Agony. Image shows from L to R: Laurence Lucas (Simon Williams), Jane Lucas (Maureen Lipman). Copyright: London Weekend Television
Agony

Agony

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1979 - 1981
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Jane Lucas is a radio and magazine agony aunt whose problems seem to eclipse those of her 'patients'. Stars Maureen Lipman, Simon Williams, Maria Charles, Peter Blake, Jeremy Bulloch and more.

Agony. Jane Lucas (Maureen Lipman). Copyright: London Weekend Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1979 - 1981
Channels
ITV
Episodes
20 (3 series)
Creators
Len Richmond and Anna Raeburn
Stars
Maureen Lipman, Simon Williams, Maria Charles, Peter Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, Peter Denyer, Jan Holden, Diana Weston and more
Writers
Len Richmond, Anna Raeburn, Stan Hey and Andrew Nickolds
Director
John Reardon
Producer
John Reardon
Companies

Jane Lucas provides advice to the readers of Person magazine, and callers-in to a local radio station. Although she spends most of her time dishing out good advice she can't seem to deal with her own problems, lurching from one disaster to another.

Her relationship with husband Laurence is under constant strain, both from their own behaviour and anxieties, but also from colleagues - and Jane's mother.

Jane seeks solace in her best friends, gay couple Rob and Michael, and secretary Val. The less said about glamorous boss Diana or her radio hosts, Andy Evol and later, Junior Truscombe, the better!

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme song was performed by Babs Fletcher.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 11th March 1979 at 9:15pm on ITV
Last new broadcast
Sunday 1st March 1981 at 10pm on ITV

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