Down to Earth (1995 TV series)

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Down to Earth
Created by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Starring Richard Briers
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7
Running time approx. 30 mins
Original channel BBC One
Original run 5 January 1995 (1995-01-05) – 16 February 1995 (1995-02-16)

Down to Earth is a British television situation comedy, aired in 1995 on BBC One. It was devised by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey and starred Richard Briers, who also featured in Esmonde and Larbey's earlier series The Good Life (1975-1978) and Ever Decreasing Circles (1984-1989). One series consisting of seven episodes was produced.


Richard Briers played Tony Fairfax, who upon graduating from Oxford University had been appointed as a "cultural advisor" in a South American banana republic (as a university friend was its president) and was used to a life of luxury, only to be exiled back to Britain when the regime was overthrown at the start of the series. He moves in with his brother Chris (Christopher Blake), who finds him work at his landscape gardening business with limited success.

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