Agony Again. Image shows from L to R: Catherine (Valerie Edmond), Debra (Doon Mackichan), Daniel (David Harewood), Jane (Maureen Lipman), Bea (Maria Charles), Richard (Niall Buggy), Michael (Sacha Grunpeter). Copyright: Humphrey Barclay Productions.

Agony Again

BBC One sitcom about an agony aunt. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1995. Stars Maureen Lipman, Maria Charles, Niall Buggy, David Harewood and others.

Agony Again. Image shows from L to R: Catherine (Valerie Edmond), Debra (Doon Mackichan), Daniel (David Harewood), Jane (Maureen Lipman), Bea (Maria Charles), Richard (Niall Buggy). Copyright: Humphrey Barclay Productions.

Agony Again

Agony aunt Jane Lucas returns in this sitcom revival - and now she has her own TV chat show, Lucas Live

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1995
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
7   (1 series)
Starring
Maureen Lipman, Maria Charles, Niall Buggy, David Harewood, Doon Mackichan, Valerie Edmond and Sacha Grunpeter
Writers
Carl Gorham, Michael Hatt and Amanda Swift
Director
Bob Spiers
Producers
Humphrey Barclay, Christopher Skala and Al Mitchell

Still as single as when we last saw her, Jane Lucas is back - and now she's graduated from a magazine column and local radio show to her own nationwide daytime TV chat show, Lucas Live.

Her producer, Debra, puts a string of obstacles in Jane's path not dissimilar to Diana, her old editor at Person magazine, and proves to be just as ambivalent to the problems of others - if not even more ruthless about exploiting them!

Juggling a fledgling romance with social worker Daniel, Jane is also still trying to cope with her demanding, emotionally manipulative Jewish mother. She's got additional pressures on her hands with son Michael - now 18 - and a homeless man, Richard, whom she offers a home to in a heated exchange on her TV show.

Running herself as frantically off her feet as ever, the question remains: can Jane herself ever find peace?

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