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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).
Although this is Richard Briers' most celebrated sitcom, he said that he never liked the character of Tom Good, feeling that he was a selfish bully who forced his wife into giving up her lifestyle and doing what he wanted regardless of the personal cost. He ... ...
I suppose we must be rather a blot on the avenue's escutcheon.
Margo: Yes, you are.
Margo: But you are very dear friends. And by now I have risen like a phoenix from the fires of your eccentricities.
Tom: Ah, don't she talk lovely!
Barbara: Yeah, very nice.
Margo: You know what I...
In a previous episode ("The Pagan Rite") Barbara was furious when she thought Tom had taken freelance work to help pay their bills, saying that their efforts in self-sufficiency should be all or nothing. But in "A Tug of the Forelock" she is the one who suggests they take on temporary work to afford petrol for their new vehicle.
The closing credits listed the actors' names but not the corresponding names of the characters that they played.
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