Never The Twain. Image shows from L to R: Oliver Smallbridge (Windsor Davies), Simon Peel (Donald Sinden). Image credit: Thames Television.

Never The Twain

Once business partners Simon Peel and Oliver Smallbridge have grown to hate each other. Both are antique dealers, and the fact they are neighbours issues no help to the situation

1981 - 1991  (ITV)
67 (11 series)
Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Julia Watson, Robin Kermode, Teddy Turner, Derek Deadman, Maria Charles
Johnnie Mortimer, Vince Powell, John Kane
Thames Television

Simon Peel and Oliver Smallbridge are two men with a lot in common. Not only are they both in the antiques trade, but they have adjacent shops, and even their homes are side-by-side. Both are one-parent family men and neither will stop at anything to get the better of the other. The pair's rivalry doesn't stop their offspring from falling in love and getting married though!