The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Richard O'Sullivan ...  Dick Turpin 31 episodes, 1979-1982
Michael Deeks Michael Deeks ...  Swiftnick / ... 31 episodes, 1979-1982
Christopher Benjamin ...  Sir John Glutton 14 episodes, 1979-1980
Billy Dean Billy Dean ...  Tim Cook / ... 14 episodes, 1979-1981
David Daker ...  Captain Nathan Spiker 13 episodes, 1979-1982
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The eighteenth century, swashbuckling adventures of Britain's legendary highwayman. When he returned from military service in Flanders, Dick Turpin discovered he had been cheated out of his inheritance by an unscrupulous landowner. Bitter and penniless, Turpin took to the open road as a highwayman. Possessed of a decided Robin Hood complex, he spent much of his time meddling in other peoples' troubles. His partner on the road was young Nick Smith ("Swiftnick"), and his perpetual enemy was villainous Sir John Glutton. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The pilot was originally intended for cinema release in the UK. See more »

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Not the best
29 July 2003 | by LunatickNickSee all my reviews

Okay, so the other comment about this show may be partially right: this is pretty bad; but it sure doesn't represent the best of British tv in the 70s. Perhaps the writer was confusing it with some of his own, homegrown tv: like the Dukes of Hazzard, which was foisted on UK audiences at about the same time as this was airing.

Turpin had its moments - oh and it was nothing to do with Napoleon or the 1800s, either (hence the reason you didn't see any Frenchmen...); it was set nearly a century earlier and Turpin was returning home from the War of the Spanish Succession - same enemy, of course, but then, some things don't change. I believe the series was replaced in the schedules (in the UK) by Robin of Sherwood - that's the one without the American accent.


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English

Release Date:

6 January 1979 (UK) See more »

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Dick Le Rebelle See more »

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(31 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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