John Lacey comes home one evening to discover a letter from his wife (starting with "Dear John" - hence the title) telling him that she is leaving him. Lonely and now divorced, the series ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Ralph Bates ...
 John Lacey (14 episodes, 1986-1987)
Peter Blake ...
 Kirk (14 episodes, 1986-1987)
Peter Denyer ...
 Ralph (14 episodes, 1986-1987)
Rachel Bell ...
 Louise (14 episodes, 1986-1987)
Belinda Lang ...
 Kate (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Lucinda Curtis ...
 Sylvia (9 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jean Challis ...
 Mrs. Arnott (9 episodes, 1986-1987)
Irene Prador ...
 Mrs. Lemenski (7 episodes, 1986-1987)
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John Lacey comes home one evening to discover a letter from his wife (starting with "Dear John" - hence the title) telling him that she is leaving him. Lonely and now divorced, the series tells of his adventures as John joins a divorcee club (where lonely divorced people can meet) and meets the strange members within... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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As the opening titles showed, the group's newspaper ad ran: "Divorced/separated? Come and join us! 1-2-1 Club. Encounter group. Phone 01-567 0192". See more »

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Sylvia: There was a woman sitting at my dressing table putting on make-up.
Ralph: How odd. Where was George?
Sylvia: Sitting at my dressing table putting on make-up.
Ralph: You mean they were both sitting at your dressing table?
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Brilliantly Acted Comedy
6 March 2006 | by (Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

This was a great series. I just wish it would get repeated so I can enjoy it some more, now that I am older there may be some subtle stuff I missed first time round. As someone else commented about, it was a tragi-comedy, like a lot of the classics (Steptoe and Son as an example) and I think this is one of the keys to its success. I did like the episode where Kirk tries to take a leaf out of Johns book and take some of the heat for a party host with a bit of gas. I saw it was released on video, but decided to wait for the DVD.... still waiting. Although I recently found out there were ninety episodes, which seems a lot for a British comedy of that time. Of course if that is the case, then there was an awful lot of episodes that I missed.


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