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Man at the Top
was a British television series originally aired on ITV
ITV is the major commercial public service TV network in the United Kingdom. Launched in 1955 under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority to provide competition to the BBC, it is also the oldest commercial network in the UK...
lasting for 23 episodes between 1970-1972 . The series depicted the character of Joe Lampton, the protagonist of John Braine's novel Room at the Top
Room at the Top , by John Braine, tells the rise of an ambitious young man of humble origin, and the socio-economic struggles undergone in realising his social ambitions in post-war Britain...
and two films Room at the Top
and Life at the Top
Life At The Top is the third novel by the English author John Braine, first published in the UK by Eyre & Spottiswoode and in the US by Houghton Mifflin & Co. in 1962. It continues the story of the life and difficulties of Joe Lampton, an ambitious young man of humble origins...
. In 1973 a spin-off film from the series, Man at the Top
Man at the Top is a 1973 British drama film directed by Mike Vardy and starring Kenneth Haigh, spun off from the television series Man at the Top which itself was inspired by the 1959 film Room at the Top and its sequel Life at the Top.-Cast:...
, was released.
- Kenneth Haigh
Kenneth Haigh is a British actor. He played the central role of Jimmy Porter in the very first production of John Osborne's seminal play Look Back in Anger in 1956. His performance in a 1958 Broadway theatre production of that play so moved one young woman in the audience that she mounted the...
- Joe Lampton
- Zena Walker
Zena Walker was an English actress in film, theatre, and television.Walker was born in Birmingham, the daughter of George Walker, a grocer, and his wife Elizabeth Louise . She attended St. Martin's School in 1960 and then went on to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She starred in an...
- Susan Lampton
- Mark Dignam
Mark Dignam was a prolific English actor.Born in London, the son of salesman in the steel industry, Dignam grew up in Sheffield and was educated at the Jesuit College where he appeared in numerous Shakespearean plays....
(series 1) / Paul Hardwick
Paul Hardwick was an English actor.-Selected filmography:*The Prince and the Showgirl *The Long Duel *Romeo and Juliet -External links:...
(series 2) - Abe Brown
- Avice Landone
Avice Landone was a British actress who appeared in British television and film. She was born in Quetta, British India in 1908 and made her screen debut in the 1948 film My Brother Jonathon. Between 1970 and 1972 she played the role of Margaret Brown in the television series Man at the Top...
- Margaret Brown
- Keith Skinner
Keith Skinner is a British actor who worked in cinema and television.His career began when he starred as Bruno in the 1966 film Mademoiselle, and more notably perhaps in Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film Romeo and Juliet as Balthasar, Romeo's manservant and trusted friend...
(series 1) / Brendan Price
-Selected filmography:* The Amorous Milkman * The Sleep of Death * Savage Grace -Television appearances:* Man at the Top* The Sweeney* Doctor Who * Space: 1999...
(series 2) - Harry Lampton
- Charlie Armitage - Colin Welland
- James Donnelly
The Most Reverend Dr. James Donnelly was Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Clogher in Ireland....
- Teddy Soames
- Kim McCarthy - Barbara Lampton
- Janet Key
Janet Key was an English actress with a varied career in theatre, film and television from the late 1960s until her death.-Career:...
- Dr. Helen Reid
- Ann Lynn - Jonni Devon