Man at the Top (1970– )

TV Series  |   |  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 25 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot


0Check in

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Related Items

Search for "Man at the Top" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Man at the Top (1970– )

Man at the Top (1970– ) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Man at the Top.




2   1  
1972   1971   1970  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Joe Lampton thought he had really made it by marrying the boss's daughter in his northern mill town. But he finds he is being sidelined at work and his private life manipulated by his ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Jean Simmons, Honor Blackman
Room at the Top (TV Mini-Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An adaption of John Braine's novel.

Stars: Matthew McNulty, Tom Brooke, Julia Ford
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man becomes involved with a pharmaceutical concern that has moved a drug to market too quickly, rendering hundreds of African women sterile. When the man approaches his superior, he finds that, perhaps, he is in over his head.

Director: Mike Vardy
Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Nanette Newman, Harry Andrews
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears
ITV Playhouse (TV Series 1967)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Stars: Michael Bryant, William Simons, Katherine Barker


Series cast summary:
Kenneth Haigh ...
 Joe Lampton (23 episodes, 1970-1972)
Zena Walker ...
 Susan Lampton (19 episodes, 1970-1972)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

14 December 1970 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(23 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Guest Stars Donald Houston, Derek Benfield and Shelia Raynor had featured in the 1958 film of Room at the Top which had the same main character. See more »


Follows Room at the Top (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Man At The Top was over the top
6 July 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yorkshire Man moves down south and finds all southerners corrupt and perverted. This is the basic premise behind Man At The Top, so you can imagine Joe Lampton (the hero) gets very angry about this, and he does frequently, always raving about something or other. People from the north were often portrayed as victims throughout the series. He becomes a very successful business man in London with the help of long suffering (southern) wife Susan, who comes from an affluent family. Long suffering because she ignores his various affairs, although in the end she does sometimes play the field herself. This series encapsulates attitudes between the north and south of Britain which hopefully have now gone?.

3 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Man At The Top (TV series) ukla1980
Series One - on DVD in January 2010? garth147
Discuss Man at the Top (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page