Type
Scripted
Premiered
Apr. 04, 1975
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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The Good Life (UK)

On his 40th birthday, Tom Good decides that he's had enough of the rat race and that he and wife Barbara will become self-sufficient. The pair convert their garden into a farm, get in the pigs and chickens and grow their own crops. This doesn't go down too well with their friends and neighbours, Jerry Leadbetter and his wife Margot.

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04x08 Silly, But It's Fun Aired: Dec. 27, 1977

It is Christmas and the Goods plan a simple celebration in contrast to Margo and Jerry who have ordered a van full of Christmas goodies, including …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 4 seasons and 30 episodes air between 1975 and 1978.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • The writers decided Eddington's character would be called "Jerry", rationalizing "we've got a Tom, may as well have a Jerry."
  • 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…
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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.
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  • In the US, this series was broadcast under the title "The Good Neighbors" to avoid confusion with the short-lived series The Good Life (1971), even though that show was off the air almost…
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    In the US, this series was broadcast under the title "The Good Neighbors" to avoid confusion with the short-lived series The Good Life (1971), even though that show was off the air almost three years before this one began. The opening titles were reworked by the BBC art department so that the title even includes the same flower, bird, and bee as the original. To make things even more confusing, when the series was released on US home video, the outer box had the "Good Neighbors" title, but the shows on the tape had the "Good Life" titles (they were from the BBC masters, simply re-encoded to NTSC video).
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