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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 3, Episode 3 - Hospital Romances

Jane's laid up in the ward after baby Michael's sudden arrival, where she can't help but get involved and offer advice to both staff and fellow patients alike. The new ward sister apparently victimising one nurse is particularly irking.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 1st February 1981
Time
10pm
Channel
ITV1
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Maureen Lipman Jane Lucas
Simon Williams Laurence Lucas
Maria Charles Bea
Peter Blake Andy Evol
Jeremy Bulloch Rob
Jan Holden Diana
Diana Weston Val
Guest cast
Martin Wimbush Chaplain
Joan Ann Maynard (as Joan-Ann Maynard) Nurse Seymour
Rosalind Ayres Ward Sister
Linda Robson Mary
Writing team
Stan Hey Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Production team
John Reardon Director
John Reardon Producer
Geoff Beames Editor
Rae George Production Designer
Lesley Weeks Casting Director
Janey Evers Costume Designer
Bryan Love Lighting Designer
Graham Field Composer

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