Chances 31 years old

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.



Bambi Chute

Peter Phelps
Peter Phelps

Alex Alter Ego

Rhys Muldoon
Rhys Muldoon

Ben Taylor

Lynda Stoner
Lynda Stoner

Dee Dee Nelson

Deborah Kennedy
Deborah Kennedy

Connie Reynolds

Jeremy Sims
Jeremy Sims

Alex Taylor


Name Character
Abigail as Bambi Chute
Peter Phelps He was 30 , now 61 years old as Alex Alter Ego
Rhys Muldoon He was 25 , now 56 years old as Ben Taylor
Lynda Stoner She was 37 , now 68 years old as Dee Dee Nelson
Deborah Kennedy She was 8 , now 22 years old as Connie Reynolds
Jeremy Sims He was 25 , now 56 years old as Alex Taylor
Kevin J. Wilson He was 90 , now 121 years old as Sir Malcolm
Michael Caton He was 47 , now 78 years old as Bill Anderson
Tammy MacIntosh She was 20 , now 52 years old as Mandy Foster
Diane Craig She was 41 , now 72 years old as Barbara Taylor #2
Sandy Gore She was 40 , now 71 years old as Connie Taylor


Name Job title
Chances poster
Chances (31 years)


  • First Air Date: 1991-01-29
  • Runtime: [60] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 127