Episode guide

The Good Life

The Good Life

  • The Good Life: When I'm 65

    A special episode of the much-loved sitcom, recorded in the presence of the Queen. When Margo and Jerry take out another annuity, Tom considers a pension of parsnips.

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The Good Life

The Good Life

  • The Good Life

    The Leadbetters spend a self-made Christmas with the Goods - complete with Tom's lethal peapod burgundy which they all get truly smashed on.

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The Good Life

Series 1

The Good Life

  • Say Little Hen...?

    Margo and Jerry are slightly perturbed when the Goods start to introduce livestock to Surbiton, but worse is to follow when Tom paints the greenhouse pink!

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  • The Weaker Sex?

    Classic laughs in the much-loved sitcom. Tom leaves poor Barbara to get an old range into condition for usage, while he messes around in the garden. Typical!

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  • Pig's Lib

    Comic complications abound in the self-sufficiency sitcom. Margo is horrified when one of Tom and Barbara's pigs breaks into her garden, prompting a visit to the abattoir.

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  • The Thing in the Cellar

    Much-loved sitcom that made a sex symbol of Felicity Kendal. Tom builds a generator fuelled by pig dung and has call for it after a fishing trip.

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  • The Pagan Rite

    Tom gets the chance to earn some extra money behind Barbara's back. But he doesn't want to use it to pay boring old bills - but then a furious Barbara finds out.

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  • Backs to the Wall

    Showing as a tribute to the late Richard Briers, a hilarious episode of his classic sitcom. Tom and Barbara receive unexpected help when harvest time arrives.

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  • Plough Your Own Furrow

    First episode of the much-loved seventies sitcom about a couple who decide to become self-sufficient. Tom decides that commuting is no life for a thinking man.

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The Good Life

Series 2

The Good Life

  • Just My Bill

    TV's most famous self-sufficient couple in the always welcome sitcom. Tom finds marketing his garden produce a difficult task, especially when the rates are due.

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  • The Guru of Surbiton

    The 1970s sitcom about a couple who opt for self-sufficiency, with Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal. Tom's philosophy of life attracts two young disciples.

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  • Mr Fix-it

    Classic 70s sitcom about the loving suburban couple seeking self-sufficiency. Tom and Barbara are visited by the press - prompting Margo to try to get in on the action.

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  • The Day Peace Broke Out

    Self-sufficiency comedy set in The Avenue, Surbiton. Tom takes the law into his own hands when he discovers someone has been lifting his leeks.

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  • Mutiny

    Self-sufficiency sitcom. It's Margo's first night in an amateur dramatic production of 'The Sound of Music', and Jerry receives some unpleasant news about his job.

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  • Home Sweet Home

    Showing as a tribute to the late Richard Briers, a hilarious episode of his classic sitcom. Tom wants to buy a farm but Barbara doesn't want to leave Surbiton.

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  • Going to Pot?

    Essential viewing for Dad, here's Felicity Kendal in the 70s sitcom. Tom and Barbara's evening classes become unusually productive. And Margo goes to pottery classes.

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The Good Life

Series 3

The Good Life

  • The Early Birds

    A feast of self-sufficiency fun. Barbara and Tom find it almost impossible to catch the early worm as their early rising disturbs their neighbours the Leadbetters.

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  • The Happy Event

    The 70s sitcom that put self-sufficiency in the spotlight and sparked a rush to replace flowerbeds with vegetable patches. Tom and Barbara are blessed with piglets.

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  • A Tug of the Forelock

    Classic sitcom fun. A truly memorable episode as the Goods' cash-flow crisis coincides with Margo and Jerry's need to find temporary replacement domestics.

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  • I Talk to the Trees

    Margo and Jerry are furious when Tom starts playing music to the trees, especially as Margo is staging a coup for the presidency of the Music Society.

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  • The Windbreak War

    Surbiton's nets are twitching as war breaks out between the Goods and the Leadbetters. It's over Margo's new windbreak which darkens the Good's fruit patch.

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  • Whose Fleas Are These?

    The superb 1970s self-sufficiency comedy. Tom and Barbara try to keep their fleas to themselves. God forbid that they should spread next door - oh no!

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  • The Last Posh Frock

    Superb sitcom. Barbara tries to remain a woman, despite her work-worn hands and a ruined dress. Tom, of course, can't see what the problem is - just like a man!

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The Good Life

Series 4

The Good Life

  • Away from It All

    Margo and Jerry suggest the 'peasants' take a holiday and offer them a Mayfair flat. But with the Leadbetters looking after the animals, the Goods can't relax.

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  • The Green Door

    Tom and Barbara feel sorry for Jerry when they discover that, despite the jodhpurs and the hacking jacket, Margo isn't going riding twice a week as she claims.

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  • Our Speaker Today

    Barbara gets Margo out of a fix when a speaker at her society lets her down. Barbara gives a talk about self-sufficiency which goes down very well. A bit too well!

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  • The Weaver's Tale

    Tom and Barbara find they have ten pounds to spare, and Tom makes an executive decision to spend it all on a loom to double up with Margo's spinning wheel.

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  • Suit Yourself

    Classic sitcom. The Goods decide to try their needles at making their own clothes. Meanwhile, Jerry is jockeying for the position of managing director of JJM.

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  • Sweet and Sour Charity

    More laughs in suburbia! Tom and Barbara discover oil. Can they swap it for straw? Margo refuses to dress up like 'a tart' in a production of Sweet Charity.

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  • The Anniversary

    The Leadbetters have a burglar alarm installed. Naturally the Goods think they have no need for one as they've nothing worth stealing - then their place is trashed.

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The Good Life @ 30

Series 1

The Good Life @ 30

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