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 5

After a chance meeting with an old friend whilst away with John, Liz is trying to work out what and who she wants. He's left waiting by the phone at home for her decision - as is Kirk, distraught that Kate hasn't called him from Greece. Ken, meanwhile, is having a vasectomy for Maggie!


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Torquay.

Broadcast details

Monday 5th October 1987
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 11th February 2012 6:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Ralph Bates John Lacey
Peter Blake Kirk
Peter Denyer Ralph
Rachel Bell Louise
Lucinda Curtis Sylvia
Terence Edmond Ken
Guest cast
Sue Holderness Maggie
Martin Cochrane Alan
Pauline Little The Neighbour
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Sue Bysh Director
Ray Butt Producer
Dave Rixon Editor
John Anderson Production Designer
John Sullivan Composer

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