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

Never The Twain

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1981 - 1991
  • 67 episodes (11 series)

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. Stars Donald Sinden, Windsor Davies, Julia Watson, Robin Kermode, Teddy Turner and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1981 - 1991
Channels
ITV
Episodes
67 (11 series)
Creator
Johnnie Mortimer
Stars
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
Companies

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!

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 7th September 1981 at 8pm on ITV
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 10th August 2019 at 12:30am on Forces TV - Series 3, Episode 5
  • Saturday 10th August 2019 at 12:00am on Forces TV - Series 3, Episode 4
  • Friday 9th August 2019 at 10:30am on Forces TV - Series 3, Episode 5

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