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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 4 - Communications Breakdown

Val suspects Andy of having an affair and throws him out. Jane, meanwhile, develops an interest in a therapy group, and Laurence finds he's struggling with the realities of fatherhood.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 8th 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
Jan Holden Diana
Diana Weston Val
Robert Austin Junior Truscombe
Guest cast
Betty Romaine Sue Ellen
Robert Fyfe Mr. Paxman
Margaret Lang Mrs. Eads
Ken Sharrock Henry VIII
William Hootkins Herman Tweeder
Tom Kelly Brian
Kelly Hunter Marilyn
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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