The Good Life: The Complete Collection

The Good Life: The Complete Collection


Meet Surbiton’s most famous residents; Tom, Barbara, Margo and Jerry.
It is Tom Good's 40th birthday and he feels thoroughly unfulfilled. If only he can discover what 'It' is, and if he can, will his wife Barbara agree to do 'It' with him?
The subsequent and sudden transformation of the Goods’ home into a smallholding causes consternation for Margo and Jerry next door, and they decide it’s their duty to interfere...

So begins The Good Life, the much loved classic sitcom starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith.

The escapades of the mismatched next-door neighbours whose friendship is constantly being tested to the limits are collected here with thirty hilarious episodes from the much loved BBC television series.

Series One: Plough Your Own Furrow, Say Little Hen, The Weaker Sex?, Pig’s Lib, The Thing In The Cellar, The Pagan Rite, Backs To The Wall. Series Two: Just My Bill, The Guru of Surbiton, Mr Fix-It, The Day Peace Broke Out, Mutiny, Home Sweet Home, Going to Pot. Series Three: The Early Birds, The Happy Event, A Tug of the Forelock, I Talk To The Trees, The Wind-Break War, Whose Fleas Are These?, The Last Posh Frock. Series Four: Away From It All, The Green Door, Our Speaker Today, The Weaver’s Tale, Suit Yourself, Sweet and Sour Charity, Anniversary. The Specials: Silly But It’s Fun…, When I’m 65.

About the authors

John Esmonde

John Esmonde was best known as the writing partner of Bob Larbey. The pair were childhood friends who went to the same grammar school, and both shared an interest in radio humour. Together, they created several hit sitcoms including Please Sir!, The Good Life and Ever Decreasing Circles. John Esmonde died in 2008.
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Bob Larbey

Bob Larbey was a renowned sitcom and screenplay writer. For over 30 years, he was the writing partner of John Esmonde and together the duo wrote several hit comedies including The Good Life and Ever Decreasing Circles. Larbey's solo work included A Fine Romance and As Time Goes By. He died in 2014.
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John Esmonde and Bob Larbey

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