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    Does anyone remember this series from the 80's?.

    One of John Sullivans lesser talked about comedies, but I think it's one of the funniest.


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    My Dad really enjoyed Dear John when it was first on, sadly a little neglected these days.
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    Can you remember the episode when Ralph brought his mobile disco to the party? He only had "Green Door". "Boogaloo".

    Peter Denyer, what a star?

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    great show it is.
    one i foget about but really is superb.
    another show i watched without fail.

    i see ralph bates is in it a very familiar face.



    is that a young hyacinth from keeping up appearances.
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    i loved Dear John.......monday evenings ........kirk st moritz was a brilliant character but then they all were

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    I bought the box set of the two series of 'Dear John' when it came out on DVD. It's a shame that it's so overlooked, because it still stands up today as a very funny sitcom.
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    Remember feeling really sad when Ralph Bates died so young (51). I admired how he made me despise him as George Warleggan in the drama Poldark but love him in the comedy Dear John.

    Greatly missed as is Peter Denyer who played Ralph............Dennis in Please Sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themilkman View Post
    Remember feeling really sad when Ralph Bates died so young (51). I admired how he made me despise him as George Warleggan in the drama Poldark but love him in the comedy Dear John.

    Greatly missed as is Peter Denyer who played Ralph............Dennis in Please Sir.

    Peter Denyer was magic. I've recently been watching Moody & Pegg. Peter's character was basically a student type who wanted a place to practise his cello and scrounge food. How the hell does someone make a character like that likeable? Peter managed it!

    You're spot on with the observation on the Warleggan character as well. I loved the way Angharad Rees used to pronounce his name in that Cornish accent. Sadly, she was another one we lost this year.

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    I work as a manager in a charity shop and am lucky enough to get a good look at all the donations before they go out for sale. Recently the box set came in for this series and I couldn't resisit watching it. There are some fantastic one liners in there and the theme tune is a "once heard, never forgotten" sitcom gem!! Most of the cast sadly passed away well before their time.

    Belinda Lang did go on to star in the equally excellent 2 Point 4 Children....

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