Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
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The Man at the Top 

Hardy, a young sailor down on his luck, is left stranded when his ship sails without him so he robs a man but accidentally kills him. His girlfriend Diane informs him that the one man who ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Whatham

Writers:

Denis Cannan (dramatisation), Edward D. Hoch (story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Roald Dahl ... Himself - Introduced by
Peter Firth ... Hardy
Rachel Davies ... Diane
Cassie McFarlane Cassie McFarlane ... Estelle
John Rees John Rees ... Barman
Johnny Shannon Johnny Shannon ... Gambler
Betty Hardy Betty Hardy ... Motherly Woman
Mimi De Braie Mimi De Braie ... Maria
Paul McDowell Paul McDowell ... Schaeffer
Brian Dooley Brian Dooley ... Lawyer
Rex Taylor Rex Taylor ... Doorman
Michael Ripper ... Taxi Driver
Dallas Cavell ... Sam Madrid
Terry Gurry Terry Gurry ... Bodyguard
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Storyline

Hardy, a young sailor down on his luck, is left stranded when his ship sails without him so he robs a man but accidentally kills him. His girlfriend Diane informs him that the one man who can help him, the 'man at the top' is Sam Madrid. However, Hardy is in for a shock when he realizes that he has already met Madrid. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1980 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Anglia Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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