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The Good Life

Series 1

Plough Your Own Furrow

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Classic sitcom. Tom Good decides that commuting is no life for a thinking man. His solution is unique in Surbiton but embarrassing to the neighbours.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington

The Good Life

Silly, But It's Fun

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Seasonal special of the suburban sitcom. The Goods and the Leadbetters plan their respective Christmases, but neither go according to plan. Classic from 1977. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Writer:
Bob Larbey

The Good Life

Series 4

Episode 3: Our Speaker Today

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Sitcom. Barbara gets Margo out of a fix when a speaker at her society lets her down. Barbara gives a talk about self-sufficiency at Margo's women's group. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Lady Truscott:
Angela Thorne
Lady in Home:
Robert Lindsay
Writer:
Bob Larbey

The Good Life

Series 1

Episode 7: Backs to the Wall

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Seventies sitcom about a couple who opt for self-sufficiency. It is harvest time and the Goods need all the help they can get. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Writer:
Bob Larbey

The Good Life

Series 2

Episode 1: Just My Bill

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Seventies sitcom about a self-sufficient couple in suburbia. Tom finds marketing his garden produce more difficult than he thought, especially when the rates are due.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Van Driver:
Blake Butler
Restaurant Manager:
Wolfe Morris

The Good Life

Series 4

Episode 1: Away from It All

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Margo and Jerry persuade Tom and Barbara to stay in a luxurious flat for the night. How will Margo and Jerry cope with looking after the Goods' animals? Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington

The Good Life

Series 3

Episode 5: The Windbreak War

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

1970s sitcom about a couple who become self-sufficient in Surbiton. War breaks out between the Goods and the Leadbetters. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Mr Bailey:
Timothy Bateson

The Good Life

When I'm 65

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Special edition of the comedy series recorded in the presence of the Queen. After Jerry takes out another endowment policy, the Goods begin to plan for their old age. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Jerry Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Mr Downs, the bank manager:
George Cole
Writer:
Bob Larbey

The Good Life

Series 1

Plough Your Own Furrow

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 3 days

Classic sitcom. Tom Good decides that commuting is no life for a thinking man. His solution is unique in Surbiton but embarrassing to the neighbours.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington

The Good Life

Series 1

Episode 2: Say Little Hen...?

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 10 days

Sitcom following a couple attempts at self-sufficiency in Surbiton. The Goods introduce livestock into Surbiton to the apprehension of their neighbours. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington

The Good Life

Series 1

Episode 3: The Weaker Sex?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Available for 17 days

Sitcom. Things are starting to happen in Tom's garden, but Barbara is feeling the effects of the boring and tiring work.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington
G.P.O. Man:
Paul McDowell

The Good Life

Series 4

Episode 7: The Anniversary

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

70s sitcom about a couple farming for self-sufficiency in the suburbs. Has the good life come to an end for Tom and Barbara?