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The Good Life was one of the most successful British situation comedies of all time, produced by the BBC between 1975 and 1978, running for four series and two specials. Such is its popularity, it is still being repeated to this day. It was shown in the United States as Good Neighbors to avoid confusion with a short-lived American situation comedy of the same name. It was written by Bob Larbey and John Esmonde and came ninth in a BBC poll to find 'Britain's Best Sitcom'.
There were 30 half-hour episodes made which were shown in four series of seven episodes each and, later, a Christmas Special and a Royal Command Performance (see below for details).
*Richard Briers â€” Tom Good *Felicity Kendal â€” Barbara Good *Penelope Keith â€” Margo Leadbetter *Paul Eddington â€” Jeremy "Jerry" Leadbetter *Reginald Marsh â€” Andrew/Sir
==Background and plot=
On his 40th birthday, Tom Good gives up his well-paid job as a draughtsman in an engineering company. He is no longer ...
|creator||Esmonde and Larbey|
|starring|| Richard Briers|