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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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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 18)

Nigel Havers ... 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)

Series Directed by
Alan Gibson (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Writing credits
Patrick Hamilton (6 episodes, 1987)
Allan Prior (6 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
Nick Elliott .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1987)
Philip Hinchcliffe .... producer (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Original Music by
Richard Rodney Bennett (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Casting by
Anthony Arnell (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Production Design by
Bryan Bagge (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Costume Design by
Sue Thomson (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Makeup Department
Margaret Palphramand .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Production Management
Martin Bond .... production manager (6 episodes, 1987)
Brian Gladstone .... production manager (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Art Department
Chris Sharp .... graphic design (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Sound Department
Mike Ayres .... sound (5 episodes, 1987)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Adair .... vision controller (6 episodes, 1987)
Chris Chatfield .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1987)
Tony Maynard .... senior cameraman (6 episodes, 1987)
Trevor Saunders .... lighting (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Editorial Department
Anne Gurney .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1987)
Graham Roberts .... videotape editor (5 episodes, 1987)
Series Music Department
Neil Richardson .... conductor (6 episodes, 1987)
Series Other crew
Ruth Tester-Brown .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1987)
Mike Mollan .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1987)
Fran Porter .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1987)
Nigel Payn .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1987)

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312 min | 60 min (including commercials) (6 episodes)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A well acted TV mini-series., 16 December 2001
Author: cmyklefty from Philadelphia

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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