Chancer (1990–1991)

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A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.

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 Derek Love / ... (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Piers Garfield-Ward / ... (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 James Xavier Blake / ... (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Joanna Franklyn (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Tom Franklyn / ... (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lynsey Baxter ...
 Victoria Douglas (13 episodes, 1990)
Ralph Riach ...
 Stebbings / ... (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Colin Morris (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Gavin Nichols (10 episodes, 1990)
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 Markus Warton / ... (10 episodes, 1990)
Cliff Parisi ...
 Lunchbox (10 episodes, 1990)
Maureen Glackin ...
 Lorraine (10 episodes, 1990)
Caroline Langrishe ...
 Penny Nichols (9 episodes, 1990)
Karen Archer ...
 Vanessa (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Robert Douglas (9 episodes, 1990)
Andy Linden ...
 Dink (9 episodes, 1990)
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 Gerald (9 episodes, 1990)
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A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.

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He's rude, arrogant, ingenious, unprincipled -- and utterly charming. See more »

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24 January 2004 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

My goodness me, look at the cast list! No wonder this series was such a hit. One of the peaks of UK TV drama, people still remember it fondly when you say the name. Of course the suave Mr Owen stole the show, but that was only fair. It'd be interesting to see it again to see how much it's dated, but even if it has I'd recommend it unhesitatingly to any viewer or scheduler looking to spice up their afternoons.


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