The Good Life

My Father Richard's Life Was Cut Short by Tobacco

Lucy Briers | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Briers

My mother told me a few months after dad's death that he had often been distraught at what he felt was a self-inflicted illness. For me this was such an awful way for my father to approach the end of his life, especially a life which had provided so much joy to so many people. It is hard for me to admit, but I have felt angry with my dad since his death, because in a way he was right; it was self-inflicted. If he hadn't started smoking, or if he had given up in his twenties, thirties or even forties, I'm certain we would still be enjoying his glorious company today and for many years to come. However, it is not as simple as that.

'The Good Life' Creator Dies Age 79

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘The Good Life’ sitcom co-writer Bob Larbey has passed away aged 79, his agent has confirmed. The writer, who died on Monday, was born in Sout...

Life in the Arts Lane - TEFAF Continued Week 18

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

TEFAF is 260 exhibitors, seemingly miles of corridors and countless objects, pictures and jewels to admire. But behind all of this sparkle lies a delightful human drama. It is the people that make this show happen, it is the daily flow of passing crowds and hurried meals and chance encounters that create a unique ambience.

RIP Richard Briers: Five Things We'll Remember Him For (CLIPS)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Comedy

With the death of Richard Briers at the age of 79, Britain has sadly lost one of its finest and best-loved comedy actors. Paying tribute to the man...

'He Was A National Treasure'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Richard Briers, who died on Monday aged 79, will be best remembered for his performance as Tom Good in the 1970s BBC1 sitcom The Good Life. Briers ...

Richard Briers Dies Aged 79

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Actor Richard Briers, known to millions for his role in TV's 'The Good Life', has died at the age of 79, his agent said. His death comes just a mon...

Prippy - Where Hippy and Preppy Collide

Jody Brettkelly | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Style
Jody Brettkelly

The ultimate Prippy Queens: Kate Bosworth, Sienna Miller, Mila Kunis and Kate Beckinsale: big scarves, floppy sweaters, the Isabel Marant boot, denim shirts, tailored jackets, structured bags and sparkly earings. How do they manage to make it look so cohesive and right?

Richard Briers Reveals: '500,000 Cigarettes And I'm Bu**gered'

WENN | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Richard Briers has revealed he is battling emphysema. 'The Good Life' star, 79, was diagnosed with the chronic lung condition five years ago, and h...