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Good Life star Richard Briers on stage, TV and adverts

Actor Richard Briers, best known for his role in TV's The Good Life, has died at the age of 79, his agent has said.

The star, who was also an accomplished stage actor, had been battling a serious lung condition for several years.

In December 2000 he told Sue Lawley on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs how lifelong concerns about money had driven him on.