TV Dear John (BBC-1 1986-1987, Ralph Bates, Belinda Lang) Published 2 years ago on January 30, 2017 In Sitcom Dear John divorced schoolteacher John Lacey joins the 1-2-1 encounter group where he meets a motley collection of characters. John’s estranged wife is the overbearing Wendy and the couple have a you son Toby (played by real life son of star Ralph Bates). John is struggling to cope with the single life in his bedsit (still paying the mortgage on the family home too) and thinks the 1-2-1 group would help him – he’s wrong of course! Fellow members of the group include: Kate (Belinda Lang), a three-time divorcee who has problems maintaining relationships Kirk St Moritz (Peter Blake), a flamboyant and boastful man who favours white suits and “gold” jewellery Ralph (Peter Denyer), a rather slow-witted, geeky character Sylvia (Lucinda Curtis), a nervous divorcee with an irritating laugh The club is run by Louise (Rachel Bell), a divorcee who seems to be obsessed with other people’s sex lives (“Were there any sexual problems?”). Remade for the US where like The Office it notched many more episodes than it’s UK parent. production details UK / BBC One / 13×30 minute episodes 1×45 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 February 1986 – 21 December 1987 Writer: John Sullivan / Producer: Ray Butt / Theme sung by Paul Nicholas cast RALPH BATES as John Lacey BELINDA LANG as Kate PETER BLAKE as Kirk St Moritz PETER DENYER as Ralph Dring RACHEL BELL as Louise Williams JEAN CHALLIS as Mrs Arnott IRENE PRADOR as Mrs Lemenski LUCINDA CURTIS as Sylvia Watkins KEVIN LLOYD as Ricky Fortune (1987) WENDY ALLNUT as Wendy BBCBelinda LangJohn SullivanKevin LloydPaul NicholasPeter BlakePeter DenyerRachel BellRalph BatesRay ButtSitcomsTVWendy Allnut Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes13 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... Episodes13 hours ago The Good Doctor: Believe (S2EP16 ABC Mon 25 Feb 2019) Believe: The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more... Episodes13 hours ago The Enemy Within Series Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC Pilot: Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd is now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history.... Episodes13 hours ago Grave Mysteries: Murder Behind Closed Doors (S2EP3 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder Behind Closed Doors: While hunting for clues in the case of 27-year-old single mother Ashley Melnyczok, who was murdered... search EPISODES Episodes13 hours ago American Dad!: Persona Assistant (Episode 250! TBS Mon 25 Feb 2019) Persona Assistant: In the show’s 250th episode, Stan has to take over Roger’s different personas after a tumor takes him... Episodes13 hours ago Bull: Forfeiture (S3EP16 CBS Mon 25 Feb 2019, with Ben Vereen) Forfeiture: The TAC team works tandem cases when Chunk represents his first legal client, Darius Lambert (Brian Bradley), a young... Episodes13 hours ago The Voice Season 16 Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC The Blind Auditions Season Premiere: EGOT winner and critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend joins returning superstar coaches Adam Levine, Kelly... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.