Smuggler (1981– )

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Set in 1802, this fast-paced swashbuckler chronicles the adventures of ex-British naval officer turned smuggler Jack Vincent as he eludes revenue officers along the coast of England. A ... See full summary »

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Oliver Tobias ...
 Jack Vincent (13 episodes, 1981)
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 Sarah Morton (13 episodes, 1981)
Hywel Williams-Ellis ...
 Honesty Evans (13 episodes, 1981)
Peter Capell ...
 Captain König (7 episodes, 1981)
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Set in 1802, this fast-paced swashbuckler chronicles the adventures of ex-British naval officer turned smuggler Jack Vincent as he eludes revenue officers along the coast of England. A headstrong loner, Vincent frequently finds himself entangled in the espionage war between England and France in this early part of the Napoleon Era. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Mini-Series drama and love story
29 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Appeared twice on "Superstation" WTBS in the mid 1980's. The title given was "Tales of the smuggler". Narrated by a welsh lad "Honesty Evans", the survivor of a shipwreck. He was reluctantly taken in by the smuggler "Jack Vincent", played by Oliver Tobias. We find out that Jack is actually a forsaken hero of the British Navy. A series of plot lines center around him to reveal the golden core of this otherwise shady character. Siblings, lovers, friends and foe encircle this anti-hero providing a dramatic and often fun ride to the story conclusion. Main and supporting character development is on a level rarely seen in current TV or Hollywood features these days. Excellent drama that is worthy of release on DVD.


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