Telford had worked for many years in a bank, and had progressed to a senior role which involved him travelling overseas. He decided that he wanted a change, so he applied for the job of ... See full summary »
Telford had worked for many years in a bank, and had progressed to a senior role which involved him travelling overseas. He decided that he wanted a change, so he applied for the job of manager in a small provincial branch in Dover. He raised a few eyebrows back at headquarters for his lenient attitude to debtors, but he succeeded in attracting a large Dutch firm to open an office in the town and to bank with his branch. After badly advising the managing director of a local electronics firm to expand too quickly, he rescued the situation by suggesting that the MD should act as financial advisor to a brilliant inventor who had no idea how to run a successful business. Mrs Telford did not want to move to Dover and stayed with her teenage son in London. Before long she had met a theatre director (played by Keith Barron) and they tentatively began having an affair. By the final episode, Telford had got the concept of being a bank manager out of his system and was arranging to go back to ... Written by
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A high powered banker opts out of the rat race and takes a job as a bank manager in a small town. He impresses the local community by giving them a level of input to their financial issues that they've not had previously.
His artistic wife wonders what this is all about but supports his decision. But she also embarks on an affair with one of her thespian friends. However our hero wins her back in a non-violent way. Their teenage son is also confused by the whole thing.
As a chartered accountant I recognise the script weaknesses in that much of the brilliant financial advice is pretty obvious. On the other hand I remember some of the dramatic scenes twenty years later so it made an impression.
I came across this while browsing IMDB and noticed that no-one had commented. I thought it deserved at least one write-up.
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