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The Good Life

When I'm 65

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

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

Episode 4: Pig's Lib

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Seventies sitcom about a couple who decide to become self-sufficient. Margo is horrified when she hears of Tom and Barbara's decision to keep pigs in the garden. Show more

Contributors

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

The Good Life

Series 1

Episode 6: The Pagan Rite

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Seventies sitcom about a couple who decide to become self-sufficient. As Tom and Barbara's savings dwindle, Tom sets about earning some extra money. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington
Sir Andrew :
Reginald Marsh
Felicity:
Moyra Fraser
Writer:
Bob Larbey

The Good Life

Series 1

Plough Your Own Furrow

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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 3: The Weaker Sex?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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 1

The Thing in the Cellar

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom. To practice self-sufficiency successfully, every resource must be utilised - even animal dung - so Tom decides to build a generator.

Contributors

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

The Good Life

Series 2

The Guru of Surbiton

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Comedy about a couple trying to live self-sufficiently in Surbiton. Tom's philosophy of life attracts two young disciples - but not permanently, he hopes.

Contributors

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

The Good Life

Series 2

Episode 1: Just My Bill

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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 1

Backs to the Wall

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Seventies sitcom about a couple who decide to become self-sufficient. Tom and Barbara receive help from an unexpected quarter when harvest time comes around and Tom sprains his back.

Contributors

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

The Good Life

Series 1

Plough Your Own Furrow

Duration: 27 minutes

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

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 3

The Early Birds

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

After the Leadbetters reach the end of their tether with the Goods' crack-of-dawn activities, Tom and Barbara search for new ways to design their schedule.

Contributors

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

The Good Life

Series 3

The Happy Event

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A 400% increase in their livestock population is a source of great joy for the Goods. Although their excitement is not shared by the Leadbetters.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Jeremy Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington
Constable:
George Innes

The Good Life

Series 2

Episode 7: Going to Pot

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom about a couple trying to live self-sufficiently in Surbiton. Tom and Barbara's evening class becomes unusually productive.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Mrs Weaver:
Charmian May

The Good Life

Series 2

Episode 4: The Day Peace Broke Out

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about a couple who try to live self-sufficiently in Surbiton. Tom takes the law into his own hands when some of his leeks go missing.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Magistrate:
James Cossins
Harry Bennett:
Brian Grellis

The Good Life

Series 2

Episode 3: Mr Fix-It

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about a couple who try to live self-sufficiently in Surbiton. Tom and Barbara are visited by the press.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Journalist:
John Quayle
Delivery Man:
Steve Emerson

The Good Life

Series 2

Episode 5: Mutiny

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about a couple who try to live self-sufficiently in Surbiton. It's Margo's first night in the Sound of Music, and Jerry receives some unpleasant news.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Sir Andrew:
Reginald Marsh
Boy in Play:
Tony Page

The Good Life

Series 4

Episode 1: Away from It All

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

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 4

Suit Yourself

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

The Goods find new ways to put their loom to good use, while Margo and Jerry are preparing for an important dinner party at which Jerry's boss will announce his retirement.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Jeremy Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington
Andrew/Sir:
Reginald Marsh