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.

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Series 2, Episode 6 - Second Time Around

A stranger turns up at the Person magazine office - none other than Andy Evol, now a born-again Christian preacher! Sworn off almost everything his former life represented, 'Andrew Love' is not someone Jane feels entirely comfortable with. Junior being taken ill offers the perfect opportunity. Meanwhile, Indira and Laurence, and Jane and Vincent, end up on dates at the same restaurant at the same time.

Broadcast details

Sunday 18th May 1980
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Bill Nighy Vincent Fish
Josephine Welcome Indira Patel
Guest cast
Peter Jolley Luciano
Harriet Reynolds Deirdre
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
Graham Field Composer
John Fyfe Lighting Designer

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