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.

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Series 3, Episode 2 - The Happy Event

When Pinky the pig goes into labour in the middle of the night, it's all hands on deck.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 17th September 1976
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

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Date Time Channel
Saturday 7th May 2011 10:00am Gold
Wednesday 13th July 2011 10:00am Gold
Wednesday 13th July 2011 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 30th November 2011 7:30am Gold
Wednesday 30th November 2011 2:40pm Gold
Saturday 24th March 2012 7:40am Gold
Sunday 25th March 2012 6:00am Gold
Thursday 12th April 2012 11:00am Gold
Thursday 12th April 2012 5:00pm Gold
Friday 29th June 2012 1:50pm Gold
Friday 29th June 2012 7:40pm Gold
Friday 21st September 2012 9:40am Gold
Friday 21st September 2012 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 3:40pm Gold
Monday 18th March 2013 12:20pm Gold
Monday 18th March 2013 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 10th October 2017 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 10th October 2017 7:00pm Gold
Friday 17th November 2017 3:00pm Gold
Friday 17th November 2017 7:40pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 24th January 2018 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 26th May 2018 1:00pm Gold
Saturday 26th May 2018 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 5th March 2019 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 6th March 2019 6:00pm Gold
Monday 3rd June 2019 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 4th June 2019 1:40pm Gold
Thursday 29th August 2019 12:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th August 2019 6:40pm Gold
Monday 27th January 2020 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 28th January 2020 1:55am Gold
Tuesday 28th January 2020 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 11th March 2020 8:20am Gold
Wednesday 11th March 2020 2:20pm Gold
Wednesday 11th March 2020 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 29th October 2020 8:40pm Gold
Friday 30th October 2020 2:00pm Gold
Friday 30th October 2020 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 24th February 2021 12:20pm Gold
Wednesday 24th February 2021 3:40pm Gold
Thursday 25th March 2021 11:40am Gold
Thursday 25th March 2021 3:40pm Gold
Thursday 25th March 2021 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 21st April 2021 11:40am Gold
Wednesday 21st April 2021 3:45pm Gold
Wednesday 21st April 2021 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 24th June 2021 12:00am Gold
Thursday 24th June 2021 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 5th October 2021 8:00pm BBC4
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 4th November 2021 3:20pm Gold
Friday 13th May 2022 7:50am Gold
Friday 13th May 2022 3:40pm Gold
Monday 30th May 2022 8:05am Gold
Monday 30th May 2022 1:55pm Gold
Monday 30th May 2022 7:05pm Gold
Tuesday 21st June 2022 12:45pm Gold
Tuesday 21st June 2022 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 21st June 2022 11:35pm Gold
Tuesday 14th March 2023 9:20pm Gold
Monday 26th June 2023 7:00pm Gold
Tuesday 27th June 2023 7:45am Gold
Tuesday 27th June 2023 5:00pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd August 2023 7:30am Gold
Wednesday 2nd August 2023 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 18th October 2023 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 18th October 2023 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 19th October 2023 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 23rd November 2023 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 23rd November 2023 7:20pm Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Richard Briers Tom Good
Felicity Kendal Barbara Good
Penelope Keith Margo Leadbetter
Paul Eddington Jerry Leadbetter
Guest cast
George Innes Police Constable Hillman
Percy Edwards Animal Noises (Voice)
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer
Ian McKendrick Editor
Paul Munting Production Designer
Sally Nieper Costume Designer
Marianne Ford Make-up Designer
Ron Koplick Lighting Designer
Burt Rhodes Composer
Brian Jones Production Assistant
John Delany Sound Designer

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