A man becomes involved with a pharmaceutical concern that has moved a drug to market too quickly, rendering hundreds of African women sterile. When the man approaches his superior, he finds that, perhaps, he is in over his head.
Maverick lawyer David Main (John Stride) commutes between his twin bases in London and Leeds. His seemingly devil-may-care attitude is contrasted with the steady and cautious approach of ... See full summary »
Joe Lampton thought he had really made it by marrying the boss's daughter in his northern mill town. But he finds he is being sidelined at work and his private life manipulated by his ... See full summary »
A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »
Groundbreaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists, and subversives.
An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who ... See full summary »
Ten years after leaving the S.I.S., former agent/assassin David Callan is living a quiet life as the owner/operator of a militaria shop. He is forced out of retirement to participate in one... See full summary »
Great TV Show_And Unlike American TV_It Was Unpredictable
When I consider the reasons I liked British television compared to American TV shows, I first consider Joe Lampton's "Man At the Top". And it wasn't just about a division, whether imaginary or real, between Brits from the north or south at all! It was about a savvy, though brutal business man, who would not take anything lying down. He would figure out a way to get back over on anyone who wronged him. And every week they tried. It was plausible and unpredictable unlike American TV shows made around the same time. The American, cookie cutter plot, had blind...that's BLIND detectives kicking but on some long shore dock, no matter how many there were. Complete American stupidity! Both the idiots that made shows like "Longstreet" and the idiots who watched that pap! Not only that, you could and still can 'set your watch' to the template you're watching, as you know exactly when the 'chase scene' will transpire. Total rubbish. Meanwhile, Joe ended up divorcing his wife, Susan, a real surprise on the show and he was quite creative in giving the vendetta's back to those who tried to best him. It was simply good, real-to-life, unpredictable television programing.
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