Just Good Friends

BBC (ended 1986)



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Just Good Friends

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Another superb comedy series from John (Only Fools and Horses) Sullivan. Paul Nicholas plays Vince Pinner, an East End bookmaker, who thinks he is God's gift to women, and Penny Warrender, an up market girl from Chipping Ongar. After meeting at a Rolling Stones concert in 1976, Vince and Penny plan to get married. However when Vince gets cold feet and abandons Penny who is waiting for him in the aisle, everything is called off. Years later, they meet up again and find that they are still attracted to one another. Penny worries about following her heart when she knows that they ought to remain just good friends.
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  • Rom-com girl gets dumped, girls meets same guy years later, girls sets out to get revenge, both fall in love again. Over a lot of laughs and great plots and charactersmoreless

    The best in rom-com tv. Has made me laugh out loud LOL more times than I care to admit to. Just the sort of show to have on when its cold and wet outside. When its finished you feel like your friends have gone home!!! Writer went to to write Only Fools and Horses so the standard is great
  • John Sullivan's best-known show might be Only Fools and Horses, but in my book this one was the best.

    For fans of witty romantic comedy, it's hard to imagine a show that would fit the bill better than Just Good Friends - the bitter-sweet on-off story of chalk and cheese couple Vince and Penny (Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis). He jilted her at the altar, as she never tired of telling him, but it was plain to see they still loved each other. There was always loads of chemistry between the pair and it was impossible to believe they could ever be just good friends! One of the quirky little things that appealed about the series was the way there is always an extra scene after the final credits - very often containing the wittiest line in the whole episode.

    As with Sullivan's other comedies, the minor characters quickly grew to be just as popular as the leads - in particular Vince and Penny's parents.moreless