Let There Be Love
Created byJohnnie Mortimer
Brian Cooke
StarringPaul Eddington
Nanette Newman
Henry McGee
Stephen Nolan
Ian Morrison
Claudia Gambold
Elspeth March
John Welsh
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series2
No. of episodes12
ProducerPeter Frazer-Jones
Running time30 minutes
Production companyThames Television
Original release
Release4 January 1982 (1982-01-04) –
14 April 1983 (1983-04-14)

Let There Be Love is a British sitcom which aired for two seasons from 1982 to 1983. It was created by the sitcom writing team of Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke, and it starred Paul Eddington (who was also starring in the BBC's Yes Minister at exactly the same time this sitcom went out), Nanette Newman and Henry McGee (who, likewise, also played straight man to Benny Hill at the same time).

It was made by Thames Television for the ITV network.


Middle-aged and middle-class Timothy Love (played by Eddington) is a confirmed bachelor who is nonetheless happy with his marital status and his life; since he has a good job, plenty of money, the availability of girlfriends whenever he wants them, and cherished freedom. Until a mother-of-three, Judy (played by Newman) enters his life. Timothy will find Judy different to all the other women he has courted in the past; in contrast with all the others, Judy is the type of woman with which he feels he can 'settle down'. They become engaged, and Timothy's realising of the effort he has to do to change his life and do away with his old individualism will prove the main theme of the show.

Judy and Timothy are married at the end of the first series, and in the second Timothy had to adapt to step-fathering Judy's children Charles (played by Nolan), Edward (played by Morrison) and Elizabeth (played by Gambold), as well as come to terms with his parents-in-law (played by March and Welsh), as well as taking care of Judy's Alsatian dog. Another important character in the show is Timothy's business partner Dennis Newberry (played by McGee) in their advertising agency, and who would good-naturedly offer 'help' (i.e. hindrance) Timothy in adapting to his life with Judy.


Series 1 (1982)

Series 2 (1983)