The Power Game – ATV’s famous boardroom drama from the 1960s has been released on DVD; which comprises of all three series.
While the first series was repeated in the 1980s on television, the second and third series have remained unseen since their original transmission; the majority of those later episodes have been transferred from film elements especially for this set. The series follows on from the earlier ATV drama, The Plane Makers – which has also been released by Network DVD.
The Power Game stars Patrick Wymark as John Wilder, the ruthless and power-hungry executive whom everybody loves to hate.
His adversarial relationship with his wife and colleagues in his fight for political power and one-upmanship set the template for many boardroom dramas to come. Wymark revelled in his role as the despicable Wilder, his strong and compelling characterisation encouraging equally high-calibre performances from co-stars Peter Barkworth, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray, Jack Watling and Michael Jayston.
Series Three contains special features including Man from Italy*, Alternative Titles and promotions, trailers and 35mm Title Footage*. *These items are mute.