Rafferty's Rules (1987–1991)
Michael Aloysius Rafferty starts his new job as Stipendiary Magistrate of Manly Local Court.


Leigh Spence


Ben Lewin, Ben Lewin (creator)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Wood ... Michael Rafferty
Simon Chilvers ... Sgt Julian Flicker
Catherine Wilkin ... Pauline Grey
Arky Michael ... Fulvio Frangellomini
John Gregg John Gregg ... Baraclough
Bruce Spence ... Emmanuel Triggs
Duncan Wass Duncan Wass ... Mr. Lumley
Derek Amer Derek Amer ... Const. Flowers
Colin Borgonon ... Dr. Lipton
Peter Carmody Peter Carmody ... Wilkins
Norman Coburn Norman Coburn ... Const. Skeggs
Gary Dale Gary Dale ... Const. Viner
Liz Harris ... Estate Agent
Jane Hopkins Jane Hopkins ... Helen Trethewie
Harold Kissin Harold Kissin ... Healy


Maverick magistrate Michael Rafferty dispenses his own brand of courtroom justice with his own brand of humour - ironic and black respectively, coloured by a dislike of privilege and a suspicion of the police. This tough series portrays events from Rafferty's life both inside and outside the courtroom. The first pilot episode was made in May 1984 and featured Chris Haywood in the title role. The second pilot with John Wood was made in October 1984 with the series going into production in March 1985.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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12 February 1987 (Australia) See more »

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