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.

Series 2 - Christmas Special

Penny has decided, once and for all, that her future with Vince is pointless. She reflects upon the day she first met him and their subsequent courtship, not to mention his ice-cream van. How he eventually jilted her on their wedding day and her subsequent unhappy marriage ... and, finally, their chance meeting in the pub that brought them back together.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th December 1984
90 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Nicholas Vince Pinner
Jan Francis Penny Warrender
Sylvia Kay Daphne Warrender
John Ringham Norman Warrender
Ann Lynn Rita Pinner
Shaun Curry Les Pinner
James Lister Lennie
Guest cast
David Neville Rupert
Colette Gleeson Elaine
Royston Tickner Stan
Derek Newark Eddie Brown
Peter Blake Laurence
Andrew Tourell Graham
Paul James Young Clifford
Kate Saunders Caroline
Daniel Peacock Zac
Lisa Jacobs Girl Hippie
Howard Samuels Boy Hippie
Lisa Anselmi Annie
David Rhule Earl
Douglas W. Iles (as Douglas W Iles) American Tourist
John Pennington Mr Conrad
Eve Pearce Wedding Shop Assistant
Stifyn Parri Disc Jockey
Kate Williams Geraldine
Daphne Goddard Katherine
Debbi Blythe Maggie
Erika Hoffman Karina
Richenda Carey Hilary Styles
Adrienne Burgess Julie
Brian Jameson Nigel
Debbie Linden Brenda
Bill Wallis A. J. Styles (Voice)
Writing team
John Sullivan Writer
Production team
Ray Butt Director
Ray Butt Producer


Just Good Friends - Interview

An interview with Jan Francis and Paul Nicholas on location on the 1984 Christmas Special.


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