Successful businessman Lew Burnett survives a series of attempts on his life, and decides to remain "dead" after the last one to go undercover and find out which of his close friends & ... See full summary »
When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's to claim his inheritance, his relative tries to murder him, then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Luckily for the lad, he strikes up a friendship.
Tells the story of a young executive learning his way through the corporate culture in his first year at the Greatrick Corporation, apparently a soft drinks business, although perhaps with its own PR department, it's actually a conglomerate?
All members of this sect pay obeisance to the unseen chairman, while alternately trying to advance one's own career or just being happy staying in place. The acting is top notch, especially from Donald Sinden as the head of PR and the lovely Elaine Taylor as his ever dutiful, resourceful secretary. The dialogue is witty and the episodes well rounded. Norman Bird is in the first two episodes as an aging exec on his way out, and James Grout, years before becoming Inspector Morse's boss, plays a management psychologist by the name of Dr Ducker ( a clear swipe at Peter Drucker !). At a mere seven episodes, this series definitely leaves the audience wanting more! The restoration is excellent, although the sound could be better, and all and all it is well worth the money! And look out for a cameo by Gareth Hunt in the first episode.
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