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Pig In The Middle

1 9 8 0 – 1 9 8 3 (UK)
20 x 30 minute episodes

Terence Brady wrote Pig In The Middle for London Weekend Television with ex-Skippy star Liza Goddard playing attractive and flighty mistress Nellie (Penelope) Bligh and Joanna Van Gyseghem playing his (equally attractive) wife Susan.


Dinsdale Landen was Barty Wade – the bespectacled, middle-aged dotty ditherer they both wanted, but few could see why. Terence Brady himself played the part after the first season.

For three seasons Barty dithered and dallied from woman to woman, refusing to make up his mind one way or the other, until finally, viewers gave up caring.

Terence Brady was offered a four-year deal to play Barty in an American version of the show for ABC Television but he said “no”, giving his reasons as a dislike of flying and the fact that he wasn’t crazy about America.

“Hell’s tits!”

Barty Wade
Dinsdale Landen (1)
Terence Brady (2)
Nellie Bligh
Liza Goddard
Susan Wade
Joanna Van Gyseghem
Andy Trubshaw
John Quayle
Alice Boocock
Nichola McAuliffe


If Food Be the Music of Love, Play On | Something of Interest | To Have and Have Not | Then Loudly Sing Cuckoo | There’s a Small Hotel | Some to Take Their Ease or Sleep an Act or Two | A Man’s Joy . . . and All His Confusion | Why Don’t You Move in with Me? | Alone . . . at Last | Too Clothed for Comfort | Ships That Pass in the Night, Stopping | But Soft: We Are Observed | Oh What a Tangled Web | The Native Hue of Resolution | Breaking Out and Breaking In | And So . . . to Bed | The Faint Aroma of Performing Seals | Wee Bit Ingles, Blinking Not So Bonnily | Getting to Know You, Getting to Change All About You | Send Not to Know for Whom the Bell Tolls