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A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.
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Series cast summary:
Clive Owen ...  Derek Love / ... 20 episodes, 1990-1991
Simon Shepherd ...  Piers Garfield-Ward / ... 20 episodes, 1990-1991
Susannah Harker ...  Joanna Franklyn 19 episodes, 1990-1991
Leslie Phillips ...  James Xavier Blake / ... 18 episodes, 1990-1991
Peter Vaughan ...  Thomas Franklyn / ... 17 episodes, 1990-1991
Ralph Riach Ralph Riach ...  Stebbings / ... 15 episodes, 1990-1991
Caroline Langrishe ...  Penny Nichols 13 episodes, 1990
Benjamin Whitrow ...  Robert Douglas 13 episodes, 1990
Lynsey Baxter ...  Victoria Douglas 12 episodes, 1990
Matthew Marsh ...  Gavin Nichols 12 episodes, 1990
Stephen Tompkinson ...  Markus Warton / ... 12 episodes, 1990
Cliff Parisi ...  Lunchbox 11 episodes, 1990
Robert Glenister ...  Colin Morris 11 episodes, 1990
Andy Linden Andy Linden ...  Dink 11 episodes, 1990
Paul Barber ...  Gerald 11 episodes, 1990
Maureen Glackin Maureen Glackin ...  Lorraine 10 episodes, 1990
Karen Archer Karen Archer ...  Vanessa 9 episodes, 1990-1991
Sam London Sam London ...  Tom Nichols 9 episodes, 1990
Cathryn Bradshaw ...  Sonya Morris 9 episodes, 1990
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A business adviser uses all means necessary to help his friends out of financial ruins. However he has a moral code. Also, his unresolved family past won't leave him alone.

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He's rude, arrogant, ingenious, unprincipled -- and utterly charming. See more »

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6 March 1990 (UK) See more »

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(20 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Classic 90s chic
20 July 2005 | by barriegreenSee all my reviews

Chancer...I really wanted to be Stephen Crane (less keen on the whole Derek Love thing). Clive Owen was born to play this part, and all of the characters were so well defined the series had a lifelike/documentary feel that was addictive. the only weak character is Jamie (Pertwee) who I have never rated as an actor (famous parents can be an asset to the untalented). Veryy 80,s now, the filming is dated, but the imagery, storyline and haunting (jan Hammer) soundtrack are timeless. This DVD should be in every collection...and just now and then...it should be watched in its entirety, what a great day that would be. very British, very quality (and sexy) television! Spend 20 or 30 pounds and enjoy, no regrets anticipated.


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