Period drama serial The Gambling Man was based on one of the first novels written by Catherine Cookson and focused on rent collector Rory Connor who was determined to find a way out of the slums of South Shields in the 1870’s by making his fortune on the gaming tables but tragedy awaits him.
Robson Green was very much the most popular man on TV at the time this was made, ITV were busy adapting all of Cookson’s much loved novels in the early 1990’s too and they were highly popular into the bargain.
UK | ITV Network – Tyne Tees
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 3 | AIRDATE: 1994
WRITER: Ray Marshall | NOVEL: Catherine Cookson | DIRECTOR: Norman Stone
ROBSON GREEN as Rory Connor
SYLVESTRA LE TOUZEL as Charlotte Kean
BERNARD HILL as Frank Nickle
SAMMY JOHNSON as Victor Pittle
RON DONACHIE as McLean
FRANK MILLS as Septimus Kean