Title: Never the Twain
Series: 11
Episodes: 67
First Transmission: 1981

Never the Twain follows Simon Peel and Oliver Smallbridge. Not only are they both in the antiques trade, but they have adjacent shops, and even their homes are side-by-side. Neither will stop at anything to get the better of the other. 

Best Episode

Father of the Groom (1981) – Simon throws a dinner party for the Smallbridges. Lyn and David get married.

Worst Episode

There But for the Grace of God (1990) – Simon comes across an old acquaintance who is down on their luck.

Notes & Comments

Info Updated: 2021-11-29
*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers.
The data on this page is updated when any major changes occur to episode rankings, or when new episodes are added as is the case with current television series.

SD for Never the Twain = 0.42

Average rating for Never the Twain = 6.7

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.5 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 3.0 standard deviations.

The difference between the top-rated and bottom-rated episodes is 5.5 standard deviations.

Comments on Best-Episode [Father of the Groom (1981)]:

The first series of Never the Twain finishes with a wedding. Windsor Davies and Donald Sinden are in good form in the dinner scenes as they trade insults. A funny and amusing first series.

Comments on Worst-Episode [There But for the Grace of God (1990)]:

An episode in the 10th series towards the end of its run.

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Families at War (1981)
#2 Of Meissen Men (1981)
#3 A Night at the Opera (1981)
#4 A Matched Pair (1981)
#5 Nothing But the Truth (1981)
#6 Father of the Groom (1981)
#7 Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1982)
#8 As Young as You Feel (1982)
#9 A Woman’s Place… (1982)
#10 Blood Brothers (1982)
#11 If You Knew Susan (1982)
#12 The More We Are Together (1982)
#13 Taking Stock (1983)
#14 Partners (1983)
#15 A Nose for Quality (1983)
#16 The End of the Line (1983)
#17 The Welsh Connection (1983)
#18 Not on the Same Wavelength (1983)
#19 A Home of Your Own (1984)
#20 The Royal Connection (1984)
#21 Words and Music (1984)
#22 No Flame Like an Old Flame (1984)
#23 Loves’ Neighbours’ Lost (1984)
#24 Come Fly with Me (1984)
#25 In Whom We Tryst (1986)
#26 Going Going Gone (1986)
#27 Thicker Than Water (1986)
#28 Kung Who (1986)
#29 Reading Between the Lines (1986)
#30 Definitely Not Cricket (1986)
#31 Feed a Cold (1987)
#32 Going to Pot (1987)
#33 Love Is a Many-Splendoured Thing (1987)
#34 A Night to Remember (1987)
#35 The Battle of Deveraux Dale (1987)
#36 Affairs of the Heart (1987)
#37 Settled Out of Court (1988)
#38 The Wagers of Sin (1988)
#39 Betrothed, Bothered and Bewildered (1988)
#40 The Second Time Around (1988)
#41 Born to Blush Unseen (1988)
#42 Fasten Your Seat Belts (1988)
#43 Grandfathers-in-Law (1988)
#44 Nursery Times (1988)
#45 Whose Baby? (1988)
#46 Never Say Die (1988)
#47 Moving On (1988)
#48 It’s a Long Way to Friern Barnet (1988)
#49 Just the Ticket (1989)
#50 A Point of Honour (1989)
#51 A New Lease of Life (1989)
#52 Aspects of Love (1989)
#53 Neighbours (1989)
#54 Bonjour Paris (1989)
#55 A Winter’s Tale (1989)
#56 X Marks the Spot (1990)
#57 S.W.A.L.K. (1990)
#58 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1990)
#59 Happy Holiday (1990)
#60 There But for the Grace of God (1990)
#61 A Car by Any Other Name (1990)
#62 Viva Espana (1991)
#63 The Best Laid Plans (1991)
#64 Born Again (1991)
#65 There Goes the Bride (1991)
#66 Two Fools and Their Money (1991)
#67 The First of the Queue (1991)