Danny Moorcock was a friend of Jack Sugden. Danny recently lost his job in February 1980 so he moved back in with his mother and ended up taking up hobbies. He unsuccessfully tried to get Joe Sugden to join his football team. Bob Jerome encouraged Danny to try claim benefits whilst Richard Anstey informed Danny he managed to get him a job in Derbyshire. Jane didn't want to leave Beckindale and didn't want Danny to leave her so she attempted to talk Danny out of leaving, however Danny was already fed up of being on the dole. Danny ended up taking the job and Jane supported him, even sending him off.