- Thursday 4th September 2008, 3:12am [Edited]
- Hull, England
- 168 posts
This seems to be John Sullivan's 'forgotten' sitcom (well, apart from his ghastly effort that was set in Hull - by the cringe!), and I can't understand why. I think it was terrific.
It was first shown in 1986 and ran for two seven-part series and a Christmas special. It told the story of a newly separates teacher, John Lacey (Ralph Bates), who begins attending meetings of the 1-2-1 Club for divorced and separated people. There he meets Louise, the group leader who has the hots for him, Kate, a three-times divorcee with a frigidity problem, Kirk St Moritz, a fantasist whose real name is Eric Morris, Ralph, a misfit whose Polish wife left him as soon as she got a passport and Mrs Arnott, a woman who very rarely speaks.
Ok, on paper it might not seem like a barrel of laughs, but it was beautifully written, had a great cast and a good mix of humour and poignancy.