In celebration of The Good Life's 35th birthday, Giles Coren and Sue Perkins step back in time to 1975 to find out what it takes to make the self-sufficient dream a reality. They won't actually be living the life, but set out to learn some of the skills and techniques the lifestyle demands. When the classic sitcom first hit our screens, self-sufficiency was the goal of an eccentric few, but fast forward 35 years and Tom and Barbara Good's determination to grow their own and conserve energy has never seemed so fashionable.Based in an ordinary suburban street and inspiring themselves with archive clips of the comedy, Giles and Sue try to recreate the Good's world - from growing vegetables in the garden to trying to generate their own power and making their own clothes. Meanwhile, as social climbing Margo and Jerry, they explore the corporate world of golf and lavish dinner parties which Tom and Barbara had rejected.