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

The Lovers

ITV sitcom about a young couple. 13 episodes (2 series), 1970 - 1971. Stars Richard Beckinsale, Paula Wilcox, Joan Scott and Robin Nedwell.

Series 1, Episode 4

Saturday. It's Beryl's day off, and she and Geoffrey head to Rochdale by train, to visit her old work colleague Sandra - now sort-of-happily married and a new mother. It seems more than a little bit of a stitch-up to Geoffrey, but he could get more out of it than he imagines.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 17th November 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Richard Beckinsale Geoffrey
Paula Wilcox Beryl
Guest cast
Maureen Lipman Sandra Appleton
John Flanagan Neville Appleton
Writing team
Jack Rosenthal Writer
Production team
Michael Apted Director
Jack Rosenthal Producer
Colin Pocock Production Designer
Derek Hilton Composer