Dogfood Dan and the Carmarthen Cowboy (1982– )

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Growing out of a single Yorkshire TV production in 1982 (screened in the series ITV Playhouse) and appearing as a one-series sitcom on the BBC six years later, Dogfood Dan And The ... See full summary »

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Malcolm Storry ...
 'Dogfood' Dan Milton (6 episodes, 1988)
Peter Blake ...
 Aubrey Owen (6 episodes, 1988)
Lizzie Mickery ...
 Helen Milton (6 episodes, 1988)
Arbel Jones ...
 Gwyneth Owen (6 episodes, 1988)
Mary Blatchford ...
 Waitress (4 episodes, 1988)
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Growing out of a single Yorkshire TV production in 1982 (screened in the series ITV Playhouse) and appearing as a one-series sitcom on the BBC six years later, Dogfood Dan And The Carmarthen Cowboy was a tale of two long-distance dogfood-carrying lorry drivers who, to the other's ignorance, are each having affairs with the other's wife. Although the men meet up on the road, exchange stories of their sexual escapades, and often talk to their wives about their travelling friend, the lies they spin and the false names they invent mean that neither the husbands nor the wives cotton on to the convoluted situation. Aubrey Owen likes to pass himself off as an MP, 'Aneurin', during his visits with Helen, while Dan claims he is carrying top secret 'abnormal' loads when pursuing the passionate Gwyneth. (Myfanwy in the 1982 version.) This was a complex, farcical idea from the ever-interesting David Nobbs, which employed sufficient detours and U-turns to make the extension from play to sitcom ... Written by Anonymous

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22 November 2002 | by (St Albans, UK) – See all my reviews

Comedy about 2 truckdrivers, one shifting dog food from Hull to Cardiff, the other shifting dog food from Cardiff to Hull. They met & discussed the futility of existence at transport cafes and were unwittingly having affairs with each other's wives. The concept alone was genius. One of the dog food brands was called Bona Fido, can anyone remember the other?


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