Briers found fame playing the on-screen husband

Richard Briers in 1972, a few years before he partnered Felicity Kendal in The Good Life. Credit: Mark Gudgeon/PA Wire
Prunella Scales had earlier played his on-screen wife in sitcom Marriage Lines. Briers has died at the age of 79. Credit: PA Wire

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Actor Richard Briers dies

The actor Richard Briers, known for his role in The Good Life and Roobarb and Custard, has died at the age of 79. He had been battling a serious lung condition for a decade.