Richard Briers, as Tom Good, from the TV series the Good life. Picture credit - Digitalspy.co.uk
Its a sad day, the British national treasure, Richard Briers has past away.
he played so many characters in different TV series over the years that he and the people he played have been woven into the fabric of my memories. Sitting on the floor laughing with all my family, watching him.
"Tooooom, Tooom!" Barbara would shout. We would wait for him to rush in through the hall door or from the garden. Whistling his tune. His generator powered by poo, was a topic I loved to talk about just to get people to retch at the idea. Many a seed packet has been sold over the years with a small part of each person planting it, thinking this is just like Tom and Barbara. Pinky and Perky the pigs, the goats, the scarecrow made from Margot's dress. Yes it truly is a sad day.
Good bye Richard. Thank you for the laughter, the memories and the ideas. You really brought the Good Life to life. We will all keep searching, searching for IT.
Pass me my wellies, I need to dance in a garden fountain...