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 7 - The Last Posh Frock

After constantly being treated like one of the lads, the life of self sufficency upsets Barbara who admits to missing feeling like a woman. Tom eventually realises that Barbara gave up more than he did when they traded lives and performs a selfless act to try and help.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 22nd October 1976
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 7th May 2011 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 20th July 2011 10:00am Gold
Wednesday 20th July 2011 2:40pm Gold
Friday 30th September 2011 9:20am Gold
Friday 30th September 2011 2:40pm Gold
Monday 5th December 2011 2:10pm Gold
Tuesday 6th December 2011 9:20am Gold
Saturday 24th March 2012 7:00am Gold
Thursday 19th April 2012 11:00am Gold
Thursday 19th April 2012 5:00pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd July 2012 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 3rd July 2012 4:20pm Gold
Friday 28th September 2012 9:40am Gold
Friday 28th September 2012 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 29th January 2013 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 29th January 2013 3:40pm Gold
Monday 25th March 2013 12:20pm Gold
Monday 25th March 2013 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 17th October 2017 2:20pm Gold
Tuesday 17th October 2017 6:20pm Gold
Friday 24th November 2017 2:40pm Gold
Friday 24th November 2017 7:20pm Gold
Monday 29th January 2018 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 30th January 2018 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 27th February 2018 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 28th February 2018 2:00pm Gold
Thursday 7th March 2019 8:40pm Gold
Friday 8th March 2019 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 6th June 2019 9:00pm Gold
Friday 7th June 2019 1:40pm Gold
Thursday 5th September 2019 1:40pm Gold
Thursday 5th September 2019 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 18th March 2020 2:20pm Gold
Wednesday 18th March 2020 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 4th November 2020 1:20pm Gold
Wednesday 4th November 2020 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 1:45am Gold
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 11:40am Gold
Monday 1st March 2021 11:40am Gold
Monday 1st March 2021 3:40pm Gold
Monday 1st March 2021 6:20pm Gold
Monday 29th March 2021 11:40am Gold
Monday 29th March 2021 3:40pm Gold
Monday 29th March 2021 6:25pm Gold
Wednesday 28th April 2021 11:40am Gold
Wednesday 28th April 2021 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 28th April 2021 6:20pm Gold
Monday 8th November 2021 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 9th November 2021 2:35pm Gold
Tuesday 9th November 2021 8:00pm BBC4
Friday 25th March 2022 9:20pm Gold
Monday 6th June 2022 7:50am Gold
Monday 6th June 2022 1:50pm Gold
Monday 6th June 2022 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 23rd June 2022 12:40pm Gold
Thursday 23rd June 2022 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 23rd June 2022 11:35pm Gold
Monday 29th May 2023 3:25am Gold
Tuesday 30th May 2023 1:00am Gold
Monday 3rd July 2023 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 10th August 2023 7:25am Gold
Thursday 10th August 2023 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 24th October 2023 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2023 2:30am Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2023 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 30th November 2023 2:40pm Gold
Thursday 30th 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
Liz Robertson Eileen
Ronald Nunnery Man in Street
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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