The Good Life was a (very popular) 1970's British sitcom about a couple who make a decision to live a sustainable, simple and self-sufficient lifestyle while still living in 'Surburbia'. In pursuit of this "good life", they dig up their front and back gardens and convert them into allotments, growing soft fruit and vegetables. They generate their own electricity, using methane from animal waste, and they even attempt to make their own clothes. They also work at selling or bartering surplus crops for essentials which they cannot make themselves. They try to cut their monetary requirements to the minimum with varying success. The comedy aspect is brought in with very posh (and conventional) next door neighbours Margo & Jerry.