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.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 5th February 2012 7:00am Gold

Cast & crew

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

Share this page