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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UK

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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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Cracking Stuff
8 May 2004 | by RobskiSee all my reviews

Why are users giving this wonderful piece of TV a bum rap ?

First of all the casting of Richard O'Sullivan was inspired, an actor known solely for one comic role spun over nearly a decade made the character his own. This was ripping boys own stuff. Top entertainment with characterisation as good as you could expect from Richard Carpenter, a man with a track record of success.

Each story is well contained within a 25 minute timeframe. I have recently purchased the DVD of series 1 and having watched them all at the rate of 1 a week would recommend them to anyone with an interest in light drama.


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