Chances (1991)

  • Genre: Soap, Drama
  • First Air Date: 1991-01-29
  • Last Air Date: 1992-12-30
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 127
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Networks: Nine Network


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.

  • Keywords: lottery, sudden wealth, winning lottery
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    Chances Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1991-01-29
    127 Episodes

    Chances Episodes

    Season 1 Episode 1
    Part 1
    Air Date:
    Duration: 240 min
    Season 1 Episode 2
    Part 2
    Air Date:
    Duration: 240 min
    Season 1 Episode 3
    Part 3
    Air Date:
    Duration: 240 min
    • Peter Phelps

      as Alex Alter Ego
    • Tammy Macintosh

      as Mandy Foster
    • Sandy Gore

      as Connie Taylor
    • Michael Caton

      as Bill Anderson
    • Diane Craig

      as Barbara Taylor #2
    • Rhys Muldoon

      as Ben Taylor
    • Abigail

      as Bambi Chute
    • Peter Kowitz

      as Steve Harland
    • Jeremy Sims

      as Alex Taylor
    • Kevin J. Wilson

      as Sir Malcolm
    • Stephen Whittaker

      as Sean Becker
    • Lynda Stoner

      as Dee Dee Nelson
    • Cathy Godbold

      as Nikki Taylor
    • Deborah Kennedy

      as Connie Reynolds
    • Mark Kounnas

      as Chris Reynolds