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Agony

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aired from: Mar 1979 to: Mar 1981 20 eps ITV 30 min mono ________________

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    1st Series 1979

  1. "Help"
    gs: Laurence Harrington [ Gary ], Ken Halliwell [ Guard ]

    Jane Lucas, overworked advice columnist for Person magazine, tries to cope with her usual hectic schedule as she advises a shy transvestite and takes a phone call from her husband informing her he's leaving her.

    b: 11 Mar 79
  2. "An Unmarried Couple"
    gs: David Ashford [ Simon Masters ], Sheila Keith [ Emily Bakewell ], Debby Cumming [ Clare ], Peter John [ Mr. Walker ], Stephanie Cole [ Mrs. Manfield ]

    Jane tries to get use to being alone and to deal with the reactions from an avid press and an overwrought mother.

    b: 18 Mar 79
  3. "Conjugal Wrongs"
    gs: Jonathan Hyde [ Rudy ], Jeremy Nicholas [ Charles ], Sandra Clark [ Helen ], Clifton Jones [ Dr. John Strong ]

    Laurence returns when Jane agrees to try some mechanical assistance for their lovemaking.

    b: 25 Mar 79
  4. "Wedlock, Deadlock"
    gs: Georgina Melville [ Faith ], Barry Angel [ David ], Toria Fuller [ Celeste ]

    Laurence's interest in another woman at the hospital where he works prompts him to suggest that he and Jane have an open marriage agreement.

    b: 8 Apr 79
  5. "Forever and Never"
    gs: Ursula Mohan [ Cherry ]

    Jane tries to balance Laurence's demands for attention with Michael and Rob's need for her to mediate a quarrel.

    b: 15 Apr 79
  6. "Too Much Agony, Too Little Ecstasy"
    gs: Isabelle Lucas [ Velma Small ]

    Jane celebrates her birthday by taking the advice she's been giving to another woman; she leaves Laurence.

    b: 29 Apr 79

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    2nd Series 1980

  7. "Back to Reality"
    gs: Susan Sheridan[ Jenny ], Peter Davidson [ Big Dennis ]

    Jane returns from vacation and decides to start dating again, but sees Laurence on a tape at a video-dating service talking about how much he loves his wife.

    b: 13 Apr 80
  8. "Working Girls"
    gs: Peter Jolley [ Luciano ], Jon Rapley [ Dispatch Rider ]

    Val threatens to moonlight in one of Vincent Fish's erotic films when Diana refuses to give her a raise.

    b: 20 Apr 80
  9. "Coming Out... and Going In Again?"
    gs: Michael Redfern [ Neville ], Ian Judge [ Fred Cavaliero ], Nicola Mcauliffe [ Joyce ], Ozzie Stevens [ 1st Schoolboy ], William Vanderpuye [ Palmer ], Stuart Wilde [ 2nd Schoolboy ], Stuart Mackenzie [ 3rd Schoolboy ]

    Michael appears anonymously on Jane's radio show to answer questions about the homosexual lifestyle, but Junior's blunder exposes his identity with devastating consequences.

    b: 27 Apr 80
  10. "Television Can Damage Your Health"
    gs: Jo Warne [ Elsie ], Julia Watson [ Lindsay Anderson ], Robert Longden [ Jeremy Delf ], Shirley Dixon [ Maggie S cattergood ], Gillian Royale [ Angela ], Nora Connolly [ Brenda ]

    Jane tries another medium when she makes a television pilot that goes completely off course.

    b: 4 May 80
  11. "Problem Parents"
    gs: Terry Mitchell [ Singing Telegram ], Joan Scott [ Mrs. Illingworth ], Ivor Roberts [ Mr. Illingworth ]

    Jane helps Rob explain his homosexuality to his parents and advises her mother about a smitten Junior Truscombe.

    b: 11 May 80
  12. "Second Time Around"
    gs: Harriet Reynolds [ Deirdre ], Peter Jolley [ Luciano ]

    A religiously reformed Andy Evol returns and both he and Jane return to Happening Radio when Junior falls ill.

    b: 18 May 80
  13. "A Woman Alone"
    gs: Colin Spaull [ Painter ], John Cater [ The Swindon Avenger ]

    Jane is taken hostage during her radio show by a reader unhappy with her advice.

    b: 25 May 80

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    3rd Series 1981

  14. "From Here to Maternity"
    gs: Jane Sherwin [ Chairwoman ], Sheila Keith [ Emily Bakewell ], Miranda Richardson [ Gudrun (the au pair) ], Gennie Nevinson [ Alison ], Tony Aitken [ Maurice ]

    Jane encounters a broad range of opposition when she decides to stop working and be a full time wife and mother.

    b: 18 Jan 81
  15. "Arrivals and Departures"
    gs: Beryl Reid [ Cherry Lightfoot ], Eric Hunt [ Deliveryman ]

    Jane and Laurence wait for their baby while attending a baby care class run by a strange woman and trying to help Michael deal with a fight with Rob.

    b: 25 Jan 81
  16. "Hospital Romances"
    gs: Martin Wimbush [ Chaplain ], Rosalind Ayres [ Ward Sister ], Joan-Ann Maynard [ Nurse Seymour ], Linda Robson [ Mary ]

    Jane continues helping people from her hospital bed as a black nurse faces the anger of her superior and Val runs off with Andy Evol.

    b: 1 Feb 81
  17. "Communications Breakdown"
    gs: William Hootkins [ Herman Tweeder ], Betty Romaine [ Sue Ellen ], Robert Fyfe [ Mr. Paxman ], Margaret Lang [ Mrs. Eads ], Ken Sharrock [ Henry VIII ], Tom Kelly [ Brian ], Kelly Hunter [ Marilyn ]

    Jane's investigation into group therapy uncovers a problem in her marriage and in that of Val and Andy.

    b: 8 Feb 81
  18. "Holy Wars"
    gs: Stephanie Fayerman [ Tina Trux ], Anthony Barnett [ Photographer ], Veronique Choolun [ Schoolgirl ], Phyllida Law [ Mrs. Lucas ], Geoffrey Chater [ Mr. Lucas ], Peter Whitman [ Rabbi ]

    Jane and Laurence's quarrel over having young Michael circumcised uncovers hidden prejudices.

    b: 15 Feb 81
  19. "Lucas v Lucas"
    gs: Yvonne D'Alpra [ WPC Robinson ], John Tordoff [ Ray ], Roderic Leigh [ Kidnapper ], Derek Martin [ Police Inspector ]

    Jane and Laurence grow farther apart when their baby is kidnapped by a disturbed man.

    b: 22 Feb 81
  20. "Rings Off Their Fingers"
    gs: Peter Joyce [ Phone-In Voice ]

    Laurence tries to win Jane back and she throws a New Year's Eve party that promises to change many people's lives.

    b: 1 Mar 81

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NOTES

The series was produced by London Weekend Television. The series came back in August of '95 and was titled Agony Again. This information will be added sometime in the future.


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