What was the name of Tom and Barbara's cockerel in the British TV series "The Good Life"?
The Good Life is a British sitcom, produced by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television. It ran from 4 April 1975 to 10 June 1978 on BBC One and was written by Bob Larbey and John Esmonde. Opening with the midlife crisis of Tom Good, a 40-year-old London plastics designer, it relates the joys and miseries he and his wife Barbara experience when they attempt to escape modern commercial living by "becoming totally self-sufficient" in their home in Surbiton. In 2004, it came 9th in Britain's Best Sitcom.
On his 40th birthday, Tom Good is no longer able to take his job seriously and gives up work as a draughtsman for a company that makes plastic toys for breakfast cereal packets. With their house in The Avenue, Surbiton paid for, he and his wife Barbara adopt a sustainable, simple and self-sufficient lifestyle while staying in their house. They turn their front and back gardens into allotments, growing soft fruit and vegetables. They introduce chickens, pigs (Pinky and Perky), a goat (Geraldine) and a cockerel (Lenin). They generate their own electricity with methane from animal waste, and attempt to make their own clothes. They sell or barter surplus crops for essentials they cannot make themselves. They cut their monetary requirements to the minimum, with varying success.