Day 17 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2016


Hello everyone! 🙂

It’s Day 17 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2016.

What do ‘The Good Life’ and ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’ have in common?

Richard Briers, one of my favourite actors in comedy shows of the 70s and 80s! One of my favourite BBC comedy shows is ‘The Good Life’, starring Richard Briers with Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington. I am sure ‘The Good Life’ Christmas special will be shown again this year on BBC TV.

Today, this video contains a scene from one of my favourite episodes of ‘The Good Life’ TV series. The episode is called ‘I Talk to the Trees’, which was shown in 1976 from the third series of ‘The Good Life’. In the episode, Tom and Barbara experiment with talking to plants and see how they grow.

I love this episode, as Richard Briers as Tom Good and Felicity Kendal as Barbara Good are so funny in that scene when they start their experiment to talk to plants in their house. Barbara shows love and affection to one plant whilst Tom shows derision and hate to another. The scene is so funny to watch!

The performances of Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal are so good in this scene from the episode as well as for the whole series of ‘The Good Life’. I like seeing them as the happily married couple, Tom and Barbara Good, who try to make their life of self-sufficiency at their suburban house in the 1970s.

‘The Good Life’ is a great comedy series made in the 1970s with Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal in it. I love re-watching the series when I get a chance on DVD. I hope I’ll get to review this comedy series on ‘Bradley’s Basement’ as well as ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’ which also features Richard Briers.

Thanks for watching and reading!

Find out what Day 17 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2015 was about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Day 17 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2016

  1. IWishIHadATardis

    Hi Tim

    I’m very much enjoying your advent calendar and the great broad range of things you’re writing about. The Good Life was such a fun program, it’s a delight to be reminded of it again, and to see the clip of them talking to the plants.

    I always thoroughly enjoyed watching Ever Decreasing Circles, too, with Peter Egan, and of course Howard and Hilda and their matching clothing!

    Great stuff, thanks, Tim.


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  2. Tim Bradley Post author

    Hi Leigh.

    I’m so pleased you’re enjoying my advent calendar so far and what I’ve been sharing in each of the various videos. I hope you’ll enjoy more in the rest of the calendar before Christmas.

    I love ‘The Good Life’! Hopefully I’ll get onto writing reviews on both ‘The Good Life’ and ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’ soon on my blog. Already I’ve seen the Christmas specials for both sitcoms this year! The plants scene in that video clip for Day 17 is so funny especially with Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal performing it together.

    Yes ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’ is a fine classic sitcom series and I enjoyed that with Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton and Peter Egan in it. Yes Howard and Hilda are always funny, matching in behaviour and clothes.

    Many thanks Leigh. Hope you enjoyed tomorrow’s post in the advent calendar!

    Tim. 🙂



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