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Bob the Builder: Project Build It

Series 1

Episode 6: Where's Robert?

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Animated adventures with Bob and friends as they construct an eco-town. Robert has taken over the yard and now Wendy can move in. The machines set up her caravan. Show more

A Taste of My Life

Series 2

Episode 3: Richard Briers

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Nigel Slater explores the lives and loves of celebrities through personal experiences of food. Featuring a rare personal interview with Richard Briers. Show more

Bob the Builder: Project Build It

Series 3

Episode 2: Lofty the Star

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Cartoon adventures of builder Bob and friends. The team are building a bunkhouse for the sunflower pickers, who promise a campfire singalong. Show more

Decade of Doctors

Episode 3: Famous Faces

Duration: 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Doctors has seen some of TV's biggest names pass through the surgery doors. Diane Keen catches up with the stars to get their diagnosis on their Doctors experience. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Richard Briers
Participant:
Eric Sykes
Participant:
Darren Day
Participant:
Stefanie Powers
Participant:
Michael McKell
Participant:
Stirling Gallacher
Participant:
Mike Hobson
Participant:
Will Trotter
Executive Producer:
Michael Armit

The Morecambe and Wise Show

Christmas Show 1977

Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes

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

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise star with Paul Eddington, Richard Briers, Penelope Keith, Elton John, Francis Matthews, Angharad Rees, Kenneth Kendall and Arthur Lowe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Eric Morecambe
Presenter:
Ernie Wise
Participant:
Paul Eddington
Participant:
Richard Briers
Participant:
Penelope Keith
Participant:
Elton John
Participant:
Francis Matthews
Participant:
Angharad Rees
Participant:
Kenneth Kendall
Participant:
Arthur Lowe
Participant:
John Le Mesurier
Participant:
John Laurie
Participant:
Michael Aspel
Participant:
Eddie Waring
Participant:
Richard Whitmore
Participant:
Barry Norman
Participant:
Richard Baker
Participant:
Frank Bough
Participant:
James Hunt
Participant:
Angela Rippon
Participant:
Peter Woods

Drama

Two Pipe Problems

Episode 2: The Case of the Missing Meerschaum

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

William and Sandy use Holmesian precepts to tackle the theft of a rather famous pipe at a Sherlock Homes Convention. Starring Stanley Baxter and Richard Briers. Show more

Contributors

Sandy Boyle:
Stanley Baxter
William Parnes:
Richard Briers
Mortimer Tregennis:
Geoffrey Palmer
Roger Butterworth:
James Fleet
Beryl Butterworth:
Joanna David
Underground Worker:
Matt Simandl
Hotel Receptionist:
Matt Simandl
Autograph Hunter:
James McGregor
Souvenir Stallholder:
James McGregor
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

Drama

A Shoebox of Snow

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Albert and Renie never leave their condemned flat, cocooned inside by all they've ever owned. Christopher must persuade them. But what are they saving it for? Richard Briers stars. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Brand

Drama

Drama

Two Pipe Problems

Episode 2: I Love a Lassie

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Sandy is awarded the Freedom of Greenock. He left there at 21 and returns to face threats, a warning and a surprise. Show more

Contributors

Sandy Boyle:
Stanley Baxter
William Parnes:
Richard Briers
Station Assistant:
John Sessions
Train Guard:
Gordon Kennedy
Director:
Marilyn Imrie

Genres

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

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Adaptation of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy set in 19th-century Japan, telling the story of Orlando and Rosalind's expulsion from the Court of Duke Frederick.

Contributors

Oliver de Boys:
Adrian Lester
Touchstone:
Alfred Molina
Duke Senior / Duke Frederick:
Brian Blessed
Orlando de Boys:
David Oyelowo

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

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