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

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