Moody and Pegg

1974 | United Kingdom

1970s series that successfully mixed comedy and drama, starring Derek Waring as antique dealer Roland Moody and Judy Cornwell as civil servant Daphne Pegg. Both move into a new property with the intention of leaving their past behind them. He is escaping from matrimonial disharmony that ended in divorce whilst she has made for London after realising that her boss has no intention of marrying her. But they soon discover that they have fallen foul of a disreputable estate agent who has sold them both the same lease. Unable to work out who is the rightful owner they reluctantly agree to share, but it is not a happy compromise. 

At the end of the first series Moody loses his right to live in the flat in a 'winner-takes-all' poker game. However, he returns at the start of series two.

Published on January 8th, 2019. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.