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 part of Margo was first intended for Hannah Gordon. See more »

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Tom: Come on, Margo. Get your hat on.
Margo: This is the "Daily Mirror".
Jerry: Please, have the "Telegraph".
Margo: Thank you.
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Performed by Peter Dawson
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where the Goods escaped from the rat-race in Surbiton
8 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The joy of this clever 1970s comedy is the perfect teaming of its quartet of stars - Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal as Tom and Barbara Good, who have a smallholding with pigs, goats and chickens in their garden and a power supply run by manure; and Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith as Jerry and Margo Leadbetter, the snobs next door.

Sharply written by John Esmonde, this series follows the two couples as they struggle with such common problems of suburban living as where to place a canopy, entertaining the local music group committee, harvesting the potatoes, and placating the local gentry. Tom and Barbara are irritating but likable, with their stove, tractor, and wellingtons. Margo is an absolute hoot, a sexy woman who doesn't like to admit it and a dreadful nosey neighbour, while Jerry is the typical executive doormat.

Not surprisingly the series often re-runs, so that successive generations can enjoy the funny situations, lines and characters we find in 'The Good Life'. It can't do Felicity Kendal's image any harm either!


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