20 half-hour episodes. Jane Lucas, an Agony Aunt with a call-in radio show, has her own set of troubles with her very Jewish mother and her husband Laurence. Then there's the crazy lives of... See full summary »
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1981   1980   1979  
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Series cast summary:
Maureen Lipman ...  Jane Lucas 20 episodes, 1979-1981
Simon Williams ...  Laurence Lucas 20 episodes, 1979-1981
Maria Charles Maria Charles ...  Bea Fisher 20 episodes, 1979-1981
Jeremy Bulloch ...  Rob Illingworth 18 episodes, 1979-1981
Diana Weston Diana Weston ...  Val Dunn 17 episodes, 1979-1981
Jan Holden ...  Diana 15 episodes, 1979-1981
Peter Denyer Peter Denyer ...  Michael / ... 15 episodes, 1979-1981
Peter Blake Peter Blake ...  Andy Evol 14 episodes, 1979-1981
Robert Austin Robert Austin ...  Junior Truscombe 13 episodes, 1980-1981
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20 half-hour episodes. Jane Lucas, an Agony Aunt with a call-in radio show, has her own set of troubles with her very Jewish mother and her husband Laurence. Then there's the crazy lives of her station co-workers and the nice gay couple who live upstairs. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy

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UK

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English

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11 March 1979 (UK) See more »

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(20 episodes)

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Mono

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Color
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Remade as The Lucie Arnaz Show (1985) See more »

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Agony
(Title Theme)
Sung by Babs Fletcher
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Correcting your errors
28 February 2005 | by dompragueSee all my reviews

Regarding the other reviewer's comments on Agony,while I share your enthusiasm for the series you were a bit amiss in your facts. Diana Weston played the secretary not the boss in the first series and Jane's Mum is Jewish not Scottish. That was the whole point of her character. Given Maureen Lipman's subsequent popularity I am surprised that only three episodes have ever been released on video and are now out of print. I had to go looking on eBay for them. I agreed with your comments on it not being a typically British series with the snappy one-liners, it took someone with Lipman's comic timing to make it work. It was a shame seeing her waste her talent on those BT ads but I suppose they provided for her old age.


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