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The series followed the wavering relationship between two ex-lovers, Penny Warrender, a secretary for an advertising firm, and Vincent Pinner, an ex ice cream salesman turned turf ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Nicholas ...  Vince Pinner 22 episodes, 1983-1986
Jan Francis ...  Penny Warrender 22 episodes, 1983-1986
Sylvia Kay ...  Mrs. Warrender / ... 15 episodes, 1983-1986
John Ringham ...  Norman Warrender / ... 14 episodes, 1983-1986
Ann Lynn ...  Rita Pinner / ... 9 episodes, 1984-1986
Shaun Curry Shaun Curry ...  Les Pinner / ... 9 episodes, 1983-1986
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The series followed the wavering relationship between two ex-lovers, Penny Warrender, a secretary for an advertising firm, and Vincent Pinner, an ex ice cream salesman turned turf accountant (bookmaker) who is also the son of a wealthy scrap metal merchant. The couple split up following Vincent's decision not to marry Penny on their wedding day, leaving her at the altar. In the pilot episode, 5 years since their intended wedding day, the pair meet again by chance in a pub, while out on individual dates. The pair decide to forget the past and become friends, although the rekindling of their relationship is not welcomed by Penny's snobbish parents, particularly her mother, Daphne, played by Sylvia Kay. Written by maggiesoup-863-26136

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English

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22 September 1983 (UK) See more »

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(21 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Stereo | Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Penny's Mum and Dad's house is just behind Thorpe Bay Station and the church they got married in is Wakering church See more »

Quotes

Norman Warrender: Daphne...
Daphne Warrender: Yes, Norman?
Norman Warrender: Do you still... well, do you still get a thrill from... well, you know...
Daphne Warrender: Oh, for heavens sake, Norman. We are in the 1980s, if you mean sex then say... thingy.
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Just good laughs
19 May 2011 | by studioATSee all my reviews

John Sullivan was one of the best British comedy writers ever and this sitcom proves that.

Each episode is well crafted with lots of warm hearted moments that puts the crude comedy of today to shame. Every character is three dimensional and real to the point where we root for them and wish them well.

It is such a shame that this sitcom is not repeated very often because lots of the jokes still remain as funny as they were when the show was first broadcast.

However the biggest shame is that John Sullivan is still not around today to create more fantastic moments of comedy like he has in this great BBC sitcom.


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