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 2, Episode 4

Ken's and Maggie's marriage is under pressure, and Ken invites John round for tea, hoping that his presence will at least placate his wife, if not remind her of the 'good old times'. Unfortunately, it only seems to make matters worse.


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Sanctuary.

Broadcast details

Monday 28th September 1987
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 11th February 2012 6:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Ralph Bates John Lacey
Peter Blake Kirk
Belinda Lang Kate
Peter Denyer Ralph
Rachel Bell Louise
Lucinda Curtis Sylvia
Terence Edmond Ken
Guest cast
Darren Traynor Taylor
Sue Holderness Maggie
Lucy Fleming Liz
Linda Marlowe Wanda
Debbi Blythe Dr. Osbourne
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Sue Bysh Director
Ray Butt Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Dave Rixon Editor
John Anderson Production Designer
John Sullivan Composer

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