The Winning Streak (1985)

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Drama series dealing with the intrigues of a family motor business and the world of rally driving.

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Series cast summary:
 Frances Savage (6 episodes, 1985)
Leslie Sands ...
 Bernard Savage (6 episodes, 1985)
Shaun Scott ...
 Paul Savage (6 episodes, 1985)
Laura Davenport ...
 Ruth Savage (6 episodes, 1985)
 Carol Dayton (6 episodes, 1985)
Jane Morant ...
 Barbara Brookes (6 episodes, 1985)
Benedick Blythe ...
 David Savage (6 episodes, 1985)
Michael Cashman ...
 Frank McShane (6 episodes, 1985)
Tony Melody ...
 Matt Hutton (6 episodes, 1985)
Elizabeth Anson ...
 Sue (6 episodes, 1985)
Richard Cottan ...
 Alan Kitteridge (6 episodes, 1985)
Graham Fellows ...
 Chris Todd (6 episodes, 1985)
William McBain ...
 Ronnie Coates (6 episodes, 1985)
 Ian Beattie (5 episodes, 1985)
Alison Lloyd ...
 Janet (5 episodes, 1985)
Johnny Allan ...
 Tom Lockett (3 episodes, 1985)
Sally Kinghorn ...
 Mary Coates (3 episodes, 1985)
Kevin Lloyd ...
 Lennie (3 episodes, 1985)
Paul Lowther ...
 Richard Kemp (3 episodes, 1985)


Drama series dealing with the intrigues of a family motor business and the world of rally driving.

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The Winning Streak
28 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a classic 6-part series made by Yorkshire Television in the early 1980's about a young garage owner David Savage (played by Benedick Blythe) who has his eyes on becoming a top rally driver. The series will be of particular interest to motor-sport enthusiasts as it features an early incarnation of the METRO 6R4 rally car which was being developed at that time. This is a real nostalgia-fest for all you petrol-heads out there and features some excellent 'period' footage from this golden era of rallying.

The cast includes a very young Sean Wilson (who went on to play Martin Platt in Coronation Street); Graham Fellows (who was the pop singer Jilted John); Laura Davenport; Leslie Sands; Shaun Scott and Dinah Sheridan. There are some great location shots in and around North and West Yorkshire.

I recorded all six episodes at the time when this was first screened and have now transferred them onto DVD.

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