1 9 8 4 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Ken (Robert Glenister) and Judy (Deborah Farrington) had been sweethearts since childhood but now found their relationship at an end.
Both had been moving in different directions for some time. Well, at least Judy had. Ken appeared mired in adolescence and now had no option but to get back into the dating game.
Seeking the advice of his sensible and protective sister Ros (Julia Goodman), his old school foe Ray (George Winter), agony aunt Claire Rayner and a priest, girl shy Ken looked to get over his split and find a new girlfriend.
Unfortunately, Ken – for whom we were meant to feel sympathy – was a charmless, selfish and loathsome whinger.
The downbeat six-part sitcom for Thames Television was written by Alex Shearer, produced by Anthony Parker, and directed by Douglas Argent. It was predictable but not unamusing in parts.
Old Acquaintance | Fifty-Fifty | Lessons to Forget | A Cry for Help | The Chat | Desires of the Flesh