Good Life star was cherished by friends and colleagues

To a generation of TV watchers, he will always be Tom from The Good Life.

But Richard Briers supported his most famous sitcom role with an illustrious career as a classical actor too.

ITV News' Reporter Harry Smith hears memories of the funny and much loved man, who has died at the age of 79, including from his stage-star godson Sam West.

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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.