The Good Life. Image shows from L to R: Margo Leadbetter (Penelope Keith), Tom Good (Richard Briers), Jerry Leadbetter (Paul Eddington), Barbara Good (Felicity Kendal). Copyright: BBC.

The Good Life

BBC One sitcom about a couple practicing self-sufficiency. 30 episodes (4 series), 1975 - 1978. Stars Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington.

Series 2, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold on Monday at 8pm.

The Good Life. Image shows from L to R: Barbara Good (Felicity Kendal), Tom Good (Richard Briers), Margo Leadbetter (Penelope Keith), Jerry Leadbetter (Paul Eddington). Copyright: BBC.

The Good Life

After Tom Good becomes disillusioned with his life, he packs in his job and he and his wife attempt to live a completely self-sufficient life in suburbia

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1975 - 1978
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
30   (4 series)
Starring
Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington
Writers
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Director
John Howard Davies
Producer
John Howard Davies

Sitcom following two happily married couples living in London's suburbs.

As his 40th birthday approaches, Tom Good decides to throw in the daily grind of the commute, office life and the career rat-race and attempt a self-sufficiency lifestyle with wife Barbara: they'll grow their own fruit and vegetables, keep a few animals, and make their own way in the world.

Their best friends and next-door neighbours, Margot and Jerry Leadbetter, are shocked by the notion of their genteel neighbourhood being overrun by pigs, mud and other such unsophisticated muck. Jerry simply thinks Tom's gone mad, but Margot is outraged by the imposition.

Can Tom and Barbara survive? Perhaps with a little of the neighbours' help...

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 4th April 1975 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 10th June 1978 on BBC One at 7:40pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 2: Monday at 8pm on Gold
  2. Series 2 Episode 3: Monday at 8:40pm on Gold
  3. Series 2 Episode 3: Tuesday at 1:15am on Gold
  4. Series 2 Episode 2: Tuesday at 1:20pm on Gold
  5. Series 2 Episode 3: Tuesday at 2pm on Gold
  6. Series 2 Episode 2: Tuesday at 4pm on Gold
  7. Series 2 Episode 2: Tuesday at 6:40pm on Gold
  8. Series 2 Episode 3: Tuesday at 7:20pm on Gold
  9. Series 2 Episode 4: Tuesday at 8pm on Gold
  10. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday at 8:40pm on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 2 Episode 5: Wednesday at 1:15am on Gold
  12. Series 2 Episode 4: Wednesday at 1:20pm on Gold
  13. Series 2 Episode 5: Wednesday at 2pm on Gold
  14. Series 2 Episode 4: Wednesday at 4pm on Gold
  15. Series 2 Episode 4: Wednesday at 6:40pm on Gold
  16. Series 2 Episode 5: Wednesday at 7:20pm on Gold
  17. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday at 8pm on Gold
  18. Series 2 Episode 7: Wednesday at 8:40pm on Gold
  19. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday 29th October at 1:20pm on Gold
  20. Series 2 Episode 7: Thursday 29th October at 2pm on Gold
  21. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday 29th October at 4pm on Gold
  22. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday 29th October at 6:40pm on Gold
  23. Series 2 Episode 7: Thursday 29th October at 7:20pm on Gold
  24. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday 29th October at 8pm on Gold
  25. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday 29th October at 8:40pm on Gold
  26. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 30th October at 1:20pm on Gold
  27. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday 30th October at 2pm on Gold
  28. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 30th October at 4pm on Gold
  29. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 30th October at 6:40pm on Gold
  30. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday 30th October at 7:20pm on Gold
  31. Series 3 Episode 3: Friday 30th October at 8pm on Gold
  32. Series 3 Episode 4: Friday 30th October at 8:40pm on Gold
  33. Series 3 Episode 3: Saturday 31st October at 9:40am on Gold
  34. Series 3 Episode 4: Saturday 31st October at 10:20am on Gold
  35. Series 3 Episode 5: Monday 2nd November at 8pm on Gold
  36. Series 3 Episode 6: Monday 2nd November at 8:40pm on Gold
  37. Series 3 Episode 5: Tuesday 3rd November at 2pm on Gold
  38. Series 3 Episode 6: Tuesday 3rd November at 2:40pm on Gold
  39. Series 3 Episode 5: Tuesday 3rd November at 6:40pm on Gold
  40. Series 3 Episode 6: Tuesday 3rd November at 7:20pm on Gold
  41. Series 3 Episode 7: Tuesday 3rd November at 8pm on Gold
  42. Series 4 Episode 1: Tuesday 3rd November at 8:40pm on Gold
  43. Series 3 Episode 7: Wednesday 4th November at 1:20pm on Gold
  44. Series 4 Episode 1: Wednesday 4th November at 2pm on Gold
  45. Series 3 Episode 7: Wednesday 4th November at 6:40pm on Gold
  46. Series 4 Episode 1: Wednesday 4th November at 7:20pm on Gold
  47. Series 4 Episode 2: Wednesday 4th November at 8pm on Gold
  48. Series 4 Episode 3: Wednesday 4th November at 8:40pm on Gold
  49. Series 4 Episode 2: Thursday 5th November at 2pm on Gold
  50. Series 4 Episode 3: Thursday 5th November at 2:40pm on Gold
  51. Series 4 Episode 2: Thursday 5th November at 6:40pm on Gold
  52. Series 4 Episode 3: Thursday 5th November at 7:20pm on Gold
  53. Series 4 Episode 4: Thursday 5th November at 8pm on Gold
  54. Series 4 Episode 5: Thursday 5th November at 8:40pm on Gold
  55. Series 4 Episode 4: Friday 6th November at 2pm on Gold
  56. Series 4 Episode 5: Friday 6th November at 2:40pm on Gold
  57. Series 4 Episode 4: Friday 6th November at 6:40pm on Gold
  58. Series 4 Episode 5: Friday 6th November at 7:20pm on Gold
  59. Series 4 Episode 6: Friday 6th November at 8pm on Gold
  60. Series 4 Episode 7: Friday 6th November at 8:40pm on Gold

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