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Dear John 

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 Peter Blake ...  Kirk 14 episodes, 1986-1987
Peter Denyer Peter Denyer ...  Ralph 14 episodes, 1986-1987
Rachel Bell ...  Louise 14 episodes, 1986-1987
Belinda Lang Belinda Lang ...  Kate 12 episodes, 1986-1987
Lucinda Curtis ...  Sylvia 9 episodes, 1986-1987
Jean Challis Jean Challis ...  Mrs. Arnott 9 episodes, 1986-1987
Irene Prador 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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17 February 1986 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Mono

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Trivia

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

Kirk: What's plankton?
Ralph: It's the planet where Superman was born.
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Connections

Featured in The Comedy Genius of John Sullivan (2011) See more »

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John Sullivan's underrated gem
26 August 2017 | by peterrichboySee all my reviews

The late great John Sullivan was one of the finest comedy writers this country has ever produced, and whilst his other shows Fools and horse's and Just Good Friends get repeat airings this gem from the mid 80s hardly gets a look in. Which is a real shame as it's every bit as funny as those shows. Maybe the idea of a divorced and singles club isn't relevant today in a world of internet dating and Tinder. The characters are terrific each with there own individual relationship issue with Ralph Bates(John) the only sane one amongst them. Full of very funny set pieces and some great one liners from Sullivan Dear John is a minor classic which deserves more exposure.


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