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The Main Chance was a British television series which first aired on ITV between 1969,1970,1972 and 1975. A drama, it depicts the sudden transformation in the life of solicitor David Main who relocates from London to Leeds.

  1. Edmund Ward


  2. John Malcolm


Series Cast

  1. John Stride as David Main

    John Stride

    David Main

    45 Episodes

  2. Margaret Ashcroft

    Margaret Castleton

    34 Episodes

  3. John Wentworth

    Henry Castleton

    33 Episodes

  4. Anna Palk as Sarah Courtney, Lady Sarah Radchester, and Lady Radchester

    Anna Palk

    Sarah Courtney, Lady Sarah Radchester, Lady Radchester

    21 Episodes

  5. Glynn Edwards as Walter Clegg and Len Smith

    Glynn Edwards

    Walter Clegg, Len Smith

    20 Episodes

  6. John Arnatt as Sidney Bulmer

    John Arnatt

    Sidney Bulmer

    13 Episodes

  7. Philip Bond as Peter Findon

    Philip Bond

    Peter Findon

    12 Episodes

  8. Estelle Kohler as Hilary Nash and Hilary Main

    Estelle Kohler

    Hilary Nash, Hilary Main

    9 Episodes

  9. Sharon Maughan as Inge Lindstrom and Inge Belbin

    Sharon Maughan

    Inge Lindstrom, Inge Belbin

    7 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 4

1975 • 13 Episodes

Season 4 of The Main Chance premiered on April 18, 1975.

Coroner's Verdict

(4x13, July 11, 1975) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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