Common Ground. Image shows from L to R: Jill (Celia Pacquola), Rupert (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Common Ground

Sky Atlantic comedy drama. 10 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Tom Davis, Eleanor Lawrence, Sean Pertwee, Brendan Coyle, Charles Dance, Amelia Bullmore, Hugo Speer and others.

Series 1, Episode 9 - Nell, Ted & Marlon

The story of the Ginger twins Nell (Eri Jackson) and Ted (Danny Morgan) and the man who dares to come between them - Marlon (Daniel Lawrence Taylor).

Further details

Common Ground. Image shows from L to R: Ted (Danny Morgan), Nell (Eri Jackson), Marlon (Daniel Lawrence Taylor). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Set in the local community centre, ex-So Solid Crew member Marlon unwittingly embarks on a power struggle with an over-protective brother, Ted, when he recognises Ted's sister Nell's singing talent.

Marlon claims to have had a glittering past life in the music industry but is he all he appears to be?

The show also features a member of the choir (Annette Crosbie) who is constantly in denial about her age and in desperate need of someone to follow.


Previously known as The Choir.

Broadcast details

Monday 4th March 2013
Sky Atlantic
15 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Eri Jackson Nell
Danny Morgan Ted
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Marlon
Annette Crosbie Brenda
Guest cast
Pauline McLynn Peggy the Homeless Lady
June Bailey Ethel
Gresby Nash Malcolm the Pianist
Tom Davis Simon 'Sunshine' Wilson (Voice)
Writing team
Eri Jackson Writer
Danny Morgan Writer
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Writer
Production team
Dave Lambert (as David Lambert) Director
Alison MacPhail Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer


Trust me with your life

Marlon instigates a trust exercise.

Featuring: Eri Jackson (Nell), Danny Morgan (Ted), Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Marlon).


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