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 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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 11th February 2012 7:00am Gold

Cast & crew

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
Sue Bysh Director
Ray Butt Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Anderson Production Designer
John Sullivan Composer

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