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 7 - A Woman Alone

Jane's on edge. Not only has she received a threatening letter, but she's late. And it could be either a little Laurence, or a little Vincent Fish! But mother's lost her voice, so not everything is on the down.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th 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
Colin Spaull Painter
John Cater The Swindon Avenger
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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