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A Good Life in Middlesex



A Good Life in Middlesex

This house once starred in the hit BBC comedy 'The Good Life'

Location: 55 Kewferry Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2PQ

Description: Created by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey, 'The Good Life's' four series from 1975-8 are remembered, according to the Britain's Greatest Sitcom poll, as our 9th favourite laugh.

But in all seriousness they should have been up at No.1....this sitcom really was comedy gold! And this is where it all happened and where the stars of the show talked over the garden fence...

And so the story goes....On his 40th birthday to be precise, 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, grow their own crops and on one memorable occasion, try to dye their own wool with nettles.

Tom and Barbara would just be lone loons were it not for their neighbours, the henpecked Jerry Leadbetter and wife Margot, a social climber who cannot bear chickens wandering the back garden.

The Good Life attacked the middle class and the 'alternative' lifestyle at once, showing Margot's snobbishness as blindness, and Tom's fanatical self-sufficiency as going too far.

The series showcased the talents of Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington and made all three of the latter into solo stars afterwards, with Kendal becoming a sex-symbol (still is, letís face it), while Keith in To The Manor Born and Eddington in Yes Minister created roles that were to become even better known than their Good Life creations.



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A Good Life in Middlesex

This house once starred in the hit BBC comedy 'The Good Life'


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