Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Anthony Valentine ...  A.J. Raffles 14 episodes, 1975-1977
Christopher Strauli ...  Bunny Manders 14 episodes, 1975-1977
Victor Brooks Victor Brooks ...  Albany Porter 11 episodes, 1977
Victor Carin Victor Carin ...  Inspector Mackenzie 6 episodes, 1977
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Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his old friend, Bunny Manders, Raffles cuts a dashing swathe across Edwardian England, helping himself to the baubles of the very rich, sometimes playing amateur sleuth or crime fighter, and generally enjoying himself. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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English

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10 September 1975 (UK) See more »

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Raffles, ladro gentiluomo See more »

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(14 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A rather tame production of an interesting character.
21 August 2018 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

I was expecting good things from this 1970s series of "Raffles." I can certainly understand why this popular character would be adapted for TV, to cash in on the success of the short stories. Alas, the results are a mixed bag. Altogether - including the pilot episode - 14 instalments were made. For me, that is quite enough. The plotting of most of the episodes is rather weak, causing the narrative structure to become compromised. There isn't much to keep me interested, once a plot is difficult to follow. Anthony Valentine is superbly cast in the title role. As the gentleman thief, his smooth charm and his diction add to his performance. The one who plays his sidekick Bunny, is about as pointless and irritating as it could be. The character has little to do throughout the series and shouldn't have been made a regular character. There are a few episodes that I found to be quite satisfactory but that's about all.


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