Worst & Best Good Life Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Sitcom
Series: 4
Episodes: 30
First Transmission: 1975-1978
Channel: BBC

The Good Life is a British sitcom and was written by Bob Larbey and John Esmonde.

Tom Good is having a mid-life crisis and decides to give up his job and with his wife, Barbara, become totally “self-sufficient.”

Richard Briers: Tom Good
Felicity Kendal: Barbara Good
Penelope Keith: Margo Leadbetter
Paul Eddington: Jeremy Leadbetter


Best Episode [ S3 Ep5 ]

The Wind-Break War – Tom becomes concerned when he hears that Margo is planning to build a windbreak. He can see a major problem with the further growth of his fruit crop.
8 October 1976



Worst Episode [ S1 Ep2 ]

Say Little Hen – Barbara converts the greenhouse into a chicken shed. Jerry tries to get Tom his old job back, but Tom declines. Tom and Barbara then decide to prove to Margo they are a success by making a lavish dinner.
11 April 1975



Full Episode Guide

Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Season One

Plough Your Own Furrow (1975)

Say Little Hen… (1975)

The Weaker Sex? (1975)

Pig’s Lib (1975)

The Thing in the Cellar (1975)

The Pagan Rite (1975)

Backs to the Wall (1975)


Season Two

Just My Bill (1975)

The Guru of Surbiton (1975)

Mr Fix-It (1975)

The Day Peace Broke Out (1976)

Mutiny (1976)

Home Sweet Home (1976)

Going to Pot? (1976)


Season Three

The Early Birds (1976)

The Happy Event (1976)

A Tug of the Forelock (1976)

I Talk to the Trees (1976)

The Wind-Break War (1976)

Whose Fleas Are These? (1976)

The Last Posh Frock (1976)


Season Four

Away from It All (1977)

The Green Door (1977)

Our Speaker Today (1977)

The Weaver’s Tale (1977)

Suit Yourself (1977)

Sweet and Sour Charity (1977)

Anniversary (1977)

Silly, But it’s Fun (1977)

When I’m 65 (1978)