Classic TV series featuring the debonair A J Raffles - the idol of society at the end of the nineteenth century, who was also an accomplished jewel thief and safe-cracker.
Genre: Detective Year: 1975-77
Anthony Valentine is A.J. Raffles
Christopher Strauli is Bunny Manders
Raffles Fan Tributes
5 Hesperus 93 from Merseyside: I remember being intrigued by this show as a child when it was first shown on a Friday night after Open All Hours. Thirty years later I caught the first episode on it's repeat run on ITV 3 (I think) and was instantly captivated. Anthony Valentine is superbly well cast as the eponymous AJ, and Christopher Strauli is the perfect foil. This series is a joy from beginning to end. I only wish they had continued the franchise instead of truncating the source material. How amazing it would have been if they had actually produced E W Hornung's concluding story 'In the lap of the gods'? Genius.
4 Gillian Moore from England: 33 years on and I still love the programme, there was something about it which I enjoyed. As nice guy but naughty and Raffles to the micky out of the Inspector. Love it !
3 Louise Ward from Leeds: Trying to find some information about an actress who appeared in one of episodes (black lady) called Dorothy Wright - she was an impersonator and often played the nightclubs at the time.
2 bryan hayes from ohio: i want to pay tribute to probably, the best tv shows of the late 60s, t.h.e. cat, this show would probably work today surprised it was never remade or made into a movie.
1 David Green from England: Raffles... a splendid and quite quintessentially english tale, about a reknowned cricketer who secretly doubles as a gentleman thief / master cracksman. Anthony Valentine, played the part off A.J.Raffles, superbly. Aided by Christopher Strauli, who played 'Bunny', they together pervaded England's finest country houses, in their quest to liberate a little wealth from their hosts. Marvellous to see the show back on air - nightly on ITV3.