Wednesday, 17 May 2017
684 Chance in a Million
First viewed : Uncertain
This quirky Channel 4 sitcom started around this time but as I never watched it regularly I've no idea when I first dipped into it.
It starred Simon Callow and Brenda Blethyn, neither of whom were particularly well known at the time, as Tom and Alison Chance, a couple whose life together is bedevilled by unlikely events and coincidences. For a mid-evening sitcom it had quite a high sexual content and most episodes involved somebody, usually Blethyn, stripping down to their underwear. It was amusing and inventive but did require tolerance of Callow's constantly clipped and fruity manner of speaking and holy fool persona.
It ran for three seasons from 1984 to 1986. Both actors have expressed interest in reviving the series but it hasn't happened yet.