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 ...
 Daphne 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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[Les is telling Vince about a villain that he stood up to]
Les Pinner: He used to be an enforcer for the Kray Brothers - till they sacked him for being too aggressive. He knew I was earning and he wanted his cut. Now unlike you, Vincent, I ain't never been a fighting man. But I knew I had a straight choice. I either paid him what he wanted and had him on my back for the rest of my natural, or I fronted him out. And that's what I did. I was scared, petrified, but I stood up to him. And do you know what? I ...
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Just Good Friends
13 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It seems amazing that it is roughly 23 years since this sit-com was broadcast on BBC, but to me it is one of the most endearing and enjoyable comedies that the BBC ever produced.

The chemistry between the two main characters, Penny and Vince, is quite addictive, and it is helped by the fact that the two actors who took the parts, Jan Francis and Paul Nicholas, were both extremely good-looking in their own right, and apparently off-screen shared a similar sense of humour. The supporting cast, {in particular Sylvia Kay as Daphne, Pennys mother} helped this comedy to become a true classic, almost ageless in quality.

John Sullivan has often received so many plaudits for the great 'Only Fools And Horses' and rightly so, but to me personally, Just Good Friends had everything that you could want in entertainment, a great cast, good story lines, great one-liners, plenty of laughter, sadness, and hope. I just hope that todays generation will get a glimpse of it sometime, and become as addicted as I did.


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