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.

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Richard Briers in TV advert at the height of his fame

Richard Briers will be best remembered for his performance as Tom Good, alongside Felicity Kendal, in the 1970s BBC1 sitcom The Good Life about a couple who drop out of the rat race to enjoy a life of simply self-sufficiency.

At the peak of their fame, the popular double act were called upon to advertise some of the best-known brands of the time:

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