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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
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Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated ... See full summary »

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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

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Kenneth Haigh ...
 Joe Lampton (23 episodes, 1970-1972)
Zena Walker ...
 Susan Lampton (19 episodes, 1970-1972)
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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 »

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Followed by Man at the Top: I'll Do the Dirty Work (1971) See more »

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Great TV Show_And Unlike American TV_It Was Unpredictable
25 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I consider the reasons I liked British television compared to American TV shows, I first consider Joe Lampton's "Man At the Top". And it wasn't just about a division, whether imaginary or real, between Brits from the north or south at all! It was about a savvy, though brutal business man, who would not take anything lying down. He would figure out a way to get back over on anyone who wronged him. And every week they tried. It was plausible and unpredictable unlike American TV shows made around the same time. The American, cookie cutter plot, had blind...that's BLIND detectives kicking but on some long shore dock, no matter how many there were. Complete American stupidity! Both the idiots that made shows like "Longstreet" and the idiots who watched that pap! Not only that, you could and still can 'set your watch' to the template you're watching, as you know exactly when the 'chase scene' will transpire. Total rubbish. Meanwhile, Joe ended up divorcing his wife, Susan, a real surprise on the show and he was quite creative in giving the vendetta's back to those who tried to best him. It was simply good, real-to-life, unpredictable television programing.


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