Apr. 04, 1975
30 min.
BBC One TV Network

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

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  • The part of Margo was first intended for Hannah Gordon.
  • The writers decided Eddington's character would be called "Jerry", rationalizing "we've got a Tom, may as well have a Jerry."
  • Graphic designer Oliver Elmes took his inspiration for the opening title sequence from the swooping bird seen in The Unicorn in the Garden (1953).
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