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

Agony

  • 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.

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Series 2, Episode 2 - Working Girls

Jane's having terrible trouble at work as secretary Val keeps on turning up late - if at all - and very distracted. Eventually she admits to struggling to get by on her current salary, but there's a palaver to go through first. Meanwhile, Jane and Laurence are attempting to split their belongings, whilst his relationship with Indira continues.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 20th April 1980
Time
10pm
Channel
ITV1
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Maureen Lipman Jane Lucas
Simon Williams Laurence Lucas
Maria Charles Bea
Jan Holden Diana
Diana Weston Val
Robert Austin Junior Truscombe
Bill Nighy Vincent Fish
Josephine Welcome Indira Patel
Guest cast
Peter Jolley Luciano
John Rapley Despatch Rider
Writing team
Stan Hey Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
John Reardon Director
John Reardon Producer
Geoff Beames Editor
Colin Monk Production Designer
Sheila McIntosh Casting Director
Linda Mattock Costume Designer
Bryan Love Lighting Designer
Graham Field Composer

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