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  • The New Neighbour

    The very first episode of the much-loved cult sitcom by the creators of 'The Good Life'. Martin, played by comedy god Richard Briers, is suburban busy-body Martin.

  • The New Neighbour

    The very first episode of the much-loved cult sitcom by the creators of 'The Good Life'. Martin, played by comedy god Richard Briers, is suburban busy-body Martin.

  • Taking Over

    King of sitcom Richard Briers stars in the suburban comedy. Martin is ousted as chairman of the Residents' Association. Ann's hopes for a renewed social life are dashed.

  • Taking Over

    King of sitcom Richard Briers stars in the suburban comedy. Martin is ousted as chairman of the Residents' Association. Ann's hopes for a renewed social life are dashed.

  • A Strange Woman

    Stage legend Penelope Wilton stars here alongside the king of sitcom, Richard Briers, in a darkly comic look at suburbia. Martin is outraged by Paul's behaviour.

  • A Strange Woman

    Stage legend Penelope Wilton stars here alongside the king of sitcom, Richard Briers, in a darkly comic look at suburbia. Martin is outraged by Paul's behaviour.

  • Holiday Plans

    Two of Britain's finest actors, Richard Briers and Penelope Wilton, team up for the cult sitcom. Martin is keen for the Close to take a trip to the Bavarian Alps.

  • Holiday Plans

    Two of Britain's finest actors, Richard Briers and Penelope Wilton, team up for the cult sitcom. Martin is keen for the Close to take a trip to the Bavarian Alps.

  • Vicars and Tarts

    More domestic disharmony in suburbia as Martin's well-ordered life continues to be disrupted by the next-door neighbour. Martin organises a themed-party for charity.

  • Vicars and Tarts

    More domestic disharmony in suburbia as Martin's well-ordered life continues to be disrupted by the next-door neighbour. Martin organises a themed-party for charity.

Episode guide

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Series 1

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  • The New Neighbour

    The very first episode of the much-loved cult sitcom by the creators of 'The Good Life'. Martin, played by comedy god Richard Briers, is suburban busy-body Martin.

  • Taking Over

    King of sitcom Richard Briers stars in the suburban comedy. Martin is ousted as chairman of the Residents' Association. Ann's hopes for a renewed social life are dashed.

  • A Strange Woman

    Stage legend Penelope Wilton stars here alongside the king of sitcom, Richard Briers, in a darkly comic look at suburbia. Martin is outraged by Paul's behaviour.

  • Holiday Plans

    Two of Britain's finest actors, Richard Briers and Penelope Wilton, team up for the cult sitcom. Martin is keen for the Close to take a trip to the Bavarian Alps.

  • Vicars and Tarts

    More domestic disharmony in suburbia as Martin's well-ordered life continues to be disrupted by the next-door neighbour. Martin organises a themed-party for charity.

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Series 2

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  • The Tea Party

    Richard Briers followed up The Good Life with another classic suburban sitcom. Martin arranges activities for a group of old ladies, but Paul upsets his plans.

  • The Cricket Match

    Classic sitcom with the brilliant pairing of Richard Briers and Penelope Wilton. Martin throws a googly when Paul asks if he can join the local cricket team.

  • A Married Man

    Richard Briers delivers a comic tour-de-force in the suburban sitcom. Ann and Martin invite Paul and his girlfriend for dinner, and Martin is determined to impress.

  • Housework

    Penelope Wilton puts up with more obsessive behaviour from Richard Briers in the timeless sitcom. While Ann's in hospital, Martin struggles with the housework.

  • Snooker

    The classic series that the creators of 'The Good Life', Esmonde and Larbey, came up with next. Martin is hopeful of winning the local snooker tournament.

  • Boredom

    Richard Briers is the insufferable anorak Martin in the series that paired him with stage legend Penelope Wilton. Ann is offered a job - guess who by? - which upsets Martin.

  • The Psychiatrist

    King of comedy Richard Briers in the timeless sitcom about an obsessive busybody and his long-suffering wife. Martin decides Ann needs help, and she thinks he does.

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Series 3

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  • Manure

    Richard Briers plays the painfully unhip man tormented by his easy-going neighbour in the celebrated suburban sitcom. Martin puts his foot in it once again.

  • One Night Stand

    Penelope Wilton, who's since guested in Doctor Who, is Ann in the suburban sitcom. While Martin is at a conference, his workmates play a cruel practical joke on him.

  • House to Let

    Richard Briers in the vintage sitcom that followed on from 'The Good Life'. Martin's paranoia reaches new levels when Paul suggests some potential new Close residents.

  • Local Hero

    Excellent suburban sitcom from the creators of 'The Good Life'. Martin saves the life of a local girl, and soon becomes absolutely insufferable. Even more so than usual!

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  • The Campaign

    More from the classic sitcom with the great Richard Briers. Martin is shocked by Ann's left-wing tendencies when she raises money for the Open University.

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  • Cavaliers and Roundheads

    Richard Briers and Penelope Wilton star in the classic sitcom. Martin's convinced he might stand a chance of beating Paul in a local Civil War re-enactment.

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Series 4

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  • Relaxation

    The superlative team of Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton and Peter Egan are re-united for the hugely popular sitcom. Martin might be on the edge of a nervous breakdown.

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  • Goodbye, Paul?

    Richard Briers, king of sitcom, in one of his finest roles. When Paul decides that he is going to close down his hairdressing salon, Martin faces a conundrum.

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  • Jumping to Conclusions

    Peter Egan is the suave neighbour driving a nerdy Richard Briers up the wall in another nugget of sitcom gold. Ann's choice of study partner causes a stir.

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  • Half an Office

    Suburban sitcom from Larbey and Esmonde, writers of The Good Life. Martin wins a battle over his office space but is aghast to learn that Paul is a friend of his boss.

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  • Stuck in a Loft

    Classic suburban sitcom with Richard Briers. Martin, Ann, Paul, Howard and Hilda are spending a weekend in a cottage, when Martin manages to get stuck in the loft.

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  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Richard Briers, fresh from 'The Good Life', in another classic sitcom. When a neighbourhood watch scheme is proposed for Martin's area, he soon takes charge!

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  • The Footpath

    Sitcom hero Richard Briers and stage legend Penelope Wilton team up for the classic sitcom. Martin steps in when Howard and Hilda are denied access to a footpath.

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