Just Good Friends. Image shows from L to R: Penny Warrender (Jan Francis), Vince Pinner (Paul Nicholas). Copyright: BBC.

Just Good Friends (1983)

BBC One sitcom about a couple. 22 episodes (3 series), 1983 - 1986. Stars Paul Nicholas, Jan Francis, Sylvia Kay, John Ringham and others.

Just Good Friends. Image shows from L to R: Penny Warrender (Jan Francis), Vince Pinner (Paul Nicholas). Copyright: BBC.

Just Good Friends

Vince and Penny were about to get married, but he got cold feet and left her waiting at the church. Five years later they bump into each other again

  1. 4th February via The Guardian: Sylvia Kay obituary
Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1983 - 1986
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
22   (3 series)
Starring
Paul Nicholas, Jan Francis, Sylvia Kay, John Ringham, Ann Lynn, Shaun Curry, James Lister, Adam French and Charlotte Seeley
Writer
John Sullivan
Directors
Ray Butt and Sue Bysh
Producer
Ray Butt

Vince first met Penny at a Rolling Stones concert in the summer of 1976. They had a two year relationship and were about to get married when Vince got cold feet and left her waiting at the church. Five years later they chance to bump into each other again and Penny lets Vince know exactly what she thinks of him. After the dust has settled they both decide to remain friends but it's not long before the old feelings return and their love-hate, on-off relationship is re-established.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Title music sung by Paul Nicholas. Written by John Sullivan and arranged and conducted by Ronnie Hazlehurst.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 22nd September 1983 on BBC One at 9:25pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 25th December 1986 on BBC One at 6pm
Last repeat
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 1:30pm on BBC2

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