Tony Shales is a forty something year old man who is married to author Jean Shales. He is a English lecturer at Medlock University, Manchester where he teachers Oregon and Vod.
In the first series he invites Oregon to do some cleaning at his house, and after a couple of false starts, starts an affair with her. They meet up around his flat when his wife isn't there as well as different hotels.
However in Episode 1.6 during the trip to the London protest, after a discussion with Vod, she decides to meet up with him and brakes it off.