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Raffles (ITV 1977, Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli)

Raffles Anthony Valentine

Following of from a 1975 play and based on the famous series of books by E.W. Hornung the series stars the suave Anthony Valentine as the even suaver A.J. Raffles, a regular on the country house circuit in turn on the twentieth century England, darling of the cricket scene and with an eye for the ladies Raffles is actually a major jewel thief and safe cracker, aided by his old public school fag Bunny Manders (played with a nice sense of eagerness by Christopher Strauli) Raffles robs his way across the stately homes of England with Detective Inspector Mackenzie (Victor Carin) hot on his trail.

Guest stars include the likes of the lovely Jan Francis as well as Peter Sallis, Jill Gascoine, Carol Drinkwater, Brian Glover, Alfred Marks, Tony Britton and Robert Hardy to name just a few.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×75 minute episode 13 x50 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 September 1975 and 25 February – 20 May 1977

Creator and Writer: Philip Mackie / Stories: E.W. Hornung / Theme Music: Anthony Isaac / Executive Producer: David Cunliffe / Producer: Jacky Stoller

cast
Anthony Valentine as Raffles
Christopher Strauli as Bunny

THE EPISODES
PILOT 10 September 1975
THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN

ONE SEASON 25 February – 20 May 1977
1. THE FIRST STEP (25 Feb 77)
2. A COSTUME PIECE (4 Mar 77)
3. THE SPOILS OF SACRILEGE (11 Mar 77)
4. THE GOLD CUP (18 Mar 77)
5. THE CHEST OF SILVER (25 Mar 77)
6. THE LAST LAUGH (1 Apr 77)
7. A TRAP TO CATCH A CRACKSMAN (8 Apr 77)
8. TO CATCH A THIEF (15 Apr 77)
9. A BAD NIGHT (22 Apr 77)
10. MR JUSTICE RAFFLES (29 Apr 77)
11. HOME AFFAIRS (6 May 77)
12. THE GIFT OF THE EMPEROR (13 May 77)
13. AN OLD FLAME (20 May 77)





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