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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Andrew MacLear
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bill Armstrong Bill Armstrong ...  Max Lubin 23 episodes, 1989-1990
Douglas Hodge ...  Declan McConnochie 23 episodes, 1989-1990
Jason Isaacs ...  Chas Ewell 23 episodes, 1989-1990
Joanna Kanska Joanna Kanska ...  Sirkka Nieminen 23 episodes, 1989-1990
Trevyn McDowell ...  Michelle Hauptmann 23 episodes, 1989-1990
Rolf Saxon ...  Hudson J. Talbot 22 episodes, 1989-1990
John Bowe ...  Leonard Ansen 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Anna Nygh Anna Nygh ...  Hannah Burgess 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Richard LeParmentier ...  Lee Wolf 18 episodes, 1989-1990
Denys Hawthorne Denys Hawthorne ...  James Farrell 14 episodes, 1989-1990
Joanna Phillips-Lane Joanna Phillips-Lane ...  Wendy Foley 14 episodes, 1989-1990
Briony Glassco ...  Gail 14 episodes, 1989-1990
Dorian Healy ...  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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Drama

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UK

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English

Release Date:

26 September 1989 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Used the same dealing room set from the 1989 movie Dealers (1989). See more »

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Profoundly realistic, and a great drama too.
14 July 2000 | by t-17See all my reviews

Shane-Longman, a mid-size, up-and-coming investment banking house in The City (akin to WallStreet) in London prides itself on its youthfull staff, and an uncanny ability to come through innovative, yet more than usual unconventional financial solutions. Although all the characters in the series come to the spotlight at one point, some might say the series resolves around the relationship of the two primary characters Declan McConnachie, a young, high-riding trader on the primaries desk, and Michelle Hauptmann, a vibrant trader with Shane's German branch, who is temporarily located in England. This series features some other notable actors like Rolf Saxon as the American attorney Hudson Talbot the Third, along with an apprehensive, and almost timid Saira Todd, playing Hillary Rollinger, a new trader, who comes under the wing of Michelle Hauptmann. Who would've thought that Saira Todd would later play a key role in Channel 4's "Queer as Folk!" Through the series, topics such as stress, drug-abuse, insider trading, homosexuality, and black-market trading are addressed through the experiences of the staff. In the United States, this series was originally distributed to PBS stations in the mid 1990s via the Program Resource Group. I eagerly await the series reruns.


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