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In the Nick of Time 

Sto para 5 (original title)
Five strangers witness the death of a former government official in an elevator of a luxurious hotel and they soon find themselves tangled in a huge mystery.




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Series cast summary:
Smaragda Karydi ...  Dalia Hatzialexandrou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Elissavet Konstantinidou ...  Zoumboulia Abatzidou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Giorgos Kapoutzidis ...  Spyros Deloglou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Argyris Angelou ...  Fotis Voulinos 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Angeliki Lambri ...  Aggela Ioakeimidou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Eirini Koumarianou ...  Sofia Baxevani 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Pavlos Orkopoulos ...  Thomas Voulinos 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Eleni Krita ...  Marilena Dorkofiki 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Efi Papatheodorou ...  Theopoula Tzini 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Gerasimos Mihelis ...  Andreas Kalogirou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Mihalis Marinos ...  Alexis Stergiou 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Dimitris Petropoulos ...  Aris Pavrinos 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Melina Kyriakopoulou ...  Frida Papaparaskeva 49 episodes, 2005-2007
Patrikios Kostis ...  Nikos Kalathas 34 episodes, 2005-2007
Popi Hristodoulou ...  Martha / ... 32 episodes, 2005-2007
Zeta Makrypoulia ...  Amalia Antonopoulou / ... 22 episodes, 2005-2007


Five strangers find themselves trapped in an elevator of a luxurious hotel, witnessing the death of a former government official. Just before he dies, he claims that he has been poisoned and urges the five strangers to seek out and expose his killers. They must solve the mystery, that started several years ago. The bond between them will grow strong, and maybe, in the end, they can discover that somehow their presence in the elevator at that particular moment, was more than "accidental"... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An Elevator, Five People and One Poisoned Man.


Comedy | Drama | Mystery






Greek | English

Release Date:

26 September 2005 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Nick of Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Did You Know?


After the series finale, creator/writer/actor of the series Giorgos Kapoutzidis admitted he was not very positive about the actress Smaragda Karydi playing the role of Dalia. He had imagined the character of Dalia as a middle aged woman and was going to propose the role to actress Katia Dandoulaki, whom he is a fan of. When Karydi was finally cast for the role, Kapoutzidis had to make changes to the script so that the character of Dalia would be younger than originally planned. See more »


Alexis: You 've quit your life, Miss Dalia!
Dalia: And it keeps hiring me back! That's my drama!
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Crazy Credits

The series' opening credits feature five Lego figures bearing resemblance to the five main characters, on a Monopoly-like board game, trying to solve a mystery and overcoming various obstacles. See more »


Featured in To kokkino domatio: As tin krinei o Theos (2006) See more »


Imoun angelos tou Tsarly
Lyrics by Dimitris Iatropoulos
Composed by Renato Favilli
Performed by Danai Fabili
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This is great stuff; don't listen to the naysayers!
18 June 2007 | by gddysunshineSee all my reviews

I don't really have a whole lot more to add to the comments made by the first few people to give their opinion on this show which was indeed a breath of fresh air on Greek TV--heck, it was the first time I truly followed a Greek TV series in my life, and I was 22 when it started and have lived in Greece for nearly fifteen years! I've even found myself wishing they'd release it on DVD so I can keep it (a first for me!)--if possible, with subtitling options, so I could share it with friends of mine who don't speak Greek! It really is very good.

However I would just like to point out to people who might be reading these comments to determine whether it's worth watching that it's not worth listening to people like fgeorgiou or sotiris makris--both anecdotal evidence and more official audience figures suggest they're very much in the minority; besides, of those 2 guys, the first is obviously just trying to be contrary, and trying to elevate themselves apart from what they seem to view rather sniffily as 'The Masses' (capitals intended) and the second can't even be bothered to write his rather ungenerous criticism in plain English--he keeps mixing in Greek in key bits of text. Sotiris honey, this is a site in *English*-- if you can't be bothered to write your nasty comments in that language, stay clear cos you're just annoying people.

Right, I daresay I've fed the trolls (*gaaaahhh!*) but I don't want people to miss out on this just because some people are being killjoys (tonite was the closing episode, let's hear it for the DVD--meanwhile youtube has lots of snippets:-)--if there had been more comments I daresay all that BS would have been rather more lost.

Enjoy, folks! I know I have :-)

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