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The Power Game

The Power Game was born in 1965 after Lew Grade decided that its predecessor, a drama entitled The Plane Makers, was too boring. "Who wants machinery and the noise of a factory when they get home at night? Move out of there," he said. Both series were built around the central character of John Wilder, a bullying managing director played by Patrick Wymark, but here the action is devoted to boardroom powerplay. The theme music is fantastic, and as is appropriate for the Dynasty of its day, the titles involve the key cast members stepping up to face the camera.