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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 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

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Series following the lives of rural vets. In Teesdale, farm vet Richard helps a sheep who has mysteriously gone blind. And a spaniel proves a handful for small animal vet Steve. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Series following the lives of rural vets. A labrador gun dog is rushed to small animal vet Steve after being accidentally shot. Farm vet Richard deals with some baby alpacas. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Series following the lives of rural vets. Equine vet Kerry treats a critically ill miniature donkey foal. Out on the farm, Richard creates an operating table from a forklift truck. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Series following the lives of rural vets. Small animal vet Adam decides his much-loved Shetland pony Hector needs a major operation to make him less aggressive. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Series following the lives of rural vets. Richard visits a long-standing client where business means everything from dehorning a cow to trimming a cow's overgrown hoof. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Series following the lives of rural vets. Adam deals with an emergency at the small animal hospital when a dog is hit by a train, and Richard artificially inseminates some cattle. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Series following the lives of rural vets. Farm vet Richard finds out how many of farmer Cliff's cows are pregnant, and at the rural practice Steve treats a bunny with wonky teeth. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Series following the lives of rural vets. Equine vet Sybil attempts a delicate operation to save a horse's sight, and farm vet Erika helps a cow having difficulty giving birth. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Series following rural vets. Vet Megan is on a mission to help rehome 80 commercial caged hens. And when one is discovered with a broken leg, she takes it under her wing. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Series following rural vets. Vet Steve helps a kestrel with a damaged wing and hopes to release her back to the wild, while equine vet Sybil treats a pony with a locked leg. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Series following rural vets. A new mum with a young calf collapses and farm vet Richard is called out to save her life. Meanwhile, Sybil has some difficult news for a horse owner. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Series following rural vets. In Teesdale, a concussed tawny owl makes an unusual patient for vet Rosie. Equine vet Kerry heads off to treat a horse with a badly cut face. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Julie Grant
Executive Producer:
Jo Roe