Dear John (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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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 »

Quotes

Ralph: Anyway, a few days ago I went out and bought a book all about existentialism.
Louise: That's very good, Rafe.
Kirk: Ralphie, Ralphie. Why didn't you phone me? I know a builder.
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Remade as Dear John (1988) See more »

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Entertaining sitcom
17 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this when I was in my late teens and it is funny and sad at the same time. Great characters including, the sex-obsessed group leader and the equally sex-obsessed, 1970s type medallion-man, Kirk St. Moritz. There is a great episode which reveals Mr St. Moritz as not being all he claims to be. The BBC sold the show to the US who remade it and then sold it back to the BBC! The British version is the best.


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