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 was named Britain's 43rd Best Sitcom in a 2004 BBC Two poll.

Sullivan was originally motivated to create Just Good Friends by Citizen Smith co-star Cheryl Hall after she complained that he was incapable of writing comedy for women, focusing instead on giving the best lines to male characters.

Source: Comedy Connections

The Just Good Friends title song was written by John Sullivan and sung by the comedy's star, Paul Nicholas.

The final 1986 special of Just Good Friends, which was first broadcast on Christmas Day that year, attracted a massive audience of nearly 21 million viewers.

Just Good Friends was the first ever programme broadcast by TV channel Gold when it launched in 1992.