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Man at the Top 

The continuing trials and tribulations of Joe Lampton, a Northern lad trying to make it in the South as he wheels and deals in the cutthroat business world of 1970s England.

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John Braine
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1972   1971   1970  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kenneth Haigh ...  Joe Lampton 23 episodes, 1970-1972
Zena Walker ...  Susan Lampton 19 episodes, 1970-1972
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The continuing trials and tribulations of Joe Lampton, a Northern lad trying to make it in the South as he wheels and deals in the cutthroat business world of 1970s England.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1970 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Runtime:

(23 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Guest Stars Donald Houston, Derek Benfield and Shelia Raynor had featured in the 1958 film of Room at the Top which had the same main character. See more »

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Followed by Man at the Top: Charity Begins at Home (1970) See more »

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Man At The Top was over the top
6 July 2004 | by grunselSee all my reviews

Yorkshire Man moves down south and finds all southerners corrupt and perverted. This is the basic premise behind Man At The Top, so you can imagine Joe Lampton (the hero) gets very angry about this, and he does frequently, always raving about something or other. People from the north were often portrayed as victims throughout the series. He becomes a very successful business man in London with the help of long suffering (southern) wife Susan, who comes from an affluent family. Long suffering because she ignores his various affairs, although in the end she does sometimes play the field herself. This series encapsulates attitudes between the north and south of Britain which hopefully have now gone?.


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