Just Good Friends (1983–1986)

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 Vince Pinner (22 episodes, 1983-1986)
Jan Francis ...
 Penny Warrender (22 episodes, 1983-1986)
Sylvia Kay ...
 Mrs. Warrender / ... (15 episodes, 1983-1986)
John Ringham ...
 Norman Warrender / ... (14 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ann Lynn ...
 Rita Pinner / ... (9 episodes, 1984-1986)
Shaun Curry ...
 Les Pinner / ... (9 episodes, 1983-1986)
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The series followed the wavering relationship between two ex-lovers, Penny Warrender, a secretary for an advertising firm, and Vincent Pinner, an ex ice cream salesman turned turf accountant (bookmaker) who is also the son of a wealthy scrap metal merchant. The couple split up following Vincent's decision not to marry Penny on their wedding day, leaving her at the altar. In the pilot episode, 5 years since their intended wedding day, the pair meet again by chance in a pub, while out on individual dates. The pair decide to forget the past and become friends, although the rekindling of their relationship is not welcomed by Penny's snobbish parents, particularly her mother, Daphne, played by Sylvia Kay. Written by maggiesoup-863-26136

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Exteriors filmed in Essex around Southend, Thorpe Bay and Wakering See more »

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Vince Pinner: Pen, what I have to say isn't going to be easy. So would you just for this once allow me to speak without interrupting? You see, Pen...
Penny Warrender: What do you mean interrupting? I never interrupt.
Vince Pinner: No. I must be thinking of someone else.
Penny Warrender: Yes, you must.
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Just good laughs
19 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

John Sullivan was one of the best British comedy writers ever and this sitcom proves that.

Each episode is well crafted with lots of warm hearted moments that puts the crude comedy of today to shame. Every character is three dimensional and real to the point where we root for them and wish them well.

It is such a shame that this sitcom is not repeated very often because lots of the jokes still remain as funny as they were when the show was first broadcast.

However the biggest shame is that John Sullivan is still not around today to create more fantastic moments of comedy like he has in this great BBC sitcom.


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