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Dear John..... Image shows from L to R: Kirk (Peter Blake), Kate (Belinda Lang), John Lacey (Ralph Bates). Copyright: BBC.

Dear John....

Sitcom following the trials of John Lacey, who joins a singles' club when his wife suddenly leaves him for his best friend

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mick62

  • Tuesday 26th August 2014, 7:25pm
  • London, England
  • 8 posts

Laughing out loud I love this series, and I highly recommend the box set. The only moan that I have about "DEAR JOHN", is that there wasn't enough episodes!
Kirk is one of my favourite characters, ever! And WHAT a dancer! :D

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Steve Sunshine

  • Monday 14th August 2017, 12:48am [Edited]
  • Dagenham, England
  • 14,677 posts

My brother in law (who grew up in South Africa) was chatting to me about this show yesterday, but he'd only seen the US version and had no idea that it was originally a John Sullivan show.
I had much pleasure showing him a proper episode with the best Ralph.

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Billy Bunter

  • Monday 14th August 2017, 9:52am [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,486 posts

The school building, out of which Ralph Bates and his pupils are exiting at the start of episode 4 of the 1st series, is my old school in Wimbledon (Pelham High School), albeit some 15 years after I left. It has since been turned into a block of flats. So it is always a nice exercise in nostalgia to re-watch that particular episode. The best years of my life(!)

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Billy Bunter

  • Monday 14th August 2017, 10:20am
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,486 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 14th August 2017, 10:12 AM

I say you fat owl, you went to Greyfriars!

Oops. What a mistake-a to make-a.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Monday 14th August 2017, 12:45pm [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,565 posts

Good to see this series getting recognition. John Sullivan isn't up my proverbial alley but this was a gem - s1e3 is pretty much an object lesson in sitcom writing.
I remember at the end of the first episode my mother looked up and said, 'It's obscene.' Cool, coming from someone who has since bonked the entire male population of South East England.
The American one was shit,of course.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 14th August 2017, 11:16pm
  • England
  • 17,965 posts
Quote: Billy Bunter @ 14th August 2017, 10:20 AM

Oops. What a mistake-a to make-a.

Leads BB off by the ear to see Quelch for six of the best...........................

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billzeebub

  • Thursday 17th August 2017, 6:26pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 posts

Have rewatched the entire 2 series over the last few days. Remembered most episodes from back in the day. Amusing, nostalgic and highly enjoyable. If only the BBC still commissioned comedy like this

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 12th January 2021, 11:37pm
  • England
  • 17,965 posts

Just started this in my box set rotation, and had forgotten how funny it was. First episode so good I had to watch the second , which I don't normally do in one sitting.

Very funny.

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Billy Bunter

  • Wednesday 13th January 2021, 9:14am
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,486 posts

Don't forget to look out for, and admire, my old school at the start of episode 4 (per my post of 14/8/17 above).

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 13th January 2021, 10:21am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,535 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 12th January 2021, 11:37 PM

Just started this in my box set rotation, and had forgotten how funny it was. First episode so good I had to watch the second , which I don't normally do in one sitting.

Very funny.

And did you have any - sexual problems?

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Wednesday 13th January 2021, 10:42am
  • England
  • 17,965 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 13th January 2021, 10:21 AM

And did you have any - sexual problems?

Laughing out loud

I love her bringing it all round to that.

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 13th January 2021, 11:36pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,751 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 13th January 2021, 10:42 AM Laughing out loud

I love her bringing it all round to that.

Narrator: Chappers has never actually seen Dear John....

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Chappers

  • Thursday 14th January 2021, 8:58am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,535 posts
Quote: Aaron @ 13th January 2021, 11:36 PM

Narrator: Chappers has never actually seen Dear John....

I used to watch it regularly!