In The New Boy, the opening episode of the series, Sir John Wilder is bored of his new retirement. A chance to assume the joint managing directorship of civil engineering firm Caswell Bligh Construction is just what he needs. Both Caswell Bligh himself and his son Kenneth stand in his way.
A strong opening episode, you don’t need to have seen The Plane Makers to get straight into the story. Sir John is clearly a tough and intelligent businessman used to getting his own way and of course by the end of the episode has got what he wanted.
“The boy is better off. Under your thumb he’d stay a midget all his life.”
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 13 December 1965 at 8.00pm
Writer: Edmund Ward / Production Design: Don Fisher / Director: Victor Menzies
Series: The Power Game Season 1 Episode 1
Patrick Wymark as John Wilder
Barbara Murray as Pamela Wilder
Pauline Loring as Henrietta
William Devlin as Sir Gerald Merle
Norman Tyrell as Sir Gordon Revidge
Peter Barkworth as Kenneth Bligh
Clifford Evans as Caswell Bligh
Fred McNaughton as Chauffeur
John Brooking as John Courtenay
Peter Hughes as Douglas Maddox
Peggy Sinclair as Jane Redvers
Jack Watling as Don Henderson
Tim Brinton as ITN News Reader
John Gatrell as Minister
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