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 6

When an attractive young woman approaches John in a bar, he thinks all of his Christmasses have come at once - moreso when he learns he's been successful in applying to become headmaster of his school. Unfortunately, things don't run as smoothly as hoped.


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Once Bitten.

Broadcast details

Monday 12th October 1987
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ralph Bates John Lacey
    Peter Blake Kirk
    Peter Denyer Ralph
    Rachel Bell Louise
    Lucinda Curtis Sylvia
    Terence Edmond Ken
    Guest cast
    Frank Windsor David
    Elizabeth Morton Karen
    Richenda Carey Miss Culper
    Writing team
    John Sullivan Writer
    Production team
    John Jarvis Editor
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    John Anderson Production Designer
    Sue Bysh Director
    Ray Butt Producer
    John Sullivan Composer

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