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 4, Episode 1 - Away From It All

The Goods leave Jerry and Margo in charge of the house for a weekend in order to unwind. However they are so worried that the Leadbetters will not be able to cope that they can not relax at all.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 10th April 1977
Time
8:05pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 21st July 2011 10:00am Gold
Thursday 21st July 2011 2:40pm Gold
Monday 3rd October 2011 7:00am Gold
Monday 3rd October 2011 2:40pm Gold
Monday 5th December 2011 2:50pm Gold
Tuesday 6th December 2011 10:00am Gold
Monday 6th February 2012 3:20pm Gold
Sunday 4th March 2012 10:20am Gold
Friday 20th April 2012 11:00am Gold
Friday 20th April 2012 5:00pm Gold
Thursday 5th July 2012 9:00am Gold
Thursday 5th July 2012 3:40pm Gold
Monday 1st October 2012 9:40am Gold
Monday 1st October 2012 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 30th January 2013 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 30th January 2013 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 26th March 2013 12:20pm Gold
Tuesday 26th March 2013 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 18th October 2017 2:20pm Gold
Wednesday 18th October 2017 6:20pm Gold
Monday 27th November 2017 2:55pm Gold
Monday 27th November 2017 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 30th January 2018 7:20pm Gold
Wednesday 31st January 2018 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 27th February 2018 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 28th February 2018 2:40pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th January 2019 2:40pm Gold
Monday 11th March 2019 8:40pm Gold
Friday 6th September 2019 1:40pm Gold
Friday 6th September 2019 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 19th March 2020 2:20pm Gold
Thursday 19th March 2020 6:20pm Gold
Monday 25th May 2020 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 4th November 2020 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 4th November 2020 7:20pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 2:25am Gold
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 3:40pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 6:20pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 11:40am Gold
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 6:20pm Gold
Thursday 29th April 2021 11:40am Gold
Thursday 29th April 2021 3:40pm Gold
Thursday 29th April 2021 6:20pm Gold
Monday 8th November 2021 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 9th November 2021 3:15pm Gold
Tuesday 29th March 2022 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 30th March 2022 1:50am Gold
Wednesday 30th March 2022 1:40pm Gold
Tuesday 7th June 2022 7:50am Gold
Tuesday 7th June 2022 1:45pm Gold
Tuesday 7th June 2022 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 23rd June 2022 8:40pm Gold
Friday 24th June 2022 12:15am Gold
Thursday 5th January 2023 8:00pm Gold
Friday 6th January 2023 3:25am Gold
Thursday 16th March 2023 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 6th May 2023 7:40pm Gold
Monday 3rd July 2023 7:30am Gold
Monday 3rd July 2023 6:00pm Gold
Tuesday 4th July 2023 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 9th August 2023 7:25am Gold
Wednesday 9th August 2023 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2023 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2023 11:35pm Gold
Thursday 26th October 2023 7:40pm 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
Mike Giles Sound Designer

Press

Now The Good Life gets an 'offensive content' warning

The Good Life has become the latest vintage sitcom to be given a viewer warning - over a golliwog apron Margot wears in one episode. Streaming service Britbox now warns that the 1970s comedy 'contains offensive racial imagery'.

Chortle, 8th May 2021

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