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Dogfood Dan And The Carmarthen Cowboy (ITV-BBC 1982&1988, Malcolm Storry, Peter Blake)



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BBC sitcom Dogfood Dan And The Carmarthen Cowboy actually appeared first as a one off 1982 ITV Playhouse production of the same name. It and the series that followed six years later was written by David Nobbs of Reggie Perrin fame.

The convoluted plot saw a pair of long distance lorry drivers, “Dogfood” Dan Milton and Aubrey “The Camarthen Cowboy” Owen meeting up regularly on the road. The duo liked to tell stories of their lives and of their romantic exploits. What they don’t realise is that each is having an affair with the other’s wife!

The original play saw David Daker and Gareth Thomas in the leads.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 1×60 minute episode 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 24 July 1982 (play) and 4 February – 10 March 1988 Thursdays at 9.00pm

Writer: David Nobbs / Producer and Director: Alan J. W. Bell (series), Derek Bennet (original play)

series cast
Malcolm Storry as ‘Dogfood’ Dan Milton (series)
Peter Blake as Aubrey Owen (The Carmarthen Cowboy) (series)
Elizabeth Mickery as Helen Milton (series)
Arbel Jones as Gwyneth Owen (series)

cast of the original play
David Daker as ‘Dogfood’ Dan Milton (play)
Gareth Thomas as Aubrey Owen (The Carmarthen Cowboy) (play)
Diana Davies as Helen Milton (play)
Helen Cotterill as Myfanwy Owen (play)