The show centers around a dissatisfied ad agency draftsman Tom Good (Richard Briers), who on turning 40 decides he's had enough of the rat-race and decides to convert his suburban home into a self-sufficient farm. It's 1975, so he makes sure it's OK with his wife Barbara (Felicity Kendal), who does. His neighbor, colleague, and friend Jerry Leadbetter (Paul Eddington) takes a concerned wait-and-see attitude about the project, while his appearance-conscious wife Margo (Penelope Keith) is not at all happy to see chickens and pigs running around next door.
It's such a good show; really well-written and funny. I loved it when I accidentally found it on our local PBS station either before or after Monty Python and am especially glad that it wasn't just because I thought Felicity Kendal was really adorable. For one thing, I get more of the jokes now: "Great Scott! Look what he's done to his garden. It looks like the Somme!" for instance. For another, I believe I've discovered the source of my ideal relationship: the Good's.
But without pigs.
The show can be seen on Amazon Prime and probably Netflix and is certainly available on DVD. And of course, in chunks on YouTube: