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

The Good Life

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1975 - 1978
  • 30 episodes (4 series)

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. Stars Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 5 - Mutiny

Margo's performance of the Sound of Music coincides with the day 'Sir' wants the Leadbetters to entertain an important client.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 9th January 1976
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 7th July 2011 10:15am Gold
Thursday 7th July 2011 1:55pm Gold
Saturday 30th July 2011 9:20am Gold
Friday 23rd September 2011 9:20am Gold
Friday 23rd September 2011 2:40pm Gold
Sunday 30th October 2011 9:25am Gold
Monday 28th November 2011 7:30am Gold
Monday 28th November 2011 2:40pm Gold
Saturday 4th February 2012 12:50pm Gold
Sunday 5th February 2012 9:30am Gold
Wednesday 4th April 2012 11:00am Gold
Wednesday 4th April 2012 5:00pm Gold
Thursday 21st June 2012 1:50pm Gold
Thursday 21st June 2012 7:40pm Gold
Monday 17th September 2012 9:40am Gold
Monday 17th September 2012 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 16th January 2013 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 16th January 2013 3:40pm Gold
Sunday 3rd March 2013 10:20am Gold
Tuesday 12th March 2013 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 12th March 2013 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 11th June 2013 2:30pm Gold
Wednesday 12th June 2013 9:10am Gold
Saturday 26th October 2013 1:45am Gold
Saturday 26th October 2013 3:30pm Gold
Sunday 27th October 2013 7:50am Gold
Saturday 23rd November 2013 6:20pm Drama
Sunday 24th November 2013 5:50pm Drama
Monday 7th August 2017 1:40pm Gold
Monday 7th August 2017 6:20pm Gold
Monday 13th November 2017 2:40pm Gold
Monday 13th November 2017 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 17th January 2018 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 18th January 2018 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 10th July 2018 2:10pm Gold
Tuesday 10th July 2018 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 4th October 2018 9:20pm Gold
Friday 5th October 2018 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 7th March 2019 1:35pm Gold
Thursday 7th March 2019 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 21st January 2020 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 12:35am Gold
Thursday 5th March 2020 8:40am Gold
Thursday 5th March 2020 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 5th March 2020 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 27th October 2020 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 28th October 2020 1:15am Gold
Wednesday 28th October 2020 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 28th October 2020 7:20pm Gold
Monday 22nd February 2021 12:20pm Gold
Monday 22nd February 2021 3:40pm Gold
Friday 19th March 2021 11:40am Gold
Friday 19th March 2021 3:40pm Gold
Friday 19th March 2021 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 15th April 2021 11:40am Gold
Thursday 15th April 2021 3:40pm Gold
Thursday 15th April 2021 6:20pm Gold
Monday 21st June 2021 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 12:00am Gold
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 7th September 2021 8:00pm BBC4
Monday 1st November 2021 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 3:20pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd March 2022 3:20pm Gold
Tuesday 24th May 2022 7:55am Gold
Tuesday 24th May 2022 1:45pm Gold
Tuesday 24th May 2022 7:00pm Gold
Wednesday 29th June 2022 8:00pm Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Richard Briers Tom Good
Felicity Kendal Barbara Good
Penelope Keith Margo Leadbetter
Paul Eddington Jerry Leadbetter
Guest cast
Reginald Marsh Sir Andrew
Toby Page Boy in Play
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer
Bill Harris Editor
Paul Munting Production Designer
Rita Reekie Costume Designer
Janet Tharby Costume Designer
Jenny Shircore Make-up Designer
Ron Koplick Lighting Designer
Burt Rhodes Composer
Brian Jones Production Assistant

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