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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 ...  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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24 January 2004 | by DadgeSee all my reviews

My goodness me, look at the cast list! No wonder this series was such a hit. One of the peaks of UK TV drama, people still remember it fondly when you say the name. Of course the suave Mr Owen stole the show, but that was only fair. It'd be interesting to see it again to see how much it's dated, but even if it has I'd recommend it unhesitatingly to any viewer or scheduler looking to spice up their afternoons.


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