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


  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 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.


Key cast & crew credits

Maureen Lipman Jane Lucas
Simon Williams Laurence Lucas
Maria Charles Bea
Peter Blake Andy Evol
Jeremy Bulloch Rob
Peter Denyer Michael
Jan Holden Diana
Diana Weston Val
Robert Austin Junior Truscombe (Series 2-3)
Bill Nighy Vincent Fish (Series 2)
Josephine Welcome Indira Patel (Series 2)
Writing team
Len Richmond Writer (Series 1)
Anna Raeburn Writer (Series 1)
Stan Hey Writer (Series 2-3)
Andrew Nickolds Writer (Series 2-3)
Production team
John Reardon Director
John Reardon Producer
Geoff Beames Editor
Colin Monk Production Designer (Series 1-2)
Rae George Production Designer (Series 3)
Sheila McIntosh Casting Director (Series 1-2)
Lesley Weeks Casting Director (Series 3)
Sue Formston Costume Designer (Series 1)
Linda Mattock Costume Designer (Series 2)
Janey Evers Costume Designer (Series 3)
Bryan Love Lighting Designer
Graham Field Composer
Len Richmond Creator
Anna Raeburn Creator

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