Lovers (The): The Complete Series
Beryl and Geoffrey are a young couple who, amidst all the joys and heartaches, often feel they are going in completely different directions. Beryl dreams of a white wedding (in its fullest sense) whilst Geoffrey wants what most young men want (beside football, that is) and is forever trying to get Beryl in bed to stake a claim to what he believes is rightfully his - except he is secretly scared by the prospect. Beryl, too, has mixed feelings and the two play a continual game of verbal sexual cat-and-mouse which goes nowhere but is as exhausting as the act itself.
Starring Richard Beckinsale (Porridge, Rising Damp) and Paula Wilcox (Man About the House, Footballers’ Wives), The Lovers was an instant hit with the viewing public and rarely out of the top ten programmes on its original transmission. It was created and written by celebrated writer Jack Rosenthal and won him a Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Comedy.