Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his ... See full summary »

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Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his old friend, Bunny Manders, Raffles cuts a dashing swathe across Edwardian England, helping himself to the baubles of the very rich, sometimes playing amateur sleuth or crimefighter, and generally enjoying himself. This TV film was the pilot for the TV series produced two years later. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Excellent Raffles, Bunny, adaptation and production
8 May 2016 | by (London) – See all my reviews

BBC radio did a reading of the Raffles stories 40 years ago. More recently a radio production starring Jeremy Clyde. Both were excellent. But this with the casting of the duo of Raffles and Bunny, attractive interiors and costumes, and excellent adaptation by Philip MacKie is a very worthy production. Anthony Valentine was such an excellent Raffles

  • I suspect it was his best role.




I would have preferred it to have stuck to the book for the first episode where Bunny meets Raffles having lost at cards. The book was better. EW Hornung was in my view a better writer than Conan Doyle and difficult improve on but Philip MacKie's was one of the best adaptation I have seen.

Just a shame that more of the Raffles stories weren't produced


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