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 3 - A Tug Of The Forelock

In order to pay for fuel for their new 'transportation' the Goods offer to work for the Leadbetters as cleaners while theirs are away. The arrangement does not operate smoothly as Margo has no time for the Goods sense of humour during work hours. However after a swift sacking and a drawn out rehiring, things improve.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 24th September 1976
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 7th May 2011 10:40am Gold
Thursday 14th July 2011 10:00am Gold
Thursday 14th July 2011 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 1st December 2011 2:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th March 2012 8:20am Gold
Sunday 25th March 2012 6:30am Gold
Friday 13th April 2012 11:00am Gold
Friday 13th April 2012 5:00pm Gold
Friday 29th June 2012 2:30pm Gold
Friday 29th June 2012 8:20pm Gold
Monday 24th September 2012 9:40am Gold
Monday 24th September 2012 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd January 2013 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 23rd January 2013 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 19th March 2013 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 19th March 2013 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 11th October 2017 2:20pm Gold
Wednesday 11th October 2017 7:00pm Gold
Monday 20th November 2017 3:00pm Gold
Monday 20th November 2017 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 24th January 2018 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 25th January 2018 6:40pm Gold
Saturday 26th May 2018 1:35pm Gold
Saturday 26th May 2018 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 12th July 2018 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 12th July 2018 7:40pm Gold
Tuesday 12th March 2019 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 13th March 2019 2:40pm Gold
Friday 30th August 2019 12:00pm Gold
Friday 30th August 2019 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 28th January 2020 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 29th January 2020 12:25am Gold
Wednesday 29th January 2020 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 12th March 2020 8:20am Gold
Thursday 12th March 2020 2:20pm Gold
Thursday 12th March 2020 6:20pm Gold
Friday 30th October 2020 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 31st October 2020 9:40am Gold
Thursday 25th February 2021 11:40am Gold
Thursday 25th February 2021 3:00pm Gold
Thursday 25th February 2021 6:20pm Gold
Friday 26th March 2021 11:40am Gold
Friday 26th March 2021 3:40pm Gold
Friday 26th March 2021 6:25pm Gold
Thursday 22nd April 2021 11:40am Gold
Thursday 22nd April 2021 3:45pm Gold
Thursday 22nd April 2021 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 24th June 2021 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th June 2021 11:20pm Gold
Friday 25th June 2021 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 12th October 2021 8:00pm BBC4
Thursday 4th November 2021 8:00pm Gold
Friday 5th November 2021 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 31st May 2022 8:05am Gold
Tuesday 31st May 2022 1:55pm Gold
Tuesday 31st May 2022 7:05pm Gold
Tuesday 21st June 2022 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 12:15am Gold
Wednesday 4th January 2023 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 5th January 2023 3:30am Gold
Tuesday 14th March 2023 10:50pm Gold
Tuesday 27th June 2023 7:00pm Gold
Wednesday 28th June 2023 7:45am Gold
Wednesday 28th June 2023 5:00pm Gold
Thursday 3rd August 2023 7:30am Gold
Thursday 3rd August 2023 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 19th October 2023 8:20pm Gold
Friday 20th October 2023 2:45am Gold
Friday 20th October 2023 7:40pm Gold
Friday 24th November 2023 2:40pm Gold
Friday 24th November 2023 7:20pm Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Richard Briers Tom Good
Felicity Kendal Barbara Good
Penelope Keith Margo Leadbetter
Paul Eddington Jerry Leadbetter
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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