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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?

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

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

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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

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Series 2

Episode 2: The Cricket Match

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 9 days

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. Martin's not happy when Paul asks if he can join him in the local cricket team.

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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

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Series 2

Episode 3: A Married Man

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 16 days

Ann and Martin invite Paul and his girlfriend to dinner, but things don't go as smoothly as they'd planned.

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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

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Series 2

Episode 4: Housework

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 23 days

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. While Ann is in hospital for minor surgery, Martin's attempts to keep his house in order are somewhat ambitious. Show more

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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

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Series 2

Episode 5: Snooker

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 26 days

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. Martin hopes to win the local snooker tournament, but is angry when it turns out Paul has a talent for the game as well.

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Series 2

Episode 6: Boredom

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

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Series 2

Episode 7: The Psychiatrist

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Martin and Ann both come to the conclusion that the other needs professional help when they meet a psychiatrist at one of Paul's parties.

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Series 2

Episode 1: The Tea Party

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for 3 days

Sitcom about suburban disharmony. Martin arranges activities for a group of old ladies, but Paul steps in, upsets his plans, and gives them an afternoon to remember. Show more