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

Never The Twain

ITV sitcom about two curmudgeonly men. 67 episodes (11 series), 1981 - 1991. Stars Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Julia Watson, Robin Kermode and others.

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1981 - 1991
Channel
ITV
Episodes
67   (11 series)
Creator
Johnnie Mortimer
Starring
Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Julia Watson, Robin Kermode, Teddy Turner, Derek Deadman and Maria Charles
Writers
Johnnie Mortimer, Vince Powell and John Kane
Directors
Peter Frazer-Jones, Robert Reed, Douglas Argent, Nick Hurran and Anthony Parker
Producers
Peter Frazer-Jones and Anthony Parker

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!

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 7th September 1981 on ITV at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 9th October 1991 on ITV at 7pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 10th August 2019 at 12:00am on Forces TV

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