Home Television Drama Main Chance, The

Main Chance, The

1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 5 (UK)
32 x 60 minute episodes

mainchance1John Stride played David Main, an ambitious, dynamic and highly capable young solicitor, in this superb legal drama series from Yorkshire Television.

Having gained valuable experience in London, David returns to his native Leeds to establish a new practice.

Driven by a thirst for success, he seeks out the most lucrative cases but is also a man with a conscience who often acts for the most vulnerable and underprivileged.

While his occasionally impetuous approach can take him into difficult legal waters – to the distaste of his more reserved and cautious Leeds partner Henry Castleton – Main’s acumen and resourcefulness rarely fail him.

Anna Palk plays David’s efficient and attractive secretary, Sarah Courtenay.

Created by Edmund Ward, The Main Chance was produced by David Cunliffe and John Frankau and ran for four series between 1969 and 1975.

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