The Lovers. Image shows from L to R: Beryl (Paula Wilcox), Geoffrey (Richard Beckinsale). Copyright: Granada Television
The Lovers

The Lovers

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1970 - 1971
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Young and inexperienced couple Geoffrey & Beryl have differing views on what is acceptable before marriage. Stars Richard Beckinsale, Paula Wilcox, Joan Scott and Robin Nedwell.

The Lovers. Image shows from L to R: Beryl (Paula Wilcox), Geoffrey (Richard Beckinsale). Copyright: Granada Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1970 - 1971
Channels
ITV
Episodes
13 (2 series), plus 2 short specials
Stars
Richard Beckinsale, Paula Wilcox, Joan Scott and Robin Nedwell
Writers
Jack Rosenthal and Geoffrey Lancashire
Directors
Michael Apted and Les Chatfield
Producers
Jack Rosenthal and Les Chatfield
Companies

Relationship comedy following the lives of on-and-off lovers Geoffrey and Beryl, young Mancunians of the first generation growing up after the 1960s' sexual revolution.

Whilst she dreams of the perfect, idyllic white wedding (in every sense), he craves carnal knowledge of her. She, in fact, has mixed feelings about 'Percy Filth'; and although he'd never admit it, 'Geoffrey Bubbles Bon Bon' is actually rather intimidated by her - not to mention her feminine wiles. But will they ever get to that glorious day...?

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 27th October 1970 at 8:30pm on ITV

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