This series is fantastic, and just how I remembered it from when I watched it the first time round. Clive Owen plays Stephen Crane, a city wheeler dealer, a chancer, who lives on the edge of things. He has a mixed up relationship, a mixed up family and most of all his own life is mixed up as he slips from one life into another. Lesley Phillips is great and full of his usual charm in playing the part of Klebers Chairman Jimmy Blake, who trys to be as devious as Stephen Crane when trying to gain control of Douglas Motors, but in the end he is brought down by Stephen Crane and Piers Garfield-Ward, and he leaves the country. Douglas Motors is now in the hands of Tom Franklyn, a hard nosed city businessman, who has his own secret past. Stephen Crane wants Tom Franklyn to put money into Douglas Motors to compete with Japanese imports. Franklyn says yes, as long as Stephen will help him with a problem. Crane agrees, but is double crossed by Franklyn. The only thing left for Crane to do is to try to save Douglas Motors in a high stakes bet with Tom Franklyn. If Crane wins he saves Douglas Motors. If he loses he must work unconditionally for Franklyn, something he does not want to do. Tom Franklyn is desparate for Crane to work for him as he sees Crane as a Midas figure.