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)
Rosemary Leach ...
 Joan Plumleigh-Bruce (6 episodes, 1987)
Fiona Fullerton ...
 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

You're the Top
(Title Theme)
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Paul Jones
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A well acted TV mini-series.
16 December 2001 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Nigel Havers plays a seducing lying murderer con man in this mini-series. The way the story is written, you wonder if he will get away with his schemes or faces the conquests. It is well written that you keep guessing to the end. The Charmer is one of the best out of the Masterpiece Theater TV show.


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