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 2

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 7th October 1971

An argument in a record shop is the last straw for both Beryl and Geoffrey - the relationship's off, and for good this time. After all, there's no way they're right for each other, is there?

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 14th October 1971

Engagement. Betrothal. Is this really it? Beryl's delighted - at long last - but Geoffrey's not quite sure how he proposed, or whether he wants it. As the sort-of happy couple wrestle over a notice in the local newspaper, Beryl's mum is far more concerned with organising a party.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 21st October 1971

Things are far more 'off again' than 'on' for Beryl and Geoffrey after the disastrous melodrama of the party. But with her 20th birthday fast approaching, who'll act first, and what might they do?

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 28th October 1971

With the engagement back on, Beryl kicks into overdrive. After all, if they're to be married in a mere 6 months, they'd better start saving and making important choices now. Predictably, Geoffrey's far from enthused by her eagerness - or the thought of sharing his wage.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 4th November 1971

Geoffrey finds himself coerced into attending an exhibition of the latest developments in home furnishings, architecture and lifestyles. Beryl dreams of making a happy life with her man, but he thinks he's falling out of love with her more every time she mentions houses. And all he ever wanted was a spud gun!

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 11th November 1971

It's getting late, and Geoffrey's not left Beryl's yet. If he doesn't hurry up he could miss his last bus, and then what? Her mum might be away, but she'd never let him stay - would she? It all seems a bit much for G. P. Scrimshaw.

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7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Thursday 25th November 1971

As Geoffrey learns of the full extent of Beryl's plans for the wedding, the pressure begins to build again. A chat with Roland could hold an escape plan, but just how will Beryl react - and does he really want to take a way out?

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Short Insert: Mike And Bernie Winters' All Star Christmas Comedy Carnival

First broadcast: Saturday 25th December 1971

Short insert in the Christmas entertainment compendium Mike And Bernie Winters' All Star Christmas Comedy Carnival.

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