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A Bit of a Do: The Dentists’ Dinner Dance (S1EP2 ITV 20 Jan 1989, Michael Jayston)



The Dentists’ Dinner Dance: Laurence and Liz do not want Ted and Rita to attend the dance but feel compelled to invite them. Ted and Rita do not want to go but feel unable to decline. The event sees Liz confessing to Ted that she is pregnant with his child and Laurence and Rita becoming more aware of their affair.

Regular Cast: David Jason (Ted Simcock), Gwen Taylor (Rita Simcock), Nicola Pagett (Liz Rodenhurst), Michael Jayston (Neville Badger), Stephanie Cole (Betty Sillitoe), Tim Wylton (Rodney Sillitoe), David Thewlis (Paul Simcock), Sarah-Jane Holm (Jenny Simcock), Wayne Foskett (Elvis Simcock), Nigel Hastings (Simon Roderhurst), Paul Chapman (Laurence Rodenhurst)

Guest Cast: Keith Marsh (Percy Spragg), Malcolm Hebden (Barman), William Simons, John Jardine

Writer: David Nobbs / Director: Les Chatfield

Airdate: 20 Jan 1989 on ITV

Series: A Bit of a Do Season 1 Episode 2

Show Info: A Bit of a Do is a British comedy drama series based on the books by David Nobbs. The show starred David Jason and was aired on ITV in 1989. It was made for the ITV network by Yorkshire Television. Each episode took place at a different social function and followed the changing lives of two families, the working-class Simcocks and the middle-class Rodenhursts.