Man At The Top: How To Make A Fortune (ITV 17 Jul 1972)

Man at the Top

In How To Make A Fortune Susan is recuperating with an extended holiday overseas, meanwhile Joe is back in London and seeking solice in the arms of Doctor Helen Reid who would like to make their relationship more permanent but Joe is unwilling to be there for her. Charlie Armitage is also trying to persuade him to go into business with him with a possible land deal but Joe is still unsure of where his future lay.

With Susan conveniently out of the picture Joe finally persuades Dr Reid into bed, it’s a top episode too. There is a real sense of ennui about Joe as he grasps about for a new direction. What a fab cast this episode has too, Janet Key of course and the return of Colin Welland but also a nicely straight turn from Aimi Macdonald, Glyn Owen as a corrupt MP and Tom Chadbon as a wannabe employer for Joe.

production details
UK | ITV Network – Thames

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | AIRDATE: 17 July 1972

WRITERS: Roy Bottomley, Tom Brennand | DIRECTOR: Jim Goddard

Series: Man At The Top / Season Two Episode Seven

KENNETH HAIGH as Joe Lampton
JANET KEY as Dr Helen Reid
AIMI MACDONALD as Mikki Taylor
COLIN WELLAND as Charlie Armitage
GLYN OWEN as Robert Castleton MP
MICHAEL LATIMER as Dr Timothy Marshall
TOM CHADBON as Noel Huntley

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