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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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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[repeated line]
Louise: Were there any... sexual problems?
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John Sullivan's genius strikes again
7 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

John Sullivan was one of the best comedy writers that Britain has ever produced and while this sitcom doesn't get as fondly remembered as perhaps Just Good Friends or Only Fools and Horses it is a fine sitcom and produces more laughs per episode than anything on television today.

It has charm, it has genuine warmth and actors who play their roles to perfection with Ralph Bates being at the centre of this as the unlucky but nice John Lacey. Sullivan writes characters like the meek yet hilarious Ralph with such skill while making others like the ridiculous Kirk seem so real.

From catchphrases to a rich sense of pathos this show has it all and if you are a fan of John Sullivan's other works then this is one well worth searching for on DVD.


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