Good Neighbors (1975–1978)
"The Good Life" (original title)

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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).

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 Tom Good (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
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 Barbara Good (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
Penelope Keith ...
 Margo Leadbetter (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
Paul Eddington ...
 Jerry Leadbetter (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
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Tom and Barbara Good's dream is to live completely self-sufficiently. This means, among other things, raising their own vegetables and animals for food. Trouble is, they live in the suburbs. Their very conservative neighbors, the Leadbetters, look on, horrified, at this bold experiment. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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The last episode, "When I'm 65" was the second comeback special (by popular demand) and was recorded in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. After the recording the cast and leading members of the crew were presented to the royal party. See more »

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Tom: [calls through the letterbox] Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!
Margo: Tom!
[pauses]
Margo: *What* is that?
Tom: It's two dustbins on a trolley.
Margo: I can see it's two dustbins on a trolley and when I asked you the question it was a rhetorical one which does not need a direct answer as you knew very well in the first place.
Tom: Oh. You make me hold my breath when you do those long sentences, Margo.
Margo: What *is* it?
Tom: It's two rhetorical dustbins on a rhetorical trolley.
Margo: Then will you kindly remove them from my crazy ...
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The closing credits listed the actors' names but not the corresponding names of the characters that they played. See more »

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Those where the days!
18 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

In the seventies, television was good, and The Good Life (1975-1978) is no exception. It's a dry, pleasant and warm British situation comedy about an everyday man who decides on his 40th birthday to quit his job and become self-sufficient. The reason this comedy works better than most is down to its brilliant casting, all of the actors have such a believable chemistry. From Tom and Barbara Good (the fantastic Richard Briers and the lovely Felicity Kendall) to Jerry and Margot Ledbetter (the equally great coupling of Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith). The characters are so likeable, you can't help but warn to this show, it's funny, inoffensive and most of all happy, the kind of show that will lift you're spirits and put a smile on you're face. (Incidentally for a show that is so happy, the final episode is actually quite depressing and emotional a bit of a downer. But that aside you can still watch all the other episodes). This is great comedy with great actors that adds up to a true television classic...


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