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Whatever Happened to Gloria Robins?
S02E01 · Whatever Happened to Gloria Robins?

Apr 29, 1980

Glover is thrilled when Gloria Robins, the beautiful film star, is admitted to a woman's ward and is soon romancing her with flowers. Characteristically Figgis is cynical but even he falls under Gloria's spell - as do Norman and Dr Thorpe. When Gloria is discharged she delivers an emotional farewell to Glover, which touches his heart - until he hears it again in one of her old films on the TV that evening.

Where There's a Will
S02E02 · Where There's a Will

May 06, 1980

Glover does not take kindly to eccentric new patient Joe Perkins - with his invisible dog - due to his lack of hygiene and use of Glover's drinking tumbler for his false teeth. However when he discovers that Joe's tin box contains a fortune and the man is considering changing his will Glover - and Norman - both fawn on him to get into his good books. In the event the heir turns out to be Figgis, who is uncharacteristically noble in refusing the legacy and preventing Joe from being sectioned.

It Can Damage Your Health
S02E03 · It Can Damage Your Health

May 13, 1980

Norman has recently taken up smoking but long term smokers Glover and Figgis are feeling the ill effects of the habit and try, respectively, a pipe and yoga to help quit - but in vain. Glover goes for a job interview but, off the cigarettes, he is a bag of nerves and fails. Figgis carries on secretly smoking behind the others' backs, leading to Dr Thorpe getting a nasty surprise in the gents' toilets.

The Cosmic Influence
S02E04 · The Cosmic Influence

May 20, 1980

When Figgis becomes obsessed with horoscopes in magazines and believes their predictions the others are sceptical - until Norman continually beats Glover at cards. However, Figgis becomes so preoccupied with astrological predictions he is convinced he is going to die - forcing Dr Thorpe to beat him at his own game to cure him of his obsession - though Glover's change of luck at cards also plays a part.

The Visitors
S02E05 · The Visitors

May 27, 1980

Norman's overbearing, hypochondriac mother comes to visit and he is initially scared to tell her he is romancing nurse Jenny. Norman's cowardice gives Glover the opportunity to try and make a move but Figgis puts him off with lies about Jenny and the young couple eventually stand up to Mrs Binns. Figgis meanwhile shares a passionate embrace with a visitor who is not his wife - and is also unaware that he has one. Thanks to a misplaced gesture by Norman, though, she will shortly come face to face with her.

The Lost Sheep
S02E06 · The Lost Sheep

Jun 03, 1980

When the hospital vicar comes to discuss Norman's wedding agnostic Figgis gets into a religious argument but ultimately fears for his soul because he has not been christened and so he agrees to go ahead with the ceremony. This turns him into a zealous religious missionary - until he hears a confession from Glover, which drastically alters his charitable outlook.

Last Tango
S02E07 · Last Tango

Jun 10, 1980

Feeling wistful that they were unable to attend the staff dance with its majority of females, the patients decide to make their own alcohol and have a party of their own, inviting Nurse Eileen. Needless to say Figgis and Glover - and Dr Thorpe - vie with each other to impress her with their dance moves whilst Norman merely gets drunk and the whole thing is ended with the arrival of Matron, who has escaped from Gupte's passionate declarations.


Only When I Laugh Season 2 (1980) is released on Apr 29, 1980 and the latest season 4 of Only When I Laugh is released in 1982. Watch Only When I Laugh online - the English Comedy TV series from United Kingdom. Only When I Laugh is directed by Vernon Lawrence,Graeme Muir and created by Eric Chappell with James Bolam and Peter Bowles.

As know as:

Только когда я смеюсь(Russian), Sólo cuando me río, Ett gott skratt, Only When I Laugh


United Kingdom



Production Companies:

Yorkshire Television (YTV)

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