Raffles [Ew Hornung]

Episodes

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0201The Rest Cure1988060120181217 (BBC7)
20181218 (BBC7)

Bunny is surprised and pleased to be invited by Raffles to share the latter's self-imposed 'rest cure' in a large house in Kensington.

But Raffles, needless to say, has his own somewhat nefarious reasons for wanting to take a holiday...

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny Manders, Christopher Benjamin as Colonel Crutchley, Laurence Payne as the Porter and Norman Bird as the Cabby.

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' dramatised by David Buck.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1988.

Mixing work with pleasure, the gentleman thief invites Bunny to take a break.

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0202The Criminologists' Club1988060820181218 (BBC7)
20181219 (BBC7)

Bunny is appalled to learn that the Criminologists' Club has invited Raffles and Bunny to dinner.

But Raffles sees the opportunity to have a little fun....

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Henry Stamper as Inspector Mackenzie, David March as Lord Thornaby, Michael Tudor Barnes as Kingsmill, Blain Fairman as Parrington, Simon Hewitt as Ernest, Norman Bird as Leggett, Paul Sirr as William and John Samson as the Porter.

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' dramatised by David Buck.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1988.

Bunny joins the gentleman thief for some fun at the expense of a group of amateur sleuths.

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0203The Field Of Philippi1988061520181219 (BBC7)
20181220 (BBC7)

Making a nostalgic return to their school, Raffles and Bunny meet old enemy, 'Soapy' Sudborough, who owns the local bank with his father.

Raffles, like Caesar at the field of Philippi, is not one to leave old scores unsettled...

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' dramatised by David Buck.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Bernard Brown as Sudborough, Steve Hodson as Calthorpe, Adrian Egan as Bodley, John Baddeley as Lapwing, Michael Deacon as McNa and James Dykes as Young Bunny.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.
Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1988.

The cricket-loving gentleman thief sets out to settle old scores at his school reunion.

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0204A Bad Night1988062220181220 (BBC7)
20181221 (BBC7)

Raffles' plans to avenge a friend by robbing a private house in Hampton Court are thwarted by a prior engagement at Old Trafford, to play in the second test cricket match against Australia.

Bunny, however, nobly steps into the breach...

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny Manders, Anton Lesser as Medlicott and John Baddeley as the Police Officer.

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' dramatised by David Buck.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1988.

Planning revenge by robbery, the gentleman thief is called on to bat for England.

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0205A Trap To Catch A Cracksman1988062920181221 (BBC7)
20181222 (BBC7)

When an American pugilist boasts of inventing a trap to catch the cleverest cracksman alive, it’s a challenge Raffles is quite unable to resist - with disastrous consequences.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Henry Stamper as Inspector Mackenzie, Alan Tilvern as Maguire, Peter Banks as Hambone, Michael Deacon as Cruncher, Frances Jeater as Ruby and Alan Dudley as the Cabby.

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' dramatised by David Buck.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1988.

When a prize fighter claims his trophy room is impregnable, the thief seizes the challenge

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0206The Gift Of The Emperor1988070620181224 (BBC7)
20181225 (BBC7)

Raffles plans the most daring enterprise of his career - the theft of a jewel worth £100,000.

But Inspector Mackenzie is hot on his trail. Could the intrepid cracksman's luck finally run out?

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny Manders, Henry Stamper as Inspector Mackenzie, Frederick Jaeger as Von Heumann, Zelah Clarke as Miss Werner, Alan Dudley as the Captain and Stephen Rashbrook as the Steward.

EW Hornung's Raffles stories about the 'gentleman thief' dramatised by David Buck.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1988.

The gentleman thief plans the theft of a valuable pearl, but will he live to regret it?

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0301No Sinecure1992073020190517 (BBC7)
20190518 (BBC7)

AJ Raffles is dead - and Bunny must face the world alone. Then comes an invitation to answer a newspaper advertisement...

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Gordon Reid as Dr Theobald and John Hartley as Maturin.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.

Facing life without his partner-in-crime, Bunny's newspaper sparks a surprise.

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0302To Catch A Thief1992080620190520 (BBC7)
20190521 (BBC7)

London's glittering High Society suffers some audacious jewel robberies - but for once, the cracksman is not Raffles.

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Henry Stamper as Inspector MacKenzie and Gordon Reid as Dr Theobald.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.

A series of jewel robberies have been carried out, but for once Raffles is not the culprit

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0303An Old Flame1992081320190521 (BBC7)
20190522 (BBC7)

Raffles has had many worthy combatants, both on the cricket field and in his more nefarious pursuits. But none prove so formidable as Jacques Saillard - an old flame.

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Gudrun Ure as Mrs Fisher and Peter Forbes as Druce.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.

The gentleman thief has many adversaries, but none as formidable as Jacques Saillaid.

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0304The Raffles Relics1992082020190522 (BBC7)
20190523 (BBC7)

Bunny is appalled to hear Raffles calmly announce that he intends to visit New Scotland Yard to view an exhibition of his own craftsman's tools...

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Gudrun Ure as Mrs Fisher and Peter Forbes as Druce.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.

The gentleman thief decides to re-equip in an unconventional manner, then joins a manhunt.

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0305The Knees Of The Gods1992082720190523 (BBC7)
20190524 (BBC7)

Raffles and Bunny leave England to fight for queen and country in the South African war. For one of them there will be no return...

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Sean Barrett as Connell, Gudrun Ure as Mrs Fisher and Peter Penry-Jones as the General.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.

As if life wasn't perilous enough, Raffles and Bunny join the army and head for Africa.

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung

0306The Last Word1992090320190524 (BBC7)
20190525 (BBC7)

War-scarred Bunny returns to London, determined to restore his extraordinary friend's reputation.

The stories of EW Hornung in the continuing adventures of cricketer and gentleman thief, Arthur J Raffles, and his chronicler, Harry "Bunny" Manders.

Starring Jeremy Clyde as AJ Raffles, Michael Cochrane as Bunny, Emily Richard as Sophie and Matthew Morgan as Alec.

Dramatised by Olwen Wymark.

Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.

Director: Gordon House

A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.

War-scarred Bunny returns to London, determined to restore his friend's reputation.

Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung