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Two of Us, The (ITV 1986-1990, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Janet Dibley)



In sitcom The Two of Us, young couple Ashley and Elaine live together in a small basement flat – he’d like to get married and have a family, she is happy to keep things as they are.

Always on hand to give advice was Ashley’ grandfather Perce (played in the first season by Patrick Troughton and then by Tenniel Evans). Eventually Ashley and Elaine did get married and Elaine fell pregnant.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 32×25 minute episodes 1×50 minute episodes / 31 October 1986 – 18 March 1990 Four seasons + 1 special

Writer: Alex Shearer / Producers: Marcus Plantin, Robin Carr

Nicholas Lyndhurst as Ashley Phillips
Janet Dibley as Elaine
Patrick Troughton as Perce (Series 1)
Tenniel Evans as Perce (Series 2-4)
Mark Jax as Gordon (Series 1-3)
Paul McDowell as Colin Phillips
Jennifer Piercey as Lillian Phillips