I am amazed, considering how long Richard Briers smoked, that he is still alive and working until recently at the advanced age of 80!!!! I found his comments about his co-star on his TV show quite revealing. Felicity Kendel was on Strictly and after years of thinking I "knew" her from her TV roles, I rather disliked her!! I will never forget the kiss between her and Vincent YUCK!! Sadly, she appears to be a woman who still thinks she is a knock-out !! Her behaviour with Vincent was embarrassing to watch. Apparently, she has been a "fair weather friend" to Richard!
I don't think he's done much TV work since he left Monarch of the Glen. I also seem to recall reading somewhere that he decided to pull out of a major stage play a few years ago.