (alongside Brian Blessed as Long John Silver, who also provides a Foreword for the memoir), and as Frodo
in Ralph Bakshi’s seminal animated version of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
cracking read. Funny and heartfelt." - Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean, Doctor Who)
A NEW VERSION OF AND THEN IT WAS NOW WILL BE PUBLISHED IN 2023, BY OAK TREE PUBLISHING, THOUGH IT WILL DIFFER IN PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS..
SPECTRUM IS INDESTRUCTIBLE
An Unofficial Captain Scarlet Celebration
By Fred MacNamara
Cover/Internal Art and Design by Robert Hammond
Foreword by Jamie Anderson (son of Gerry Anderson, and owner of Anderson Entertainment)
Edited by Paul Simposon
In the aftermath of Thunderbirds, the twilight years of Supermarionation would commence with a disturbed, ruthless take on children's science fiction entertainment - Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
Pop culture writer Fred MacNamara captures over 50 years of Captain Scarlet history; a comprehensive and passionate celebration of the series. Featuring extensive reviews of all 32 episodes, in-depth retrospectives of the spin-off media, new interviews with people who worked on the series, and more.
"An exhaustive examination of the series in a way that few would dare to tackle." (Jamie Anderson)
By Rich Davenport
Illustrations by Minty B
Rich is a comedy poet, stand-up, comedian and musician from exotic Bolton, in the UK.
Inspired by Spike Milligan, Billy Bennet, John Cooper-Clarke, and by his friend and fellow Boltonian, the late Hovis Presley, Rich has gigged all over the UK, spreading mirth and making loud noises.
He was first encouraged to compile a book of his poems of extreme gormlessness by Hovis Presley in 2003. After accidentally winning a couple of poetry slams, other encouraging individuals said the same thing.
And now, here it is, and all wonderfully illustrated by Minty B.
THE SEQUEL =- HORSETROUSERS - IS AVAILABLE FROM RICH'S WEBSITE
(AS IS A NEW PRINT RUN OF 'GORMLESS')
THE OFFICIAL ROBIN OF SHERWOOD ANNUAL (1987)
Commissioned and edited by Barnaby Eaton-Jones
Layout and Design by Robert Hammond
A brand-new and official Annual, to accompany the only Robin of Sherwood Annual that was ever released (1986), which only featured the first Robin, in the form of Michael Praed.
This 1987 Annual features Jason Connery's Robin too, and is full of all-new content, including illustrations, stories, comic strip, quizzes, facts, interviews (with cast and crew), behind the scenes photos, and more!
It was designed to look like it was made in 1987, and all the interviews and articles are also written as if this was 1987 too.Thanks to everyone who contributed.
This was a non-profit publication.