Episodes

The Charmer: Gorse, The Tempter (ITV 18 Oct 1987)

The Charmer Gorse The Tempter

In Gorse, The Tempter, after agreeing to house sit for friend Ronnie Shooter, Ralph Gorse meets solicitor Donald Stimpson for the first time. Stimpson makes the mistake of introducing him to middle-aged Joan Plumleigh-Bruce (with whom Stimpson has ‘expectations’).

Plumleigh-Bruce is immediately smitten, Ralph meanwhile spots the chance to talk Joan into investing in a business opportunity. Gorse also falls for posh Clarice Manners whom he meets at a ‘den of iniquity’ with Stimpson.

Before the first ad break we have learnt that Ralph (or Rafe as Joan insists on calling him) is something of a cad and by the end of the episode he has stolen his friend Ronnie Shooters car, sold it for 60 pounds and then just as quickly bought it back using Donald Stimpson’s money (making rather a fat profit in the process).

production details
UK | ITV – London Weekend Television | 60 minutes | AIRDATE: 18 October 1987

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guest cast
DAVID McKAIL as Ronnie Shooter
NAOMI BUCH as Odette
GRACE KINIRONS as Mary
MATTHEW DEVITT as Albert
MIKE SAVAGE as Car Dealer
JENNY DONNISON as Maid
PADDY JOYCE as Stable Lad
LARRY MARTYN as Taxi Driver