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Summary

Eighteen BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations featuring Raffles, the 'gentleman thief'.

Jeremy Clyde stars as the cricket playing A. J. Raffles, with Michael Cochrane as his jeweller sidekick, Bunny. Together they embark upon a series of well-planned crimes against the highest of society.

Based on the stories by E W Hornung, the episodes in this collection are:

'The Ides of March'

'Gentlemen and Players' 

'A Costume Piece' 

'Nine Points of the Law'

'Wilful Murder' 

'The Chest of Silver' 

'The Rest Cure' 

'The Criminologists' Club' 

'The Field of Philippi' 

'A Bad Night' 

'A Trap to Catch a Cracksman' 

'The Gift of the Emperor' 

'No Sinecure' 

'To Catch a Thief' 

'An Old Flame' 

'The Raffles Relics' 

'The Knees of the Gods' 

'The Last Word' 

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Jolly entertaining antidote to Sherlock Holmes

Raffles the gentleman thief and his friend Bunny Manders get into a series of tight scrapes and always come out better off. Really enjoyed this and the performance is really good.

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If you can ignore (temporarily) the arrogance and snobbery of empire, it is entertainment of a different era. Mildly derivative stories (by the brother-in-law of Conan Doyle - though some influence clearly passed the other way) converted to entertaining BBC Radio Plays. Enjoyable but not to be taken too seriously - worth a listen.

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Fantastic

Loved this production I had no idea it was recorded in the mid-1980s the characters are spot-on , the whole presentation captures the atmosphere of the time in which it was set & the voices are so English it’s unexpectedly funny at times. Listened to it in the car on the way home from work over several sessions really enjoyed it 10 out of 10 .

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A little disappointing

Maybe my expectations were too high, but for some reason this fell a bit flat for me. The acting was great but the stories were just ‘fine’. They lacked a certain wit and I didn’t quite like the characters. They felt a bit flat.

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