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Two Of Us, The

1 9 8 6 – 1 9 9 0 (UK)
32 x 30 minute episodes

This ITV vehicle for Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst – promoted as “a gentle comedy” – was tired, slow-paced, poorly scripted and terminally unfunny. Yet it ran for 32 episodes between 1986 and 1990.

Modern young professional couple Ashley (Lyndhurst) and Elaine (Janet Dibley)  were “living in sin” – much to the disapproval of Ashley’s parents.

Ashley was keen to make their relationship “legal” but Elaine had a less conventional attitude to life and saw nothing wrong with their existing arrangement.

Patrick Troughton played Ashley’s grandfather until the former Doctor Who actor suffered a fatal heart attack in March 1987. Tenniel Evans then took over the role.

Ashley Phillips
Nicholas Lyndhurst
Elaine Walker
Janet Dibley
Patrick Troughton (1)
Tenniel Evans (2)
Lilian Phillips
Jennifer Piercey
Francesca Hall
Colin Phillips
Paul McDowell