In ITV comedy drama Rich Tea and Sympathy, written by David Nobbs, divorced mother Julia Merrygrove (Patricia Hodge) has two teenage children and works as a local councillor whilst also holding down a job in a biscuit factory. Julia begins an affair with George Rudge (Denis Quilley), her opposite number on the council.
Cast: Patricia Hodge as Julia Merrygrove: Denis Quilley as George Rudge: Lionel Jeffries as Grandpa Rudge: Jean Alexander as Granny Trellis: Anne Reid as Sally: Ray Lonnen as Steve Merrygrove: Tracie Bennett as Nikki: James Warrior as Colin Pink: Chris Garner as Warren Rudge: Claudia Bryan as Samantha Merrygrove: Lorraine Ashbourne as Karen Rudge: Jason Flemyng as John Merrygrove: Sara Griffiths as Tracey Rudge
Writer: David Nobbs / Music: Ray Russell / Lyrics: Sally Howard / Theme sung by Patricia Hodge and Denis Quilley / Titles: Paul Peppiate / Costume: Val Hurst / Production Design: Robert Scott / Executive Producer: Vernon Lawrence / Producer and Director: David Reynolds
UK / ITV – Yorkshire TV / 6×60 minutes / 5 July – 9 August 1991 Fridays at 9.00pm