Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy

David Nobbs is of course more famous for his Reggie Perrin sitcoms, but in 1988 he wrote a BBC One series called Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy. It starred Peter Blake and Malcolm Storry, who played long-distance lorry drivers who often crossed paths on their way up and down the country. Unbeknownst to either, they were each having an affair with the other’s wife.

The sitcom began life as a pilot made by Yorkshire TV for ITV Playhouse in 1982. Here’s a small write-up about that pilot.

Burton Daily Mail – Saturday 24 July 1982

By the end of 1987, the BBC had commissioned a full series of half-hours.

The Stage – Thursday 03 December 1987

And here’s what Nick Smurthwaite thought of the first episode.

The Stage – Thursday 04 February 1988
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