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

Dear John....

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1986 - 1987
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom following the trials of John Lacey, who joins a singles' club when his wife suddenly leaves him for his best friend. Stars Ralph Bates, Peter Blake, Belinda Lang, Peter Denyer, Rachel Bell and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4

John's invited to his first party since the divorce, but has to find a girl to take. With news that an old fiancée is back in town, his hopes of a social success are raised.


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title The Party.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th March 1986
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ralph Bates John Lacey
Peter Blake Kirk
Belinda Lang Kate
Peter Denyer Ralph
Rachel Bell Louise
Jean Challis Mrs Arnott
Terence Edmond Ken
Guest cast
Irene Prador (as Irène Prador) Mrs Lemenski
Catherine Elcombe Alison
Darren Traynor Taylor
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
Ray Butt Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Steve Eveleigh Editor
Bernard Lloyd-Jones Production Designer
John Sullivan Composer

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