Radio adaptation of the stories by EW Hornung
3 series each of 6 x 30 minute episodes
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Series 2+3 some file are:
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Some files in series 2 and all in series 3 are of low quality but are audible.
The Ides of March
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 1 Episode 1 of 6
Bunny Manders desperately needs ready cash to repay a gambling debt. His old schoolfellow, the celebrated English cricketer AJ Raffles knows just the person to help a fellow out. He's a jeweller in London's Bond Street - and, funnily enough, Raffles had planned to pay him a surprise visit that very night ...
Gentlemen and Players
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 1 Episode 2 of 6
When Raffles and Bunny are engaged for cricketing weeks at country estates, the playing of cricket can hardly be said to be their chief preoccupation.
Bunny is an incorrigible ladies' man, while amateur cracksman, AJ Raffles takes an understandable professional interest in his fellow guests' portable property..
A Costume Piece
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 1 Episode 3 of 6
Reuben Rosenthall has made his millions in the diamond fields of South Africa, and it seems only right and proper to Raffles that some of this wealth should be redistributed.
But his attempts to seize the diamonds don't quite go according to plan, as a low-key stakeout spirals into a terrifying scramble for survival.
Nine Points of the Law
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 1 Episode 4 of 6
Bunny is forced to extemporise when Raffles' theft of a valuable painting seems to go wrong.
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 1 Episode 5 of 6
Bunny is horrified when gentleman thief Raffles calmly declares he wants to try a different crime - by planning to commit a murder.
The Chest of Silver
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 1 Episode 6 of 6
With Inspector MacKenzie's suspicions about Raffles' professional life growing, AJ decides it's time to visit Scotland. But Bunny is not to go with him: he has the responsibility of guarding Raffles' illegally-acquired silver plate.
The Rest Cure
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 2 Episode 1 of 6
Mixing work with pleasure, the gentleman thief invites Bunny to take a break.
The Criminologists' Club
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 2 Episode 2 of 6
Appalled Bunny joins the gentleman thief for some fun at the expense of a group of amateur crime sleuths.
The Field of Philippi
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 2 Episode 3 of 6
The cricket-loving gentleman thief sets out to settle old scores at his school reunion
A Bad Night
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 2 Episode 4 of 6
Planning revenge by robbery, the gentleman thief is called on to bat for England, so Bunny must step in
A Trap to Catch a Cracksman
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 2 Episode 5 of 6
When a prize fighter claims his trophy room is impregnable, the gentleman cracksman seizes the challenge.
The Gift of the Emperor
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 2 Episode 6 of 6
The gentleman thief plans the theft of a valuable pearl, but will he live to regret his daring enterprise?
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 3 Episode 1 of 6
AJ Raffles is dead - and Bunny must face the world alone. Then comes an invitation to answer a newspaper advertisement...
To Catch a Thief
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 3 Episode 2 of 6
London's glittering High Society suffers some audacious jewel robberies - but for once, the cracksman is not Raffles.
An Old Flame
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 3 Episode 3 of 6
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 Raffles Relics
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 3 Episode 4 of 6
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 Knees of the Gods
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 3 Episode 5 of 6
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 Last Word
EW Hornung - Raffles, Series 3 Episode 6 of 6
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.
EW Hornung's early Raffles stories dramatised by David Buck.
Signature tune composed by Jim Parker.
Director: Gordon House
A BBC Radio 4/ BBC World Service production first broadcast in 1992.