Agony (1979–1981)

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20 half-hour episodes. Jane Lucas, an Agony Aunt with a call-in radio show, has her own set of troubles with her very Jewish mother and her husband Laurence. Then there's the crazy lives of... See full summary »

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 Jane Lucas (20 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Laurence Lucas (20 episodes, 1979-1981)
Maria Charles ...
 Bea Fisher (20 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jeremy Bulloch ...
 Rob Illingworth (18 episodes, 1979-1981)
Diana Weston ...
 Val Dunn (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jan Holden ...
 Diana (15 episodes, 1979-1981)
Peter Denyer ...
 Michael / ... (15 episodes, 1979-1981)
Peter Blake ...
 Andy Evol (14 episodes, 1979-1981)
Robert Austin ...
 Junior Truscombe (13 episodes, 1980-1981)
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20 half-hour episodes. Jane Lucas, an Agony Aunt with a call-in radio show, has her own set of troubles with her very Jewish mother and her husband Laurence. Then there's the crazy lives of her station co-workers and the nice gay couple who live upstairs. Written by Kathy Li

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Remade as The Lucie Arnaz Show (1985) See more »

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5 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw 'Agony' on its late 1980s reruns and remember it and its odd characters and situations very well. Never in sitcom were more 'issues' and trendy characters portrayed than in this 70s classic.

We had Maureen Lipman's agony aunt (and the whiny Dear Jane tune); Peter Blake as obnoxious DJ Andy Evol; Jane's secretary Diana Weston, with her tinny voice; Maria Charles as the scary Jewish mother always interfering; Simon Williams as Jane's teacher hubby Laurence who later shacked up with an Indian girlfriend, while Jane shacked up with the bright blond haired Vincent (Bill Nighy); and, of course, the gay couple up the stairs Michael and Rob (Michael with curls, played by Peter 'Dennis from Please Sir' Denyer; Rob a bit camp with a beard). I'd love to see it again - but forget the sequel; totally feeble and a misfire. Blake and Denyer worked together again in the equally excellent 'Dear John' in the late 80s.


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