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 ... See full summary »
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 Vince Pinner (22 episodes, 1983-1986)
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 Penny Warrender (22 episodes, 1983-1986)
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 Mrs. Warrender / ... (15 episodes, 1983-1986)
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 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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Trivia

The final 1986 special of Just Good Friends, which was first broadcast on Christmas Day that year, attracted a massive audience of nearly 21 million viewers. See more »

Quotes

Stan: 'ere let me ask you something, who's in charge here?
Vince Pinner: Go on, Stan. I ain't heard this one.
Stan: You are the assistant manager, I make the decisions.
Vince Pinner: Stanley, so far today you've decided to turn down good business, give fraud a bad name, and to accept a bet on an elephant race. In my opinion you are to bookmaking what Wayne Sleep is to rugby league. No offence.
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another good comedy from john sullivan
13 June 2002 | by (Antarctica) – See all my reviews

i saw this 19 years after it was first released. the BBC have started running it from the start, and i couldn't move after watching the World Cup on tv, and on this popped -- i remember being a kid when this was on, but didn't know anything about it -- anyways, the first episode got me suckered in with a reminiscing jerk of the emotions... i have seen about 7 episodes now, and the one liners can be great, the inter-action between the 2 leads is cute, and i'm interested to see the direction it will go :)

not as good as only fools and horses (sullivan's more renowned comedy series) but very good nonetheless... oh, and i really dig that theme song! ;)


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