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The Main Chance - Series 1 [DVD] [1969]


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  • Actors: John Stride, Kate O'Mara, Margaret Ashcroft, John Wentworth, Anna Palk
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 18 May 2009
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001VAF6RK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,648 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

All six episodes from the first series of the late 1960s/early 1970s TV drama that follows lawyer David Main (John Stride) as he moves back to Leeds to set up a practice after years of high-flying success in London. Intending to establish his own business empire, Main quickly sets about cultivating his contacts with the city's great and good. But having come up the hard way himself, he's soon reaching out to help those less fortunate - even if it clashes with his own interests. The episodes are: 'What About Justice?', 'Body and Soul', 'The Professional', 'Liar's Dice', 'The Privilege of Justice' and 'With All My Worldly Goods'.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jan B on 15 Jun 2009
Format: DVD
I watched this series when it was first released in Australia in the early 70s and loved it. I had been watching out for it on Amazon for some time, and was delighted to find it at last. After 40 years changes in clothes and hairstyles make it almost a period piece, not to mention changes in society. The divorce laws which apply in the series were changed here in Australia in the 70s; I presume they have been changed in the UK also. However, the issues which confront David Main in his personal life are as real today as ever as he tries to juggle work and family. The storyline of each episode is played out against the background of sexual tension between him, his wife, and his beautiful secretary. I found it just as enthralling this time around as previously, and watched it all in 2 days.
Don't be put off by the black and white format - you soon get used to that. Viewers in Australia and elsewhere can watch the British region version without a problem as long as they have a multi-region DVD player.
So please BBC, bring out series 2 and the rest of the set as soon as possible.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. C. Webbon on 25 Feb 2010
Format: DVD
Hadn't seen this series for decades.Glad that it was as good as I remembered it.Intelligently written with excellent performances from all the regular actors.Shame about the sound/lip synchronisation which is poor and distracting.Personally I did not like the episode based in Cuba. It did not seem to belong in this series. Others may disagree.I will certainly buy Series 2.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Booksmith on 9 Jun 2009
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The complete first series of a fondly remembered television production. John Stride and Kate O'Mara head up a strong cast of classic actors in a wide range of stories that were bold and brave in their time (and still are today!). The series got better as it progressed; I hope that more are released.
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By DCE on 15 Nov 2013
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I had been looking for this series, which I remember from my youth, for a long time It is still just as good as I remembered it. Love the miniskirts!
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By moyz on 4 July 2013
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Had been looking for sometime to purchase this and finally found it on your website, it was a present for someone else
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