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Chances was an Australian evening soap opera, produced from 1991 to 1992. It told the story of the average middle-class Taylor family whose lives are transformed by winning $3 million in the lottery. The series was broadcast by the Nine Network, initially as two one-hour episodes each week.

Principal cast members included John Sheerin and Brenda Addie as Dan and Barbara Taylor, Jeremy Sims as their mischievous son Alex, Deborah Kennedy as Dan's sister Connie Reynolds, Tim Robertson as Dan's brother Jack, Anne Grigg as his wife Sarah, and Michael Caton as neighbourhood friend Bill Anderson. Originally, creator Lynn Bayonas pitched the show as a family-oriented drama; however to help ensure the program's success, Channel Nine asked for nude scenes and risqué elements to also be included in the series. Initial publicity for the show focused on the sex angle, and it was for this that Chances was chiefly known.

Series Cast

  1. Peter Phelps

    Peter Phelps

    Alex Alter Ego

    127 Episodes

  2. Tammy Macintosh

    Mandy Foster

    127 Episodes

  3. Sandy Gore

    Sandy Gore

    Connie Taylor

    127 Episodes

  4. Michael Caton

    Michael Caton

    Bill Anderson

    127 Episodes

  5. Diane Craig

    Barbara Taylor #2

    127 Episodes

  6. Rhys Muldoon

    Rhys Muldoon

    Ben Taylor

    127 Episodes

  7. Abigail

    Bambi Chute

    127 Episodes

  8. Peter Kowitz

    Peter Kowitz

    Steve Harland

    127 Episodes

  9. Jeremy Sims

    Alex Taylor

    127 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

— | 127 Episodes

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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