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Do you think The Good Life could be remade, with me or Dave playing Tom Good (maybe not!)? If you have seen something on TV or heard something on the radio recently that you want to talk about, tell us here.
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Post: #60028 catalyst
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:09 am

we watched a couple of episodes of the goodlife last night, from
http://www.tv-links.co.uk
(lots of other programmes on there too).

i was amazed how funny it actually was, and really enjoyed. think we'll probably be working our way through the whole series in the coming days!

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Post: #60061 littlebluefish
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:41 pm

Oh this is brilliant!

Thanks!

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Post: #60242 Milims
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:28 pm

Fantabulous!! The link is now on our favourites - we took the lap top to bed last night so that we could watch the Good Life in peace!! Many hours of fun!! Thank you so much for the link.
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Post: #60585 catalyst
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:54 pm

hey, thats what we do, laptop in bed!

any of you watched the episode with the crazy methane digester in the cellar - LOL.
and in another episode they harvest ALL their crops at once, i was sat there saying 'no, dont do it, it will all rot'. well funny though!

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Post: #67097 WiseBird
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:06 pm

I have the complete set on DVD and have been going through the episodes (for the umpteenth time!) one by one.

It always makes me laugh but there are two special episodes that really are 'seeing into the future'.

Remember when Tom & Barbara are having their phone taken away in episode two? Margo comes to the front door just as the GPO man is leaving and when she states the obvious he comes out with a real gem..."No lady...I'm an eccentric millionaire...I get so many phone calls I have to carry the phone around with me" :lol: As one who has resisted a mobile phone for many years - i think this is spot on!

The other is in one of the Christmas specials...When I'm 65...Tom goes to the bank manager (played wonderfully by George Cole) and has a proposition for the bank to see himself & Barbara through their later years.

Tom suggests that the bank gives him £2,000 a year for the rest of his life and when they die the bank can keep the house...Tom as ever way ahead of his time, trying to release equity before even the money men had thought of it! And the value of that superb house back then? just £25,000 !!

It certainly is classic TV - I remember watching it as a young child and then it seemed to take forever for that bird to fly all the way around the flower...twice!

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Post: #67102 mybarnconversion
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:09 pm

WiseBird wrote:Tom suggests that the bank gives him £2,000 a year for the rest of his life and when they die the bank can keep the house...Tom as ever way ahead of his time, trying to release equity before even the money men had thought of it! And the value of that superb house back then? just £25,000 !!


I've always wondered about the house myself ... short commute from London got to be £750k+ these days, could sell it and buy a nice little spread somewhere these days :wink: Now that would be a different programme...

The Good Life in Somerset not Surbiton!

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Post: #67111 Magpie
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:27 pm

I seem to remember an episode where they almost did that - they even went to look at a farm, but decided to stay where they were. Can't remember why though...

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Post: #67174 Wombat
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:04 pm

We have 3 of the 4 series on DVD. :mrgreen:

If you are taking a laptop to bed it seems to me you are doing something wrong.... :wink:

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Post: #67673 Berti
Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:11 am

is it just me?
I tried watching, and I got the message, contents not available on this server....what should I do?

berti

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Post: #67761 Jandra
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:45 pm

Well, it can't be a Dutch problem, Berti, as I am able to play it. Just watched the first 2 episodes tonight and am enjoying it very much. If you can't make it work, perhaps your browser is missing some essential plug-in?

I'm using Firefox for a browser, by the way.

Good luck, Jandra

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Post: #67874 bogit & legit
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:14 pm

Berti wrote:is it just me?
I tried watching, and I got the message, contents not available on this server....what should I do?

berti

Jandra is correct im running mirosoft internet explorer the good life no,the stepson is mozella fire fox and everthing is fine,so if you want to watch better install firefox.
cheers

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Post: #67875 Shirley
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:25 pm

firefox for me - and THANKS for the link - hadn't ever seen the first episode of TGL - :mrgreen: :cheers: :mrgreen: :cheers:
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Post: #67886 Fizzy Izzy
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:30 pm

Thank you very much for the link!

Works fine for me on Internet Explorer btw.
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Post: #67924 contadina
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:14 am

We recorded all four series from the TV and regularly enjoy the odd episode. It's great how they've stood the test of time so well.

After Christmas lunch we were all set to enjoy the Christmas episode where they invite Margo and Jerry over for some homespun fun including homemade crackers and paper hats but couldn't find it. Boo-hooh! We'd picked our Bond movie, an episode of Dad's Army and a Blockbuster film for our lengthy post gutbuster afternoon but were denied a Good Christmas. Does anyone know what series it belonged to so that I can put it into the next Christmas schedule? :king:

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Post: #67968 WiseBird
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:41 am

Its the 1977 Christmas special...called 'Silly, but its fun' so I don't think its actually part of any one series but it was broadcast in the same year as series 4

Hope this helps :wink:

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A bit o' work and a bit o' fun;
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