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
Martin Underwood <email@example.com>
Almost every series I can thin of is being re-run over and over again, but this series disappeared after just one showing, although (or because?) it belongs in the category of one of the best made relationship-dramas, made the British way, with Hannah Gordon as the woman loosening up while the son is growing independent, and a husband who has kept the "stif-upper-lip". Barkworth next to Hannah Gordon definitely makes this series worth re-running (BBC PLEASE! LISTEN), although the environment - particularly the local bank - is somewhat out of date (or maybe just typical british?). Barkworth and Gordon are both at their best, which says a great deal. His speach near the end to/about the wife's lover is so sarcastic and well played, that I still remember it 24 years later!
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