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The Good Life

Series 4

Episode 7: The Anniversary

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

As Time Goes By

Series 9

Episode 4: What Now?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. Will Harry pluck up the courage and ask Sandy to join him in Canada? And Jean has taken pity on a homeless girl - but Lionel is not sure about her new friend. Show more

The Good Life

Silly, But It's Fun

Duration: 26 minutes

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

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 One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

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 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

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

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

As Time Goes By

Series 7

Episode 2: An Old Flame

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Sitcom about a couple who are reunited after years apart following a mutual misunderstanding. Lionel becomes jealous when an old flame of Jean's reappears. Show more

As Time Goes By

Series 9

Episode 1: You Can't Manufacture Happy Endings for Everybody

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Sitcom. Sandy's boyfriend visits to tell her some important news, and Jean is desperate to know what it is. Show more

As Time Goes By

Series 9

Episode 2: Another Proposal

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Sitcom about a couple reunited after years apart. Jean is delighted to hear that daughter Judith has accepted Alistair's proposal of marriage. Show more

As Time Goes By

Series 9

Episode 3: The Wedding

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Romantic sitcom. Rocky comes to the rescue when there is a problem with the best man at Alistair and Judith's wedding. Jean tries to matchmake Harry and Sandy. Show more

As Time Goes By

Series 9

Episode 5: As Time Goes By - Compilation Special

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

One-hour special of the romantic sitcom. Alistair and Judith have married, and Sandy and Harry have gone to Canada. On their own at last, Jean and Lionel look back on their life together.

As Time Goes By

Series 10

Episode 1: Christmas Special Part One

Duration: 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Romantic comedy. Jean and Lionel are looking forward to Sandy's and Harry's return after a year in Canada, and Jean is looking forward to Sandy and Judith having babies. Show more

As Time Goes By

Series 10

Episode 2: Christmas Special Part Two

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Romantic comedy. Patrick is looking for his father, Jean wants grandchildren, Stephen wants to be a celebrity, and Lionel wants peace and quiet. How do they all end up in hospital? Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 1: The New Neighbour

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom of suburban strife. Martin is a pillar of the community, but the equilibrium of his world is disrupted when a suave new next-door neighbour moves in. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 3: A Strange Woman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. Martin is outraged by Paul's eccentric behaviour on the close, and horrified when he takes a peek into his garden. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 2: Taking Over

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Suburban strife sitcom. Martin is ousted as chairman of the residents' association, and Ann's hopes for a renewed social life are dashed. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 4: Holiday Plans

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Suburban sitcom. It's time for members of the Close to go on a holiday outing. Some wish to repeat a trip to the Alps, but Paul has something different in mind. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 1

Episode 5: Vicars and Tarts

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Suburban sitcom. Martin organises a fundraising dance. Paul innocently lends a helping hand and in doing so mercilessly interferes with Martin's arrangements. Show more

Ever Decreasing Circles

Series 2

Episode 6: Boredom

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Ann is tired of being a housewife and decides it's time for a change. But will Martin approve of her plans?