I was sad to wake up and read this on Twitter this morning. Briers seems like he was a wonderful man. One of my all time favourite shows is The Good Life (known as Good Neighbours in North America, I think). I watched it as a kid, and I am sure Tom and Barbara's life choices have had a resounding effect on me. If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, it's really worth making the effort to track it down. I think you can find it on Netflix and Amazon UK.