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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1995
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
7 (1 series)
Stars
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
Companies

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?

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 31st August 1995 at 8:30pm on BBC One

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