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Never the Twain 

Comedy about two rival antique dealers.

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Johnnie Mortimer
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Donald Sinden ...  Simon Peel 67 episodes, 1981-1991
Windsor Davies ...  Oliver Smallbridge 67 episodes, 1981-1991
Derek Deadman Derek Deadman ...  Ringo 40 episodes, 1981-1991
Teddy Turner ...  Banks 36 episodes, 1981-1988
Maria Charles Maria Charles ...  Mrs. Sadler / ... 28 episodes, 1982-1988
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Comedy about two rival antique dealers.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos en discordia See more »

Filming Locations:

Hersham, Surrey, England, UK

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Thames Television See more »
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Runtime:

(67 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Both of Donald Sinden's sons appeared in the series. Jeremy as a doctor in Blood Brothers (series 2 ep 4), Marc as a police sergeant in A Night to Remember (series 6 ep 4), and both as policemen in A Car by any Other Name (series 10 ep6). See more »

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Old hat
21 March 2008 | by palinlondonSee all my reviews

Oh dear, 'Never the twain' has not aged well. I caught some re-runs on a late night channel recently and was embarrassed by the predictable story-lines and poor acting. The characters are stereotypes and most of the actors resort to spluttering and pulling faces in order to elicit laughs. The writing is generally uninspired and the jokes are juvenile and not particularly funny. A sample of the dialogue: Oliver Smallbridge: "I started at the bottom, you need brains there." Simon Peel: "Well, your brains are in your bottom." It provided work for several British B-list actors over a number of years but, apart from that, there's little to recommend it. One wonders how Donald Sinden ever became involved in the series.


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