Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The British sitcom Singles was an outgrowth of the one-off TV play Single's Night, which aired on June 19, 1984. The original story concerned two couples who got together at a singles bar: Slick stock trader Malcolm was paired off with divorced mom Pam, while hospital porter Clive, whose wife had recently deserted both him and his kids, found happiness with another divorcée named Jackie. The cast of Single's Night included Roger Nedwell as Malcolm, Angela Richards as Pam, John Kavanagh as Clive, and Jane Carr as Jackie, with Patricia Brake as Pam's daughter Di. By the time Singles became a Yorkshire Television series on January 27, 1988, the property had been completely recast, with Roger Rees.