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 7 - Going To Pot?

Some botched household maintenance causes the Goods to enrol at a local council-run evening school. Margo soon joins Barbara in a pottery class, but her skills are somewhat lacking. For a brief moment, however, the Goods are quids-in after discovering one of Tom's hidden talents!

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 23rd January 1976
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 11th July 2011 10:00am Gold
Monday 11th July 2011 2:20pm Gold
Saturday 6th August 2011 8:40am Gold
Saturday 6th August 2011 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 27th September 2011 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 27th September 2011 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 29th November 2011 7:30am Gold
Tuesday 29th November 2011 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 10th April 2012 11:00am Gold
Tuesday 10th April 2012 5:00pm Gold
Saturday 14th April 2012 7:15am Gold
Saturday 14th April 2012 10:30am Gold
Wednesday 27th June 2012 1:50pm Gold
Wednesday 27th June 2012 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 19th September 2012 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 19th September 2012 3:40pm Gold
Saturday 5th January 2013 8:20am Gold
Friday 18th January 2013 9:40am Gold
Friday 18th January 2013 3:40pm Gold
Sunday 3rd March 2013 11:40am Gold
Thursday 14th March 2013 12:20pm Gold
Thursday 14th March 2013 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 11th June 2013 3:50pm Gold
Wednesday 12th June 2013 10:30am Gold
Saturday 14th December 2013 6:20pm Drama
Sunday 15th December 2013 6:00pm Drama
Wednesday 18th December 2013 12:35pm Gold
Thursday 19th December 2013 8:35am Gold
Wednesday 5th February 2014 2:10pm Gold
Thursday 6th February 2014 6:40am Gold
Wednesday 9th August 2017 1:40pm Gold
Wednesday 9th August 2017 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 15th November 2017 3:00pm Gold
Wednesday 15th November 2017 7:40pm Gold
Friday 19th January 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 11th July 2018 2:15pm Gold
Wednesday 11th July 2018 7:40pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 12:15am Gold
Thursday 14th March 2019 8:00pm Gold
Friday 15th March 2019 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 27th August 2019 12:00pm Gold
Tuesday 27th August 2019 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 23rd January 2020 9:00pm Gold
Friday 24th January 2020 12:00am Gold
Monday 9th March 2020 8:25am Gold
Monday 9th March 2020 2:20pm Gold
Monday 9th March 2020 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 28th October 2020 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 29th October 2020 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th October 2020 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 11:40am Gold
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 6:20pm Gold
Monday 19th April 2021 11:40am Gold
Monday 19th April 2021 3:40pm Gold
Monday 19th April 2021 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 12:00am Gold
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 21st September 2021 8:00pm BBC4
Wednesday 24th November 2021 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 25th November 2021 3:20pm Gold
Thursday 12th May 2022 7:50am Gold
Thursday 12th May 2022 3:45pm Gold
Thursday 26th May 2022 7:50am Gold
Thursday 26th May 2022 1:45pm Gold
Thursday 26th May 2022 7:00pm Gold
Monday 20th June 2022 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 21st June 2022 1:35am Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Richard Briers Tom Good
Felicity Kendal Barbara Good
Penelope Keith Margo Leadbetter
Paul Eddington Jerry Leadbetter
Guest cast
Charmian May Mrs. Weaver
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
Jenny Shircore Make-up Designer
Ron Koplick Lighting Designer
Burt Rhodes Composer
Brian Jones Production Assistant
John Delany Sound Designer

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