The Good Life

Season 1 Episode 1

Plough Your Own Furrow

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Apr 04, 1975 on BBC
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Plough Your Own Furrow
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After he has celebrated his 40th birthday Tom decides that he is unhappy with his life style so he packs his job in, farms his large garden and becomes self sufficient.

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    Norman Atkyns

    Norman Atkyns

    Commissionaire

    Guest Star

    Martin Neil

    Martin Neil

    Brian (draughtsman)

    Guest Star

    Philip Compton

    Philip Compton

    uncredited extra)

    Guest Star

    Reginald Marsh

    Reginald Marsh

    Andy

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Barbara: What happens when we need new clothes?
        Tom: I'll have made the loom by then.

      • Tom (reading a birthday card): "Mozart and Mendelssohn were dead by 40, why aren't you?" How thoughtful.

      • Margo: (sitting in bed while Jerry stares out the window): What is it? What's going on?
        Jerry: The Goods. They're dancing in their goldfish pond.
        Margo: But why?
        Jerry: I hadn't thought of that. Why?
        Barbara: Celebrating.
        Jerry: Your birthday was yesterday.
        Tom: No. We're celebrating we found out how to beat it!
        Margo: What's he saying?
        Jerry: If you're so damned interested, why don't you get out of bed yourself and have a look?

      • (Reading notes made by Tom)
        Barbara: Gobar gas. Gobar is the Hindi for cow dung. One cubic foot of gas may be generated from one pound of cow dung. N.B. check this figure for animal droppings generally.

      • Tom: When I get a birthday card from my wife, I expect a loving, sickly verse. Not "Another nail in your coffin you old wreck!"

      • (About Tom's ideal of self sufficiency)
        Jerry: You're totally insane.
        Tom: Jerry, we've never been saner in our lives.

      • Tom: You look like an advert for gracious living.
        Jerry: That's because I am.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Penelope Keith does not actually appear in this episode but can be heard talking to Jerry when he's talking to Tom and Barbara from his bedroom window.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

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