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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Britain's finest
28 March 2001 | by jfurioli_2000See all my reviews

So simple. Napoleon's blockade in the early 1800s. British smuggler swashbuckling in Normandy and Kent. English officers are the baddies (I don't remember seeing any French baddies).

All episodes are the same: escape from the British police, save the idiotic young sidekick, get the girl aka barmaid, kick the captain's butt, the captain is humiliated by the commander, kick the captain and the commander's butts. end.

So... what was so great ? ha ha ha the music of course ! The theme is completely amazing. It's been 20 years and the only reason why I remember this crappiest of all piece of ol'rubbish British TV from the late seventies is the music.

The French counterpart of this series is called Schulmeister, l'espion de l'Empereur, and it takes place during the same period of history with a former smuggler from Alsace, a fat version of Asterix, turned into an Imperial Commissioner (wow) and enforcing Napoleon's way all over Europe. Much more fun. Jacques Fabri is Schulmeister and Roger Carel is Hamel the sidekick.

But the music sucked. Big time.


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6 January 1979 (UK) See more »

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