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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 ... See full summary »
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1986   1984   1983  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Nicholas ...  Vince Pinner 22 episodes, 1983-1986
Jan Francis ...  Penny Warrender 22 episodes, 1983-1986
Sylvia Kay ...  Mrs. Warrender / ... 15 episodes, 1983-1986
John Ringham ...  Norman Warrender / ... 14 episodes, 1983-1986
Ann Lynn ...  Rita Pinner / ... 9 episodes, 1984-1986
Shaun Curry 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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English

Release Date:

22 September 1983 (UK) See more »

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(21 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Stereo | Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Penny's Mum and Dad's house is just behind Thorpe Bay Station and the church they got married in is Wakering church See more »

Quotes

Penny Warrender: It isn't an easy decision. My future hangs in the balance. I can either accept the company's offer, build a career, travel, have total fulfillment and enjoyment of life... or I can marry Vince.
Daphne Warrender: And what are you going to do?
Penny Warrender: I haven't decided yet.
Daphne Warrender: Norman, will you speak to her?
Norman Warrender: You do whatever you think is best, darling.
Daphne Warrender: Keep out of this, Norman.
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Referenced in The Wright Stuff: Episode #10.67 (2009) See more »

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another good comedy from john sullivan
13 June 2002 | by marlowe_is_deadSee 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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