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

BBC One sitcom about a couple practicing self-sufficiency. 30 episodes (4 series), 1975 - 1978. Stars Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington.

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Press Clippings

The top 10 British sitcoms of the 70s

The 1970s is rightly lauded as the golden age of British sitcom.

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, 1st December 2018

Extract: The Authorised Biography Of Richard Briers

Too smug, selfish and middle class: why Richard Briers hated himself in The Good Life.

James Hogg, Daily Mail, 23rd September 2018

Good Life is to be recreated for TV experiment

Cameras will follow families as they attempt to live off their own land, avoiding packaging and ever-rising supermarket prices.

Nicola Methven, The Mirror, 26th April 2018

Ordinary homes for showbiz fans on sale

There have been multiple opportunities to move into a house that has been populated by fictional characters ranging from The Young Ones to multitudes of spotted dogs. Also includes the Peep Show flat, the home of the Brockmans in Outnumbered and Alan Partridge's Linton Travel Tavern.

Bethan Bell, BBC News, 27th September 2016

The sitcoms we'd like to see come back on the TV

As some of our most classic comedies are revived for one-off specials - Hancock's Half Hour, Steptoe and Son and Are You Being Served? among them, our brilliant writers explain which sitcoms they'd like to see brought back and why...

Paul Routledge, Polly Hudson, Amber Graafland, Jessica Boulton, Dave Kidd, Sara Wallis and Mark Jefferies, The Mirror, 9th August 2016

The children uprooted to live the 1970s Good Life

A recent Magazine feature explored what happened to the people who pursued a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 1970s. Here, four readers share their stories of their idealistic upbringings.

Claire Bates and Harry Low, BBC News, 17th April 2016

What happened to self-sufficient people of the 1970s?

John Seymour, author of the "bible" of self-sufficiency, had put his principles into practice and set up a farm on rented land in Suffolk, driving a horse and cart instead of a car. His books and articles, which are thought to have helped inspire the BBC sitcom The Good Life, urged others to follow his lead.

Claire Bates, BBC News, 12th April 2016

John Lloyd critical of 'impertinent' sitcom remakes

Blackadder mastermind John Lloyd has insisted that his iconic sitcom will not follow the likes of Porridge, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em and Are You Being Served? in being remade by the BBC.

Shaun Kitchener, The Daily Express, 21st March 2016

Penelope Keith's comic triumph on The Good Life

Who can forget Penelope Keith as Margo Leadbetter, wearing a tangerine kaftan, vigorously plumping the cushions of her three-piece suite on The Good Life?

Charlotte McDougall, The Guardian, 8th July 2015

Why the 'Jerry from the Good Life' look is back

Move over Tom Ford and David Beckham - the latest fashion icon is Jerry from The Good Life, godfather of 'athleisurewear'. Harry Wallop visited Surbiton Golf Club to try out the 'sport luxe' look.

Harry Wallop, The Telegraph, 25th April 2015