Episodes

Man At The Top: The Knacker’s Yard (ITV 19 June 1972)

In The Knacker’s Yard Joe finds himself caught between a real rock and a hard place when MacLaine’s tells him that he has to let an old friend go, Arnold Clayton has been running a factory back up north but MacLaine thinks it isn’t profitable enough and wants to sell it off, Joe is determined to at least save the jobs of the thousand men employed there and realises that Susan’s new boss Mike Slater may hold the key to saving the day.

It’s really good to see Joe getting a taste of his own medicine with Susan laying down the law about whether she will see Slater socially or not, she is even planning to spend a weekend with at a country house weekend. Joe actually comes across in a real Brutish fashion during a confrontation in the pub with Susan, he has bad news to break to her and is less than pleased that he has to go in search of her. Stephanie Beacham makes a sultry guest appearance here and is all cleavage and northern accent. She very quickly makes a bee line for Joe.

production details
UK | ITV Network – Thames

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | AIRDATE: 19 June 1972

WRITERS: Tom Brennand, Roy Bottomley | DIRECTOR: Jonathan Alwyn

Man At The Top Season Two Episode Three

cast
KENNETH HAIGH as Joe Lampton
ZENA WALKER as Susan Lampton
JAMES MAXWELL as Maclaine
PAUL EDDINGTON as Kempson
EDWARD PETHERBRIDGE as Finch
LESLIE SANDS as Arnold Clayton
SHEILA RAYNOR as Ethel Clayton
PAUL SHELLEY as Mike Slater
STEPHANIE BEACHAM as Paula Fraser
LAURIE ASPREY as Photographer
JOHN DAWSON as Security Man