Dear John..... John Lacey (Ralph Bates). Copyright: BBC.

Dear John....

BBC One sitcom about newly single John joining a singles' club. 14 episodes (2 series), 1986 - 1987. Stars Ralph Bates, Peter Blake, Belinda Lang, Peter Denyer and others.

Dear John..... Image shows from L to R: Kirk (Peter Blake), Kate (Belinda Lang), John Lacey (Ralph Bates). Copyright: BBC.

Dear John....

Sitcom following the trials of John Lacey, who joins a singles' club when his wife suddenly leaves him for his best friend

1986 - 1987
14   (2 series)
Ralph Bates, Peter Blake, Belinda Lang, Peter Denyer, Rachel Bell, Jean Challis, Lucinda Curtis and Terence Edmond
John Sullivan
Ray Butt and Sue Bysh
Ray Butt

When teacher John Lacey returns home one evening to find that his wife has left him for his best friend, the week takes a decidedly downward turn.

Six months later and still single, the languages master notices an advert in a local newspaper publicising a '1-2-1 Club', for divorced and single people. Deciding he has nothing to lose, John signs up for the weekly get-together, and finds himself in the middle of one of the strangest groups of people he could have ever wished to meet.

Production Details

Production company
Theme tune composed by John Sullivan, arranged by Ronnie Hazlehurst, and sung by Joan Baxter.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 17th February 1986 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 21st December 1987 on BBC One at 8:10pm
Last repeat
Sunday 4th March 2012 at 9:40am on Gold

Website links