Chance In A Million (Channel 4 1984-1986, Simon Callow, Brenda Blethyn)

In sitcom Chance in a Million Tom Chance (Simon Callow) is a walking disaster area. Everywhere he goes, he leaves chaos in his wake. If an accident is even remotely possible, it will happen to him.

One of Tom’s weirdest tics is his strange mode of speech – he begins each sentence with a verb and doesn’t use definite or indefinite articles, this adds to the chaos in his life and especially in his relationship with his shy librarian girlfriend Alison Little.

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The two ended up getting married in the final episode.

production details
UK / Channel 4 – Thames / 18×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 September 1984 – 1 December 1986 3 Seasons

Writers: Andrew Norris, Richard Fegan / Producer: Michael Mills

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cast
SIMON CALLOW as Tom Chance
BRENDA BLETHYN as Alison Little
HUGH WALTERS as Mr Little
DEDDIE DAVIES as Mrs Little

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