The Lovers. Image shows from L to R: Beryl (Paula Wilcox), Geoffrey (Richard Beckinsale). Image credit: Granada Television.

The Lovers

Young and inexperienced couple Geoffrey & Beryl have differing views on what is acceptable before marriage

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
1970 - 1971  (ITV)
Episodes:
13 (2 series)
Starring:
Richard Beckinsale, Paula Wilcox, Joan Scott, Robin Nedwell
Writers:
Jack Rosenthal, Geoffrey Lancashire
Production:
Granada Television

Relationship comedy following the lives of on-and-off lovers Geoffrey and Beryl, young Mancunians of the first generation growing up after the 1960s' sexual revolution.

Whilst she dreams of the perfect, idyllic white wedding (in every sense), he craves carnal knowledge of her. She, in fact, has mixed feelings about 'Percy Filth'; and although he'd never admit it, 'Geoffrey Bubbles Bon Bon' is actually rather intimidated by her - not to mention her feminine wiles. But will they ever get to that glorious day...?