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 - Christmas Special

It's John's first Christmas as a divorced man, and he's not looking forward to spending it alone. Meanwhile, eyebrows are raised at the club when Kirk disappears, and Ralph's having some problems with a biker gang. Then, when Mike breaks his leg, John's Christmas begins to look up...


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Christmas.

Broadcast details

Monday 21st December 1987
50 minutes

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
Wendy Allnutt Wendy
William Bates Toby
Sheila Manahan Mrs Morris (Kirk's Mum)
Roger Blake Mike
David Warwick The Barman
Stephen Tate Skab
Robin Driscoll Chopper
Stifyn Parri Dano
Ron Tarr Big Belly
Valentine Nonyela Duane
Symond Lawes Wayne
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Sue Bysh Director
Ray Butt Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Chris Booth Editor
John Paroussi Editor
John Anderson Production Designer
John Sullivan Composer

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