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Richard Briers

Actor Richard Briers is best known for his roles in sitcoms Marriage Lines, The Good Life and Ever Decreasing Circles and his classical roles in Kenneth Branagh's theatre company. He died aged 79 in February 2013.

Classic 1970s sitcom The Good Life is to be recreated for REAL as families live off the land in BBC experiment
Cameras will follow families as they attempt to live off their own land, avoiding packaging and ever-rising supermarket prices
BBC confirms Watership Down to be adapted into four-part animation series
BBCThe 1978 movie, based on the novel of the same name by Richard Adams, is heading to the small screen
Which celebrities have other stars hiding in their family trees?
Holly ValanceWho could be lurking in your family tree? We look at the stars in celebrities' pasts
Why Holby City is the best soap on the box - Celebrating 15 years of BBC's much-loved spin-off
Holby CityAs Holby City reaches its 15th anniversary, Matt Goddard explains why it won't need resuscitating anytime soon
Mouse and Mole Christmas special will feature previously-unheard voice work by late Richard Briers
Christmas TVBBC recording of Mouse and Mole At Christmas Time was made before Briers’ death earlier this year
Good send-off: TV greats join family for funeral of comedy legend Richard Briers
Richard BriersKnown to millions as Tom Good in 1970s hit The Good Life, he died peacefully aged 79 after battling a serious lung condition
Take a tip from Richard Briers and have a little bit of what you fancy
Richard BriersOne visit to the cancer ward where my father lay dying was enough for me to throw away my Marlboro forever
Roobarb and Henry's Cat animator Bob Godfrey dies aged 91
Bob GodfreyHis death comes less than a week after the voice of Roobarb, Richard Briers, passed away
Taxi for Danny Dyer: Cabbie farce Run For Your Wife draws box office sales of just ?747 at the cinema
Danny DyerBruce Willis' latest blockbuster A Good Day To Die Hard pulled in ?4.5 million over the same period
Why our sitcoms will never have it so Good as in the 1970s
Richard BriersSince the 70s we've had many great shows but they don’t have the love – or audiences – that a classic like The Good Life enjoyed
The end of a Good Life: Tributes to actor Richard Briers who became a national treasure
Richard BriersTo millions of TV viewers he will forever be fondly remembered as Surbiton drop-out and self-sufficiency crusader Tom Good
The Good Life was the show that made Richard Briers famous, but Ever Decreasing Circles was his finest hour
Richard BriersThere was a very real darkness at the heart of Ever Decreasing Circles, with Martin existing in what was almost certainly a state of permanent mental anguish
"He has a unique and special place in the hearts of so many": The Good Life star Richard Briers dies aged 79
Richard BriersSitcom favourite recently spoke about how he had left it "too late" to stop smoking
“The ciggies got me": Good Life star Richard Briers reveals he is battling emphysema
Richard BriersThe actor, best known as clean-living Tom in 1970s series The Good Life, said he had left it “too late” to quit
Stranger relatives: Holly Valance is related to Benny Hill and the celebrities with fame in the family...
Holly ValanceForget six degrees of separation, discover the celebs who are really related
Secret to a long and happy marriage - having another couple to share it with
Richard BriersA study found those who double date had much stronger relationships.
Fury at plans to sell off public forests
Caroline SpelmanSELLING off Britain’s publicly-owned forests is an act of “environmental vandalism”, ministers were warned yesterday.
The day Richard Briers had a Richard Pryor engagement
Richard BriersThe legendary comedy writer and performer Barry Cryer is the acknowledged maestro of the showbiz anecdote.
Let's get Stefan Gatward to stop an apostrophe catastrophe
Richard BriersAnnoyed by a missing apostrophe on the street sign outside his home, Stefan Gatward picked up a paintbrush and changed the incorrect St Johns Close to the correct St John's Close.
Swirling mass
EastEndersITV's swirling mass of cosy rural cliches Kingdom featured one of the most bizarre scenes in telly history - Albert Square reject Lucy Benjamin and oldster Richard Briers smoking a joint.
Richard BriersTv legend Richard Briers, 74; rocker Dave Grohl, 39; TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, 43; reader Derrick Ward, Bradford, W Yorks, 75.
EastEnders saves the day
X Factor finalsJim Shelley's verdict on big Christmas TV shows.
EastEnders saves the day
Peter KayTHE greats of British comedy turned out en masse yesterday to say a final goodbye to Ronnie Barker at a memorial service for the star.
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