- Channel 4
- 7 (1 series)
- Mike McShane and Sandi Toksvig
- Elly Brewer and Sandi Toksvig
- John Henderson
- Mary Bell and Jimmy Mulville
American romantic writer James Howard, who has a rose-tinted view of the UK, comes to Britain for the first time to research his latest novel. He arranges to stay with fellow writer Deddie Tobert, a sharp-tongued British bulldog recovering from the latest in a series of failed relationships.
Deddie's misgivings about the American coming to stay with her are quickly removed when she sees Howard's latest novel, which features a picture of him as a dashingly handsome young man. Things quickly go downhill though when Howard turns out to look nothing like his photo and turns out to have a totally incompatible personality. Still, somehow a spark of romance is ignited.
- Production company
- First broadcast
- Thursday 5th March 1992 on Channel 4 at 8:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Thursday 16th April 1992 on Channel 4 at 8:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes