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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Cast

Series cast summary:
William Armstrong William 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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1989 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the show premiered on British television in 1989, it was advertised by billboards and newspaper ads for "Shane Longman" (the fictitious merchant bank in the series) featuring profiles of its "staff": Declan (with a bouquet for Michelle on the ground in front of him), Jimmy (holding a phone: "If he doesn"t break even, he breaks his phone."), Hudson (holding both a phone and his baby after his wife has left him), Sirkka (with a black eye and holding a wine glass after attacking a man who gave her a bad investment tip), and Max (fluent in 6 Chinese dialects, he"s carrying a pile of Chinese take away containers). See more »

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An Excellent Series
3 December 2004 | by aejmSee all my reviews

I remember this series so well. It was excellent - such strong and compelling characters, stylish and sexy ... and so different to everything else on offer at the time - and now ... I am sure that it inspired the also excellent Canadian drama "Traders".

Both season 1 and season 2 are available on DVD region 2 in the UK. Its a treat to watch the series again.

Season 1 is 13 episodes and season 2 seems to be 10 episodes.

Unfortunately, it seems to have ended after 2 seasons.

This series was a lot of fun.

Sometimes you can get it on special at Amazon.co.uk


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