A drama series set in 1930s Britain, detailing the exploits of Ralph Gorse, a conman, seducer and murderer.
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Series cast summary:
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 Ralph Ernest Gorse (6 episodes, 1987)
Bernard Hepton ...
 Donald Stimpson (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Joan Plumleigh-Bruce (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Clarice Mannors (6 episodes, 1987)
Grace Kinirons ...
 Mary (5 episodes, 1987)
Matthew Devitt ...
 Albert (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Harold Bennett (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Alison Warren (2 episodes, 1987)
Gillian Raine ...
 Phyllis Bennett (2 episodes, 1987)
Linal Haft ...
 Henry (2 episodes, 1987)
Abigail McKern ...
 Pamela Bennett (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Archie (2 episodes, 1987)
Leonard Kavanagh ...
 George (2 episodes, 1987)
Julian Fox ...
 Detective (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Fleming ...
 Receptionist (2 episodes, 1987)
Jonathan Lacey ...
 Bert (2 episodes, 1987)
Jason James ...
 Albert (2 episodes, 1987)
Graham Cull ...
 Bob (2 episodes, 1987)
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A drama series set in 1930s Britain, detailing the exploits of Ralph Gorse, a conman, seducer and murderer.

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18 October 1987 (UK)  »

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Charmören  »

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Philip Hinchcliffe has said this series is one of his proudest achievements as a producer. See more »

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Referenced in Drama Trails: 'The Second Coming' to 'Afterlife' (2008) See more »

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You're the Top
(Title Theme)
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Paul Jones
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See it. Dream it.
4 April 2001 | by See all my reviews



This is one masterpiece of a mini-series. The twists and turns of this thriller will leave you remembering it for a LONG time. Havers is perfect, as are the rest of the cast.


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