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The Main Chance: One For The House (ITV 23 Aug 1972)



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In One For The House David agrees to help Warren Iveson launch a take-over bid on the brewery owned by his father-in-law but a stop at nothing businessman, Neville Carson, also wants the brewery. Main wants a massive £30,000 if the bid is successful – just the amount he needs to put towards the mortgage on the new £70,000 house Hilary wants them to buy. Things get a little murky when David puts £15,000 of his own money on the line too.

Anna Palk featured in the TV Times for this week’s episode saying how playing Lady Radchester, rather than just David’s secretary offered her more fun. She said of the sailing footage “swanning again, two hours to film the scene and four to bring the boat back. Sailing against the wind is slow. But it made a lovely day.”

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 23 August 1972

Writer: John Batt / Production Design: Alan Pickford / Director: John Frankau

The Main Chance Season 3 Episode 12

John Stride as David Main
Estelle Kohler as Hilary Main
Anna Palk as Sarah Radchester
Margaret Ashcroft as Margaret Castleton
Glynn Edwards as Walter Clegg
John Wentworth as Henry Castleton
Michael Gough as Sir George Andrews
Peter Williams as Edward Stainer
Mark Burns as Warren Iveson
Alister Williamson as Tom Maxwell
Shirley Dixon as Sally Howard
David Butler as Peter McWilliam
Peter Birrel as Michael Coburn
Gillian Hawser as Lady Annabel Andrews
Valerie Dane as Main’s secretary