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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Playing it safe is not an option. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1990 (UK) See more »

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(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Clive Owen - 'nuff said
23 November 2007 | by cinnamonbrandySee all my reviews

Like Harrison Ford, don't we love to watch him win, and don't we love to watch him suffer.

We quite like watching him have a nap, wash a car, or have his lip bitten by prettier girls than us...

As if we weren't being spoiled enough already, there's an ensemble cast that makes you go 'wow, he/she was in this?' about every five minutes before you finally settle down to enjoy it.

There's social commentary to die for - I've yet to see a more succinct analysis of the (tawdry) joys of asset-stripping, or the heady (and extremely dangerous) thrills of teeming and lading.

Now admit it, all my accountant friends out there - you've never seen teeming and lading outside of a textbook or a bad client's ledger books, have you? A series brave enough to educate its audience, and gorgeous enough to keep its audience after admitting it was gonna be educational...


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