Agony: The Complete Series 1
BAFTA-nominated actress Maureen Lipman stars as Jane Lucas, author of a problem page in a glossy magazine and radio Agony Aunt. A huge hit for ITV in the late 70s and early 80s, Agony lasted for three series, with a sequel made fifteen years later. Based on the experiences of real-life Agony Aunt Anna Raeburn, Agony trod a thin line of black humour - the darkest joke of all being that Jane offers solutions to people on a daily basis but can't solve her own personal problems.
Jane is being pecked at from all sides - her boss, her husband and her mother are all having a go...
An Unmarried Couple
Laurence decides to leave Jane. Her friends suggest either joining a sex club, having an affair or becoming gay...
Laurence tells Jane that the reason they have problems is Jane's unattractive appearance.
Wedlock - Deadlock
Jane is in despair following a declaration from Laurence that he has fallen in love with another woman.
Forever and Never
Jane and Laurence are together again, but Jane is so busy with her readers' problems that she has no time for him.
Too Much Agony, Too Little Ecstasy
Val tells Jane that her marriage to Laurence is making her unhappy and she should leave him.