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Tears Before Bedtime (1983)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1983
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

With their three children in their late teens, Anne and Geoffrey Dickens suddenly hit upon a solution to make domestic harmony possible. Stars Geraldine McEwan, Francis Matthews, Anthony Calf, Nigel Greaves and Amanda Bairstow

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Cast
Person Role Episode count
Amanda Bairstow Victoria
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  3. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
4
Anthony Calf Simon
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  3. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
4
Nigel Greaves Giles
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  3. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
4
Francis Matthews Geoffrey Dickens
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  3. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  5. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  6. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
  7. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
7
Geraldine McEwan Anne Dickens
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  3. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  5. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  6. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
  7. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
7
Guest cast
Person Role Episode count
Jean Anderson Geoffrey's Mum
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  1. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
1
Michael Bilton Ron
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Debbi Blythe Receptionist
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  1. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
1
Hilda Braid Waitress
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  1. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
1
Christopher Burgess Milkman
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  1. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
1
Madeleine Christie Anne's Mother
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  1. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
1
Elizabeth Counsell Lady Lavenham
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  1. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
1
John D. Collins Estate Agent
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  1. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
1
Anthony Dawes Passer-by
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  1. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
1
Andrew Fell Young Man
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  1. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
1
Irene Handl Florence
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  1. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
1
Bernard Holley Father
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  1. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
1
John Horsley Geoffrey's Dad
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  1. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
1
Peter Hughes Publican
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  1. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
1
Linda James Mother
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  1. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
1
Stella Kemball Eve
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Jayne Lester Young Man's Fiance
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  1. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
1
Angus Mackay Receptionist
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Charmian May Miss Ledbetter
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  1. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  2. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
2
Robert McBain Mr. Taylor
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  1. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
1
Hazel McBride Mrs Jefferies
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  1. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
1
Royce Mills Dennis
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
1
Aubrey Morris Willoughby
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  1. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  2. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
2
Ronald Musgrove (as Ron Musgrove) Barman
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Jay Neill Waiter
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Delia Paton Louise
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Gilda Perry Traffic Warden
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  1. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
1
Michael Robbins Sydney
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Joe Searby Hitch Hiker
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Anthony Sharp Mr. Turnbull
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  1. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
1
Julia Silk Rita
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  1. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
1
Gerald Sim David
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Michael Stainton Policeman
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
1
Tony Sympson Ralph
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  1. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
1
Josephine Tewson Beatrice
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Tilly Vosburgh Hitch Hiker
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  1. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
1
Derek Waring Mr. Hathoway
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  1. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
  2. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
2
Lee Whitlock Harold
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  1. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
1
Frank Williams Herbert
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  1. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
1
Writing team
Person Role Episode count
Richard Waring Writer
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  3. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  5. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  6. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
  7. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
7
Production team
Person Role Episode count
Harold Snoad Director
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  3. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  5. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  6. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
  7. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
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Harold Snoad Producer
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  3. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  5. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  6. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
  7. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
7
Mike Jackson Editor
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  3. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
4
John Sillitto Editor
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  3. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  5. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
5
Pip Bryce Costume Designer
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  3. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  5. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
5
Sheelagh Wells Make-up Designer
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  3. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  5. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
5
Mike Jefferies Lighting Designer
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  3. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  5. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
5
Nick Ingman Composer
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  3. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  4. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  5. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
5
Tim Gleeson Production Designer
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  1. Series 1, Episode 1 - The Grand Gesture
  2. Series 1, Episode 3 - Show Me The Way To Leave Home
  3. Series 1, Episode 5 - Away From It All
  4. Series 1, Episode 7 - Jobs For The Boys
4
Tony Snoaden Production Designer
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  1. Series 1, Episode 2 - Second Honeymoon
  2. Series 1, Episode 4 - Home From Home
  3. Series 1, Episode 6 - Working Arrangement
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