Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ... See full summary »

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William Armstrong ...
 Max Lubin (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Declan / ... (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Chas Ewell (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Leonard Ansen (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Hannah Burgess (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Lee Wolf (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 James Farrell (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Wendy Foley (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Gail (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Jimmy Destry (13 episodes, 1989)
Emily Bolton ...
 Sylvia Roux Teng (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
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Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ladder, taking risks, eating up the pressure, and following their instincts in search of that elusive deal that will finally announce their arrival in the city. Written by Bai

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When the show premiered on British television in 1989, it was advertised by billboards and newspaper ads for "Shane Longman" (the fictitious merchant bank in the series) featuring profiles of its "staff": Declan (with a bouquet for Michelle on the ground in front of him), Jimmy (holding a phone: "If he doesn"t break even, he breaks his phone."), Hudson (holding both a phone and his baby after his wife has left him), Sirkka (with a black eye and holding a wine glass after attacking a man who gave her a bad investment tip), and Max (fluent in 6 Chinese dialects, he"s carrying a pile of Chinese take away containers). See more »

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An Excellent Series
3 December 2004 | by (NYC, USA & Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember this series so well. It was excellent - such strong and compelling characters, stylish and sexy ... and so different to everything else on offer at the time - and now ... I am sure that it inspired the also excellent Canadian drama "Traders".

Both season 1 and season 2 are available on DVD region 2 in the UK. Its a treat to watch the series again.

Season 1 is 13 episodes and season 2 seems to be 10 episodes.

Unfortunately, it seems to have ended after 2 seasons.

This series was a lot of fun.

Sometimes you can get it on special at Amazon.co.uk


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