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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