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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Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 4 - I Talk To The Trees

A fellow gardener inspires Tom and Barbara to conduct some unusual experiments in order to increase the yield of their produce.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 1st October 1976
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

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Date Time Channel
Saturday 7th May 2011 11:20am Gold
Friday 15th July 2011 10:00am Gold
Friday 15th July 2011 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 1st December 2011 2:40pm Gold
Saturday 24th March 2012 6:00am Gold
Monday 16th April 2012 11:00am Gold
Monday 16th April 2012 5:00pm Gold
Monday 2nd July 2012 9:00am Gold
Monday 2nd July 2012 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 25th September 2012 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 25th September 2012 3:40pm Gold
Thursday 24th January 2013 9:40am Gold
Thursday 24th January 2013 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th March 2013 12:20pm Gold
Wednesday 20th March 2013 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 12th October 2017 2:20pm Gold
Thursday 12th October 2017 7:00pm Gold
Tuesday 21st November 2017 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 21st November 2017 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 25th January 2018 7:20pm Gold
Friday 26th January 2018 6:40pm Gold
Thursday 12th July 2018 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 12th July 2018 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 6th March 2019 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 7th March 2019 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 4th June 2019 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 5th June 2019 1:40pm Gold
Monday 2nd September 2019 1:40pm Gold
Monday 2nd September 2019 6:15pm Gold
Wednesday 29th January 2020 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 30th January 2020 12:05am Gold
Thursday 30th January 2020 6:20pm Gold
Friday 13th March 2020 1:40pm Gold
Friday 13th March 2020 6:20pm Gold
Saturday 14th March 2020 7:25am Gold
Friday 30th October 2020 8:40pm Gold
Saturday 31st October 2020 10:20am Gold
Monday 22nd February 2021 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 25th February 2021 12:20pm Gold
Thursday 25th February 2021 3:40pm Gold
Monday 1st March 2021 7:00pm Gold
Friday 23rd April 2021 11:40am Gold
Friday 23rd April 2021 3:45pm Gold
Friday 23rd April 2021 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 24th June 2021 8:40pm Gold
Friday 25th June 2021 12:00am Gold
Friday 25th June 2021 2:40pm Gold
Tuesday 19th October 2021 8:00pm BBC4
Thursday 4th November 2021 8:40pm Gold
Friday 5th November 2021 3:20pm Gold
Wednesday 1st June 2022 8:00am Gold
Wednesday 1st June 2022 1:55pm Gold
Wednesday 1st June 2022 7:00pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 12:40pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 11:35pm Gold
Wednesday 15th March 2023 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 16th March 2023 12:30am Gold
Wednesday 28th June 2023 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th June 2023 7:45am Gold
Thursday 29th June 2023 5:00pm Gold
Friday 4th August 2023 7:30am Gold
Friday 4th August 2023 6:00pm Gold
Friday 20th October 2023 8:20pm Gold
Saturday 21st October 2023 2:45am Gold
Monday 27th November 2023 2:30pm Gold
Monday 27th November 2023 6:30pm Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Richard Briers Tom Good
Felicity Kendal Barbara Good
Penelope Keith Margo Leadbetter
Paul Eddington Jerry Leadbetter
Guest cast
Noel Howlett Mr. Wakeley
Raymond Mason Mr. Chipchase
Joyce Windsor Madame Acting Chairwoman
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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