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25 February 1977 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 7)

Anthony Valentine ... A.J. Raffles (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
Christopher Strauli ... Bunny Manders (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
Victor Brooks ... Albany Porter (11 episodes, 1977)
Victor Carin ... Inspector Mackenzie (6 episodes, 1977)

Series Directed by
Christopher Hodson (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jim Goddard (3 episodes, 1977)
Alan Gibson (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Writing credits
E.W. Hornung (12 episodes, 1975-1977)
Philip Mackie (12 episodes, 1975-1977)

Series Produced by
Jacky Stoller .... producer (11 episodes, 1977)
David Cunliffe .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1977)
Series Original Music by
Anthony Isaac (11 episodes, 1977)
Series Film Editing by
Tim Ritson (1 episode, 1975)
Series Production Design by
Roger Andrews (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Christopher George (4 episodes, 1977)
Series Sound Department
Mike Donnelly .... sound recordist (1 episode, 1975)
Series Stunts
Chris Webb .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (4 episodes, 1977)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Jackson .... camera operator (1 episode, 1975)

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60 min (14 episodes)
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Nothing amateur about this cracksman, 7 November 2006
Author: NumptyB from United Kingdom

Well said loza-1! A series which gets far too little attention, considering its quality. You need only compare an episode like "A Bad Night" with the BBC's more recent glossy attempt to 'tech-up' Raffles (with Nigel Havers) to see that you can't win over simply respecting E W Hornung's source material. The studio-bound nature of this series just did not hold it back. If, please the muse of good storytelling, A J Raffles and Bunny ever make it to the cinema screen again, as they should, a full orchestral rendering of Anthony Isaac's theme is a must have. This Yorkshire Television production is worth seeing to hear that theme alone. The fact that the programme itself is finely scripted and the lead performed with charm and subtlety, that rare combination, are just amazing bonuses. You can see here that British Television spoilt its audience in the 1970s. Having but a tiny edge over "Cribb", YTV's "Raffles" was only trumped in this field by the more costly Granada Sherlock Holmes adaptations of the next decade.

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