Tom Chance's life is plagued by coincidences. Even his initial meeting with his beloved Alison happened by pure chance - when he went to a local pub to meet another girl (also called Alison... See full summary »
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1986   1984  

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Political satire about a TV news company.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift
The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus
Genevieve (1953)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Cornelius
Stars: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A normal everyday family strike it rich by winning the lottery. Their life dramatically changes with their new-found wealth.

Stars: Amanda Redman, Peter Davison, Sarah Smart
Outside Edge (1994–1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A comedy based around the activities and problems that 2 very different couples experience whilst running the local cricket team.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Robert Daws, Timothy Spall
Vera (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, David Leon
Moving On (TV Series 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Series of daytime plays set in contemporary Britain, all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life.

Stars: Neil Bell, Alicia Brockenbrow, Emma Lowndes
Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds
Doctors (TV Series 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Diane Keen, Adrian Lewis Morgan, Jan Pearson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Tom Chance (18 episodes, 1984-1986)
...
 Alison Little (18 episodes, 1984-1986)
Edit

Storyline

Tom Chance's life is plagued by coincidences. Even his initial meeting with his beloved Alison happened by pure chance - when he went to a local pub to meet another girl (also called Alison) for a 'blind date'. As this was the same pub that Alison had arranged to meet her cousin, Tom Chesney, for the first time since they were both children, it was a coincidence waiting to happen! Tom Chance's frequent brushes with coincidences also lead to his being continually arrested by police for crimes he did not commit, with the result that the Police Sergeant finally issues instructions, to his force, *not* to arrest Tom - even when faced with the most compromising of circumstances involving Tom. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 September 1984 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ni kriv ni dužan  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In series two Alison says she's 27 and in real life Brenda who plays Alison is actually 40. See more »

Soundtracks

Taking a Chance on Love
Performed by The Ladybirds
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Very clever, very funny, very watchable.
14 October 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was first introduced to this superb little TV sitcom in 1985 when a friend recommended it (cheers Mike). Chance in a Million is not your run of the mill TV sitcom, it is very cleverly written, well acted and a little surreal. I am only surprised that Channel Four in the U.K. haven't seen fit to repeat it. It is far superior to a lot of so called TV comedy produced today. The show's actors, Simon Callow and Brenda Blethyn have moved on to make other TV shows and movies but for me they will both always be remembered for their roles as Tom and Alison. The early episodes were the best and these are the ones I have watched the most. A new series would be very welcome indeed.


29 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worthy of a dvd release surely ! asi-17
What happened to Chance in a Million ? lamps
Chance in a million paulboden
Why this classic sitcom has never been reshown..... Tosh_Togo
Discuss Chance in a Million (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page