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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Last To Know

John Lacey, a divorcee of 6 months, spots an advert in his newspaper for a '1-2-1' singles club. With most of his friends effectively sidelining him, in his singledom, from their social lives, he decides to give it a go...


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title A Singular Man.

Broadcast details

Monday 17th February 1986
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ralph Bates John Lacey
Peter Blake Kirk
Belinda Lang Kate
Peter Denyer Ralph
Rachel Bell Louise
Jean Challis Mrs Arnott
Guest cast
Michael Cochrane Roger
Ruddy L. Davis Clive
Tim Brown Brian
Pippa Steel Fay
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
Ray Butt Producer
Ron Raddon Editor
Steve Eveleigh Editor
John Sullivan Composer
Graham Lough Production Designer

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