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Man at the Top

Early 1970s drama series about ambitious northern anti-hero Joe Lampton (Kenneth Haigh). Based on John Braine's best-selling novel, the series follows Joe's now successful career as a city stockbroker, a career helped by his marriage to his former boss's daughter, Susan (Zena Walker). Aggressive as ever in business, Joe fights hard to maintain the trappings of success, but soon finds himself vulnerable to the temptations his exalted status provides.This clip from Series 2, Episode 1.