Good Neighbors

When I'm 65. (10 Jun. 1978)
"The Good Life" When I'm 65. (original title)

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The Goods go next door to find Jerry being examined by his doctor for another pension plan to ensure a wealthy retirement. Appreciating that he has no such security Tom visits his bank ... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview:
Penelope Keith ...
Paul Eddington ...
George Cole ...
Mr. Downs, Bank Manager
Steve Ismay ...
Taxi Driver
Brian Johnston ...
Himself - Commentator


The Goods go next door to find Jerry being examined by his doctor for another pension plan to ensure a wealthy retirement. Appreciating that he has no such security Tom visits his bank manager and asks for a loan with his house as the collateral,the idea being that the bank claims it on Tom's death. His request is refused. Returning home he finds that Jerry has been told by the doctor he is not as fit as he should be,which leads to the two men both accusing the other of being unfit and the challenge of a road race. After they both tire they decide to call it quits but still end up cheating. Written by don @ minifie-1

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22 August 2006 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Kieth and Paul Eddington, were reunited on stage for the final time in 1978, to perform a special episode of The Good Life before a special audience of VIP's, principle of which was Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

It was one thing for the cast and crew to say enough was enough, but when the Queen of England demands one more episode , it becomes a different matter. Rumour has it, she is one of the shows most ardent fans.

The Royal Command performance goes down in history as the very last Good Life episode and with its end brings the end of what has become a national treasure.

Although thirty years have past since it's original broadcast, The Good Life still features prominently in prime time TV Listings and regularly features highly in polls to find Britains most beloved sitcom.

Jerry's new position as head of the firm, means an increase in his life assurance, but on his medical assessment he finds he is not as fit and healthy as he appears.

In order to combat this, Jerry and Margo set up a health regime with regular exercise and a new healthier diet.

The Goods of course laugh and poke fun of the new look Jerry Leadbetter, as Tom tells him he will always be the stronger due to his gardening exercise.

Jerry of course tells Tom to put his money where his mouth is and although Barbara tries to stop them behaving like children, a race appeals to Margo's sense of British sportsmanship and spirit of fair play.

Also the fact that Jerry and Margo are going to be more than adequately well off when they retire, prompts Tom to act, when he realises he has made no plans for his own retirement. Once he gets too old for digging gardens, then he and his wife will have nothing at all coming in.

It prompts Tom to go and see a bank manager wonderfully played by George Cole with an hilarious loan proposition.

With Richard Briers himself addressing the audience and introducing the other cast members before hand, it really is a special occasion for all fans of The Good Life.

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