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 2, Episode 2

Mrs Arnott announces that she's going to stay in Sheffield for a while to look after her grandchildren. John suggests organising a 60s theme night farewell party for her, in aid of charity and with Ricky as the star. There's only one problem: Milton Keynes.


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Confidence.

Broadcast details

Monday 14th September 1987
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
    Lucinda Curtis Sylvia
    Guest cast
    Irene Prador (as Irène Prador) Mrs Lemenski
    Kevin Lloyd Rick
    Freddie Garrity (as Freddie & The Dreamers) Self
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    Ray Butt Director
    Ray Butt Producer
    John Jarvis Editor
    Dave Rixon Editor
    John Anderson Production Designer
    John Sullivan Composer

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